๐Ÿ‘‹ TextPal - Super-fast emoji picker for macOS

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TextPal brings Slack's emoji picker to all apps on your Mac. Type \brain and press Return and you'll see ๐Ÿง  appear in the current text field.

You can download TextPal for free (just put 0 in the price box), but feel free to drop some \moneybags!

Website: www.textpal.app

Backslash -> Search -> Return -> Done!

TextPal has an exhaustive emoji synonym database, so you'll be sure to find your desired emoji. ๐Ÿ”

Is the default trigger key interrupting your normal typing? We got you covered with these three features:

  • Configurable trigger key
  • Double-tap to trigger
  • Disable TextPal in any app you pick e.g. Xcode.

You can use a Shortcut too! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Skin Tones

Configure your default skin tone

Pick another skin tone on the fly

Press the right arrow key, followed by down/up arrow keys to select the skin tone, then press Return!


  • Select next emoji: Arrow Dn or Control-N
  • Select previous emoji: Arrow Up or Control-P
  • Confirm and type selected emoji: Return
  • Show Emoji's skin tone variants: Arrow Right
  • Delete character: Delete
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๐Ÿ‘‹ TextPal - Super-fast emoji picker for macOS

30 ratings
I want this!