TextExpander: New Video Review

Philip Blog, TextExpander, TextExpander Tips

Michael Mistretta at MacApper has posted a very good video review of TextExpander’s features. It covers the new TextExpander 2, so it makes a great sequel to Merlin Mann’s demo at MacBreak. MacApper will also be giving away two copies of TextExpander: In order to enter this giveaway, you must comment on this post with 3 of the most repetitve …

Fun with Sounds in TextExpander

Philip Blog, TextExpander, TextExpander Tips

1) I downloaded the sound at The Freesound Project, a huge collection of user-contributed sound files, made available under a Creative Commons License. (If you want the “oops”, it’s here.) Registration is free and is required for downloading. 2) I dragged the sound file “9020_WIM_oops.wav” into my home directory’s Library>Sounds folder. 3) In TextExpander preferences, I selected the Autocorrect group …

TextExpander: Little Things Add Up

Philip Blog, TextExpander, TextExpander Tips

Greg and Philip, SmileOnMyMac’s co-founders and software developers. After reading Send: The Essential Guide to Email, I decided to more consistently open the emails with “Hi Greg,” “Hi Philip,” and sometimes, “Hi Greg and Philip,” to be a bit less cold. A lot of us have a mental block against setting up TextExpander snippets for really short things like these …

TextExpander: TidBITS AutoCorrect Dictionary

Philip Blog, TextExpander, TextExpander Tips

TidBITS AutoCorrect Dictionary contains over 2400 misspellings that TextExpander can automatically correct. Adam Engst, TidBITS publisher, and Micah Alpern put this massive resource together for a MacHack conference years ago. They originally created it for Eudora Mail users, but put it into the public domain so others could use it. Taking our cue from Ergonis Software, which released a version …