Previous Week Number Using TextExpander

Greg Scown Blog, TextExpander, TextExpander Tips

A user wrote in asking if TextExpander’s date math could be used to determine the previous week number. He clarified that he wanted to get the week number of last week, not necessarily 7 days ago. It’s easy to subtract seven days using date math, but this isn’t a common request, so it’s not part of our standard date math. …

Save to Evernote Directly from PDFpen

Greg Scown Blog, PDFpen, PDFpen Tips

PDFpen can save PDF documents directly to Evernote. This is another great, lesser-known feature of PDFpen, like the ones noted in this post. Evernote is a cloud-based service which stores pretty much any scrap of data you have, forever. Scraps of data are stored in notes, which have: a title, optional tags, and content consisting of text, images, lists, drawings, …

Smile at WWDC Week, V.2016

Maia Olson Blog

Another WWDC just wrapped up last week. This is the 12th in San Francisco. WWDC is popular enough that tickets are given out via lottery. This can make it tough to get tickets, which is where AltConf comes in. As in some previous years, those of us who did not get WWDC tickets attended AltConf, the free alternative conference for …

Traveling Up the Snippet Collection Path

Maia Olson Blog, TextExpander, TextExpander Tips

Whether you are a veteran TextExpander user and are not sure what to make into a snippet next, or a TextExpander newbie unsure what to make into a snippet, these tips are for you. Review your communication One great use of TextExpander is in communication. For many people, a work day consists of communicating, frequently through email, with coworkers, clients, …

Access Tons of Snippets Easily Using Inline Search

Greg Scown Blog, TextExpander, TextExpander Tips

Whether you have just started growing your snippet library, or you have amassed an enormous library of thousands of snippets, gain quick access to all of them using TextExpander’s “Inline Search” hotkey. There’s no need to memorize abbreviations or print out snippet groups and pin them to the wall. Just type a key word from one of your snippets, then …