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Automatically replaces abbreviations with frequently used phrases.

aText overview

aText accelerates your typing by replacing abbreviations with frequently used phrases you define: for example, make an abbreviation "myname" to insert your name "First Middle Last" in any application.

With aText you can easily avoid typing the same thing over and over.

More Features
  • Insert images and formatted text.
  • Capitalize new sentences. Correct double capitals.
  • Insert the current date and time in any format. Insert day in the future or the past, for example: next Sunday, previous Monday.
  • Embed clipboard content in snippet, embed another snippet, use editable fields in snippet, send any key (such as Esc, Tab, Enter, arrow keys, etc).
  • Reposition the cursor in the expanded snippet.
  • Invoke AppleScripts and shell scripts.
  • Built-in snippet groups for correcting misspelled words, HTML, and JavaScript code.
  • Import data from TextExpander, TypeIt4Me, SpellCatcherX, Automaton, CSV file.
  • Works in Windows virtual machine by Parallels, VMWare Fusion (in Unity mode), VirtualBox. Works in Windows via TeamViewer and Remote Desktop Connection clients.
  • Sync via iCloud/Dropbox/Google Drive/SkyDrive.

What’s new in version 3.3

Updated on May 17 2022

  • Major changes to the build process. Added ARM64 binary. Minimum supported macOS version is now 10.12 (Sierra). Solved aText 3.2 did not work in macOS 10.11 - 10.14.
  • Added Transformations for Script snippet.
  • Added Find and Extract to Transformations.
  • Remade the Fields editor window and the Search window for macOS 10.12 and 10.13. Improved dragging and resizing of the Fields editor window.
  • New examples for Find and Extract transformation.
  • Other fixes and improvements.
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Information

License

Shareware

Size

13 MB

Downloads

16416

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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Diarbyrag
Diarbyrag
Apr 25 2022
3.2.0
5.0
Apr 25 2022
5.0
Version: 3.2.0
V3 is still an embryo work in progress I think, more of a hard boiled one so far ... which is probably why there are no screenshots of the new version, I'm sticking with V2 till it dies, sad that they needed to mess about with it
countermoon
countermoon
Mar 29 2022
3.1.2
0.0
Mar 29 2022
0.0
Version: 3.1.2
Developer took a good program and wrecked it.
pfackelmann-1
pfackelmann-1
Mar 10 2022
3.0.8
0.0
Mar 10 2022
0.0
Version: 3.0.8
I used and paid for aText. Now arrived v 3. Compared to v 2 it's cumbersome. After I tried it I wanted to use v 2 but I read: you are on trial. So v 3 killed my v 2. That's a perfidious business method.
Smeenex
Smeenex
Mar 8 2022
3.0.7
0.0
Mar 8 2022
0.0
Version: 3.0.7
Version 3.x does not run natively on M1
OhEssex
OhEssex
Mar 4 2022
3.0.5
4.5
Mar 4 2022
4.5
Version: 3.0.5
As much as I'm totally hooked on aText version 2, this new version 3 isn't ready for prime time yet. It does not have the Data menu (which allows you to restore a previously saved data set - something I use all the time), all the snippet modification dates are lost after upgrading, and the sorting function is unbearably slow for larger libraries, and a few other things not worth detailing here. Version 3 definitely has a cleaner looking interface, which is welcome, but I'd stay away from it until it matures some more. That being said, I continue to loudly praise version 2 - it's a great program.
Diarbyrag
Diarbyrag
Jun 14 2021
2.38.4
5.0
Jun 14 2021
5.0
Version: 2.38.4
aText is the best IMO, it is great value, syncs perfectly between my macs and does everything that the more expensive ones do, works flawlessly and is regularly updated. long may it continue !
Sigsgaard
Sigsgaard
Jun 7 2021
2.38.1
5.0
Jun 7 2021
5.0
Version: 2.38.1
In my opinion the best app of its kind, it does what I need without unnecessary features bloat. It is very reasonably priced. I highly recommend aText.
thetanner
thetanner
Mar 8 2021
2.36.6
4.0
Mar 8 2021
4.0
Version: 2.36.6
I have used this for nearly a decade. On my 4th macbook pro now. Great app! However, since setting up my new laptop (macOS 11.2.2, Big Sur), the aText icon is not showing up in the menu bar. My previous laptop was running 11.2.1, still Big Sur with no issue for a couple of months. I do have the "show aText in menu bar" option checked. Any suggestions? I am desperate ;(
britinokinawa
britinokinawa
Sep 15 2020
2.36.5
5.0
Sep 15 2020
5.0
Version: 2.36.5
Brilliant and cheap. Can't do without it.
britinokinawa
britinokinawa
Jun 22 2020
2.36.3
5.0
Jun 22 2020
5.0
Version: 2.36.3
Essential! This and TypeIt4Me - the original - are what keep me on the Mac. If you do any amount of writing, believe me you NEED this.
Zx81
Zx81
May 24 2020
2.36.1
5.0
May 24 2020
5.0
Version: 2.36.1
I use it everyday, very simple but powerful, easy to configure. Just does what it is supposed to and for a very reasonable price.
Maziman84
Maziman84
May 1 2020
2.36
2.0
May 1 2020
2.0
Version: 2.36
App is great, however support is TERRIBLE. I tried to contact developer with twitter and sent countless emails when had troubles with license when MAS app was released. He NEVER got back to me.
Bento de Espinosa
Bento de Espinosa
Dec 4 2019
2.35.5
5.0
Dec 4 2019
5.0
Version: 2.35.5
It works very well and is fast. I cannot live without it.
Graphic-Mac
Graphic-Mac
Nov 20 2019
2.35.4
5.0
Nov 20 2019
5.0
Version: 2.35.4
Works great with Catalina! I love that it's not buggered up with a ton of what I consider "overkill" features. Simple, fast, stable and affordable!
stephaniejnam
stephaniejnam
Nov 18 2019
2.35.3
1.0
Nov 18 2019
1.0
Version: 2.35.3
I had saved quite a few things and it was pretty useful, but it straight up deleted everything. I can't figure out why. Now I have to start from scratch which will be time consuming and i'm afraid it will be gone again.
Gakesmith
Gakesmith
Sep 14 2019
2.34
5.0
Sep 14 2019
5.0
Version: 2.34
This works transparently with the OS text system. It is always reliable and works as expected. even though it costs less, it is superior to the alternatives.
anonymous-dragonfly-4344
anonymous-dragonfly-4344
Aug 14 2019
2.32.2
5.0
Aug 14 2019
5.0
Version: 2.32.2
Complete bargain ! Does pretty much everything the others do and for much less money.
Gakesmith
Gakesmith
Aug 2 2019
2.32.2
5.0
Aug 2 2019
5.0
Version: 2.32.2
Outstanding both in performance and value! Works well with OS system expansions.
larrymcj
larrymcj
Jul 6 2019
2.32.2
0.0
Jul 6 2019
0.0
Version: 2.32.2
I bought aText several years ago from the Mac App Store and at some point just stopped using it. I recently downloaded it from the developer's website because it is no longer supported on the Mac App Store. So I have paid for it, but can't use it because it can't be re-installed from the Mac App Store and I don't have a serial number (you don't get one with MAS purchases). I emailed the developer three times in the past month asking how to obtain my registration but no reply at all. This may be a nice app, but I don't have much good to say about the developer and I'm sure not going to pay for it twice.
Aglee
Aglee
Mar 3 2019
2.30.3
5.0
Mar 3 2019
5.0
Version: 2.30.3
I'm very glad aText continues to be updated, and that it works with Mojave. I own other apps that can do text expansion as one part of their feature set, but years ago when I started getting serious about using snippet shortcuts everywhere, I went with aText because of its "abbreviation prefix" feature. This feature allowed me to easily experiment with different prefixes for different kinds of text expansions (different prefixes for bullet points, special characters, hashtags, etc.) until I figured out what I liked. aText also provides what I consider basic features for any serious text expansion app: ability to associate groups with specific applications, Dropbox sync, ability to position the cursor after expanding the abbreviation, placeholders for date and time, import and export, etc. In short, aText is a high-quality, full-featured, dedicated snippets app at an excellent price.
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