Screenshot of the main TypeIt4Me app window

TypeIt4Me Features:

What can our text expander do for you?

TypeIt4Me is a versatile app with a powerful set of features that caters to a wide range of use cases. From computer novices to power users – there’s something here for everyone.

Abbreviate stuff you type frequently

Use TypeIt4Me to automatically expand your own personal custom-defined shorthand. Find yourself using the word “qualifications” a lot? Why not just type “quls” and let TypeIt4Me do the rest? Keep lengthy words, phrases boilerplate texts and pictures on tap, ready to insert in an instant when you need them.

Correct typos that usually trip you up

AppleSpell is limited to correcting dictionary words. Add all of your most common misspellings to your TypeIt4Me abbreviations list. Then you can type as fast as you like, leaving Typeit4me to instantly fix those mistakes as you go along. Never mistype your important Hungarian client’s name again :)

Effortlessly insert dates and times

Find dates fiddly to type and even harder to remember? Define an abbreviation that automatically inserts today’s date for you. TypeIt4Me can even perform date and time math. Use arithmetical formulae to automatically insert a date that’s, say, two weeks from now. All without you having to work out what it will be.

Sync with iCloud Drive and more

Use the same snippets on multiple Macs and keep them in sync with the cloud service of your choice. Store sets in iCloud Drive, Dropbox or a shared local network folder. TypeIt4Me 6 can also share snippets via iCloud with the TypeIt4Me Touch notepad app for iOS and iPadOS.

Autocue: fill-in-the-blanks placeholder prompts

Autocue is a great time-saving feature that’s popular with power users. It enables you to set up fill-in field templates. These contain placeholder prompts (“cues”) for you to replace with corresponding text or data when a particular abbreviation expands.

Run Applescripts when you type shortcuts

Create a new snippet and paste an Applescript into it. You can execute that script just by typing a keyboard shortcut. Want to type “om” to make your Mac launch the Mail app and announce “Opening Mail” in a robotic voice? TypeIt4Me makes that possible.

Point-and-click insertion of snippets from the menubar
Show / hide any snippet in the point-and-click menu
Define hot keys for quick access to TypeIt4Me functions
Pause / resume expansion via a keyboard hot key
Pause / resume expansion via the menubar icon
Show label, snippet content or both in the point-and-click menu
Strip ‘s’ for plurals (so you don’t need to define an abbreviation twice)
Expand abbreviations referenced in snippets (nesting)
Snippets can include formatted text & pictures
Autocue placeholders, aka “fill-in fields” (pause & prompt for variable input)
Auto date expansion. Choose from pre-defined date formats or roll your own.
Date and time math. Automatically expand past or future dates based on a formula.
Restrict any snippet to a specific application
Restrict an entire snippet set to a specific application
Use multiple active snippet files (“sets”)
Case entered affects snippet
Expand # number suffixes (e.g. 30yo > 30 year-old)
Type an abbreviation to execute AppleScript
Reposition the cursor after expansion
AutoCorrect using the built-in macOS spell checker or your own file
Handle TABs & CRs in forms (type abbreviations to log in)
Create a snippet from selected text
Import snippets from comma and TAB delimited files (saved from aText, TextExpander et al.)
English, French, German, Italian or Spanish user interface
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