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TextExpander for Mac

By SmileOnMyMac, LLC

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Save time and effort with TextExpander! Whether it's a simple email signature or several paragraphs of a standard response, you'll love how easy it is to use TextExpander to avoid typing the same thing over and over. Winner – 2010 Macworld Editors' Choice Award.

With TextExpander, you can define abbreviations for frequently-used text strings and images. When an abbreviation is typed, TextExpander replaces it with the full snippet.

Great for Email

Do you use different email signatures? You can easily insert your customized signatures with a few keystrokes. You can even include a photo or logo!

If you answer the same questions over and over, you can create TextExpander snippets that contain the responses you frequently use, and never have to type them out again.

Correct Your Misspellings

You can add TextExpander's autocorrection snippet groups, containing words that are commonly misspelled. If you type a misspelled word, TextExpander can automatically replace it with the correct spelling. You can even add your own frequently-misspelled words to your TextExpander snippets.

Insert Dates, Times, Special Characters and Accented Words

Insert the current time or date by typing a short abbreviation. TextExpander comes with date and time snippets built-in that you can format. You can even use TextExpander to insert a specified date in the future.

Snippets: Easy to Create, Use and Organize

It's easy to create a snippet and assign it an abbreviation. You can even create snippets on the fly, using hotkey shortcuts. If you've forgotten your abbreviation, you can easily search your snippets via the menu bar, or even have TextExpander suggest snippets based on what you've typed.

By default, TextExpander works in any program you can type in. You can also specify which programs you want TextExpander to expand in.

Snippets can be organized into groups. You can even apply different settings on a per group basis, such as excluding programs that TextExpander works in.

What's New in Version 3.4.2

- Improves expansion reliability, especially in iWork applications
- Adds Sort by Most Used
- Solves many cases of transposed letters
- Better respects hide setting when TextExpander is a Login Item
- Adds "last used time" and "use count" properties to AppleScript support
- Fixes Sort by Content
- Fixes issue with embedded AppleScript snippets that don't return strings
- Fixes potential unavailability of TextExpander menu and fill-ins
- Adds "restore clipboard regardless" property to AppleScript for TextMate 1.5.10 users
- Several minor fixes and improvements


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Customer Reviews

Good customer service

This is a really useful product but please be warned that the version on the Mac store is behind that of the TextExpander web site. However once I realised this my email to their support was responded to within hours and a link to the current version was provided. Impressive customer service on top of a good product. There is plenty of online / video support to get you going and I am confident that this will speed up my workflow considerably as well as enabling me to create systematic file naming.

Okay bug fix posted

The bug-fix to correct the problem described below is on TextExpanders website, it isn’t neat and the app should be updated to correct this. My archive of snippets has now become detached.

Previous review
I’ve previously lauded praises on TE. As another reviewer has commented it is incompatible, in my case with the ‘Maverick’ upgrade.

In summary it is now kaput and I do not advise purchase from App Store. If the situation changes I will be the first to retract this review.

Takes some time to get into the mindset...

…but once you do, this application is so powerful, the possibilites are almost endless.

TextExpander for Mac
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  • £24.49
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated: 14 March 2012
  • Version: 3.4.2
  • Size: 5.2 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
  • Developer: SmileOnMyMac, LLC

Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later

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