aText Text Automation legacy

aText is a text template, text shortcut, text macro, text automation, text expansion tool.

aText accelerates your typing in any application by replacing abbreviations with frequently used phrases you define.

Save your priceless time, stop typing the same thing over and over.

Download for macOS Monterey

10.9 - 12.2. Free 21-Days Trial

Buy $4.99

Try before you buy

View the new version

New UI and many new features.

Version 2.40.5 for macOS Monterey

Released 27/1/2022


Insert images, formatted text into any application, such as Pages, Mail, Google Chrome Gmail.


Automatically capitalize new sentences, correct double capitals.


Full set of advanced functions, including date time scripts, editable field, key stroke, AppleScript and Shell Script, etc.

Cloud sync

Sync via iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc, or shared network folder.

Sync data between all your computers.

Collaborate with other people in multi-user environment.

Built-in snippets

Built-in snippets for misspelling correcting, HTML and JavaScript coding.


Import data from TextExpander, TypeIt4Me, SpellCatcherX, Automaton, CSV file.

Virtual machine

Works in Windows virtual machine by Parallels (in single window mode), VMWare Fusion, VirtualBox.

Works in Windows via TeamViewer and Remote Desktop Connection clients.

Basic Snippet

Advanced variables

Sync Preferences

Snippet Suggestion