Last week, the popular text expansion program, TextExpander, switched to a subscription model. Subsequently, a lot of people are jumping ship to other software. Programmer Ryan M created a script to bring your snippets over to Keyboard Maestro.
Keyboard Maestro is a great all-in-one program that’s a combination text expander, launcher and automation tool. It’s a little overkill as just a replacement for TextExpander, so if you’re looking for that, we showed you how to move your snippets over to the $US5 ($6) aText already. If you’re looking to really power up everything you do on your Mac, Keyboard Maestro’s what you want. To move your snippets from TextExpander to Keyboard Maestro, Ryan M created a Python script. To make this work, you’ll need the newest version of Python, a little bit of elbow grease and this:
If you’re new to any of this stuff, there’s a detailed guide in the first comment over on Ryan’s site. Otherwise, the Python script will simply scrape out your snippets from TextExpander to create Keyboard Maestro compatible files. Head over to Ryan M’s site for everything you need.