Developer: Ettore Software Ltd.

Current Version: 5.4.9

Last Updated: 1 year ago

Download Size: 53.7 MB - Download


TypeIt4Me is the original text expander for Mac. It can help you type more quickly and accurately, with fewer keystrokes. Create a library of custom shorthand abbreviations that when typed anywhere on your Mac will instantly expand to become longer ‘snippets’ of text or even pictures. Type frequently used words, names, addresses, phrases and boilerplate paragraphs with just a few taps.

Save time, effort and keystrokes. You need never type the same thing over and over again. Just let TypeIt4Me do the heavy lifting for you. It runs unobtrusively in the background and works systemwide, anywhere you can type on your Mac.


• Insert pictures and formatted text.

• Capitalize new sentences. Prevent double capitals.

• Automatically correct typos.

• Insert the current date and time dynamically, in any format.

• Insert a past or future date or time, with TypeIt4Me calculating it automatically in relation to the present, so you don’t need to work out in your head what day it was or will be.

• Insert Autocue placeholder “prompts”

• Invoke Applescripts. For example, typing om could trigger a script that opens Mail and says “Opening Mail” using one of the built-in voices in OS X.

• Sync with iCloud to use the same snippets on all your Macs - and even with iPhones or iPads running TypeIt4Me Touch.

• Get statistics that tell you roughly how much time you’ve saved


Release Notes:

Fixed a minor bug that would cause the wrong pane to acquire focus after saving a snippet.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 5.3.1
Review by dg303pilot

Most-used app on my Mac - I've been using Riccardo's app for more than a decade and have been an ardent fan of both TypeIt4Me and Riccardo for that entire time. I have 80-some shortcuts that faciliate form filling, email writing, programming, file naming (with date/time included) and other common activities. Observers looking over my shoulder invariable say, "wow!" when I punch out a couple characters and TypeIt4Me fills in my name and full mailing address. Every once in a while, very rarely, it craps out and for a short time I'm reminded what life on a Mac would be like if I had to type every… single… bloody… character: better than a PC but still rougher than my normal experience. Customer support: sure, when you use an application a hundred times a day for over ten years, you're going to have run into an occasional glitch. When that unusual situation has arisen with TypeIt4Me, Riccardo has been timely and effective in his response. If six-stars were possible, TypeIt4Me would get it FromMe.

Found helpful by 11 out of 11 people
Version 5.4.0
Review by Croom352

Does not work. - Have never been able to get type4me to work. Have sent multiple emails to developer and not one response ohter than to check FAQ. Don’t Waste Your Money.

Found helpful by 14 out of 16 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 5.4.9
Review by Umapati

got it working - This is a follow-up to my previous post where I complained that the app crashed. I got it working again simply by right-clicking on the icon. I did write to the support team and got two immediate responses. I am very happy with the app now and heartily recommend it. Wally

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 5.4.9
Review by fergwebdotcom

Early Adopter, Long-Time Fan - I'm an old school user and have literally never had an issue with it. The one time I had to contact the dev, it was a one-day turn around. This is a mission-critcal utility...no other way to describe it.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 5.4.9
Review by PastorJohn

I love it and use it everyday at my job. - It saves me tons of hours a year typing, especially the mundane repetitive stuff I type at work. I love how it time stamps or let's me type the date or time in my own format. It automates my actions too. LOVE IT and been using it for years. LOVE IT!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 5.4.9
Review by Whitlock007

Too many glitches, have to redo a lot of snippets - I've had experience using TextExpander prior to TypeIt4me, and overall I find this paid product very frustrating to use. It will often rewrite or delete snippets I've created despite saving. While I'm creating a new snippet, sometimes the new snippet content while write over another snippet I have, even though the abbreviations aren't even close alphabetically. When I've added links and saved a snippet with URLs, it'll save it initially and then randomly unlink the URL and I have to relink it - sometimes it won't relink it at all. If this product was free, then maybe I could overlook these frustrating glitches, but the fact that I had to pay $20 for it is really infuriating.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 5.4.9
Review by AZOGG

Terrific, Best Productivity App!!! - This is the BEST productive software EVER! I've use it every day and it saves me so much time! Best of all, Riccardo and his father give terrific customer support if you have any questions! No one gives better support! You'll LOVE it!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people