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 2021.2

Recompiled to run natively on M1 Apple Silicon Macs.
Fixed several bugs reported by users.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Umapati ,

got it working

This is a follow-up to my previous post where I complained that the app crashed. I got it working again simply by right-clicking on the icon. I did write to the support team and got two immediate responses. I am very happy with the app now and heartily recommend it.


Whitlock007 ,

Too many glitches, have to redo a lot of snippets

I've had experience using TextExpander prior to TypeIt4me, and overall I find this paid product very frustrating to use.

It will often rewrite or delete snippets I've created despite saving. While I'm creating a new snippet, sometimes the new snippet content while write over another snippet I have, even though the abbreviations aren't even close alphabetically.

When I've added links and saved a snippet with URLs, it'll save it initially and then randomly unlink the URL and I have to relink it - sometimes it won't relink it at all.

If this product was free, then maybe I could overlook these frustrating glitches, but the fact that I had to pay $20 for it is really infuriating.

Developer Response ,

Hello Whitlock, we're sorry to hear you've been troubled by glitches. We are no longer permitted to add new features or enhancements to the Mac App Store version of TypeIt4Me, but most (if not, all) of the issues you describe have been addressed in a newer, more stable version that can be downloaded directly from our website. We're happy to offer all Mac App Store customers a free upgrade to version 6 - please do get in touch if you would like one.

PastorJohn ,

I love it and use it everyday at my job.

It saves me tons of hours a year typing, especially the mundane repetitive stuff I type at work. I love how it time stamps or let's me type the date or time in my own format. It automates my actions too. LOVE IT and been using it for years. LOVE IT!

Developer Response ,

Hello PastorJohn, thanks very much for the kind words! If the macOS 10.15.5 system update has stopped your typed abbreviations expanding, remove TypeIt4Me from the list of apps that can control your computer then re-add it manually and restart your Mac. That ought to resolve the issue. Take a look at the FAQ section on our website for step-by-step instructions on how to get up and running again, or feel free to email us via our contact support form if you need further guidance.

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The developer, Ettore Software Ltd., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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