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Typinator turbo-charges your typing productivity.

Type a little. Typinator does the rest.

We've all faced projects that require repetitive typing tasks. With Typinator, you can store commonly used text and images in quick keywords and abbreviations. From email templates to code snippets to website URLs, there's no easier way to recreate repetitive text at a moment's notice.

Workflow-friendly features

  • Uncomplicated configuration. Quickly and easily create abbreviations and assign replacement text and pictures.
  • Simplified more...

What's New

Version 6.1:
  • New built-in function for sorting text lines. Example: {/Sort {clip}} sorts the lines found in the clipboard.
  • New option to insert a delay in the middle of an expansion.
  • New marker temporarily pauses Typinator for suppressing the next replacement.
  • New marker for suppressing the current replacement (used for defining exceptions of other rules).
  • New set for more...

Requirements

OS X 10.5.8 or later

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Typinator is an essential part of my Mac life. I can't live without this or clipboard utility software, because both make life so much easier.

I was a TextExpander user for many years, but started having problems with its more...

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Version 5.9
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Macdeal
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My tool for years for snippets and text corrections.
We use it for the various programs and tasks - eg in our control program for the programming, HTML etc. as it is for any program available. Especially the allotment option for just a program or a program group is extremely helpful.
For me, this program can do what missing on any list of "Basic".

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Version 6.1
Tim27 Member IconComment+555
Tim27
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Doesn't seem like there is an upgrade price from 5.x to 6.x. Boo. It's good software, but it's got some competition and a slight discount for current customers would be appreciated.

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Version 6.1
Imarc845
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The 5.x to 6.x upgrade is listed on Ergonis' Pricing tab as 12.49 Euros for a Single-user license upgrade and the Family pack license upgrade is 18.99 Euros.

Tim27
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Ah, thanks. They should really put that right on the store page, because that's where I looked for it.

Cyborgsam Member IconReview+14
Cyborgsam
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Typinator is one of my "must have" utilities. I used it constantly all day to save typing and so I don't misspell things like my name and email address. I've never had a stability or crash issue.

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Version 6.0
Runtime Member IconReview+47
Runtime
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Started out with TypeIt4Me 1993, that died in my environment from slow development, I then used TextExpander from 2007 to 2011 when it suddenly became bloated and slow. Since then I have been very happy with Typinator. And now with regex it is just outstanding!

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Version 6.0
TeRRyZx Member IconReview+40
TeRRyZx
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I used to use other spelling correction software but it never worked out all that well. It was never upgraded or had constant conflicts with my main programs. Then I discovered Typinator and it has not failed me yet and I could could not be more please at how easy it is to use and to add my own library of words to it. This is well worth the cost for the ease of knowing my spelling will be right for all I do.

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Version 6.0
DRasulev Member IconReview+2
DRasulev
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Amazing app and real life/time saver! Can't work without it anymore :) Due to extensive daily work have to type a lot and therefore it really helps. So many repeating phrases and info are typed in seconds! Lots of mistypes are automatically corrected - I do not even notice it anymore :)

Some samples of what I have:
tka - Thank you in advance for your kind attention!
cp - My cell phone number :)
my emails, copyright statement, greetings etc, etc, etc!
It works regardless of language that you use!

And version 6 brought me even more happiness with introduction of DOuble CAps correction!!! This feature I've been looking for a years literally!!! I type fast and very often do not undress shift in time resulting in DC :) Now I have a relief for this! This is amazing and thanks you, folks for this!!!

Syncing sets through Dropbox is also amazing - I have two Macs (office/home) and if I enter anything new on one, I get same on my other mac.

Regular expressions make this tool even more powerful but I need to get myself familiar with them yet :) Yet many things come already with installation!

This is one of the rare apps that do cost its money and I never regret about this purchase for a second! DO recommend!!!

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Version 6.0
WillN2706 Member IconReview+2
WillN2706
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I am a "productivity freak" who's always looking for ways to simplify my workflow and my work life. I started using Typinator many years ago, replacing another, well-known text-expansion tool with it. I was glad I did back then, and I'm glad I still use it. Whenever any competitor comes out, I'll give it a try, hoping to find the perfect expander. But I already have the perfect one in Typinator. (If you don't have "pairs" installed as a Typinator expansion -- use it!)

As a professional writer with arthritis in my hands, Typinator is one of my two "must have" productivity tools.

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Version 6.0
Abra100pro Member IconReview+8
Abra100pro
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I found typinator much more stable than Textexpander which I had issues with. Also support is insanely quick and competent.

Really, without typinator I'd lose a lot of time every day. I tested a few others - this one is the best.

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Version 6.0
Thomanjones Member IconReview+8
Thomanjones
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I've used Typinator since 2011, just upgraded to 6 from 4, and the regular expressions sets really add a whole new level of quick-type options. i have expansions that take a 3 keystroke input and spit out paragraphs of pre-formatted text (huge timesaver for IT support).

Heck, I even have reference lists and a list of all my frequent contacts and important IP addresses set up as shortcuts so they are always at my fingertips. Also, I never realize how terrible I am at typing until I'm at a machine w/o typinator!

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Version 6.0
Donperreault Member IconComment+602
Donperreault
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I don't see any advantages over TextExpander. Has anyone compared Typinator with TextExpander for features, speed and stability? I am a long time TextExpander user and they update frequently, have great support, have an iPhone version that sync's via iCloud. I personally can't find any reason whatsoever to even consider a switch to Typinator.

For those considering to purchase Typinator I would suggest TextExpander as an alternative, it is much more feature rich and is very stable.

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Version 6.0
Simon Browne
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Yes I have used both. And I tried to like TextExpander due to Mac and iPhone support - but now I use Typinator because it is faster and more stable - and I now have an Android phone that has word anticipation built it so does not need TE or Ty. And I just did not like the way TextExpander operated. Typinator is more nimble and more robust.
You may find it difficult at first to change, but I do sincerely recommend Typinator ahead of TextExpander. Support for Typinator is exceptional, and syncing between 2 Macs works perfectly even when I'm running Sharemouse to use the one keyboard on both Macs. And Typinator is very fast at expanding the text - instantaneous really. I use it constantly every day - it has never ever faulted. BTW you can import your TextExpander snippet file into Typinator to give it a quick test with your own expansions.
And you could continue to use TextExpander on your iPhone -albeit with manual updates.

Donperreault
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I have been using the trial and like it but I hate to spend another $34.00 on an app I already have most of the function with. I did purchase KeyCue again after all these years because of the Keyboard maestro support.

Thanks for your help.

Psychiatry
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TextExpander is still much more powerful than Typinator. And, Text Expander apps in Windows can import TextExpander files so you can use your expansions in Windows!

Where TextExpander is better:
1. TextExpander can run Applescripts within a Text Expansion. This is ENORMOUSLY POWERFUl on Mac OS X. I use it all the time to request data from Filemaker that I can then paste via text expansion in another program. I can use it even in Filemaker - for example to capture the date of a record and insert it in the field of another record. With Applescript, you can sort and do other manipulations on text. You can even do search and replace.

2. Applescript expansions also allows TextExpander to control Macros written with Keyboard Maestro. This allows you to integrate TextExpander and Keyboard Maestro. This is ENORMOUS POWER.

3. TextExpander can use OS X SHELL SCRIPTS from within an expansion. This means that all the power of OS X is in your grasp. For example, OS X already has RegEx. This means TextExpander can do RegEx - just like Typinator can. With Shell Scripting, you can even convert text files to Microsoft Word .docx files. Anything you can do in Terminal, you can do in TextExpander. Shell scripting in TextExpander gives it ENORMOUS POWER.

3. TextExpander an already do expansion to images.

4. TextExpander works in iOS. With iOS8 TextExpander becomes even more powerful. You can use it on your iPad and iPhone. With compatible apps in Windows, you can use your TextExpander files in Windows. Typinator is limited to use only on Mac OS X.

When you look at all that TextExpander can do, its integration with other apps via Applescript and Shell Scripts, and its compatibility with different platforms (Mac OS X, iOS, Windows), Typinator simply doesn't compete.

TextExpander also has been rapidly updated so it is very stable.

Simon Browne
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@Psychiatry - thanks for that update; I stand corrected. With Typinator 6 a paid upgrade, and my needs being very modest, I've been using aText - also Mac only. I use an Android phone, G S4, but will trial TextExpander on my iPad . Thanks again for the comprehensive comparison.

Psychiatry
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@Simon Brown: I am always on the lookout for utilities that improve productivity on the Mac. When we lost SpellCatcher as a text-expander when its author died, I compared all of the text expansion apps available. TextExpander ended up being the best. It also imported my SpellCatcher files directly. And its ability to synchronize between Macs using DropBox was fantastic.

I have kept tabs on Typinator since I am always interest in something better. I think Typinator is an excellent app.

Perhaps it may also develop into a Windows app - a big advantage. TypeExpander won't since its developer is a pure Apple developer.

Typinator 6 is a great upgrade. But it isn't enough to make me jump from TextExpander, given how much more powerful TextExpander is. And I need that level of power. For straightfoward text expansion needs, either Typinator 6 or TextExpander are totally excellent and great choices.

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Version 6.0
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Christo777
Version 5.9
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PRjohnson
Version 5.9
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Runtime
Version 5.9
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Version 5.7
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Version 5.6
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Runtime
Version 5.6
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Version 5.5
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Version 5.4
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Downloads 134,107
Version Downloads 992
License Shareware
Date 17 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $33.85
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