By SmileOnMyMac, LLC
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2010 Macworld Utility of the Year. Type faster on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using short abbreviations that expand into long snippets.
With TextExpander touch, you create a library of abbreviation shortcuts for snippets of text that you use frequently, such as addresses, URLs, and standard replies. Tap that abbreviation, and it automatically expands to the full snippet. (You can even insert today's date automatically with the default abbreviation "ddate"!)
You can use your TextExpander touch snippets directly in over 25 apps that support it, including Byword, Dispatch, Drafts, Elements, Fantastical 2, Launch Center Pro, TaskAgent, and Tap Forms. See www.smilesoftware.com/apps for a complete list.
Given the current feature set of the iOS, TextExpander touch cannot work in the background (as it does in Mac OS X), expanding text snippets while you work in another app, unless that app supports TextExpander touch.
Compose new email messages in TextExpander touch, using your snippet library of boilerplate paragraphs, email addresses, URLs and signatures. Use fill-in snippets to customize common responses. Automatically insert the message into an email in Mail or copy it for use in other apps.
If you use TextExpander on the Mac, you can also share the snippet groups with iOS devices over your local network, and you can sync your snippets via Dropbox.
"If you do a lot of writing and communication on your iPhone, TextExpander is practically required for efficiency." - iPhone AppStorm
- Compose notes quickly and easily that contain frequently-used text, addresses, phone numbers, email signatures, URLs, etc.
- Supported in over 25 apps, including Byword, Dispatch, Drafts, Elements, Fantastical 2, Launch Center Pro, TaskAgent, and Tap Forms
- Automatically insert your notes into Mail and SMS messages, or copy-and-paste into other apps on your iOS device
- Automatically insert today's date with the short abbreviation ddate
- Use Dropbox to sync snippets
- Add TextExpander snippets from your Mac via your local network
- Save composed notes in an archive for reuse
- Use multiple snippet groups
- Add Predefined Groups such as accented words, symbols, HTML, and CSS
What's New in Version 2.3.1
- Saves and includes newly created snippet on iPhone if 3rd-party app updates settings
- Avoids Dropbox sync when automatically updating snippets for 3rd-party apps
- Restores iOS 5.1 compatibility
- Other minor fixes and improvements
Dropbox Synch? What’s it supposed to do?
I want to like this app even though I admit that it’s probably a Utility function that Apple Customers would be much much happier with if Apple incorporated the capability directly into iOS and OSX and tied to iCloud. At least Apple would get the core expected functionality and synchronization correct.
The DropBox and group sharing sync features on TextExpander are either totally broken or I can’t figure out its convoluted workflow. I'm accustomed to the “It just works” (IJW) capability of most Apple iOS applications. I absolutely expect all snippets and groups that I create on my iPhone will immediately be be available on all of my other iOS devices, and vice versa. Nope. With TextExpander it's been more like “It just doesn’t work” (IJDW) or maybe even “it never works" (INW). Very sad. Not sure if the author is hampered by Apple’s sandboxing restrictions or if there is a bunch of bugs in the TextExpander application, or maybe my expectations are too high.
Sorry TextExpander authors but until you fix the synchronization issues you’re more like FrownOnMyMac to me.
App does not work as advertised. You must copy a "snippet" to the clipboard, then paste it into whatever app you're typing in; it does not work natively or seamlessly with many apps. Does not work with email, or Pages.
But, you don't learn this until AFTER you buy the app. This is bad and misleading. I've used the TypeIt4Me app (also in the App Store) on a desktop Mac. That program worked great. TypeIt4Me is honest and states that it too does not work natively or seamlessly on an iPad. I, like another reviewer here, wish I could get my money back from the company. Shame on the developer, and the App Store for allowing the app to sell itself in a misleading way, in contrast to TypeIt4Me.
Super powerful and does what it can in the face of its restrictive environment
If you're in the text-expansion game look no further than TextExpander from Smile. With dropbox sync this is easily the best if not only solution for textexpansion on the iPad. With an API available to third-party developers many popular productivity and other apps support textexpander.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Dec 18, 2013
- Version: 2.3.1
- Size: 3.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: SmileOnMyMac, LLC
- © 2010-2013 SmileOnMyMac LLC dba Smile
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.