TypeIt4Me Testimonials & Reviews

Looking for TypeIt4Me reviews and testimonials? Our long-lived text expander has elicited a lot of positive feedback from the Mac community over the past 30 years. It was thanks to an intervention by the late, great Douglas “Hitchhiker’s Guide” Adams that Apple helped us bring TypeIt4Me to OS X, back in the day. Steve Wozniak – the man who built the very first Apple computer – tells us he still uses TypeIt4Me every day. Here are a few quotes that still make us smile. Knowing we’ve helped some of our favourite people save precious time is what motivates us to keep developing TypeIt4Me. We hope it’ll help you type faster, too.

I use TypeIt4Me every day continually. You are welcome to use that quote, since it is the truth.

Steve Wozniak
Steve Wozniak
Apple Co-founder

I’ve discovered that this program is absolutely great as far as writing is concerned. Having built my data file one word at a time, I can for the first time write as fast as I can think. Or, to type those two sentences with expansion turned off: iv dscvd ta th prg s absl gr afa wrig s ksnd. Vg blt my data file one word at a ti, i c f t first ti wri as fast as ic tq.

Hendrik Hertzberg
Author & Journalist

TypeIt4Me [is] an absolutely indispensable tool. Period. I find more uses and possibilities for it literally every day. In every application. Everything from standard expansion of plaintext abbreviations – to phrases, frequent quotes and information i need quickly- to insertion of images, rich type text, names of authors, artists, names,dates, and so much more. Truly, the only limit to TypeIt4Me is the limit of the user’s imagination. TypeIt4Me keeps getting better and better.

Bill Sienkiewicz
Bill Sienkiewicz
Author & Illustrator (Marvel, DC Comics et al.)

Thanks for making TypeIt4Me. Among my non-Apple software, your tiny application has consistently proven to be the biggest, best, most-used workhorse in my software arsenal. I can’t even begin to fathom the amount of keystrokes I’ve saved over 18 years — but I can wrap my head around how much stress I’ve avoided thanks to TypeIt4Me. TypeIt4Me is incredibly personal, yet universally helpful — Thanks, and Bravo!!!

Shoshona Perelman
Another happy customer

Your app has been an enormous benefit to me and I love it. I just completed a major scientific field guide, 10 years in the making, and since the demise of SpellMaster I ported over my British English shorthands which contained all my shortcuts for the families, genera and species, and also did some quite complicated “scripting” with things involving tabbing, backspacing, moving the curser and so on. It’s a wonder, really, considering I am hampered (enhanced perhaps?) by the red wine diet and all.

Robert Whyte
Naturalist, ecologist & author

I just used TypeIt4Me for the tenth time today, and it reminded me how much I depend on this program! When I first bought TypeIt4Me, I used it for signatures, addresses and other very short clippings. Then, I realized I could enter as much text as I wanted. Since then, I have more than 25 boilerplate emails, anywhere from one to six paragraphs, that I can send with no effort. I could not believe the number of times I was retyping text until I got this program.

Craig Olson
Another happy customer

Check it out. It’s one of my favorite pieces of software–I use it to input all the keywords for Evangelist.

Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki
Apple Fellow and Mac Evangelist

It seems I write for a living, whether it’s patient reports, medical journal articles or responding to baskets-full of daily emails. TypeIt4Me allows simple abbreviations to be converted into snippets that can be one word — or one page — long. TypeIt4Me is especially helpful when I need to include often-used technical phrases or quickly respond to emails containing frequently asked questions. I’ve used TypeIt4Me for five years and its “Stats” say that the program has saved me 44 hours of typing and nearly 1,000,000 keystrokes. I say TypeIt4Me has increased my productivity, decreased my stress and saved my sanity.

Dr. Richard L. Bruno
Chairperson, International Post-Polio Task Force Director, International Centre for Polio Education

This is a product that I literally don’t think about until I get on a system that doesn’t have it. Then I miss it. I miss it like a missing thing that’s missed. It’s that handy and useful… If you type a lot and you aren’t using TypeIt4Me, you’re wasting more effort than you know.

John C. Welch
Information Week

A spectacular shortcut typing utility” and “a blessing for anyone who uses the Mac for typing.

David Pogue & Joseph Shorr
Authors, Mac & PowerMac SECRETS

For those that use a Mac regularly, TypeIt4Me is not optional–it’s required productivity software. Even for the fastest of typists, TypeIt4Me is a must.

Neil Ticktin
Editor-in-Chief / Publisher, MacTech Magazine

[TypeIt4Me is] a long running, Mac friendly, well-supported utility. Still the best–Quickeys and Oneclick and the others may do other things, but they just don’t do text replacement as well and easily.

Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry
Actor, author and Apple enthusiast

I have had your app for so long, I feel that I almost know you. What an absolutely indispensable app. I have used it so much over the years, I don’t know what I would have done without it.  You’ve saved me countless hours and I just want to say THANK YOU!!!! :)

Jean Hanamoto
A happy customer

I really like your product. I teach educational and psychological assessment at a university.
Responding to student work often takes hours, particularly when there are a number of things that need to be said. TypeIt4me has probably cut my grading time in half while allowing me to make very specific recommendations about things that tend to be recurring problems for my students.

Rick Brigham
A happy customer

TypeIt4Me has done more to enrich our lives than the internal combustion engine, coffee, sliced bread and Catherine Zeta-Jones combined.

MacFormat UK
Page 39, March 2005 issue

Riccardo Ettore’s TypeIt4Me is a more powerful and systemwide autocomplete utility that has been around for a while on the classic Mac OS, and more recently on OS X — and my fingers haven’t been quite so happy in a long time.

Rick Lepage
Macworld, July 2003

If you use TypeIt4me diligently for a few weeks and begin to realize its benefits in your efficiency, you will NEVER – read me, now – you will NEVER want to go back to a machine that doesn’t run it.

Mark Hurst

All good now! I was seriously considering going back to 10.8 if TypeIt4Me didnt work [on 10.9] – that’s how much I love your app.

Steve Berlin
Steve Berlin
Musician & Producer

TypeIt4Me is one of the best programmes I have ever purchased. I use it all the time and it must have saved me many hours of typing time over the years.You are welcome to use that as a reference anytime and I hope sales are good!

Andrew Holt
A happy customer

TypeIt4Me as you have noticed from how long I have been using it, is for me a Mac staple. It is the one indispensable utility that has kept me company in my computing through the many iterations of the Mac from the days before Mac OS X. I can’t remember when I discovered it, but it filled an immediately recognised need and got better. So it is one of the first things that goes on my Mac when I get a new one.

Russell Caplan
Macaplan Computer Consultancy

TypeIt4Me is the most intuitive of the expansion utilities.

Deb Shadovitz
Deborah Shadovitz
Contributing Editor and Columnist, MacCentral

Typing the same thing over and over is not only tedious, it’s a waste of time and can lead to errors…. Think of TypeIt4Me as an intelligent typing assistant.

Rob Griffiths
Rob Griffiths
Former Macworld Senior Editor - now partner at Many Tricks Software

I have been using TypeIt4me for years and don’t think I could be without it. It lets me prepare letters nearly as quickly as I play the flute…

Sir James Galway
Sir James Galway
aka the Man with the Golden Flute

This is a great, time-saving application for anyone who has a lot of repetitious text to type, especially in word processing applications. I highly recommend it!

J R Wildridge
Mac Guild

Guy Kawasaki said TypeIt4Me changed his life; I’m not sure I would go that far, but I *really* don’t see how I could live without it. ;-) It truly is one of the most helpful applications anywhere.

A happy customer in Ormond Beach, Florida, USA

[ TypeIt4me ] for me is…. “a wonderful Game Changer.” I have a learning disability, and have suffered my whole life from a personal embarrassment of not being able to spell, so for me TypeIt4me is nothing short of a revolution in my dysfunctional life and I use it all the time… I highly recommend this simple but powerful tool to anyone, it has really helped me… thank you TypeIt4me. PS… I used TypeIt4me 3 times in this one sentence.

David Trevelyan
Sculptor and happy customer

I ran the support for SplashData for four years and TypeIt4me actually became the core Technical Support response system. I developed a taxonomy for issues with over 400 modular snippets that I could mix and match to build custom email responses. I was able to single-handedly run the support organization for SplashData thanks to TypeIt4me.

Blaine Wilson
Technical Program Manager & happy customer

We have 5 copies of TypeIt4Me and we have been using this little app since the mid-nineties. During that time this utility has probably saved us thousands of hours when inputting repetitive but different pieces of information into databases and other applications. This little application is a hero and we thank Ettore for his development and continued support of this wonderful little utility.

Michael Gilbert
Making Plans

Thank you Riccardo for, in my opinion, the best Mac application ever. #2 is Filemaker Pro.

Bennett Hart
Partner at law firm Garofalo, Schreiber, Hart & Storm, Chtd

I’ve used since 2010

For corrective spelling, shortcut text, abbreviations etc, this app is second to none!

I have been a user since 2010, and the owner/creator of the app, Ettore, have always been very supportive, whether using the Mac store app or the standalone app from their site.

Excellent for productivity, it is one of the first apps that is always installed on a new or fresh Mac install!

Mac App Store - Oct 17, 2020

Massive time saver

I’ve been using this for my business responses on various apps and it’s been a huge time saver. Really nice bit of software for common replies.

Mac App Store - Apr 15, 2020

I love it and use it everyday at my job.

It saves me tons of hours a year typing, especially the mundane repetitive stuff I type at work. I love how it time stamps or let’s me type the date or time in my own format. It automates my actions too. LOVE IT and been using it for years. LOVE IT!

Mac App Store - Jun 10, 2020

Early Adopter, Long-Time Fan

I’m an old school user and have literally never had an issue with it. The one time I had to contact the dev, it was a one-day turn around. This is a mission-critcal utility…no other way to describe it.
Mac App Store - Nov 6, 2019
Great app
This app is great, really useful for quickly adding blocks of text to emails that you often need to use. No longer have to copy and paste the text all the time anymore which is great for efficiency.
matt stapleford
Mac App Store – Apr 13, 2016

I use this software for years now. It’s still the best and without subscription!! I love it, saves me so much time every day.

MacUpdate Review - Feb 06, 2018