TextExpander Adds Per-Group Snippet Prefixes

Maia Olson Blog, Software Releases, TextExpander, TextExpander Tips

With group prefixes, you can assign a unique abbreviation prefix for each snippet group. This is a fast and easy way to organize and distinguish one group of snippets from another, something we’ve talked about before on our blog. What are group prefixes? For example, for that group of snippets you’ve made to communicate with your tax lawyer you can …

Adding Future Dates to Documents Using TextExpander Date Math

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TextExpander offers the neat ability to let you quickly place dates and times into your emails, messages and documents as you type. You can set up a keyboard shortcut, a snippet, to expand the current date in whatever format you desire for your meeting notes, a future date for setting up a meeting next week, or in the example below, …

Discover and Share Snippet Groups with TextExpander’s Public Groups

Maia Olson Blog, Software Releases, TextExpander, TextExpander Tips

Public Groups offer a way to discover ready-made TextExpander snippet groups, sourced from a variety of authors, in one place. Anyone on the latest version of TextExpander can subscribe to these groups, or publish groups to share with the TextExpander community. If you’ve just started out with TextExpander, and want more than a gloriously (scarily) blank slate to start with, …

TextExpander for iPhone & iPad: Now with Snippet Keys!

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TextExpander for iPhone & iPad v4.2 includes a new addition to the TextExpander keyboard, Snippet Keys. Snippet keys allow users to assign a snippet its own key for triggering expansion from the TextExpander keyboard. Instead of typing an abbreviation to expand a snippet, tap a single key. Update by opening the App Store to the Updates tab, and tap Update next …