The New TextExpander

Greg Scown Blog, Software Releases, TextExpander

We’re thrilled to debut the new TextExpander, which makes it possible to share your snippet groups with ease. Share them among your devices – Mac, iPhone, iPad, and now Windows (beta). Share them with your friends, fellow volunteers, and colleagues. Create an organization, and share them with detailed access controls, team management, and centralized billing.


Simply Indispensable

Grab an account on TextExpander.com and get started.



TextExpander.com

The key to making this all work is our new web application with secure, centralized storage. We’ve built a responsive system based on Meteor, and we’re excited to host it on Galaxy. We use the same responsive features in our apps, so your changes are reflected immediately on all of your devices. Add a snippet on one device, and it’s available on all your other devices. Share a group with someone, and it’s available on all of their devices.

TextExpander-Apps

TextExpander for Windows

Our top support question is: do you make a version of TextExpander for Windows? Some of those asking have a Mac at home and a Windows PC at work. Some work on teams with both Macs and Windows PCs. All want the power of TextExpander, no matter which device they or their colleagues are using.

For our first Windows beta, we’ve focused on the nuts and bolts of TextExpander, namely plain text expansion. We’ve also included support for fill-ins. There’s no editing interface in this version. You simply sign in to your TextExpander account and type to expand. Inline search via Control-/ is coming soon. Edit your groups and snippets via TextExpander.com.

Over the coming months, we’ll build out TextExpander for Windows’ feature set. We certainly welcome your feedback on what you’d like to see first.

Subscription Pricing

We’ve updated our pricing model to match our new service. Instead of license purchases and upgrades on an irregular schedule, we’ve switched to a subscription model where you pay monthly or annually for your TextExpander service. This lines up with the regular costs to provide an online service. It also frees you as customers and us as developers from the “upgrade treadmill.” We can offer our apps free of charge. We can deliver incremental improvements as they’re ready rather than wait and package them all into a new “big” upgrade release. We’re really excited about what this change will allow us to offer our customers, and we hope you are too.

Exciting Times

We’re incredibly excited to bring the new TextExpander to the world. We look forward to hearing about the amazing things you do with it, and we look forward to your feedback.

– Greg, Smile Founder, TextExpander Team Member