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Emoji Emoticons

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Emoji Emoticons gives quick and easy access to over 800 popular emoji icons (emoticons) so your emails, messages, documents and social apps (Facebook and Twitter) come alive with fun colorful images. From smiley to puppy-dog faces, from love hearts to piles of poo. There's sure to be an icon that expresses your feelings or creativity.


* Over 800 high quality emojis
* Quick access to the emoji viewer via hotkey shortcut
* Emoji drag and drop (for those apps that support it)
* Emoji pasting into pasteboard (clipboard)
* Individual emoji hotkeys
* Configurable emoji viewer: width, height, position, size of emojis
* Emoji favorites
* Emojis grouped by category


* Emails - Show someone you love them by sending a big old fashioned love heart
* Documents - Bring dull text documents to life with iconography
* Calendar Entries - Use emojis to highlight important events like birthdays and wedding anniversaries
* Contacts - Associate address book entries with one of the 460 icons at your disposal
* Notes - Add color to your desktop stickies
* File and folder names - Use icons to represent file and folder names


Having launched the application, to show/hide the Emoji Viewer:

* Press: ⌥⌘E
* Or, select the emoji icon from the status bar (you will see a smiley face next to the volume control on the menu bar of your system).

Using an Emoji

* Drag and drop an emoji directly into an application's document (for those app that support it)
* Or, click an emoji to copy it into the pasteboard (clipboard), then paste it to the application's document (Edit > Paste or Cmd+V for example)
* Or, assign a hotkey to any emoji by right-clicking on an emoji and entering the shortcut key.

Pressing the assigned hotkey will automatically paste the emoji into the pasteboard (clipboard), ready for you to paste into the application's document (Edit > Paste or Cmd+V for example).


* Right-click an emoji and select "Add to Favorites". The emoji will then appear in the Favorites section
* Switch between All and Favorites view by selecting the yellow smiley (All) or the yellow heart (Favorites)

Viewing Compatibility

If you send an email, document or message containing an emoji to another person, it will only display correctly if it is viewed on an operating system and application that supports Apple's emojis. Compatible operating systems include but not limited to: OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion, iOS (iPhone and iPad) and certain versions of Android.

To use emojis in Microsoft Word 2011 (Mac) and Apple Pages, ensure the 'As Image' menu item is selected.

What's New in Version 1.3

New Feature: 350 new emojis. Now over 800 in total.
New Feature: Microsoft Word 2011 & Pages friendly mode
New Feature: Paste emojis as either rich-text, text or as image
New Feature: Emojis are now grouped by category
New Feature: Menu option to open at login
Improvement: Facebook, Twitter, Pages and Microsoft Word 2011 compatibility has been improved


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Customer Reviews

Simple and fun to use!

I use them mostly in signatures on my Mac computer. The smiley face symbol for the Emoji Emoticons appears on the menu bar at the top of the screen. Click on it and choose the option to open at login, so it is always available. You only need to click on the emoticon you want (control C unnecessary), move the mouse to where you want the emoticon, and then use control mouse click or control P to insert the emoticon. Notice also that there are options at the bottom of the emoticon chart. You can select all or just some of the emoticons to display. Notice also the slide which enlarges the emoticons, so you can choose the size you prefer. Nice art work.

It's good once you figure it out.

It took me a while to figure out you have to click on "option" "command" and "E" to open the screenshot page. And I only figured it out because sloda 9 was nice enough to explain it in their review. Thank you sloda9!! It's not streamlined and certainly isn't as easy to use on my MacBook and Apple Desktop as it is on my iPhone. Oh well, I guess that's why it's only 99 cents! It's still fun to use.

For $0.99, it's not bad at all

Yes, I wish I could choose it from iMeesage's pull down menu "choose smiley" but it is easy enough to open the Emojis viewer window by clicking the smile face icon on the top bar, next to time machine, bluetooth, sound, language, date/time etc. (at least it worked on my MacBook Pro). Only thing you got to do is just drag your choice of smily to where you want to insert it.

Emoji Emoticons
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3
  • Size: 1.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

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