Slack-style emoji everywhere on your Mac 🚀

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#4 Product of the DayJuly 14, 2016

Rocket bring Slack-like emojis to your Mac. 🙌 🎉 🚀

  • MacUpdate Editorial Team
    MacUpdate Editorial TeamThe MacUpdate team has thoughts on apps

    Easy to enter emoji and GIFs anywhere you can enter text without needing a separate "character viewer" or any pop-up.


    It took a few attempts to determine a smooth workflow for adding new GIFs and archiving them effectively

    This is such an easy app for using GIFs and emoji anywhere. I have it set to launch at start-up and it's hidden in my menubar unless I need to add a cool new GIF. Once I figured out the best process for saving GIFs locally to then enter them into the app, I was settled on using Rocket for my everyday GIF sharing and emoji entry tool.

    MacUpdate Editorial Team has used this product for one year.
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    Didn't work from the get-go.

    My first attempt to use this was in Atom. I tried typing out two separate emojis. In both cases, Rocket replaced the text with whatever was in the clipboard.

    Jay Bienvenu has used this product for one day.
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Niv Dror
Niv DrorHiring@nivo0o0 · VC at Shrug Capital
Slack Style Emoji should come come standard on Mac
Martijn Arts
Martijn Arts@totempaaltj · Engineer
@nivo0o0 to be fair, it does. Try Cmd + Ctrl + Space. 😲
Rodrigo Assael
Rodrigo Assael@rodrigo_assael
@totempaaltj @nivo0o0 Very cool shortcut. Thanks! 😁
Praval Singh
Praval Singh@praval · Product/Marketing Guy at
@totempaaltj the one that comes with MacOS is not half as cool :)
Tudor Baidoc
Tudor Baidoc@baidoct · A Web & UI Designer
Great app, just installed it. One small thing though, I use dark menu bar (OS X El Capitan) and the App's Icon seems to have the same color as my menu bar.
@baidoct yeah same here. I actually thought there was a problem running the app because I cannot see it at all lol
Matthew Palmer
Matthew PalmerMaker@_matthewpalmer · Developer
@baidoct I've gotta fix this! Thanks for letting me know 👍
Davidvb - Ld. UI/UX
Davidvb - Ld. UI/UX@davidvb · Lead UI/UX Designer
@_matthewpalmer you might also want to show they shortcut in the menu and the preferences.. I forgot how to trigger the app... And make it customisable pls, so that can never happen again.
Joel Califa
Joel Califa@notdetails · Product Design Lead at DigitalOcean
Hey, this is *really* awesome, and something I've been trying to do for a while (for instance the Alfred Emoji Pack at which I've disabled for now to use this :)) One thing that bugs me about this is that typing something like :) or http:// triggers it—basically anything that starts with a colon. You could get around this by waiting for the colon + at least two alphanumeric characters before triggering it. Also, the modal seems to appear in the center of the screen rather than next to where I'm typing. Otherwise 👏 🎉
Patrick Wang
Patrick Wang@junesix · AppDirect, Technical Enablement
@notdetails Agree with this. It was fun initially until I got back to doing work and it popped up every time I typed the colon. Would it be possible to configure the trigger to something else like a double-colon ::?
Matthew Palmer
Matthew PalmerMaker@_matthewpalmer · Developer
@notdetails 💯, cheers for the suggestion—definitely going to add some customisation around the trigger key. Appearing in the center of the screen happens when something's doesn't use the native accessibility API, the biggest example is Chrome. Might have to dig into Chrome a bit more though since it's so common
Ben Tossell
Ben Tossell@bentossell ·
How does this compare to Macmoji?
@bentossell This looks to have autocomplete, like Slack.
Ryan McLeod
Ryan McLeod@warpling · ⬛️📲
@bentossell Macmoji guy here. This is a much better, more involved implementation than my barebones stopgap of a solution! Can't wait to see this evolve. 🚀
Niv Dror
Niv DrorHiring@nivo0o0 · VC at Shrug Capital
@warpling @bentossell just tried it, works great! 🚀
@_matthewpalmer The 'send feedback' doesn't work for me. Wanted to let you know that it would be great to disable it for regular smilies like :)
Matthew Palmer
Matthew PalmerMaker@_matthewpalmer · Developer
@jvdmeij ah, how strange. Good idea! I'll add this in a future version 👍