Typinator
Typinator
8.3

5.0

Typinator free download for Mac

Typinator8.3

08 January 2020

Speedy and reliable text expansion solution.

Overview

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 8.3:
New:
  • Typinator now supports the Shuangpin input methods for Chinese.
  • The Typinator application is now signed and notarized with a secure timestamp.
  • Typinator now remembers and restores the width of the abbreviation column.
  • Profiling for certain internal optimizations.
  • Faster Quick Search in cases where many picture expansions match the search criteria.
  • If a picture expansion has a description, the description is shown instead of the picture in Quick Search.
Improved:
  • Detection of potential conflicts in the diagnostics report.
  • Internal handling of changes to the kind (plain/formatted/picture) of an expansion.
Fixes:
  • An expansion problem in Wordfast Pro.
  • A problem where the columns in the abbreviation table could not be resized.
  • Works around a rare crash when sorting abbreviations.
  • Manually exporting a set as a "publication file" now always correctly sets the publication date to the current date.
  • Works around a problem with Catalina's automatic dark mode, where Typinator's menu icon was not correctly updated after an automatic light/dark change.
  • A problem where pictures were cut off or blank in the Quick Search results.

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189 Reviews of Typinator

5
info-2724
31 August 2019
Version: 8.1

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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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edson-5
22 May 2020
Version: 8.3
I had forgotten to give Typinator the stars it is due!
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edson-5
22 May 2020
Version: 8.3
This is great software. In the past I used another software but since I discovered Typinator I have not looked back. It works like a charm, is very well documented and its support is superb: not only they reply quickly but they stick with you until you solve your doubt or problem. I use it all the time and could not be happier.
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5
info-2724
31 August 2019
Version: 8.1
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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rodriguezcastro
19 August 2019
Version: 8.1
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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Jopaskins
19 August 2019
Version: 8.1
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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MJPhotoFRA
02 July 2019
Version: 8.0.1
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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5
Lcrooks
30 June 2019
Version: 8.0.1
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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Mediocrites
30 June 2019
Version: 8.0.1
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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peterdignam
21 June 2019
Version: 8.0.1
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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5
Eric-Erickson
19 June 2019
Version: 8.0
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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Jpf55
19 June 2019
Version: 8.0
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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5
Maddogiam66
18 June 2019
Version: 8.0
This app has so helped me out. Saved ton of time for me. Well worth a 5 star rating.
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fm1964
16 April 2019
Version: 7.9
I've used Typinator for years, and it has saved much time and drudgery. It helps with accuracy as well. Yes, Apple has a built it text expander, but it is highly limited. For instance, with Typinator, I can add a multi-line contact and information text that includes formatting and links. It has special sets for particular apps you use which makes keeping track of it easier. I've never had a problem with it and, to the best of my knowledge, it has never caused problems with other apps. I honestly do not know how people get along without it.
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forwardleaps
11 April 2019
Version: 7.9
Fantastic. An TextExpander converter here. What can I say, it's fast, efficient, and always works… no bs subscription fees either.
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5
Goldfrog
06 March 2019
Version: 7.8
It took me no time to learn the simple ways of Typinator, and I was soon writing templates for my most common emails .But then I hit a snag .. I needed to colorise the outputted text dependent on the input. I didn't see anything in the normal forms so I wrote to support. And I was amazed at the speedy response—in less than six hours I had a program that did exactly what I needed using Case functions with variables. Thank you Typinator Support for your speedy and mast satisfying response to my problem.
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Rkudasik
08 October 2018
Version: 7.7
I've been using Typinator for around ten years. I had to wipe my hard drive recently and Typinator was the third app I installed. I don't think I could compute without it. I have saved SO much time with Typinator.
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Gilbrh03
20 September 2018
Version: 7.6
Typinator does not only allow the insertion of simple snippets. It allows much more complicated replacements. It is a very great application. In addition, they have an absolutely outstanding service department, professional, reliable and extremely fast. Quality is really the master word for Ergonis and for their whole set of applications (Typinator, Popchar, Keycue,…).
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5
nono3
25 June 2018
Version: 7.6
This is not a free application, but I strongly recommend it to all Mac users. I am using this wonderful tool under Japanese version macOS, but it works perfectly. Regular expression mode is really powerful. Sometimes the command is tricky, but the support by email is amazing! Again all Mac users need to use this!!!
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5
Vivienne-waterworth-Bupe
20 April 2018
Version: 7.5
Typinator is an excellent little tool that just quietly in the background and does it's job. I find it very useful when typing up Minutes of Meetings. eg I just type dotvwdot and it types in my name. Similarly for most attendees who have long, differently spelled names. Saves me a lot of time! Thank you! BTW, As with most programs, it's really easy to set up, once you've done the first expansion gotten your head around the way it works.
Oh, it works well with my database programming too, and has survived many updates of my software with no problems
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Dellu
02 April 2018
Version: 7.4
Very advanced. It is not just for expanding texts. I can take variables, control the cursor and do calculations (days). Now, it takes abbreviations only to trigger a macro. I wish it also can be triggered with hotkeys. That is the only issue I have. Otherwise, it is great; closest you can get to Keyboard Maestro.
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5
Jlock
23 February 2018
Version: 7.4
I love this app and use to everyday. It saves me time not having to type out things that I have to type out repeatedly. A must have for anyone that has to send the same response often or wants to have their signiture available to them with just a few key presses! :)
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Giant-Microbe
23 February 2018
Version: 7.4
Textexpander does not work properly with Citrix sessions in Windows. Typinator does (mostly). Critical everyday for me so I was happy to make the switch. Increasing its reliability expanding into Citrix sessions will bump it up to five stars. Thanks for a great bit of software.
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5
Ronald213
16 February 2018
Version: 7.4
An outstanding app. As a former user of Textexpander, I was pleasantly surprised by Typinator. Intelligent and intuitive design. Now essential for my workflow. Excellent support by email: detailed answers to my questions within an hour.
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YHC
25 January 2018
Version: 7.4
This app makes my life convenient, but it's my top CPU usage app, when i didn't open Chrome.

It doesn't take a very high CPU usage, but it's still the top one (FYI: I have lots of "Start at Login" Apps).
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5
Sergesouszero
17 January 2018
Version: 7.4
The best of the best. Do more than just expand simple text (just take a quick look at the user guide to get an idea of what Typinator can do). One of the best investments I made in years.
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4.5
Joi
07 January 2018
Version: 7.3
I just purchased a copy of Typinator and PopCharX from this developer! Nice program very powerful. Highly recommended!
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5
tobytwirl
24 July 2017
Version: 7.2
I've only had a Mac for a couple of months and finding Typinator was a massive step forward in allowing me to perform so many tasks. I can't deny that scripting has been a bit of a learning curve but success is very satisfying. The best licence fee I ever paid ...
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Joe-95c6091a
05 July 2017
Version: 7.2
as others have posted, I too have switched to Typinator from Textexpander and for similar reasons. I also had issues with Textexpander upgrades on both desktop and iOS versions and have removed both. Fortunately I had an earlier version of Typinator that I kept updating, including snippets as a backup but never used.
Typinator has been a better app in all my workflows than textexpander. It works with all the applications that I use. The best thing that happened was when Smile decided to go the route they took and forced me to use a much better application.
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andrew-115
28 June 2017
Version: 7.2
I just wanted to say that Typinator is just amazing. My snippets work, and the depth and breadth of the app is just amazing. I love it and wish I moved over from TextExpander years ago!!!
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Pavel231
30 April 2017
Version: 7.2
As a long-time TextExpander user, I was unhappy with their new subscription model and decided to use the old app as long as it lasted. Today it failed to open. Fed up, I searched for alternatives. Found Typinator. Tried it. Love it. It can do all my old TE expansions, some far more easily. Example: I often use text expanding to change the case of text copied to the clipboard. In TE it took a PERL-script to do that. In Typinator, a simple code like this {Lowercase {clip}} does the trick. I look forward to using Typinator for a long time.
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Bobalaska
24 March 2017
Version: 7.1
I started re-using Typinator after several years of trying TextExpander. After upgrading to current version (7.1), and reading the manual, I found that for my purposes Typinator worked quite well. I had a couple of technical questions, and had very quick and accurate responses. The manual is very well written, and in fact after looking at it more closely information about my questions was right there. So if you are looking for a useful text expanding app from a developer who provides updates, good documentation and excellent customer service, I highly recommend Typinator.
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BobbyRay
24 February 2017
Version: 7.1
One of my favorite "go-to" apps. I use it for tons of shortcuts ("expansions" in Typinator terminology) include inserting formatted card symbols in a bridge book I am writing. Even more importantly, their service is the best I've ever encountered! Quick replies, often sending an expansion that I need.
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Tharpold
24 February 2017
Version: 7.1
An invaluable productivity tool, as necessary to my daily workflow as an email program, word processor, or web browser. Really; I think of it as an invisible extension of my keyboard. Unobtrusive, immensely capable, and fast. The very few times I've had to contact tech support to report a glitch or ask about a feature, they've been quick to reply, courteous, and helpful. (I had *very* different experiences with tech support for Typinator’s major competitor, one of the reasons why I switched a year ago, apart from the obvious technical superiority of Typinator.) If you type, you need a tool like this, and Typinator is clearly the best of kind for macOS.
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Dwboston
14 February 2017
Version: 7.1
How many of my macs can I install this on... and can I store my library of texts in dropbox? And finally... is there or will there be an iOS version anytime?
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4.5
Geric
26 January 2017
Version: 7.1
This is a great reliable tool for quick typing. It significantly helps me to save time when writing business letters. I think, the price is not cheap but reasonable, the app has been serving me well for years and works fine on Sierra as well.
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Mdognrdog
22 January 2017
Version: 7.1
I downloaded Typinator to see whether it would let me do something that I was unable to do with TextExpander, which I have owned for years. Typinator didn't let me do that thing, so I decided I probably won't buy it. But if I didn't already *own* TextExpander, the choice between the two wouldn't be close. Typinator is faster by a lot (especially when I'm executing external scripts), and better designed.
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Quorm
07 January 2017
Version: 7.0
Typinator 7 is a very good and flexible product. Ergonis support, however, is very poor and completely not interested in user suggestions.
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End3r
14 December 2016
Version: 7.0
I too am a recent convert from TextExpander. However, my reasons for switching were not related to the changes in pricing put forth by Smile. I switched because Typinator is simply better at performing the same roll in my workflow. - Typinator is faster (expansions can keep up with my typing with no noticeable/appreciable lag) - Typinator is more powerful (RegEx expansions are a particularly nice touch, with applications I've only begun to explore) - Typinator is better organized (Somehow the organization of the window fits my thinking process better, calling external scripts is cleaner) Given that it's a background utility, it was easy for me to forget about how often I use text expansion in my day to day work, and not really experiment with any alternative apps. If you are like I was, and are using TextExpander (or some other program) because it's what you've been using for a while and what you've let sit in the background unquestioned, you owe it to yourself to try Typinator and see what you're missing.
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marmotfang
10 December 2016
Version: 7.0
I’ve now been using Typinator constantly for a couple years, and I’m completely pleased, which is hard to do (I‘m a power-user and a curmudgeon). I’m really impressed with the steady maintenance and development of the app. In addition to a rich set of features that just keeps growing, I’ve encountered almost no bugs at all, and certainly no serious ones. I’m sure they must be there, but Ergonis (developer) seems to be super diligent about squashing them.
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Eblynn2
04 December 2016
Version: 7.0
I have been using Typinator for years and recommend it to my family and friends. That is why I have a family license. It is fast and easy to use. I started out using TextExpander because a Mac tech podcast recommended it. It was slow and somewhat difficult to use. Then I found out about Typinator and downloaded it. I realized right away how much better life was using Typinator. Typinator costs less and works better. I also appreciate that the great people at Ergonis haven't tried to gouge their customer like Smile software did recently. Typinator is one of the first programs I install when I do a clean install. Do yourself a favor and go to http://www.ergonis.com/products/typinator/. Then click on the Try button at the top right of the screen to Typinator. You will be glad you did. Also be sure to check out the date expansions. For example, I have set .d0 as my expansion of the current date.
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Ptk3
04 December 2016
Version: 7.0
I switch from TextExpander to Typinator several years ago (and before from the pionneer TypeIt4Me to TextExpander), that means I'm a long time user (about 20 years now) of this kind of software. I really LOVE Typinator, which is very reliable, discreet and editable on the flow (when you write a text with specialized vocabulary, you can put a new snippet on the flow, after writing 3 times the same annoying word or sentence). It's simple : i use it everyday, on a hourly basis, and some of my typing habits are born within Typinator. The 7.0 version promises to be a step forward, but it seems that you're allowed to manage your learning curve (your actual behaviour can stay identical), so I will try it right now and come back to give my further impressions. I only have one thing to ask to Ergonis Software: can you find solutions to export the power of Typinator to iOS device? I use to use my iPad more and more with a bluetooth keyboard (the lightweight and compacity of this combination is a game changer in my daily professional life), but I really, really miss my Typinator snippet while working on the iPad. I know Apple don't make it easy and I also now that TextExpander tries solutions that don't really work, but you're great devs, don't you? It really be a real opportunity to offer conversion of Typinator Snippets in the iOS system. Thank you for your great work.
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jGregoryBarton
02 December 2016
Version: 7.0
This powerful app is one of my workhorse, hourly-used, favorite apps. I've used it for years and will continue to because it is consistently maintained and updated. It's smart. It is as powerful or as simple as I need for a variety of tasks: replying to emails and letters, coding css, html, etc, and designs with font callouts and paragraph formatting. It isn't flashy; it isn't "flat" design. It's smart, fast, and consistent. I'm not a pushover and don't give reviews unless I know the product, have found the support strong and on-going, and actually use the app daily. You will not regret this app, and I encourage you to play with it and get to know all it can do. The longer I use it, but more ways I find to rely on it.
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Monty-Lewis
01 December 2016
Version: 7.0
Powerful and elegant. This latest version makes it the leader in this category. It's fast, it's got really nice tools to build your expansions with and the new features in regards to the expansion dialogs are great. I've contacted support several times to get help with some of the more advanced features and have always heard back quickly and the help has been thorough. Can't recommend this any more highly, especially this new 7.0 release.
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Crab430
30 November 2016
Version: 7.0
A great program. I fill in address information easily with it!!!!! Not just my address but the addresses of friends and acquaintances around the world. Saves me time and reduces the likelihood that i will mistype some information. Been using it for many years!!!!! I strongly recommend it!!!!
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Levelbest
30 November 2016
Version: 7.0
Typinator is one of those apps I would call “must have”. I tried using expansion snippets years ago, nervously at first then suffering through years of slow response times and frequent crashes followed by upgrades which never fixed the problem with TextExpander. Typinator has TE beat hands down in the following areas: 1) it is reliable 2) it is fast 3) it is customizable using scripts 4) it sits in my menubar so I can easily and frequently update a snippet when I want to 5) because it runs as an independent app from the menu bar and TE runs from a different aspect of the system, Typinator is far more dependable in actual use. Typinator also has great customer support although so did the TE folks so I didn’t list that - here. TE taught me to believe that using a text expander tool was always going to be a bit problematic at best. Typinator has retrained my brain as to the ease and the power I experience using Typinator. I have some rather tough memory problems and if I start using an expansion program, it simply HAS to be consistent. Otherwise I will become confused, frustrated and I will stop using it. Typinator (Ergonis) customer support is fantastic. The guy who develops this app has gone out of his way on more than one occasion to assist me. I use a long expansion every morning. It has several calls to scripts that have been developed by Typinator and even improved with version 7. I take advantage of the ease I can pull Typinator’s main window up with a click on the menubar icon to keep my project data updated there. When I trigger the expansion it tells me how many days it has been since I submitted a letter, or how many days until I have a presentation or ... I have always wished that calendaring programs could do this too. But with Typinator, it’s easy - and reliable. This is one of those programs that is so good that I will never fuss about upgrades. Scrivener is another one.
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Zx81
17 November 2016
Version: 6.11
Just a first impression after downloading a trial version ; the developer is very quick to answer mails.
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ecdltf
11 October 2016
Version: 6.11
The best snippet expander. Period.
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barry-14
09 September 2016
Version: 6.10
Typinator technical support is excellent! The app works great, but there was an issue where I did not fully understand how to use it. Ergonis support is fast and efficient and quickly walked me through what I did not understand. Very satisfied.
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Woodjoe
29 August 2016
Version: 6.10
I'm a long time aText user but aText is abandonware. I switched to Typinator and I can fully recommend it to anyone who is looking for a text expanding software. I tried Textexpander but I wasn't satisfied. It is slow and sluggish and costs twice as much.
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SegN3rd
09 May 2016
Version: 6.9
Ergonis may be a bit opportunistic, but they have made good use of an opportunity rather than just exploiting it. With TextExpander going into a meltdown over subscription pricing, Typinator's cross-grade pricing has made it painless to switch, both on the wallet and in importing your snippets from TE. Most of my snippets imported with zero effort from me, although I did have to slightly tweak an AppleScript snippet. Now everything works just like with TE, except that Typinator runs faster and their company has not entered "take the money and run mode." If you're a TextExpander user and you're worried that switching to a new program would be too much of a hassle, Typinator has literally made it so that switching is less of a hassle than staying.
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read-more
01 May 2016
Version: 6.9
I recently switched to Typinator and found it to be an excellent alternative to TextExpander. I used TE for some time and never had a problem with the software or the tech support. But I'm not a fan of cloud-dependent software or subscription pricing, so when TE announced the big change, I went to look at the competition. Typinator caught my eye with its advanced features such as expansions that incorporate regular expressions, and built-in formulas to act on text as you type. For example, you can have a keystroke that returns a date x-number of days before today, exclusive of Saturdays and Sundays, or one to convert a paragraph to all-caps. Typinator converted all my TE snippets without problem, and tech support has provided fast and detailed answers to my questions about features I was unfamiliar with. All in all, switching has been a very positive experience.
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PHUBB
21 April 2016
Version: 6.8.1
I switched to Typinator for the same reason-subscription plan. And you know, it's just better. It's faster as others have mentioned. Great software and developer. I use their PopChar character insertion utility which is also fabulous. Yes, both those programs have paid upgrades from time to time, but in the long run, it's a better deal. FYI, TextExpander users, Typinator has an excellent way to import TextExpander snippets.
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Drfrank
21 April 2016
Version: 6.9
Longtime TextExpander user - packed my bag and moved to Typinator - downloaded trial - imported TextExpander snippets - discovered Typinator is faster - received a 25% switcher discount plus free upgrade to v7 (offer expires end of April 2016) - deleted TextExpander.
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Levelbest
19 April 2016
Version: 6.9
Just wanted to comment that I have used TextExpander for a long time. I switched a few months ago. I couldn’t find too many clear recommendations as to one vs the other at the time. But now, having been with Typinator for a while, it's far better than I would have ever expected. No glitches, no crashes, no problems at all - unlike TextExpander. I learned with Typinator that, if you are going to depend on expansions, they need to work consistently, otherwise, why do it? Typinator gives me that, and more. With it's use of scripts and a very helpful developer I now make very good use of scripts to track time since an event (using icalbuddy), and all sorts of things that I could never have imagined before. Typinator is a must have, IMHO. And no, I am not a salesman or part of Typinator in any way, just a very satisfied customer.
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Sasasushi
13 April 2016
Version: 6.8.1
I'm yet another longtime TextExpander user who has jumped ship to Typinator as a result of Smile Software's new subscription nonsense. Typinator flawlessly imported all of my TextExpander snippets and it *just* works. It's a lot faster than TextExpander was as well. I used to get the "XXXXX has disabled secure input" that basically disabled TextExpander all the time and none of that with Typinator. I'm sorry I didn't make this switch sooner. The morning after purchasing Typinator I got mail from Smile Software that they've decided to cut their subscription prices to 50% off for upgraders as well as to continue offering support for and sale of the standalone Version 5 but I'm not looking back. It's too little, too late and Typinator seems to be a superior product anyway. I'd recommend any other disgruntled TextExpander users on the fence to grab Typinator within April for the 25% off switchers deal Johnny Thompson mentioned below in his excellent review. It's well worth it even at the regular price and, as mentioned, will include a free upgrade to the forthcoming Version 7. Get it while it's hot!
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Macott
10 April 2016
Version: 6.8.1
I've been using Typinator for about 3 years now. I couldn’t be happier with it. Extremely reliable: Never had an issue where it didn't work as expected. It is one of those utilities that you set up once and then you almost forget about it as it sits in the background and does its work. I also have a license to keyboard maestro and tried the typed string trigger, but Typinator beats it for the core functionality of typing text for you for ease of setup and use. I mostly use it to help me with stuff that needs to be typed over and over: ssh to various computers, setting up environment variables that change during a session,, hard to remember unix commands, e.g.: find . -name "*.cc" -exec grep -l -i "foo" {} \;, where the .cc and "foo" is input via Typinator's pop up window, html commands (right/left single or double quote etc.) and so on. Support is great. I had inquired once for something that I should have figured out by reading the manual more carefully. Nevertheless, response was swift and friendly. I really have no negatives to mention, thus a 5 star rating from me.
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johnny-thompson
08 April 2016
Version: 6.8.1
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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wintercamel
06 April 2016
Version: 6.8.1
Great utility, very easy to import snippets from Textexpander. Never failed on me. I admit no to be a power user, but the previous application had few issues like disabling itself rendomly, typing the clipboard instead of the snippet, or not working at all on some java application Customer support is great and friendly.
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Tao-Ma
12 February 2016
Version: 6.8.1
Typinator has best customer service!
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BruceCodding5142
19 January 2016
Version: 6.8.1
Just purchased Typinator after being unsatisfied with TextExpander, aText, and TypeIt4Me. I have more than two dozen snippets, several of which contain input variables. Typinator was the only app that handled input variables accurately and consistently. Congratulations on producing an excellent product. Well worth the price in reduced keyboarding time and accuracy.
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Donmontalvo
16 January 2016
Version: 6.8.1
Not a day goes by that don't use Typinator. Can't praise this app enough. Really.
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napaman
07 October 2015
Version: 6.7
Typinator upgrades are always among the fastest and simplest to download and install of all the APPs in my life which need upgrading. Thanks to Typinator for keeping things Uncomplicated! Many people who review APPs spend too much time telling the public when something fails to work... and not enough time telling others when things work BRILLIANTLY. Has anyone told you how GREAT Typinator really is!!?? Thanks Typinator for making my life a more pleasurable!
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Sherman-Wilcox
24 July 2015
Version: 6.6
Seems like every Mac writer in the world uses TextExpander. I own it too, it's quite good. I give it a real try each time an update comes out. But inevitably I return to Typinator.
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mgus
17 July 2015
Version: 6.6
Typinator is a fantastic app. It's very thorough, very useful, and makes writing a lot easier when you're working on a long document like a pleading or brief. Even better, Ergonis Software is a first class developer who keeps Typinator updated regularly without charging for every update, and offers numerous add-ons free of charge on its website.
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Beto-Boton
20 March 2015
Version: 6.5
We have a family pack. This is an essential tool for writers, online trainers, teachers and others like us who write the same thing over and over. More complex options also available for the people who write the stuff I don't understand too !
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verekenny
02 January 2015
Version: 6.3.1
Typinator is brilliant. It must have saved me about one year's worth of typing since about 2002. I have a natural history photo library for which I prepare images for the website: with three or four characters Typinator can give me two lines of description for a species, always correct of course after the initial tiny effort. It might have been invented for me. And any time I have a problem and ask for support the response is just about instantaneous, effective and very pleasantly personal. Thanks, Typinator!
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Nicksloan
23 December 2014
Version: 6.3
I have used Typinator and PopChar since way back. They are two of my staple Mac apps, useful every day, and they have always been rock-solid for me. I have tried alternatives to Typinator from time to time, but have never found quite the same range of features and general usability. Ergonis is a dev I really trust. This morning, two days before Xmas, I wrote with an obscure query and received a lengthy reply within 5 minutes that solved the problem. Strongly recommended.
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BobbyRay
27 November 2014
Version: 6.2
Typinator solved an ongoing problem I had with Microsoft AutoCorrect and other such tools. With Typinator, every "expansion" you have works everywhere! Also, in all my years using Macs, dating back to the first Mac Plus, I have never encountered better and more responsive customer support. It's like the developer is sitting right next to you awaiting your next request!
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Bruno-Moreira
19 August 2014
Version: 6.1
Typinator has been since v.4 one of my productivity gems, and I only miss not have knowing it before that. If you work in several fields of knowledge, if you write repetitive things, if you are always searching for the quickest and more efficient way of doing things, this one is for you. It can go from simple text expansion from abbreviations to REGEX and interactive external scripts. It's good to see when a company delivers such a great product with constant improvements and great user support.
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dean-rogers
19 August 2014
Version: 6.1
As a teacher, I find Typinator indispensable, especially for writing student reports. I have a large "comment bank" that I can mix and match to get just the right combination to suit individual students. Over time, I've added more and more comments but Typinator never misses a beat!
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Zodt8590
09 August 2014
Version: 6.1
Typinator continues to be an indispensable part of my life. Easy to configure this code does a lot more than correct the words which I mis-spell most often or retrieve any password, stock phrase, reference, or block of text which I have programmed. In all the years I have used this code, it has never crashed, never slowed my machine, never failed to perform as expected. Like a lot of people I have closings, passwords, key phrases, and entire letters that I need to use on a daily basis. Loading these items ONCE in Typinator means that I never have to type these resources out again. Typinator is a critical component of my work life. I wouldn't have made it into grad school let alone through if it wasn't for this constant, supportive companion. From my experience, I cannot recommend Typinator, Key Cue, and PopChar more highly.
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Macdeal
01 August 2014
Version: 6.1
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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Tim27
18 July 2014
Version: 6.1
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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Cyborgsam
10 July 2014
Version: 6.0
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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RunTime
21 June 2014
Version: 6.0
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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TeRRyZx
21 June 2014
Version: 6.0
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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DRasulev
19 June 2014
Version: 6.0
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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WillN2706
18 June 2014
Version: 6.0
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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Abra100pro
17 June 2014
Version: 6.0
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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Thomanjones
17 June 2014
Version: 6.0
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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dwp-1
17 June 2014
Version: 6.0
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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Kihoalu
17 June 2014
Version: 6.0
A lot of testimonials & letters of recommendation, but has anyone yet USED the version 6 and compared it to 5? Typinator is a good idea & I have version 5. Someday I will use it.
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thomgerritsengmailcom2143
17 June 2014
Version: 5.9
It was working fine and doing update. But now less than one year after buying it, it updated to Version6. It warns me that my license will not work for this and so I can not longer update. No new features but a new version number and so you need to pay the full price is you want to update. That in less then a year after paying full price. I also did not receive any warning of mail about this.
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MacProCT
15 April 2014
Version: 5.9
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 compatibility with various apps (and even Spotlight). The developer of that app was nicely working with me and offering bug fixes, but the quirky issues still persisted. So I decided to look at alternatives and that's when I discovered Typinator. During the trial period, I wasn't in love with the Typinator interface, to be honest. It took some adjustment. But I've come entirely accustomed to it and now can't even remember why I had issue with it in the first place :) I have just over 300 of my own 'personal' snippets in Typinator and the syncing of these snippets between all my Macs via Dropbox is the most essential feature, IMO. It works transparently and reliably and makes my life so much easier. Yes, I know the competitors have it too, but it has worked 100% reliably in Typinator, which I couldn't say for the other product. It's been at least two years that I've been using this utility and there have been many updates in that time, that have included both additional features and bug fixes. And I can't recall a single time where an update to Typinator has resulted in a new "bug" appearing the moment I installed it (which happened once or twice with TextExpander). I also appreciate Ergonis' customer loyalty. On the day that I write this, they just released version 5.9 with bug fixes, even though they are already hard at work on version 6. Many software developers hold back the bug fixes and make you pay for the next version to get software that works better (even *Apple* does this!). I applaud Ergonis for not doing this! I strongly recommend Typinator to Mac users looking to save themselves from lots of unnecessary typing!
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ColeS4386
04 March 2014
Version: 5.8
This is a great text expansion app. The interface is intuitive and the tool itself is pretty powerful. I am an attorney and use Typinator for all sorts of stuff, from stock letters to entering billing.
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Stonal199
16 February 2014
Version: 5.8
Well TextExpander is a great software - but Typinator is better: Quicker, reliable and absolutely stable. Once you worked with such an App you will not be able to do it without it.
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DaveL5814
03 February 2014
Version: 5.8
Coming from AutoHotKey on Windows and looking for something to handle text expansion. Typinator has been by far the simplest and most reliable.
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pitzal
19 January 2014
Version: 5.8
Typinator is simply the best enhancement for my workflow I have found in years. Typinator gets updated regularly for free, with great new features are being added, e.g. recently a search bar for all extension sets. Highly recommended.
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pitzal
19 January 2014
Version: 5.8
Typinator is simply the best enhancement for my workflow I have found in years. Typinator gets updated regularly for free, with great new features are being added, e.g. recently a search bar for all extension sets. Highly recommended.
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Pakawala
13 January 2014
Version: 5.8
I've been using Typinator for over 2 years now and must say, it is absolutely great. I've never had a problem or 'glitch' and the folks of Ergonis do a wonderful job of keeping everything updated on a regular basis. Highly recommend it's use.
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Donmontalvo
03 January 2014
Version: 5.7
I tried Typinator, TextExpander and TypeIt4Me and I found Typinator to be the best hands down. I shouldn't have waited this long.
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MacUpdate-Ryan
28 October 2013
Version: 5.7
In Mavericks the option to enable access for assistive devices has moved to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Accessibility.
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Martinad
03 September 2013
Version: 5.6
This software is a must have for anyone working with a computer. Entering email address with a simple stroke, the words you type alot, nice signature at the end of messages, a very effective and capable autocorrect tool also. The more you use it ,the more you become addicted to it. I use only a little part of what it can do, but even so, its is still a cornerstone of my computer work, i can't live without it now.
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andrespi
23 April 2013
Version: 5.5
El mejor programa de productividad que jamás he probado en Mac OS. Ahora con posibilidad de tener cálculos en su versión 5.5 es imprescindible.
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David345
19 December 2012
Version: 5.4
I'll simply repeat my note to the Ergonis team: "Greetings, Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate having Typinator on my iMac. I have this unconscious habit of typing double O's in certain words. Typinator, once I identify the words and take the appropriate remedies, fixes my little habit. It also reminds me each time I do it by sounding out that little 'click'. Maybe I'll get over it one day! Thanks for a great product! Merry Christmas to everyone at Ergonis… Dave"
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sjk
15 December 2012
Version: 5.3
Finally isolated v5.3 as what's been preventing Archive Utility and StuffIt Expander from automatically quitting after expanding archives. Looks to be fixed in the v5.4 beta available here: Ergonis Software - Beta versions http://www.ergonis.com/downloads/beta/
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SeussianPhysics
16 November 2012
Version: 5.3
I've found many shortcut programs to be fun in the way that the Mouse Trap game is fun. Most are too complicated or too simple to be useful. Typinator hits the sweet spot in the middle. Expansion: plain or formatted text, graphics, calculable time/date stamp , clipboard contents, automatic cursor placement. Key simulators make forms easier (thank GOD for this): return, escape, tab, enter, arrow keys, back space. Assign and use variables, or use the interactive input feature for variables that are perhaps too variable to "encode". An interactive input form you've defined pops up and you fill in the values you want Typinator to use for now. There is more to this program - scripts and a few other features - but the thing I love about Typinator is that I haven't found a reason to use them. The program works well enough to be completely ignored even though I use it constantly. Highly recommended.
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Activ-Music
11 November 2012
Version: 5.2
saves a lot of time!
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Happymartin
02 November 2012
Version: 5.2
Typinator is working beautifully these days. When I first bought it 2 esrs back, there were occasional issues with the clipboard not getting reset (although this affected competitor products too). Nowadays I can't remember the last time Typinator didn't work perfectly. Customer service far exceeds expectations. I sent them an email asking about how to set up some complex expansions and, rater than just explain what to do, they emailed me back a file and extremely clear instructions on how they did it. Although its easy to use typinator as a simple text expansion tool, thre's so many advanced features that are definitely worth checking out, things like currency conversion make this probably the most feature-packed program of its type. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Runty
23 October 2012
Version: 5.2
I wish it could auto-capitalize the first letter of sentences. (or can it?)
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