Skip to main content

Send us a Topic or Tip

Have a suggestion for the blog? Perhaps a topic you'd like us to write about? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Fancy yourself a writer and have a tech tip, handy computer trick, or "how to" to share? Let us know what you'd like to contribute!

Thanks for reaching out!

Smile Updates Venerable TextExpander App to Version 5

TextExpander IconWriters, developers, and others who often find themselves typing the same words and phrases repeatedly have had a friend on the Mac for years: Smile’s TextExpander. The company has released TextExpander 5, an update to the app designed specifically for Mac OS X Yosemite.

TextExpander 5 has a new feature that’s sure to improve everyone’s productivity and typing speed: the app now makes suggestions of frequently typed phrases through notifications and a “Suggested Snippets” folder. For example, an author writing a book about TextExpander 5 might use that phrase hundreds or thousands of times. The app will now make a suggestion to create a snippet, perhaps “TE5”, to lop off 11 characters everytime the writer uses the snippet.

TextExpander 5 also adds reminders, letting you know when you forget to use one of your snippets. The update provides support for JavaScript for Automation, as well as JavaScript that works with the iOS version of TextExpander — TextExpander Touch.

The app is available from the Smile Store online for US$44.95, but current TextExpander users can take advantage of the new features for $19.95.

Steve Sande
the authorSteve Sande
Contributing Author
Steve has been writing about Apple products since 1986, starting on a bulletin board system, creating the first of his many Apple-related websites in 1994, joining the staff of The Unofficial Apple Weblog in 2008, and founding Apple World Today in 2015. He’s semi-retired, loves to camp and take photos, and is an FAA-licensed drone pilot.
Be Sociable, Share This Post!

Leave a Reply