Smiley Caret for Chrome

Turn emoticons :) to emoji 🙂 as you type

5.0/5
About

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.

Would you recommend this product?
2 Reviews5.0/5

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.