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

2.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

AlchemicKnowledge ,

Wish it was better

My love for Text expander goes back a long time. There is so much you can do with the native Mac app. Unfortunately the iOS version is not great. Some of it has to do with the developer and some of it has to do with the restrictions in iOS. The other issue I have is the moving to the subscription model. I am moved away from TE and shortly after that switch and went with ATEXT on the Mac which works exactly the same and it is only a one time low cost fee. Update… the app has gotten even worse. With the switch to the new app it doesn’t recognize my snippets. I’ve paid the developer 2 twice for a stand alone purchase and for 1 year subscription (through stack social, which i was never able to get it active) Unfortunately there are too many blocks to use this program. I undertand you need to make money but the restrictions put on paying clients is too much. I love TextExpander but moving to Atext on the Mac :(

541154 ,

Keeps Crashing, not as good on iPad

Been a long time user. Works great on a Mac and even a PC. Edits sync well. There’s my two stars. The app is not nearly as user friendly on the iPad. A TE shortcut doesn’t work where you are typing like on a computer, you have to activate within the app then copy and paste or share to wherever you are trying to use the expanded text. It works but not as smoothly.

My complaint is that every time I try to edit an existing snippet, the iPad app crashes, making it basically worthless and unusable.

TheNitai ,

Long time user on the Mac, but iPhone and iPad app needs work

Been using TextExpander for years. I have no problem with their business model as the subscription is not really expensive for the value it provides.

That said, while the macOS app works great (not so the Windows version but that is another topic), I experience that the iPad and iPhone app crashes quite a lot especially when editing a snippet. Also, the app feels a but “dusty” and just a clone of the desktop app on the iPad.

Not sure why the app gets bad ratings on here as the tool itself is great and I couldn’t imagine working without.

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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