TypeIt4Me 4+

Ettore Software Ltd.

    • 3.6 • 25 Ratings
    • $19.99



TypeIt4Me is the original text expander for Mac. It can help you type more quickly and accurately, with fewer keystrokes. Create a library of custom shorthand abbreviations that when typed anywhere on your Mac will instantly expand to become longer ‘snippets’ of text or even pictures. Type frequently used words, names, addresses, phrases and boilerplate paragraphs with just a few taps.

Save time, effort and keystrokes. You need never type the same thing over and over again. Just let TypeIt4Me do the heavy lifting for you. It runs unobtrusively in the background and works systemwide, anywhere you can type on your Mac.


• Insert pictures and formatted text.

• Capitalize new sentences. Prevent double capitals.

• Automatically correct typos.

• Insert the current date and time dynamically, in any format.

• Insert a past or future date or time, with TypeIt4Me calculating it automatically in relation to the present, so you don’t need to work out in your head what day it was or will be.

• Insert Autocue placeholder “prompts”

• Invoke Applescripts. For example, typing om could trigger a script that opens Mail and says “Opening Mail” using one of the built-in voices in OS X.

• Sync with iCloud to use the same snippets on all your Macs - and even with iPhones or iPads running TypeIt4Me Touch.

• Get statistics that tell you roughly how much time you’ve saved

What’s New

Version 2023.2

Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings


Used for years, great app, still some crash

I've used TypeIt4Me for years and it's a great program. I love that it can do fairly complex expansions and I really love that it isn't on a stupid subscription model like its competition. But I recently installed it on an M1 pro Mac 14" Silicon and unfortunately it crashes fairly frequently. It's not that big a deal, but I hope they get it figured out (although maybe it's me, not them).

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the kind words! We're sorry to hear you have experienced crashes. There is a newer, stabler version of the app with more features that we are only able to make available directly from our website. It's our policy to offer free upgrades to the newer version for all Mac App Store customers who purchased from Apple, so please do get in touch with us. We'd very much like the opportunity to help you.

RogerDMD ,

Snippets only work in the set that is active

I don't like having to have a set active in order for a snippet to work, or to even be able to search for a snippet.

How is it a time saver if you have to take 30 sec to go to the right set to make one expansion, then go to another set to make another expansion?

Also, it will not let me change the name of a set.

I thought a set was like the folders in TextExpander. Sure a snippet was in a particular folder, but you could type the abbreviation regardless of whether you had selected the folder or not.

I recommend putting all your snippets in one set and just keeping that set active.

There should at least be an "ALL" set that you can select, so that all snippets will work if "ALL" is active. Then if sometimes you only want some snippets to be available, then click on a particular set.

Also, Typeit4me doesn't come to the top of open applications when I open it as do other applications so I just have it on a separate "desktop" in MacBook that I can toggle between by holding down control and < or >

I do like the print feature for viewing all of your snippets. You can paste them into a word document and look at them. I'm glad this is not on a subscription model, and the epansion of snippets does work very well.

Developer Response ,

Hi Roger, there is a version of TypeIt4Me only available directly from our website that offers what you are looking for. If you get in touch with us via the contact form on our site we can send you a (free) licence code for the newer app. Among other things, it allows for multiple sets to be active simultaneously the way you describe (and renaming them is also possible).

inkish ,

Flexible, reliable, brilliant

I have been using TypeIt4Me for years, for a variety of uses: Zoom links, long boilerplate text, expressions which though short always seem to take too long to type (e.g., HIV/AIDS), and to ensure that I always use the same version of a word which has multiple acceptable spellings (e.g., reinfection and re-infection).
It has saved me lots of time and was especially useful when I had carpal tunnel flare ups.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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