Developer: Dustin Senos

Current Version: 2.0.6

Last Updated: 2 years ago

Download Size: 1.4 MB - Download


The best Latin text generator for OS X. Incredibly quick and lightweight. And it’s completely free!

• Option to wrap generated text in HTML tags
• Generates words, sentences or paragraphs
• Random output using actual Latin words
• Fast, simple, easy to use
• Lightweight & low on system resources
• Supports Growl notifications
• Lives in the menu bar for quick access
• No internet connection required

"As a fan of handy Mac menubar apps, LittleIpsum rightfully finds its place in mine. Convenient. Simple. Useful. A must for anyone that designs or writes code.” — Brian Hoff of The Design Cubicle

“It’s the swiss army knife of latin text generators.” — Trent Walton

"Have been trying out LittleIpsum. Much faster than other methods. Access OS-wide, too. I still use loremify, but sometimes waiting for dashboard takes forever.” — Luke Dorny


Release Notes:

• Mouse hover is no longer offset on El Capitan
• Removed anonymous usage metrics where I was able to see how frequently, and what amount of latin an anonymous user was copying


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 0
Review by CopyPastry

Very quick and useful! - Why are you reading reviews? It's free. Download it and check it out. I love the simple, quick, intuitive interface! Thank you!

Found helpful by 11 out of 12 people
Version 2.0.5
Review by keysplayer

Make data collection optional - I’ve been using this app happily for a good deal of time, but am considering uninstalling it at this point due to the new version collecting “anonymous usage metrics” with no way to opt out and no clear description of what is being collected and how it will be used/shared. Perhaps it is most unsettling since this app is so simple it’s hard to understand what legitimate purpose that data collection could have. To the developer, please remove the data collection or make it optional, and I will gladly change my review. Perhaps sharing a few sentences about how you plan to use the data to improve the experience will help.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.0.6
Review by _crashes

Great App, Use it Almost Daily, Hoping for One Update - Great, simple, well made. The one small thing I really wish it had, which would then make it a perfect 5-stars in my mind, is an option to always start sentences with the literal “Lorem ipsum dolor set amet.” Just a checkbox to always start with those five words, which user could toggle on/off. Most of the time I’m using lorem ispum text, I’m using to purposefully call out where final copy is missing, and using the first five words helps do that. So in using this app, I most of the time end up adding those five words in. A simple option to always start sentences that way would be tremendously helpful.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 2.0.6
Review by kc! Bradshaw

Wonderful app - I love this app, and use it all the time as my go-to lorem ipsum generator. Sends a new random string of words every time so your placeholder text will be far more accurate. And free? Almost too good to be true. Thank you Dustin Senos (and anyone else on the Little Ipsum team)!

Found helpful by 4 out of 5 people
Version 2.0.6
Review by dbg31415

Helps make wireframes and visual designs more useful - Any time a wireframe or visual design calls for dynamic text, I use Littleipsum to generate the character count allowed, and add that count after… so like, "Maecenas faucibus mollis interdum. - 35.” This way you get 4-5 padded spaces, and clear requirements for what the design was built for. Makes it easier to align as you’re going through review with various stakeholders. “Oh, I need more than 35 characters…” Too easy to see the issue, fix the issue, and get things to launch that much more smoothly. Great tool!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 2.0.6
Review by markwyner

Best lorem generator ever - I have been using this for a very long time, and it's the best one I've used. Simple to use, accessible from my menu bar, and only the features I need. Dustin did a fantastic job with this, and it should be in every creative/technology professional's toolbox.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 2.0.6
Review by Monkeyfoot

Simple and Efficient... - Most of the reviews of the app appear to reference an old interface. The interface as of Oct 2018 is extremely simple and easy to use. i've been using websites or plugins for years. Having LittleIpsum in the top bar is a huge time-saver and exactly what i was looking for. Great Job!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people