SmileOnMyMac has released TextExpander 3.1.1, an update to its customizable typing shortcut tool for Mac OS X. 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.
TextExpander 3.1.1 offers important bug fixes. The update resolves one issue that was causing users to lose all their snippets. It also fixes a problem with case sensitivity preferences, among other fixes and improvements.
A 30-day fully-functioning demo of TextExpander can be downloaded at
http://www.smileonmymac.com/textexpander/download.html. The price is $34.95. A Family Pack license is available for $44.95, which covers up to five computers in one household. Upgrades from earlier versions of TextExpander are $15.00, and free to users who purchased after November 1, 2009. Mac OS X 10.6 or later is required.
- 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
- Internet Productivity snippet group (shorten long URLs automatically)
- Sync snippets via MobileMe and Dropbox
- Insert the current date and time in any format you prefer
- Date/time math (add or subtract years, months, days, hours, minutes, seconds from current date and time)
- Print snippets by group
- Position the cursor wherever you want in your expanded snippet; use fill-ins for snippets with multiple blank fields for variable content
- For programmers, make editor-independent code templates; invoke AppleScripts and shell scripts
- Available in English, German, French, Japanese and Italian