How to Record Macros on an iPhone

By Jefe Nubarron

Apple's iPhone operating system (iOS) does not provide a built-in method to record macros. A number of application developers have developed apps that will allow you to record a macro and paste that information back while composing text within their app. Any one of these apps should suffice to record and play back macros on your iPhone. Determine which of these options is the most appropriate for your needs. They each have strengths and weaknesses, but any of these apps can improve the experience of working with your iPhone.

Textexpander

Step 1

Download and install Textexpander to your iPhone. Textexpander is available on the iTunes Store from the company Smileonmymac.

Step 2

Open the Textexpander app on your iPhone by pressing on the icon.

Step 3

Configure a snippet within Textexpander. A snippet is the Textexpander version of a macro.

Tapit4me

Step 1

Download and install Tapit4me to your iPhone. Tapit4me is available on the iTunes Store from developer Ettore Software.

Step 2

Open the Tapit4me app on your iPhone through the app icon.

Step 3

Configure a snippet within Tapit4me. Tapit4me uses the term snippet for its macros.

Pastebot

Step 1

Download and install Pastebot to your iPhone. Pastebot is available on the iTunes Store from Tapbots.

Step 2

Access the Pastebot app on your iPhone by pressing on the app icon.

Step 3

Create a new text clipping within Pastebot. A clipping is the Pastebot equivalent of a macro.

Abbreviate

Step 1

Download and install Abbreviate to your iPhone. Abbreviate is available on the iTunes Store and developed by Simulations Plus.

Step 2

Open Abbreviate on your iPhone by pressing on the app icon.

Step 3

Create an abbreviation within Abbreviate, or use one of their pre-configured abbreviations. An abbreviation is the Abbreviate equivalent of a macro.