Textlicious is a tiny service that lets you enter styled text in places that normally accept only plain text. Make your tweets more expressive, your texts stand out, and your posts on the ‘book the envy of all your friends.

Just highlight any text you’re typing in any app, right-click, and select the style you want from the Services pop-up menu.

Available styles include bold, italic, serifed, typewriter, script, double-struck, and more.

What's New

Version 1.1

• Added strikethrough (when you’re sorry but not sorry), overline, and blackout (in case you work for the NSA) effects.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

17 Ratings

17 Ratings

“Rich Text” for Messages, Twitter, Slack, and More ...

Joel McIntosh

This is such a clever idea. When writing in many apps that are limited to plain text, it is a neat hack to have, for example, italic for book titles and bold for emphasis. Some of the other text styles provided in Textlicious are fun to play with, but I probably will not use them as much. Because the approach uses an expanded Unicode "pallet," Textlicious doesn't work for every situation, but it works great for me in Messages, Twitter, and Slack.

So simple, but awesome!


Why do I love stuff like this so much? I have no freakin’ idea, but I do. Will add loads of fun to my daily texting and such.

Great idea but….

Mr Potters

Great idea but when you send it to someone that doesn't have these fonts on his/her phone or iPad it will show up as question marks in a box. We all know what that looks like when you receive emoji that you don't have on your phone. I’m sure in the future this might change but for now I just waisted $2.

Developer Response

Your friends can upgrade their iPads and iPhones to the latest iOS for free and it’ll work great — they weren’t in earlier releases. If you feel it’s not worth the money the Mac App Store will refund your money, but we (the developers) can’t do it ourselves (sorry!).


Delicious Monster Software, LLC
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