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

Mac software TextAround

TOKYO (MacHouse) – So far, we’ve submitted 4 software titles to Mac App Store this month. The most difficult part is come up with a new development idea these days. So it’s not easy for us to get our hands on a 5th or 6th application within the same month. Oh, whoa… Here comes the 5th software submission of the month. This new software submission is called TextAround.

TextAround is a desktop application that lets you easily design colorful, circular text. You can apply a color gradation to text. What you see is what you get. And you can save this circular text as an image in BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG or TIFF.  

Mac software TextAround   Mac software TextAround

Available at Mac App Store
Mac App Store


  1. Choose a font and a text size. Set the radius of circular text.
  2. Add any number of color stops to create a color gradation.
  3. Apply shadow to text with your selection of color and blur radius.
  4. Rotate text.
  5. Save progress as a project file. Double-click on a project file to recover progress.
  6. Language: English only.
  7. The application supports the Retina display.
  8. The application supports the fullscreen mode.
  9. Application file size: 2.9 MB
  10. 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
  3. Monitor capable of displaying at least 822 x 787 points


  1. The radius of circular text layer must be at least 10 points with no larger than 3,200 points
  2. The text size must be at least 1 point with no larger than 999 points.

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.

1.0.2 (October 30, 2013)

  1. Change: The ticks are removed around the circular slider, which is used to the angle of circular text. Because of these ticks, the user could previously rotate the dial control by 10 degrees.
  2. A few other minor changes including correcting typos 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.

User’s guide

Application user’s guide is available (only in English). Click here to access it online.

Video tutorial

A video tutorial with text commentary is available in the form of a QuickTime movie. Click here. The data size is 62.3 MB and the movie duration is 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

TextAround is a product of MacHouse.

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

  1. I bought the app from the MacStore but it doesn’t work when I open it. The program launches but I can never see the text I type in.

    Please Advise,

  2. If you take a close look at one of the screenshots above, there are several elements required for the application to display circular text.

    1. Font
    2. Text size
    3. Text
    4. Gradation map
    5. Circle radius

    I’m uploading a video tutorial with text commentary. But it’ll take another 3 hours or so as we are having a network problem now.

  3. For those living in North America who complained at iTunes Connect that there was no way of reaching application’s support, let me say that all you have to do is look under the Help menu. Before they complain that there’s no user’s guide and give the application a 1-star rating out of frustration, let me add one more statement. Please look under the Help menu for user’s guide.

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