Type faster on your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch® in any App using the TextExpander keyboard. The keyboard enables custom abbreviations to expand into long “snippets” of text, such as addresses, URLs, email signatures, and form letters.

** Requires a TextExpander account ** Keeps your snippets current on all your devices ** Sharing options let you share the wealth of knowledge stored in your snippets with your circle **

How does TextExpander work? Make an abbreviation “eemail” and have it expand into “” You can even insert today's date automatically with the default abbreviation “ddate”!

Use all your TextExpander snippets in Mail, Safari, everywhere, using the custom keyboard.

Use TextExpander snippets with any keyboard in over 70 apps with integrated support, including Byword, Dispatch, Drafts, Fantastical 2, Launch Center Pro, OmniFocus for iPhone, OmniOutliner for iPad, TaskAgent, and Tap Forms. See for a complete list.

With advanced snippets you can even use fill-in-the-blanks to breeze through form letters.

"If you do a lot of writing and communication on your iPhone, TextExpander is practically required for efficiency." - iPhone AppStorm

- Expand custom keyboard shortcuts into frequently-used text
- Works in all Apps via TextExpander custom keyboard
- Expand text such as greetings, email signatures, form letters
- Correct typos automatically
- Insert today's date; even yesterday’s date
- Create snippets easily with the rich text editor & editing bar
- Use and search multiple snippet groups
- Add Predefined Groups such as autocorrect, accented words, Emoji, symbols, HTML, and CSS
- Includes keyboards for: English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian
- Includes QWERTY, QWERTZ, and AZERTY layout support for English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish keyboards
- Create and use JavaScript snippets

ADVANCED Features:
- Use TextExpander’s in-app Notes with advanced fill-in-the-blank and formatted text support
- Automatically send your notes as email, text messages, and tweets
- Integrated support in over 70 apps, including Byword, Dispatch, Drafts, Fantastical 2, Launch Center Pro, OmniFocus for iPhone, OmniOutliner for iPad, TaskAgent, and Tap Forms

What’s New

Version 4.6.5

- Fix keyboard dimensions on 4th generation iPad Air

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

vatark ,

A great app that's been spoilt by the changes

I would give this app the full five stars as I've been using it for years. Unfortunately it has become unreliable since the new version and subscription model was introduced. It feels to me more like beta software. I'm having trouble with synchronising my snippets between my devices. Previously I had trouble with editing snippets which left me with all the text bunched up in one paragraph in ones I was editing. This does appear to have been fixed.

SSPbr ,

Poor quality sync

TextExpander is mediocre on the desktop but terrible on mobile. It’s an essential app that I use every day in my job on my PC because it does save time once you have correctly created all of the phrases. But on the desktop it screws up formatting when you copy and paste text from Microsoft Word or Microsoft one note. On mobile, the synchronisation of all of your saved phrases is very bad and not real time. You have to open the app on the phone to synchronise phrases before they show up on the text expander keyboard on the iPhone. It’s such a shame, it’s an app that I tolerate as if it’s a legacy application. It could be so much better, especially as I have to pay for it every year!

Cecil Ward ,

Cynical con job - avoid like the plague - do not visit website!!

It just starts off by demanding huge amounts of money every month. Simply avoid. A total con. And I also earlier got conned (so I feel) into buying the chargeable version which I then find out is an older version, so a double con, as there is no version number on the other newer app. Apple should ban both from the App Store. I demand a refund.

Went to the website, was prompted to sign up and volunteer my email address. Only after doing so did I find out that it was for the purpose of demanding money from me. Now they have conned me into supplying personal information (my email address). And the site doesn't even seem to let you untick the 'communications preferences' options effectively + persistently if you have refused to pay up, and there isn't even a cancel option.

[AppStore: Why can't you give out 'negative stars' to really warn users ? (Like eBay's negative votes.)

There should be a quick+obvious way of getting refunds if you delete an app within the first x hours.)

Developer Response ,

Sorry to hear you're unhappy with TextExpander. If you wish to cancel your account you can find directions on our site:

Our support team would be happy to help you with your concerns. Please contact us at

App Privacy

The developer, SmileOnMyMac, LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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