Every now and again I come across a Mac app I would never consider buying but give it a try anyway and end up spending a few extra dollars. That’s the case with an emoji manager app. Yes. There is a Mac utility app that can manage your emoji.
OK, first question. “Why do emoji need to be managed?” Well, they’re out of control. I don’t know how many emoji are available today on macOS High Sierra but it’s more than came with macOS Sierra or last year’s iOS 10. Good gawd! They’re breeding.
There are many things about humanity that I do not fully understand or appreciate and emoji is on the list and heading to the Top 10 with a bullet. I don’t even know what most of them mean because they don’t come with labels. What’s with that? You kind of have to guess which one is appropriate for an emotion, and that’s not to mention that we’re using cute little digital characters to describe an emotion when words
might do it better.
Enter Emojise, a Mac emoji manager of sorts which lets you find emoji and create actual emoji phrases so you can copy and paste entire sentences made of emoji. Here’s how it works:
Emojise lets you easily find emojis and create emoji phrases to use for your favorite social networking or messaging app/site. It is only a copy-and-paste away. Simply select emojis by clicking on them and click the Copy button (or Cmd + C) and paste into the text field of your choice. As emojis are in the clipboard, you can use them many times. Double-clicking directly copies clicked emoji/phrase to the clipboard.
The app makes using emoji on the Mac a bit easier, but more so if you don’t really know what all the characters mean. Here’s what you get for a few dollars:
- Big emoji icons
- Emoji phrases
- Globally applied tones
- Emoji search
- Touch Bar support
- Shortcode support
- Custom keyword
- Recently and frequently used emojis
- Keyboard Shortcut (Ctrl + Cmd + X is default)
- Menu-bar app
- Launch at startup
- Automatic app switching (in menu-bar mode)
What’s not to like? Yeah, I know. I struggle with the answer to the same question. Still, except for one obviously missing feature, Emojise is rather straightforward to use. Select an emoji or group, double click to the Mac’s clipboard, paste where needed.
There’s even Touch Bar support for MacBook Pro users.
What’s missing in Emojise is what is missing when using emoji on Mac, iPhone, or iPad. What the hell do the emoji mean? I mean, some are obvious. Smiley face. Blowing kisses. Applaud. But of the twenty-eleven emoji out on our Macs and iPhones and iPad there are perhaps a dozen I can figure out and I’m not totally sure about those.
Emojise needs a label for each emoji. That would make it very useful.