Tech, Productivity, Online Education

An Easier Way to Use Emojis on MacOS

2020/10/16

When I first began using Slack I realized how much better typing emojis could be on the computer. All you have to do in the app is type a colon, emoji name, colon (:joy: = 😂). On iOS I don’t have much of a problem because I can just type the word for the emoji and it brings up a suggestion. If you don’t have a space after the word it replaces it or you can put a space after the word and insert it at the end. On the computer it is not so easy. Enter Rocket.

From the website:

Rocket is a free Mac app that makes typing emoji faster and easier using Slack-style shortcuts.

Just start typing an emoji like :thumbsup: (👍) and Rocket will help auto-complete it — in any app!

Additionally, you can choose the skin tone of your emojis and disable in certain apps or websites. He also added a booster pack with ASCII Emoticons, which include classics like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ or ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

This is one of those apps that I forget is installed but it is part of my daily use on the computer.

You can download the free app here.