What’s Coming Up Next? – MacHouse Introducing TextCandy for Mac OS X

Mac software TextCandy

TOKYO (MacHouse) – So Apple, Inc. is likely to release a new operating system around September 22nd. Well, we haven’t had a chance to test it yet. Anyway, we have one more application to release before Apple, Inc. introduces us Mavericks. Actually, we already submitted it to Mac App Store about an hour ago. This software submission is called TextCandy.

Mac software TextCandy   Mac software TextCandy

TextCandy is an extensive status menu application that gives you quick access to text strings (e-mail addresses, code snippets and URLs) you frequently use. It’s not an ordinary status menu application as you can create as many as 16 text fields (text groups). You can store any number of text strings under any of them. Switch between text fields with a click of mouse. You can assign an icon to each text field. Because of these icons, exploring TextCandy’s status menu, you can tell which text field you are under at a glance.  

Available at Mac App Store
Mac App Store


  1. Create as many as 16 text fields (text groups).
  2. Create any number of text records under any of text fields.
  3. Assign an icon to a text group. Choose one of more than 50 built-in icons.
  4. Click on the title of a text record to copy the corresponding text string into the clipboard.
  5. Insert the current time or the current date in one of eight languages (English-US, English-UK, Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Portuguese, Italian) to the text field when creating a text record. (See Text menu.)
  6. Language: English only.
  7. The application supports the Retina display.
  8. Application file size: 3.2 MB
  9. The application comes with a complete user’s guide written in English. (Choose Help > User’s Guide.)

System requirements

  1. Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9
  2. 64-bit system


  1. A text field title must have 30 characters or less
  2. The user can create as many as 16 text fields (text groups).
  3. The data is not encrypted.

Version history

Note: Release dates are ones when updates are announced here, not when updates are actually released at Mac App Store. We make no promise that they will be accepted by iTunes Connect and then released at Mac App Store.

1.1.4 (April 4, 2015)

  1. The methods containing deprecated APIs are fixed.
  2. Mac OS X 10.7 is cut off as a development target. The application now supports Mac OS X 10.8 or higher.
  3. The field pictures are put in the TIFF package.
  4. Fix: Some push buttons did not have a key equivalent.

1.1.0 (May 23, 2014)

  1. The field icons are replaced by an army of 97 new pictures. Existing users may have to assign a new icon to each field again. Apology…
  2. When the user places their mouse over a field picture at the top the status menu, the corresponding field title will appear right above.

1.0.5 (October 18, 2013)

  1. Changes: All field icons which are known as system-provided icons that come from the system are replaced by non-Apple ones.
  2. Fix: Clicking on a field icon on the status menu did not always let the application switch fields.
  3. A few other changes and fixes are done.

Trial/Demo version

Click here to download a trial version. Meanwhile, if you regularly review Mac software, you may be eligible for receiving free coupon codes, which can be redeemed at Mac App Store. Click here for more information.

TextCandy is a product of MacHouse.

10 thoughts on “What’s Coming Up Next? – MacHouse Introducing TextCandy for Mac OS X

  1. Hello,
    I bought the app and I like it very much!!!
    Only one thing – When I switch from one field to other, the little window of the app disappear and I need to press and open again the window of the app.
    Something that can I do?

    I work with :
    MacBook Pro Retina (late 2013)
    OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks

    Thanks a lot 😉

    Eran Adler

  2. Thank you for your using TextCandy and your kind words. I’ll investigate your claim and report back to you in 10 minutes or so.

  3. In reference to the following image, are you saying that you switch from one field to another by clicking on a field icon right above the ‘Quit Candy’ command but don’t want this menu to close? If that’s the case, that can’t be helped because TextCandy is a status menu application. What deploys when you click on the green icon is a menu just like what you see to the left like ‘File’ and ‘Edit.’ The menu must close when you select a command.

  4. Hi,
    Thanks for your instant respond!!!

    Is it possible to built an “anchor” that keeps that window above all other windows? I have something like that in other menu bar apps.

    Thanks 🙂


  5. Excuse me. Which window are you talking about? Are you talking about the menu appearing in the screenshot? If so, no. That’s not possible. It’s not a window. It’s menu just like ‘File’ and ‘Edit.’

  6. There is a highly recommended app called “NotesTab Pro” (in the App Store) with the option to make the app visible above all the other app. You can download the free version and see.
    What do u think?

  7. It has a totally different structure. What they do is to make a popover window accessible when the user clicks on application’s status icon. It’s not a menu but a popover window. If it were a status menu application, you would not be able to right-click to have a contextual menu.

  8. O.k.
    Thanks for the explanation!
    So I’m going now to eat some candies 🙂
    Have a great day!


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