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Emoji Lite for Mac

By BigWhitePlanet Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review Staff Oct 15, 2012

Smileys and similar emoticons have been part of our messages for a while, but the advent of smartphones allowed for a move from the old character-based smileys to a full graphics version. Emoji Lite is an app for Macs with MacOS X or later that provides a wealth of graphical emoticons for texts, e-mails, and any other text-based app. Similar to the iPhone version, Emoji Lite offers a considerable number of emoticons that are easy to call up and deploy in text.

Emoji Lite includes about 450 emoticons in a variety of categories. Choosing the right one is simply a matter of hitting the option to call up the emoticons, then choosing the one to put in your text. As long as the reader has the Emoji Lite software installed, the emoticon will be properly displayed (otherwise a text representation is shown). Apart from the usual face emoticons there's a ton of additional images you can call on. Passing emoticons from Mac to iPhone and iPad was no problem, either direction, which allows the Mac to catch up with the Emoji app used on those mobile devices.

Emoji Lite worked flawlessly in our tests, and we love the variety of emoticons available. Having used the iPhone version for over a year, we found that having them available on the iMac and MacBook completed the circle of devices. While we had problems embedding emoticons in Facebook, Emoji Lite worked well with all other text apps we tried. We suspect the ease of use from Emoji Lite will have you embedding emoticons (no matter how much you used to hate the text-based images) quite often!

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0


Release October 6, 2012
Date Added October 6, 2012
Version 1.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements None


Total Downloads 700
Downloads Last Week 2
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Developer's Description

Have you ever seen people using funny Emoji images in short text messages, emails, Facebook, Twitter and other iPhone/iPad applications? Yes! Millions of people are already using them on they iOS devices!

Now you too can express yourself in creative and fun ways with Emoji on your Mac!

Install this app and instantly get access to over 460 awesome emoticons!

Use this cool emoji app to create awesome texts, mails, notes, calendar events, contacts, folders and filenames, to update your status in social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.). This app includes more than 460 awesome emoticons: emotions, life, nature, city, mark, arrows anything you can imagine!

Stop sending boring messages with plain text alone! Add emoticons to your mails, tweets, messages to express yourself in new and creative ways!

Use the emoji images system wide in all applications you've installed!