Tips on Shared Snippet Groups

Philip Blog, TextExpander, TextExpander Tips

Do you share a snippet group with a few other folks, a team, or an office? If you don’t but would like to, you can set that up by hosting the group on your server, or even in a public Dropbox folder. You can find the exact steps here. Here are a few tips on what makes a good shared …

Never forget a Mail attachment using TextExpander

Philip Blog, TextExpander

Do you sometimes forget to include an attachment in an email? We had a customer seeking a foolproof solution to guarantee that he wouldn’t type “attached” without also attaching a file. He was seeking a solution using another software package, but it inspired us to create the following slightly simpler solution using just TextExpander and Mail. Create a Mail-only Snippet …

Using TextExpander to Get Your Location

Philip Blog, TextExpander, TextExpander Tips

We've received several requests lately to add a macro for location in GPS coordinates to TextExpander. We're not sure we want to do that, as it could reuslt in a request to access your location data appearing in an unexpected context, perhaps as a result of an unintended snippet expansion (read: typo). We're not able to build every requested feature into …

Important Changes in TextExpander touch for iOS

Philip Blog, TextExpander

TextExpander touch 2.3 has been released. This update changes the way that snippets are shared between TextExpander touch and third-party apps with TextExpander support. Here is the email we sent to users explaining the change and its impact: Dear TextExpander touch User: After recent discussions with the App Review Team from Apple, they informed us that TextExpander's use of Reminders for shared …

TextExpander touch integration comes to Fantastical 2

Philip Blog, Smileworthy, TextExpander, TextExpander Tips

One of our favorite apps is Fantastical from Flexibits. It's one of the most popular calendaring apps on Mac and iPhone. It has a beautiful, intuitive interface and lets you use natural language to create events. If you enter “Meeting with Philip at 1:30 on Friday”, Fantastical creates an event with all those details filled in. Fantastical 2 was released …