Smile and the new Mac App Store

Philip Blog, PDFpen, TextExpander

The Mac App Store is a big deal for third-party Mac developers like Smile. For the first time, Apple is making it easy to buy and install software without ever going to a website, downloading a demo, or clicking an installer. Because it’s built into the OS, every Mac user will have a convenient option for purchasing software. PDFpen, PDFpenPro …

Using Shell Scripts to Extend TextExpander

Greg Scown Blog, TextExpander, TextExpander Tips

In addition to plain text and formatted text, pictures snippets, TextExpander also supports AppleScript and shell scripts as content types. Your abbreviation will expand to whatever the script returns. This allows you to extend TextExpander in whatever ways you need. Here’s a recent example which started with a support question: > I’ve created the following snippet with abbreviation: ,getdate: > …

Fixed A Troublesome TextExpander Bug

Philip Blog, TextExpander, TextExpander Tips

our post about disappearing snippets, we have identified at least one issue and have fixed it in TextExpander 3.1.1. We’ve seeded this fix to several customers and have received positive feedback that it fixed the problem for them. Please download and install the TextExpander 3.1.1 update. If you do experience a snippet loss, please let us know. If there are …

Indie+Relief: Mac Developers Raise Money for Haiti

Philip Blog, PDFpen, TextExpander

Approximately 150 independent Mac and iPhone software developers have pledged to contribute their sales for the day of January 20th to Haiti relief. The effort is called Indie+Relief. SmileOnMyMac will contribute the sales of PDFpen and TextExpander to Mercy Corps and Doctors Without Borders. The needs in Haiti are immense. Its capital lies in ruins, as many as 200,000 may …

Shorten your URLs with TextExpander and Clicky.me

Philip Blog, TextExpander, TextExpander Tips

< ![CDATA[ TextExpander comes with an Internet Productivity suite that contains URL shortening snippets for a variety of services including bit.ly and is.gd. One of the newer services that I just discovered is called Clicky. Clicky is a Web analytics package that makes tracking how people are finding and using your Web sites a breeze. As part of the package ...