Typinator free download for Mac


31 July 2019

Speedy and reliable text expansion solution.


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 migration. If you already use TextExpander, TypeIt4Me, or a similar app, you can migrate to the highly praised Typinator using simple drag-and-drop importation methods.
  • Conversion options. Instantly convert currency values, measurement units and more.
  • Extensive app compatibility. Your text expansions function in all of your OS X and macOS apps with lightning-fast precision.

Caution: Please note that older versions of Typinator may not work correctly on Mojave (10.14).
If you have already upgraded to Mojave or plan to upgrade soon, we therefore strongly recommend that you upgrade Typinator to version 7.7.

What's new in Typinator

Version 8.1:
  • Typinator now works with text entered via the built-in Accessibility Keyboard of macOS
  • Clarified explanation for beta tests when the final version may require a license update
  • In the expansion field, the clipboard can be pasted as plain text with ⇧⌘V or ⌥⇧⌘V
  • Increased the maximum zoom factor of the expansion field to 250%
  • Removes the shortcut for "Text from Clipboard
  • In the {…} menu, which created a conflict with pasting as plain text
  • Insertion of the cursor position marker {^} with ⌘=, which did not work in version 8.0
  • A cosmetic issue with truncated header items in the abbreviation list
  • A problem in dark mode, where description fields in input forms were not readable
  • An issue with a truncated field label when a regular expression was selected at startup
  • A compatibility problem with the mini menu bar on Mountain Lion

Requirements for Typinator

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later

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08 April 2016

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I've switched to Typinator! I'm a long-time (~4 years) user of TextExpander, and I've been unhappy with TextExpander even before their insane pricing change. TextExpander is super slow at executing scripts (about 5-10 seconds on a non-SSD, about 2-5 seconds on an SSD), which was one of the main new features in their new version. Speaking of which, their major versions barely add any features and cost an arm and a leg. Their recent switch to a ridiculous subscription-based pricing model made me look at alternatives. I am so happy I discovered Typinator instead.

The winner of them all is Typinator by a large margin.
[*] Fair pricing.
[*] Everything it does is *super fast* and it includes extremely advanced power-user features. Everything I always wished TextExpander would have is here in Typinator!
[*] Full Dropbox (and others) syncing of your snippets and shell scripts, simply by moving the "Sets" folder location to a cloud-synced location like your Dropbox folder. Any changes to the files are instantly detected by all Typinator apps on all computers, even when it's running at the time. This is a far cry above the unreliable sync that TextExpander had.
[*] Shell scripts are literally shell scripts. They're stored in a special "Scripts" folder, end in ".sh", and are marked executable. This means you can use your full, syntax-highlighting text editors to write long, advanced scripts that have full access to the web, your filesystem, etc, so that they can do very advanced things.
[*] Shell scripts execute *instantly*. This is thanks to Typinator just needing to execute the script and capture the output (unlike TextExpander which runs osascript and uses temp files, and aType which must write the script to a file before executing it). I made a PHP shell script that outputs the current date, and Typinator expanded it in about 100ms every time, even on a non-SSD. My jaw dropped. This finally gives me access to super fast scripting in my snippets, allowing me to do things like a web scraper that pulls down prices and outputs the latest up-to-date price.
[*] You are able to use regular expressions as your snippet type, which means that you could use something like "(ee|rr|nn)name" as your "abbreviation" and a single snippet will react to eename, rrname and nnname, and your snippet itself can be script-based and use the "ee", "rr" or "nn" portions to determine what to output based on how you typed that abbreviation. This is great for snippets where you want tiny variations in output. It's also great for things like currency formatting (make a snippet that reacts to a sequence of numbers followed by some special characters, and make it grab those numbers and format them and output them).
[*] Shell scripts can receive arguments, i.e. "{Scripts/Test.sh what}" to send "what" to the script. That makes it easy to re-use the same script across multiple snippets and give it an argument that tells the script to slightly adjust the output based on what snippet is executing it. Heck, you can even execute the same script with different arguments via a single snippet by using Typinator's regular-expression text snippets, to capture custom input every time, like "{Scripts/Test.sh $1}" to send it the 1st captured regular expression argument (that you typed) from a regex-based abbreviation.
[*] Typinator includes built-in functions like regex replacements inside of your snippets which lets you do many advanced things without ever needing to create a shell script at all. For instance, I made a Regular Expression snippet with "([0-9]+(?:\.[0-9]+)?)xx" as the pattern, and set it to Plain Text and wrote the following as the text replacement just to test it: "Please pay me \${/Regex /[0-9]/1//$1/}!". The result is that if I type "293.22xx", it expands to "Please pay me $111.11!". That was just a test of the built-in regex replacement function, which in this case replaces all digits with the number "1". There are many built-in functions and I am very impressed.
[*] Fill-in forms, dropdown menus, variables etc are fully supported and work better than TextExpander ever did. The popup window is faster, clearer and only asks for the field values (instead of showing all the distracting boilerplate text too).
[*] The "place text cursor at location" feature is instant (unlike TextExpander, which crawls one character at a time). Typinator just jumps directly from expansion to placing the cursor at the correct location. It's a godsend since I use lots of snippets with text cursor placement and it's wonderful to be able to keep typing instantly after expansion, instead of waiting for the cursor to move (like with TextExpander and aType).
[*] The Typinator language is very easy; all functions are within {} brackets, and you learn them quickly. For instance, {"xxdate"} would include the contents of the "xxdate" snippet, etc. It's therefore super easy to include snippets in each other, etc. Even script-based and input-form based snippet inclusions work perfectly.
[*] The company has an unbeatable track record of excellent OS support and stability year after year for all of their applications, and friendly customer support.

If you need extremely fast shell scripting, cursor movement, powerful built-in functions (like regex text replacement), and *mindblowing regex pattern matching as your abbreviation triggers*, buy Typinator.

I will never again give a single cent to TextExpander. They've shown their greed for *years* and now yet again with their latest money-hungry scheme, and they're not even the best on the market. Typinator is light years ahead in power and speed.
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Version 6.8.1
31 August 2019
Congratulations for the quality of this software, I am delighted with my purchase! It works perfectly, every detail is neat and thank you for the valuable translation of the manual in French ! The sync between two Mac is perfect. Congratulations for the care given to the details !
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Version 8.1
19 August 2019
Typinator for me has saved me lot of time, as mention before it does simple expansions, as well you can design complicated forms, with the help of the support team that gives you ideas and solutions to suit your needs. Do not hesitate to give a try, you'll love the ease of use and thank the time saved.
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Version 8.1
19 August 2019
Wonderfully useful little app. I use Typinator every day for quick email sign offs and pasting the contents of the clipboard as plain text (very handy when copying and pasting between different programs). It also comes in very handy when filling in forms. It is the first thing I install on a new machine; I am so used to writing shortcuts that I feel a little lost without it. If you dig a little deeper it has an array of functions that allow you to insert all sorts of things like dates and images. It also allows you to work with variables, giving you the ability to include input fields into expansions, something that came in very handy when I had to report a mountain of statistical results in a consistent format.
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Version 8.1
02 July 2019
I'm using Typinator for many years and it's a fantastic application. 100% reliable, I can't remember it ever crashed. I'm using it countless times a day while writing e-Mails or filling out text on websites saving me a huge amount of time. It's very simple to use and the friendly developers answer your questions pretty fast. With the regular upgrades for a fair price this app is a must have on any Mac. Even the newest version 8.0.1 still works on my 12 year old MacBook Pro.
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Version 8.0.1
30 June 2019
I've used Typinator for years, and really love it. Recently, I had a problem where, after I updated a particular program, Typinator would make it crash. Ergonis tech support found the OTHER program's bug (not Typinator's) and fixed the problem, even though it wasn't Typinator's issue. 5-Star product, 5-star support! Highly recommended.
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Version 8.0.1
30 June 2019
Typinator is a must-have app for FileMaker Pro developers. There is an entire snippet library already available for calculations, and with a clever combination of Typinator and AppleScript, you can also easily insert blocks of script steps into FileMaker's script workspace, or layout objects onto layouts. Typinator has saved me countless keystrokes, hours and headaches over the years. Ergonis's customer support is incredibly responsive, and they don't charge a subscription model. 6 Stars!
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Version 8.0.1
21 June 2019
I have been using Typinator for a number of years, which in itself suggests that this is an app with a difference. Possibly, like me, you download an app and use it for a while and then stop using it because it's usefulness is not what you thought it would be. Think again with Typinator from Ergonis. I have used it and used it and used it through numerous upgrades, all of which further enhances a tremendously useful, easy to use and time-saving app. It may be a cliché but I couldn’t do without Typinator. The few times that I have asked for technical support this has quickly and efficiently solved my own self-inflicted problems. It is a great app provided and supported by a super company.
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Version 8.0.1
19 June 2019
I’ve been using Typinator for several years now. It is fantastic. Typinator allows you to type in a snippet of text and have it expanded into much longer text that otherwise might be tedious and time consuming to type repeatedly. At its heart, that is what Typinator is all about, but it does so much more. If there is something you need to do repeatedly, regardless of how complex, Typinator can save you time and effort. While there are several companies making software that competes with Typinator, its feature set, build quality, usability, price, and finally their service and support, are outstanding.
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Version 8.0
19 June 2019
I have been using Typinator for since 2015 and I keep finding new ways to save keystrokes. Also their support team is great.
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Version 8.0
18 June 2019
This app has so helped me out. Saved ton of time for me. Well worth a 5 star rating.
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Version 8.0


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