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.
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TextExpander backed down a little bit on their new subscription model and made the text expansion software cheaper for existing users. It's still expensive though.
Android: Text expansion apps are awesome on the desktop, but Android hasn't had much beyond keyboard shortcuts. Texpand fills the gap with real text expansion for any keyboard.
Text expanders ("keyboard shortcuts" in iOS and "personal dictionary" in Android) are great timesavers: tap a few keys, and whole words or phrases are entered instantly Here's a very efficient shortcut if you have multiple email addresses.
Text expansion apps are a great way to save time when you find yourself typing the same information repeatedly, but they can do much more than that. One of our favourites is TextExpander on Mac, and it's a powerful tool once you learn how to use it.
We're fans of iOS text expansion to make typing on your iPhone easier. Now, you can sync those shortcuts between your phone and your Mac using iCloud.
Android: There are lots of excellent text expansion apps for Android. However, if you're using the stock Android keyboard, you don't need to look any farther than Settings.
Our favourite text expansion app for Mac, aText, has just been updated. You can now enable sync your snippets so you can use them across computers.
We love text expansion, as it saves us so much time typing every day, and helps us quickly insert snippets of text we wouldn't easily remember otherwise. There are plenty of great standard snippets that belong in everyone's collection, but we want to know what you'd add to the list.
Text expansion is a wonderful thing — especially on a mobile device. Typing a shortcut that expands into a larger amount of text can save a ton of time and effort. While TextExpander exists for iOS, it only works in applications that support it and is of limited use. If you've jailbroken, however, you can use Xpandr which works system-wide and costs significantly less.
A new version of our favourite text replacement utility for Mac, TextExpander 2.1, is now available for download. The upgrade includes performance and reliability improvements for fast typists, and now allows for single character replacements.