TextExpander 5 Support

For support for the latest version of TextExpander see TextExpander.com.

Learn with our video tutorials. Search our Knowledge Base. Review the FAQ.

Video Tutorials

TextExpander in a nutshell.

See what TextExpander is all about in this overview.

What's New in TextExpander 5

This video covers: suggested snippets, abbreviation reminders, custom snippet file location, sync with iCloud Drive, simplified expansion of lengthy fill-in snippets, inline search, JavaScript.

Working with Snippets

This video covers: snippet anatomy, making snippets, abbreviation, labels, content types, images, hyperlinks, expansion options.

Date and Time Macros

This video covers: how to insert macros, date / time snippets, date / time math, clipboard.

Fill-In Snippets

This video covers: using fill-in fields, fill-in types, Tab key.

Working with TextExpander touch

This video covers: syncing TextExpander and TextExpander touch, setup abbreviations, using the TextExpander touch keyboard, edit in iOS.

TextExpander Preferences

This video covers: expansion preferences, using delimiters, default case senitivity, iOS group settings.


  • Getting started? Watch TextExpander in action with our Video Tutorials above.
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System Requirements



Mac OS X 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, and 10.10
(High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite)

TextExpander 5.1.5

Mac OS X 10.9, 10.8, and 10.7
(Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion)

TextExpander 4.3.7

OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

TextExpander 3.4.2

Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.4
(Leopard, Tiger)

TextExpander 2.8.1

Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.4 on PowerPC G3
(Leopard, Tiger)

TextExpander 2.5

Mac OS X 10.3.9 (Panther)

TextExpander 1.3.1