TypeIt4Me - Let your Mac do half your typingDownload TypeIt4Me free 30-day trial (16MB)

We've been tirelessly improving and adding features to TypeIt4Me since it launched in 1989. The new kids on the block have made a valiant effort to replicate as much of its functionality as possible - but as you can see in the comparison table below, the competition still have a lot of catching up to do. TypeIt4Me still offers the best bang for your buck. Why settle for less?


Feature TypeIt4Me 5 TextExpander 3 Typinator 4
AutoCorrect using OS X’s built-in spell checker Yes No No
Expand number suffixes Yes No No
Show label, Expanded text or both in menu Yes No No
Show/hide any clipping in menu Yes No No
Restrict any clipping to a specific application Yes No No
Enable/disable via menubar icon Yes No No
Strip 's' for plurals (no need to define abb twice) Yes No No
Date and time math Yes Yes No
Handle TABs & CRs in forms (type abb to login) Yes Yes No
AutoCue (pause & prompt for variable input) Yes Yes No
Import SpellCatcher shorthand glossary Yes Yes No
Execute AppleScript from abbreviation Yes Yes No
Clippings with formatted text & pictures Yes Yes Yes
Case entered affects clipping Yes Yes Yes
Auto date expansion Yes Yes Yes
Limit usage to application list Yes Yes Yes
Menubar menu for entering clippings Yes Yes No
Reposition cursor on expansion Yes Yes Yes
Create clipping from selected text Yes Yes No
Expand abbs referenced in clippings (nesting) Yes Yes No
Export TAB delimited clippings via copy/paste Yes Yes No
Import Clippings from other typing utilities Yes (except Typinator) Yes Yes
Import from comma and TAB delimited files Yes Yes Yes
Export clippings file Yes Yes Yes
Services menu item to create Clippings Yes Yes No
Primary/Auxiliary clippings files Yes Yes No
Multiple clippings files Yes Yes Yes
Apply a label to any clipping Yes Yes No
Restrict an entire file to a specific application Yes Yes Yes
Enable/disable via keyboard hot key Yes Yes No
User defined hot keys Yes Yes No
Sync clippings via Dropbox Yes Yes Yes
Actively supported since 1989 2006 2005
Localized versions English
Localized help English English
System compatibility

OS X 10.8
OS X 10.7
OS X 10.6
OS X 10.5

OS X 10.8
OS X 10.7
OS X 10.6
OS X 10.8
OS X 10.7
OS X 10.6
OS X 10.5
OS X 10.4
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Single user licence: $19.99
Student price: $13.99
Upgrade: $8.99

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System Requirements

This product is designed to run on Intel Macs with the following operating systems:

• Mac OS X 10.8

• Mac OS X 10.7

For Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.5, including PPC Macs download TypeIt4Me5.2.1

For older versions of OS X
download TypeIt4Me version 4.2.1 instead

Watch the TypeIt4Me quickstart video

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TypeIt4me User Guide

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If you need help with something, try perusing the FAQ or head over to our support page.

Customer Feedback & Press Reviews

People have a lot of nice things to say about TypeIt4Me. If you're still undecided about whether to take it for a spin, check out some of the customer comments we've received over the past 20 years. Some of them make us blush.