TextExpander Download

TextExpander Download

TextExpander saves your fingers and your keyboard!


For OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan):

TextExpander 5.1.2 [17.6 MB]

For OS X 10.9, 10.8, 10.7:

TextExpander 4.3.7 [11.9 MB]

Install | Free Trial | How to Buy | Updates & Upgrades | Register | Our Guarantee


  1. Locate the downloaded TextExpander application. It is likely in your Downloads folder.  
  2. Drag TextExpander to your Applications folder to complete installation.  

Note: If upgrading from TextExpander 2, launch your new version of TextExpander and press "Remove" when prompted to remove your older TextExpander version.

Free Trial

When TextExpander launches the first time you will be asked to register. Click "Demo" to use the 30-day free trial.

Time limit: The demo will last for 30-days.
Features: During the demo you will have full access to all features of the app.

How to Buy


TextExpander 5.x: US $44.95
Family Pack: US $59.95, for up to 5 computers in one household
Office Pack: US $129.95, starting price for up to 5 users in one business location.
Upgrades from earlier versions: US $19.95 [ how to upgrade ]

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Buy from within TextExpander

  1. Choose TextExpander > Purchase / Register TextExpander... from the menu.
  2. Click the Buy button.
  3. Fill in your info and credit card details, and click the "Checkout" button.
  4. Verify your order details, and click the "Submit Order" button.
  5. Your name and serial number are automatically registered with the product. You will also receive an email with your serial number. If you ever need to enter it manually, select Purchase / Register again, enter your name and serial number from the email and click the "Register" button.

Updates & Upgrades

Updates within a major version are free to registered users of that version. For example, a free update would be from v.5.1 to v.5.3.2.

Upgrades between major version numbers are charged an upgrade fee. For example, a paid upgrade would be from v.4.3.2 to v.5.1.

Free upgrade: If you purchased version 4 on or after January 1, 2015, the upgrade to version 5 is free. TextExpander is not available on the Mac App Store.

Buy an Upgrade

You can upgrade from any earlier version of TextExpander to version 5 for US $19.95. If you purchased TextExpander after January 1, 2015, the upgrade is free. 

How to Upgrade:

  1. Download TextExpander 5. Do so either by choosing "Check for Update…" from the TextExpander menu, or downloading from the Smile website.
  2. Launch v.5. It will notice your previous version and offer to check for a free update.
  3. If your upgrade is...
    - Free you'll be prompted to enter your name and email address, and will be issued a free license for TextExpander 5. Finished!
    - Not free you can click on "Buy an upgrade license" for upgrade pricing.
  4. Go through the screens to purchase the US $19.95 upgrade to version 5.
  5. Complete your purchase and TextExpander will register with your new license. You will also receive an email of your new license for your records.

Register your Purchase

Once you have purchased a license, open your TextExpander demo and follow these steps to register:

  1. Launch your TextExpander demo app
  2. Choose "Purchase / Register" from the "TextExpander" menu.
  3. Click "Register with a license" then enter the license number from your email receipt. Copy and paste to avoid errors. 

If you are upgrading, click "Enter your old license to upgrade", then enter your v.4 serial "Name" and "Serial #". When asked, put in your v.5 license number. Your original license is required in order to use an upgrade license.

If you purchased TextExpander 3 from the App Store, install and launch TextExpander 5 and go to the registration screen. Click "Enter your old license to upgrade" then "Purchased from Mac App Store". Locate the Mac App Store version of TextExpander 3 and launch it.

If you have any trouble contact us for help.

Buy with Confidence

Smile is proud to offer a 90 day money-back guarantee. If you're not satisfied within 90 days of your purchase, we'll give you a refund at your request. We urge you to contact us first for technical support issues, as most are resolved quickly.


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System Requirements

TextExpander 5 requires OS X 10.10 or later and supports OS X 10.11.

For OS X 10.9, 10.8, or 10.7, please download TextExpander 4.3.7.
For OS X 10.6.x, please download TextExpander 3.4.2.
For OS X 10.4.x - 10.5.x, please download TextExpander 2.8.1.
For OS X 10.3.9, please download TextExpander 1.3.1.
For PowerPC G3 support on OS X 10.4.x - 10.5.x, please download TextExpander 2.5.


System Requirements:

TextExpander 5.x requires OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and later and is compatible with OS X 10.11 (El Capitan).

For OS X 10.9, 10.8, or 10.7 please download TextExpander 4.3.7. For OS X 10.6, please download TextExpander 3.4.2. For OS X 10.4 and 10.5, please download TextExpander 2.8.1.