Aug 12 2008
TextExpander defeats its Spinning Beach Ball of Death!
It usually makes me cringe to post news about a product while a previous story about it is still on our front page. I don’t have that feeling as I write this particular post about TextExpander because in the 2.4 update posted today, SmileOnMyMac defeated the programs Spinning Beach Ball of Death–an achievement worthy of a second post.
As previously stated, TextExpander saves you time and typing by allowing you to replace commonly entered text with simple, customized abbreviations. I love TextExpander and the only thing that ever made me hesitant about insisting it be used by every Mac user is that clicking its menu bar would frequently result in the summoning of the Spinning Beach Ball or Death. Now, not only does the menu bar respond immediately, but you can navigate it from the keyboard.
TextExpander sells for USD$29.95 and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher.