aText
aText
2.37.1

4.5

aText free download for Mac

aText for Mac

21 March 2021

Automatically replaces abbreviations with frequently used phrases.

What is aText for Mac

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 aText

Version 2.37.1:
  • Fixed the bug verifying MAS license in version 2.37
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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.
Gazman
Gazman
Nov 15 2018
2.30.3
5.0
Nov 15 2018
5.0
Version: 2.30.3
I agree with other reviewers below. I'm not aware of anything this can't do that is covered by the much more expensive alternatives. It certainly meets all my needs.
OhEssex
OhEssex
Oct 19 2018
2.30.1
4.5
Oct 19 2018
4.5
Version: 2.30.1
For the money, this is just great software. I originally moved to aText because all of the other major players couldn't handle the size of my expansion library without intermittently mangling expansions. It's possible they have fixed their software by now, but aText has been my faithful text expansion program for many years now. And now for a stab at MacUpdate. This is yet another case (i.e. I've seen this before for other software) where ALL the comments and ratings just got wiped clean a couple weeks ago. I've contacted them about this and they say they have no idea what happened. Don't let the paltry two comments you see at this point give you the impression this software is largely ignored by the masses and nobody cared enough to rate it. It's great software, although the user interface could use some reworking. The developer is also very responsive.
TJLuoma
TJLuoma
Oct 12 2018
2.30
5.0
Oct 12 2018
5.0
Version: 2.30
This app is a fantastic replacement for TextExpander or other similar apps which have moved to a subscription service. It does everything on the Mac that TextExpander does, including sync to multiple Macs. It is also under constant development, getting regular bug-fixes and new features. Highly recommended. p.s. I'm not against subscription services as a rule. In fact, I gladly pay for some, like 1Password. But TextExpander went subscription and then basically added no new features for the next 2 years. Well, I guess that's not quite fair: they added a Windows version and "team" features, which are of no use to me. Anyway, the point is that aText is great and you should check it out.
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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