Type faster on your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch® in any App using the TextExpander keyboard. The keyboard enables custom abbreviations to expand into long “snippets” of text, such as addresses, URLs, email signatures, and form letters.

** Requires a TextExpander account ** Keeps your snippets current on all your devices ** Sharing options let you share the wealth of knowledge stored in your snippets with your circle **

How does TextExpander work? Make an abbreviation “eemail” and have it expand into “” You can even insert today's date automatically with the default abbreviation “ddate”!

Use all your TextExpander snippets in Mail, Safari, everywhere, using the custom keyboard.

Use TextExpander snippets with any keyboard in over 70 apps with integrated support, including Byword, Dispatch, Drafts, Fantastical 2, Launch Center Pro, OmniFocus for iPhone, OmniOutliner for iPad, TaskAgent, and Tap Forms. See for a complete list.

With advanced snippets you can even use fill-in-the-blanks to breeze through form letters.

"If you do a lot of writing and communication on your iPhone, TextExpander is practically required for efficiency." - iPhone AppStorm

- Expand custom keyboard shortcuts into frequently-used text
- Works in all Apps via TextExpander custom keyboard
- Expand text such as greetings, email signatures, form letters
- Correct typos automatically
- Insert today's date; even yesterday’s date
- Create snippets easily with the rich text editor & editing bar
- Use and search multiple snippet groups
- Add Predefined Groups such as autocorrect, accented words, Emoji, symbols, HTML, and CSS
- Includes keyboards for: English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian
- Includes QWERTY, QWERTZ, and AZERTY layout support for English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish keyboards
- Create and use JavaScript snippets

ADVANCED Features:
- Use TextExpander’s in-app Notes with advanced fill-in-the-blank and formatted text support
- Automatically send your notes as email, text messages, and tweets
- Integrated support in over 70 apps, including Byword, Dispatch, Drafts, Fantastical 2, Launch Center Pro, OmniFocus for iPhone, OmniOutliner for iPad, TaskAgent, and Tap Forms

What's New

Version 4.5.4

- Adds Single Sign-On (SSO) for organizations
- Minor fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5

8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Great macOS and web apps, what happened?


In order to work effectively I have to type something out with iOS keyboard and switch back and forth to TE keyboard for snippets. Functions as intended, but the keyboard is really bad. No autocorrect, suggestions, or other modern iOS keyboard amenities. If all it can do well is snippets, then focus on snippets. If you were to take snippets away from it, it would be one of the worst keyboards in the AppStore. I say this as a huge fan of Smile, and iOS productivity apps in general. Please give some love to mobile.



Changing back to another keyboard is very slow & unresponsive. Uninstalled after a week of being slowed down by this. The purpose of this service is to save time, why would you release something with bad UX to waste user’s time?

Whining doesn’t constitute a review.


It’s difficult to decide if the benefits of something are worth the price to you when only price is mentioned. And whining doesn’t actually help anyone: neither the whiner nor their audience. Here’s an actual review.

TextExpander is an incredibly useful tool for making shortcuts for commonly typed text snippets. It makes it possible to save a lot of time and effort. iOS actually has a similar feature, but it’s really a nuisance to setup. It just isn’t designed to be used on this level, only for relatively few small text shortcuts (omw > On my way!)

But while TextExpander is indispensable for me on my Mac, the iOS experience is not great. Sure, being able to use extensive snippets I’ve setup on my Mac on my iPhone as well is really great, but for me it’s just not as useful on a mobile device. Part of that is the form factor and onscreen keyboard, but the custom keyboard that TextExpander offers is simply not very responsive, and it differs enough from the standard keyboard that there’s a learning curve. It works, but it doesn’t reach the high bar set by TextExpander on the Mac.

TextExpander, for me, is an integral part of my Mac workflow. TextExpander for iOS, however, pales in comparison, and is only useful to me as a conduit to accessing what I’ve already setup on my Mac. I wouldn’t want to use — or pay for — the iOS app on its own. And maybe that’s why they’re going the subscription route.


SmileOnMyMac, LLC
42.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016-2018 SmileOnMyMac, LLC


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