TypeIt4Me Touch is a simple notepad app with built-in text expansion for swiftly composing notes and messages. Define your own custom shorthand abbreviations and they’ll instantly be replaced as you type with the longer texts they represent, saving you time and effort.

Create and store snippet abbreviations on your iPhone or iPad and gradually build up your own custom shorthand library for quickly jotting things down. Store as many notes as you like to use and reuse later. These can be emailed, messaged and shared straight from within the app, or copied to the clipboard in a couple of taps.

Install the bundled TypeIt4Me Touch keyboard extension and quickly bring it up in any app to access long snippets of frequently used text. Addresses, email signatures and boilerplate paragraphs stored locally or in iCloud will always be right at your fingertips. Use them in Mail, Safari, Messages or anywhere else you can type. (NB: the keyboard extension is for on-screen typing only. Bluetooth hardware support is limited to composing notes in the app itself.)

Ever wished you could use your Mac TypeIt4Me abbreviations in iOS? This is the app for you. If you use TypeIt4Me 6 (or TypeIt4Me 5.4.x from the Mac App Store) and you keep your abbreviations in iCloud, you can use them on your iPhone and iPad. They will be available in the TypeIt4Me Touch app and keyboard as long as you’re signed in to iCloud. You can also add new snippets and sync them across all your Macs and iDevices.

If you’re still using TypeIt4Me 5.5.3 (or earlier versions for Mac) downloaded directly from the Ettore Software website, automatic iCloud syncing of your abbreviations between Mac and iOS is not available. However, you can still use snippets created on your Mac. Just email your Mac TypeIt4Me snippet set files to yourself and open the attachments in TypeIt4Me Touch on your iPhone or iPad to import your abbreviations.

With TypeIt4Me Touch installed on your iPhone or iPad, greetings, common phrases, boilerplate texts, URLs or even large chunks of programming code can all be just a couple of prods away. Enjoy :)

What's New

Version 3.0.2

Adds support for the iPhone X and improves the custom keyboard layout on the 12.9 inch iPad Pro. Refactored code paves the way for support of non QWERTY keyboard layouts in future releases (e.g. AZERTY, QWERTZ).

Ratings and Reviews

Works just fine


This application makes your iPhone into a writing tool, as the shortcuts double the speed of typing. Routine blocks such as taglines, notices and business info as abbreviations - like faxOff, addrHome etc., is what all such apps do. However, if your defined abbreviations relate to usual words such as t->the, tt->that, ur->your etc. (I have 200+), you can understand how it boosts typing speed. Also, you can add shortcuts for the vocabulary in your field of interest such as proper nouns, terminology etc. Use consonants for long words, to remember easily.

Since this application expands the shortcut upon spacebar (or double-spacebar as period)- so that only when you type 'ur' as an entire word, for instance, it would expand to 'your'). It also auto-capitalizes correctly, so you can write a few paragraphs very smoothly indeed. It would be nice if shortcuts could be triggered upon punctuations such as commas, semi-colons etc., but it may be a bit tedious to implement because punctuations do not fit the main keyboard and have to be toggled around to access 'em . Nonetheless, I hope it can be done, at least say for a comma, (tap-hold spacebar?).

Just note that if you type only little bits of info in various to-do or note taking apps, this application is of limited use, because it works as a standalone app, not behind the scenes as you type in other programs (unlike the Mac versions). This means you have to copy-paste what you typed in tapit4me, back into the other program. This happens to be because the iPhone OS at the moment allows running one app at a time. So this app is useful when you do need to write at least a paragraph or two, to justify the copy-paste overhead.

If you can tap into tapIt4me, it will save your taps for sure! Well worth the price.


Riccardo Ettore
63 MB
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Ettore Software Ltd.
₹ 399


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