Typinator in Action

A shout-out to Ergonis for saving me – so far – nearly four entire months of 16-hour days of my life!

Bill Thayer
Chicago, IL, USA

Typinator is the best thing since sliced bread!

Michele DeFilippo
(Book designer)
Typinator is the BEST utility I have purchased in a very long time. I tested a couple of other products before purchasing yours and only Typinator was 100% rock-solid.

Hugh Nagle, Ireland
I love Typinator. I have tried the others, but Typinator is the easiest – by far. It is one of four essential productivity apps I could not live without.

Michael Hyatt,

Typinator is faster and less wonky than TextExpander. Looks like I have a new macro program.

Jon Stokes,
San Francisco, CA
Typinator is a killer app to save time and increase productivity! I could not think of working on my Mac without it.

Fred Colantonio
Marketing and Internet Consultant
By far, the best Mac text expander I've seen. I've tried others, and Typinator easily rises to 'best in class.'

Jim Cole, Jacksonville, FL
One of the most useful programs for the Mac. I use this program hundreds of times a day. It's a HUGE time-saver.

Wilma Keppel, macupdate.com
I'm here to say I'm totally loyal to Typinator! I've got a real speed up coding with it and consequently more spare time.

Erik Patrick,
web developer
This product is brilliant. I got so spoiled within the first hour that I can't quite figure out how I got along without it so many years.

Mary van Bronkhorst
Online Game Designer

First Mac software ever that convinced me to register after a trial period of 5 minutes. Good job!

Hans Trygve Jensen
web designer

As usual with Ergonis's products, simplicity and reliability are the watchwords.


Less typing, fewer mistakes. More spare time!

Have you ever experienced the tedium and frustration of having to repeatedly type your name, e-mail address, home page url, or other words or phrases again, again and again? Do you frequently need to quickly insert images like your signature, location plan, or company logo into documents? Do you often misspell words when typing?

Typinator boosts your productivity by automating the process of inserting frequently used text and graphics and auto-correcting typing errors.

With thousands of predefined corrections for common typos and misspelled words for US and British English, German and French, Typinator is not only a typing assistant that speeds repetitive typing tasks, but also a system-wide auto-correction tool that automatically fixes typing errors and misspelled words.

Setup is easy: You just define an abbreviation along with its replacement text or picture.

Usage is even easier: Whenever you type one of your abbreviations in any application, Typinator inserts the corresponding replacement.

Words cannot describe the huge benefits Typinator offers to you.

Get an impression how Typinator can boost your productivity and save you a lot of time in only three minutes by watching our new short and sweet product videos...

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Important Notification for Typinator users switching to Catalina, Big Sur, or Monterey


macOS Catalina introduced a change that affects older versions of Typinator. Specifically, Typinator versions older than 8.2 refuse to launch on Catalina and newer. To ensure smooth transition, we therefore strongly recommend to update Typinator to the latest version before upgrading macOS to Catalina, Big Sur, or Monterey.

For more information, please see our compatibility page.

If you don't own a license for Typinator 8 yet, you may purchase a license update at 50% off the regular price. If you purchase a license update now, all further minor 8.x updates are included for free.

Typinator 8 offers usage statistics, Magic Keys, integrated menu bar, and more

With a new statistics mode, magic keys, integrated menu bar and many more improvements, Typinator 8 is the best text expander in town.


Typinator 8 comes with a long list of new features and improvements, which make Typinator 8 the best text expander ever.

Typinator 8 offers a new statistics mode, where you can see the usage counts for abbreviations and sets, and how long ago an abbreviation has been used most recently. You can also sort your snippets by these values, to see which abbreviations you are using frequently and which ones you may have forgotten about.

Another great new feature of Typinator 8 are Magic Keys. You can now use the modifier keys Shift, Control, Option, and Command in abbreviations, as if they were real characters. This allows you to use them as special trigger characters and offers a simple way to avoid conflicts in abbreviations.

A very slick user interface enhancement is the new "mini menu bar" right above the expansion field, where you can find all markers and editing functions in one central place. A nice side-effect of this improvement is that the expansion field is now wider and you have more space to enter your expansions.

New is also the integration with PopChar. With PopChar 8.2 or newer installed, you can now use Typinator to search for and insert arbitrary Unicode characters by their name or Unicode number. In combination with a hotkey for Typinator's quick search, this is a great way to type arbitrary Unicode characters without taking your hands off the keyboard.

See the features page on for a short description of the most important new features and improvements. For a complete list of all the improvements in Typinator 8, please see the version history.

Migration from TextExpander to Typinator

is THE TextExpander alternative

During the past, we could welcome many former TextExpander customers who switched to Typinator because they were unsatisfied with TextExpander and wanted a more robust and speedier solution.

Since more and more TextExpander users are now switching to Typinator, we have create a special page with helpful information for seamless migration from TextExpander to Typinator.

With Typinator 8, migration from TextExpander became even easier, as Typinator now comes with an improved import function for existing TextExpander snippets.

Read testimonials about the switching experience of former TextExpander users.

Typinator increases your

Personal productivity

  • Set up a list of often used e-mail phrases, addresses and other boilerplates.
  • Insert the current date and/or time in a variety of formats with a few keystrokes.
  • Auto-correct commonly misspelled words across all the applications you use.
  • Insert pictures, such as signatures and smilies.

Business productivity

  • Create standard customer service responses.
  • Acknowledge customer orders and send shipping advisories (with the current date and time automatically inserted into your standard text).
  • Insert logos, product schematics, and maps.
  • Auto-correct your most frequent typing errors.

Development productivity

  • Create templates for code fragments, code blocks, and templates.
  • Implement documentation standards.
  • Define shorthands for frequently used Unix commands.
  • Use the built-in HTML snippets to simplify and speed up editing of web pages.

Typinator is a MacUpdate favorite ...

Bryan MacUpdate"Typinator is one of those apps that I talk about to my non-tech friends. All of us at MacUpdate use it without fail for coding, content editing, technical support, and internal and external communications. It is lightweight and reliable, and the new feature that allows users to share ‘.tysets’ has opened up even more possibilities for how we use this powerful utility at MacUpdate.
I cannot emphasize enough how different (and terrible) my work would be without this app!"

- Bryan, MacUpdate Editor and Consummate Nice Guy

Features, installation, requirements


For more information on how to type faster, visit the Features page

Main features

Features marked with are new in Typinator 8.


To install Typinator, download it from our downloads page. Typinator is distributed as a macOS disk image disk image (DMG).

Once you have mounted the disk image, simply double-click the Typinator icon to install and launch Typinator.

As long as you do not have a license key, you can test Typinator in TextEdit as long and as often as you wish.

When you use Typinator in other applications, it will display a registration reminder after a couple of expansions.


  • Typinator 8.13 requires Mac OS X 10.10 or newer.
  • Typinator 8.10 or newer is recommended for macOS Catalina (10.15). IMPORTANT: Versions before 8.2 fail to launch on Catalina.
  • Typinator 8.13 or newer is required for Big Sur (macOS 11) and macOS Monterey (12.0).
  • For further details, see our compatibility page.


The current version of Typinator is available in English, German, and French.


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