Automate Expansion of Strings in TextExpander

TextExpander for macOS 6.2.2 adds a new scripting command: “expand string” to allow automating the expansion of text strings. Here’s an example of how you might use it in AppleScript: tell application “TextExpander” to expand string “ddate :flag-us:” The result: “August 21, 2017 🇺🇸” Note: The example assumes you have the Emoji Cheat Sheet Public… Read More »

TextExpander Tip of the Week: Typos, AutoCorrections and Double Capitals

In the course of typing, your fingers may fumble. Whether conscious or accidental, there are a variety of ways your fingers can and will jumble your words. TextExpander has several solutions for correcting your little typing errors. Accidental Double Capitals Capital letters begin sentences and proper nouns, as well as occur in the middle of… Read More »

WWDC 2017 Wrap Up

Smile made its way to WWDC again this year, moving with Apple’s change of venue from foggy SF to sunny San Jose. While the location may have been different, the bedecked buildings, faces and coffee shops were all the same. (Coffee shop = lots of). Shout out to the Social Policy coffee shop for over-taking… Read More »