Smiley Caret for Chrome

Turn emoticons :) to emoji 🙂 as you type

Smiley Caret allows you to output emoji in any text field as if you’re using Skype or Messenger. It converts the most commonly known emoticons to emoji, while offering functionality for more specific searching without even leaving the field you’re typing in.

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2 Reviews5.0/5
Hello! 👋 This is what I’ve been working on lately. A Chrome Extension that offers the easiest way to write emoji. Huge thanks to Arun for taking the time to hunt it! 🙌 Free, no ads. Made by someone frustrated with searching, copying and pasting smiley faces. Intended for similar people. I have many ideas for useful features and I would love to hear feedback on what you’d want to see! If there are enough users, I could open the data to everybody so we could collectively decide on what’s the best and quickest way to write tiny faces and kittens! 🐱 Hope you find this useful and please, tell me what you think! 🙂
I have always tried multiple emoji apps and have never been satisfied with any. I have tried the native emoji palette on Mac, but have found it to be slow at times. Rocket for Mac wasn't up to the mark either. Smiley Caret is definitely fast. Works only on Google Chrome, but that's okay. Check it out, you will love it! 😀
Oh neat! You should make this a system-wide app for macOS
@phil_bagdasarian I’d love to, but I think I won’t be able. I have zero experience with that sort of development and I’ve never even owned an Apple device. 😅
Thank you for trying to solve this problem of emoticons poisoning people's online experience. I found taking the time to set text replacement shortcuts in iOS, which carry over to Mac, to be good but almost nobody will take the 10 minutes to do it. Keep at it 👍

I have always tried multiple emoji apps and have never been satisfied with any. I have tried the native emoji palette on Mac, but have found it to be slow at times. Rocket for Mac wasn't up to the mark either. Smiley Caret is definitely fast and is my most favorite now.

Pros:

Blazing fast expansion and automatically converts emoticons. Not necessary to use colon notation

Cons:

Does not support keyboard navigation for suggested options when using colon notation. But, the maker has a valid technical reason behind it.