TextExpander is a Star

Philip Blog, Public Appearances, TextExpander, TextExpander Tips

TextExpander is featured on MacBreak. Merlin Mann of 43 Folders is a big TextExpander fan, and he shows host Leo Laporte what makes TextExpander so powerful and, ultimately, so cool. Leo actually says “It is the single best productivity tool on the Mac, right after Quicksilver.” Check out the segment. It’s a little under 9 minutes long, and you get …

PDFpen Tip: Compilations Made Simple

Philip Blog, PDFpen Tips, TextExpander Tips

We got this email from BJ Strass, the publisher of Scooter Rider: I finally am getting around to letting you know how much PDFpen has helped me out. It has saved me countless hours of reworking and reformatting prior PDFs. I produce a small magazine and after 4 years we decided to offer full year Journals — all the issues …

PDFpen Tip: Math Margin Notes

Philip Blog, PDFpen Tips, TextExpander Tips

For a long time I’ve wanted to be able to add math margin notes to a PDF. With OS X’s PDF-based display, this seemed like it should be possible, but Acrobat doesn’t do it. It cannot accept PDFs that are drag/dropped or pasted. I was even considering writing some tool to do it, but I found the way: a combination …

TextExpander Tip: Roll Your Own Site Search

Philip Blog, TextExpander, TextExpander Tips

Organize your abbreviations by context: Ever find a website that doesn’t have a search function? For me that site is Palm Addicts (http://palmaddict.typepad.com). Problem is that I can never remember the URL, and even if I could, that’s a lotta typing. Google will let you restrict their results to a website by adding “site:domain.here” such as “site:palmaddict.typepad.com” to your search …