Textlicious is a tiny service that lets you enter styled text in places that normally accept only plain text. Make your tweets more expressive, your texts stand out, and your posts on the ‘book the envy of all your friends.

Just highlight any text you’re typing in any app, right-click, and select the style you want from the Services pop-up menu.

Available styles include bold, italic, serifed, typewriter, script, double-struck, and more.

What’s New

Version 1.2

• Added “clapping between words” in case you’re not getting enough attention.
• Added “ʇxǝʇ uʍop-ǝpısdn” in case you want to message people on the other side of the equator.
• Added “insane whisper” just in case sounding deranged interests you. We won’t judge.
• Added “moCkInG vOicE” that’s popular on Twitter for faux-mocking, if you can handle that level of meta.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Joel McIntosh ,

“Rich Text” for Messages, Twitter, Slack, and More ...

This is such a clever idea. When writing in many apps that are limited to plain text, it is a neat hack to have, for example, italic for book titles and bold for emphasis. Some of the other text styles provided in Textlicious are fun to play with, but I probably will not use them as much. Because the approach uses an expanded Unicode "pallet," Textlicious doesn't work for every situation, but it works great for me in Messages, Twitter, and Slack.

Dontbeascrub ,

Great App

I have long looked forward to the day when I could embolden or italicise my texts. Great execution! Would love it if the app didn’t live in my dock, however. Thanks again for the great little app!

Developer Response ,

Hello Scrub-free friend: You can just drag the app about half the screen away from your dock, it doesn’t need to be in your dock to work.


So simple, but awesome!

Why do I love stuff like this so much? I have no freakin’ idea, but I do. Will add loads of fun to my daily texting and such.


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7.6 MB

macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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