TextExpander: Simplify Tasks With %Clipboard

Philip Blog, TextExpander, TextExpander Tips

Gordon Meyer, author of the O’Reilly book Smart Home Hacks, offers this tip, based on his experience posting Amazon links on his blog: Here’s a great tip for bloggers and the like. I use TextExpander to create a handy macro for creating Amazon Affiliate links. It’s much easier than using Amazon’s web interface. First, create a TextExpander snippet that looks …

TextExpander: A guy walks into a (genius) bar…

Philip Blog, TextExpander

On the indispensability of TextExpander (from Tales of Being TJ) Scene: The Apple Store. After waiting for a while to get help at the Genius Bar, our protagonist has finally been told that he needs to sign up for the queue via a form on one of the computers in the store. Anyway, I went over to a 17″ Mac …

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 …

TextExpander Tip: Roll Your Own Site Search

Philip Blog, TextExpander, TextExpander Tips

Another tip from Tim in Ohio, who contributed Organize your abbreviations by context: Ever find a website that doesn’t have a search function? For me that site is Palm Addicts. 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 …

TextExpander tip: Auto-Correct Your Typos

Philip Blog, TextExpander, TextExpander Tips

“i” before “e” except after “c” — if you have trouble remembering this rule, you might be interested in the free autocorrection snippet file [note: this is now found using Add Predefined Group -> AutoCorrect Snippets under the + menu in TextExpander] we released today. It contains over 100 common typos and misspelled words. The misspellings and typos are set up …