Oct 16 2007
Is it wrong that on the day Apple announces the shipping date of Mac OS X Leopard I’m more excited about the release of a new version of TextExpander?
TextExpander is a keystroke saving tool that “bloops” out predetermined text (called Snippets) whenever you type simple triggers. For instance, you could program TextExpander to type your address whenever you type “adrs”; it would replace adrs with your mailing address. You can program TextExpander to plug in all kinds of text (plain or rich) or images for whatever trigger you see fit. It’s great for commonly used HTML tags and such.
Do you chronically misspell or mistype a certain word? I often screw up when I type the word “Christmas” (Merry Christams everybody!!). I have programmed TextExpander to automatically jump in and replace my oft misspelled words with the words I am trying to express. Cool!!
The new version has a bunch of new features listed below the fold and the whole thing sells for USD$29.95.
What’s new in TextExpander 2.0:
- Snippet groups
- Add snippet groups from external files
- Add snippet groups from URLs (including password-protected URLs with Keychain support)
- Synchronize snippet groups using .Mac Synchronization
- Print snippets
- Hotkeys to enable / disable and to create snippets from selection or clipboard
- Enable or disable groups on a per-application basis
- Sort snippets by date last used to identify unused snippets for possible deletion
- AppleScript snippets, which expand to the result of the script
- More options for sounds
- Sound settings on a per-group basis
- Update snippet groups from URLs and external files at regular intervals
- Improved performance with large numbers of snippets
Note:[UPDATED: Wednesday; October 17, 2007 ] TextExpander has already been further updated to version 2.0.2