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Automatically replaces abbreviations with frequently used phrases.

3.9
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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 3.19

Updated on May 09 2024

  • Floating license. See the "Buy aText license" page.
  • Portable mode. See aTet menu → Shortcuts.
View older aText updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

14.4 MB

Downloads

18682

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.12 or later
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OhEssex
OhEssex
Jan 7 2024
3.18
4.5
Jan 7 2024
4.5
Version: 3.18
Developer support has sadly dwindled to zero over the years. Such a shame...
john-579
john-579
Sep 6 2023
3.15.1
0.0
Sep 6 2023
0.0
Version: 3.15.1
When I first purchased this app, it worked well enough to warrant using. However and as time went-on, the text expander began to become more and more problematic, and even to the point of not working anymore. That said, and in spite of asking for help, I have received no responses from the seller, and so I decided to go with another text expander. All in all, it is unfortunate that the software has taken such a turn, though if I had one criticism aside from a none working text expander, is is that the developer would tend to his product rather than ignoring paying customers.
Diarbyrag
Diarbyrag
Aug 19 2023
3.15.1
1.0
Aug 19 2023
1.0
Version: 3.15.1
I emailed this dev a couple of weeks ago about his lifetime licensing policy, i.e. is it the lifetime of the current version or is it for all versions going forward. No reply. Quite frankly I'd say stay away from this product since there are other options available from devs who actually give some kind of support ...
Diarbyrag
Diarbyrag
Mar 23 2023
3.10
1.0
Mar 23 2023
1.0
Version: 3.10
V.3.10 ... so here we are then, don't subscribe every year and it stops working, WELCOME TO THE FUTURE OF 3rd PARTY SOFTWARE, DEVELOPERS ARE NOW DRUG DEALERS, GET YOU HOOKED AND THEN MAKE YOU PAY FOREVER.. not in my world ...
Diarbyrag
Diarbyrag
Feb 21 2023
3.9
1.0
Feb 21 2023
1.0
Version: 3.9
Only 11 months and atext is on V3.9, so pretty soon V4 will be out, so 29.99 for a lifetime license doesn't look like very good value. V2 still working just fine for now !
Nazaire
Nazaire
Feb 4 2023
3.8.1
2.0
Feb 4 2023
2.0
Version: 3.8.1
V2 ***** V3 ** V2 was excellent and the price was right (I purchased it happily). Now V3 is just a bit more complete but for features I do not really need, hence the ** rating. I would have upgraded just to encourage the dev. But the pricing has gone bonkers : 4.99/year or 29.99 for V3 (not for an eventual V4). I am staying with V2 that has all I need and will probably look for alternatives when V2 dies. Too bad !
Tim27
Tim27
Oct 28 2022
3.8
0.0
Oct 28 2022
0.0
Version: 3.8
I've used this for a number of years. It used to be pretty inexpensive, which is why I switched to it from Typinator. But wanted to upgrade after installing MacOS Ventura and found out this is now more expensive than Typinator! So, I'm switching back to Typinator and getting version 8 of that instead. These apps do exactly the same thing, so price is really the only factor for me.
Diarbyrag
Diarbyrag
Jul 14 2022
3.5
1.0
Jul 14 2022
1.0
Version: 3.5
Downloaded v 3.5 today and installed it, actually looks ok and seems to work just fine, HOWEVER IT IS NOW SUBSCRIPTION WARE, so $4.99 a year or $29.99 for a lifetime purchase, yet again is that the lifetime of v3 or is that free updates regardless of version number forever ?? You can only find out the price after you install it, no prices are mentioned on the website. really not good practice. I don't begrudge Trankynam or any dev a fee for the work but at the end of the day there is not much you can add to it once it works. The in app message also mentions that they want to find a way to render it functionless if you don't pay each year !!! Yet again I will now use V2 till it dies then look elsewhere, perhaps Trankynam could bother to respond to us here since it is not on the app store ...
Diarbyrag
Diarbyrag
Apr 25 2022
3.2.0
1.0
Apr 25 2022
1.0
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
1.0
Mar 8 2022
1.0
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
1.0
Jun 14 2021
1.0
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.
Johninsapporo
Johninsapporo
Jul 10 2023
3.14.1
5.0
Jul 10 2023
5.0
Version: 3.14.1
Smeenex
Smeenex
May 29 2023
3.13
1.0
May 29 2023
1.0
Version: 3.13
Diarbyrag
Diarbyrag
Feb 21 2023
3.9
1.0
Feb 21 2023
1.0
Version: 3.9
Nazaire
Nazaire
Feb 4 2023
3.8.1
2.0
Feb 4 2023
2.0
Version: 3.8.1
Sigsgaard
Sigsgaard
Jun 7 2021
2.38.1
5.0
Jun 7 2021
5.0
Version: 2.38.1
britinokinawa
britinokinawa
Sep 15 2020
5.0
Sep 15 2020
5.0
Version: null
Zx81
Zx81
May 24 2020
5.0
May 24 2020
5.0
Version: null
Maziman84
Maziman84
May 1 2020
2.0
May 1 2020
2.0
Version: null
Bento de Espinosa
Bento de Espinosa
Dec 4 2019
5.0
Dec 4 2019
5.0
Version: null
Graphic-Mac
Graphic-Mac
Nov 20 2019
5.0
Nov 20 2019
5.0
Version: null
stephaniejnam
stephaniejnam
Nov 18 2019
1.0
Nov 18 2019
1.0
Version: null
Gakesmith
Gakesmith
Sep 14 2019
5.0
Sep 14 2019
5.0
Version: null
anonymous-dragonfly-4344
Aug 14 2019
5.0
Version: null
Aglee
Aglee
Mar 3 2019
5.0
Mar 3 2019
5.0
Version: null
Gazman
Gazman
Nov 15 2018
5.0
Nov 15 2018
5.0
Version: null
OhEssex
OhEssex
Oct 19 2018
4.5
Oct 19 2018
4.5
Version: null
TJLuoma
TJLuoma
Oct 12 2018
5.0
Oct 12 2018
5.0
Version: null
thetanner
thetanner
Jan 11 2030
2.36.6
4.0
Jan 11 2030
4.0
Version: 2.36.6
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