TextExpander 2.8 Supports Rich Text and Image Expansion in Gmail

SmileOnMyMac has released TextExpander 2.8, an update to its customizable typing shortcut tool for Mac OS X. The update adds support for rich text and image expansion in web-based tools such as Gmail. The update also adds support for making selections using % in a snippet in conjunction with %| cursor positioning.

With TextExpander, users can define abbreviations for frequently-used text strings and images, also known as snippets. When an abbreviation is typed, it expands automatically to the full snippet. Mac OS X 10.4 or higher is required. TextExpander 2.8 is a free update for registered users of TextExpander 1.x and 2.x.

TextExpander features:

  • Insert standard greetings, text, and signatures — including formatted text and pictures
  • Save keystrokes by typing short abbreviations to get long snippets
  • Correct typos automatically
  • Organize snippets into groups
  • Add snippet groups from external files and online sources
  • HTML, CSS, Autocorrect, Accented Word, Symbol snippet groups included
  • Date/time math (add or subtract years, months, days, hours, minutes, seconds from current date and time)
  • Internet Productivity snippet group (shorten long URLs automatically)
  • Sync snippets via MobileMe
  • Insert the current date and time in any format you prefer
  • Print snippets by group
  • Position the cursor wherever you want in your expanded snippet
  • For programmers, make editor-independent code templates; invoke AppleScripts and shell scripts
  • Import from Textpander, TypeIt4Me (v2 & 3) and Typinator (v1)
  • Available in English, German, French, Japanese and Italian


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