Letters in Circles Snippet Group

Perhaps you’ve seen something like this on Twitter: ⓣⓗⓔ ⓐⓟⓟⓛⓔ ⓢⓣⓞⓡⓔ ⓘⓢ ⓓⓞⓦⓝ ⓙⓤⓢⓣ ⓛⓘⓚⓔ ⓔⓥⓔⓡⓨ ⓞⓣⓗⓔⓡ ⓐⓟⓟⓛⓔ ⓔⓥⓔⓝⓣ ⓑⓡⓑ ⓑⓛⓞⓖⓖⓘⓝⓖ — Stephen Hackett (@ismh) October 16, 2014 When I saw that, I thought: I can make a TextExpander group to make that really easy to do, and so… To add the Letters in Circles… Read More »

iOS-ify your Mac Snippet Abbreviations

For those of us who made the bulk of our snippets on the Mac, some of us use a system of prefixes to differentiate snippets from other words we type. For example, /wikislash / used to start web addresses,,h1comma comma ,, used to start code snippets;addrsemi-colon ; used to start snippets you share with the… Read More »

iCloud, PDFpen and iOS 8 — Before you update

If you have PDFpen running on your Mac and PDFpen on your iPad or iPhone, please be aware of what updating to iOS 8’s new iCloud Drive will mean for you — no more syncing with your Mac until Yosemite (OS X 10.10). Macworld already has a good article on this topic, check it out… Read More »

What about that scary Full Access warning?

(or, Q: Does TextExpander transmit all my keystrokes to Smile’s servers? A: No.) TextExpander touch 3‘s custom keyboard requires Full Access to function as you’d expect a keyboard to, and the warning iOS presents about this is quite ominous: The TextExpander keyboard needs to share snippet data with the TextExpander app and to play sounds,… Read More »

Smile Preps for Yosemite

Fall is the season for new Apple operating systems, and we’ve been busy prepping for OS X 10.10 Yosemite. If you’re worried about how your favorite Smile app will do with the update you can check on its status here.  If you are running the Yosemite beta and notice any new issues, please drop us… Read More »