Forget your serial number

Please search your mail boxes for "aText" phrase to find your license email. If it was lost, contact us.

What's new in the latest version?

Latest release notes .

How to register?

Restart aText, the Register window will show up. Or view this screenshot.

Serial number is invalid

Just carefully copy and paste your license information. The email is case sensitive.

aText inserts clipboard's content instead of snippet's content

Try turn off "Automatically restore Clipboard" in Preferences, or increase delay.

How to expand only after hitting Space or Enter key?

In group‘s setting, set "Expand:" to "At delimiter".

How to make hyperlink snippet?

Set "Content" to "Formatted Text" (view screenshot). In the editor, press Cmd+K to insert link.

How to change Date/Time format?

In the snippet editor, double-clicking on a Data/Time variable to access editing data/time format.

How to copy aText data to another computer?

1. Export aText data to ".atext" file, by selecting "File" menu \ "Save..."
2. Import ".atext" file, by selecting "File" menu \ "Open..."

aText does not work

Try to restart your computer once. Use "Diagnostic" tool in aText's menu.

If you are using aText Mac App Store version on OS X 10.11 El Capitan, please see below.

aText does not expand correctly

aText may conflict with other apps. Use "Diagnostic" tool in aText's menu.

Secure Input

Secure Input is enabled by many apps for password fields input or security features.
When Secure Input is enabled, OS X prevents aText from working until Secure Input is disabled.
If Secure Input hangs, please quit your running apps to find which app does not release Secure Input.
Secure Input is not bug of aText.

How to disable aText in specific applications?

Disable group: screenshot.

Disable "Auto-Correction" function: screenshot.

How to make aText work with Parallels virtual machine?

1. Disable Parallels‘s Coherence mode.
2. Does not use Full-screen mode.

How to insert snippet in password field?

* Use aText icon in the menu bar to select abbreviation.
* Set a key combination for "Search snippets" hotkey in aText‘s Preferences. Then press that hotkey in password field and search for your password.

aText window shows at login.

aText is duplicated in Login Items. Try turn off "Start at login" option in aText‘s Preferences.

About Mac App Store version.

aText Mac App Store version can no longer fully work on OS X 10.11 El Capitan and later because of new App Sandboxing restrictions. This is not fixable.
If you purchased aText on Mac App Store, please switch to non-MAS (non sandboxed) version for free. See below.

Migrate your Mac App Store license

1. Download aText from Mac App Store, open it once, quit it, and keep it.
2. Download and launch aText from this website.
3. If the Trial screen shows up, choose your Mac App Store version to migrate license. If there is no Trial screen, your MAS license is successfully migrated.
Your data will be transferred automatically.
If it does not work, find and delete all in your computer, then try again.

Contacting us

If you experience problems, please read above FAQs, and update to the latest version before contacting us.

E-mail us at .