TypeIt4Me Touch is a simple notepad app with built-in text expansion for swiftly composing notes and messages. Define your own custom shorthand abbreviations and they’ll instantly be replaced as you type with the longer texts they represent, saving you time and effort.

Create and store snippet abbreviations on your iPhone or iPad and gradually build up your own custom shorthand library for quickly jotting things down. Store as many notes as you like to use and reuse later. These can be emailed, messaged and shared straight from within the app, or copied to the clipboard in a couple of taps.

Install the bundled TypeIt4Me Touch keyboard extension and quickly bring it up in any app to access long snippets of frequently used text. Addresses, email signatures and boilerplate paragraphs stored locally or in iCloud will always be right at your fingertips. Use them in Mail, Safari, Messages or anywhere else you can type. (NB: the keyboard extension is for on-screen typing only. Bluetooth hardware support is limited to composing notes in the app itself.)

Ever wished you could use your Mac TypeIt4Me abbreviations in iOS? This is the app for you. If you use TypeIt4Me 6 (or TypeIt4Me 5.4.x from the Mac App Store) and you keep your abbreviations in iCloud, you can use them on your iPhone and iPad. They will be available in the TypeIt4Me Touch app and keyboard as long as you’re signed in to iCloud. You can also add new snippets and sync them across all your Macs and iDevices.

If you’re still using TypeIt4Me 5.5.3 (or earlier versions for Mac) downloaded directly from the Ettore Software website, automatic iCloud syncing of your abbreviations between Mac and iOS is not available. However, you can still use snippets created on your Mac. Just email your Mac TypeIt4Me snippet set files to yourself and open the attachments in TypeIt4Me Touch on your iPhone or iPad to import your abbreviations.

With TypeIt4Me Touch installed on your iPhone or iPad, greetings, common phrases, boilerplate texts, URLs or even large chunks of programming code can all be just a couple of prods away. Enjoy :)

What’s New

Version 3.5.1

Fixes an issue affecting devices running older system versions.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Rene7 ,

Good follow through to Mac app

Having been a fan of the MacOS version since it first came out I like the keyboard's approach to predicting my list of shortcuts synched from my Mac, but I would have preferred go see my shortcuts appear on a separate line as I really miss the usual IOS word predictions which don't seem to come up the same way.
I also miss being able to swipe down on the keys to get the numbers without having too switch to the number layout.
If those two issues could be resolved, I'd give it 5 stars.

BourneMedia ,

A Solid Solution

I use this app multiple times a day, so I thought I would give it a shout out. It’s not perfect, but it’s the best solution I have found on the Mac and iOS for text expansion. Why is it not perfect? It’s been a little bit buggy over the years, but most of that has been worked out. That’s why I’m giving it five stars and I hope the developer continues to work on it! You should give it a try.

felidae.spj ,

Not perfect, but pretty good

I've used TypeIt4Me for years, and can't imagine writing on my Mac without it, so was excited to see a version for the iPhone. If one has MobileMe, existing snippets on the Mac can easily be transferred over to TapIt4Me on the iPhone, which is very convenient. I wish there was a way to keep them synched so that when I add snippets on the Mac, they automatically get updated in the phone's snippet file (via MobileMe). (If there is a way, I can't figure it out.) It would also be nice if it would work systemwide on the iPhone as it does on the Mac, but that's not the developer's fault, and this is obviously not the first time that Apple's SDK has limited what can be done in an iPhone app. Hopefully that will change in a future OS update.

The developer also is one of the best I've ever dealt with, very helpful and communicative. He has never ignored a question, problem or suggestion when I've written to him, and has always had a solution when I've had a question.

Although TapIt4Me isn't perfect (what app is?), it's really good for a 1.0, and I look forward to seeing how it's improved in future updates. If it evolves like TypeIt4Me has over the years, my review will change to five stars. It's worth every penny.

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The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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