Smile release TextExpander 5 for Mac, iPad and iPhone

TextExpander5Smile, the developer of productivity applications for Mac, iPad and iPhone, has released TextExpander 5, a major upgrade to the popular Mac typing shortcut tool. TextExpander 5 helps you type faster by making suggestions of frequently typed phrases to abbreviate and save time. It also helps to remind you of forgotten snippets as you type.

Pick how to sync your snippets by using any sync folder on your Mac. This includes iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive, and other sync folders.

In addition to a fresh Yosemite look, updated search lets you quickly scan through suggestions and user-defined snippets as you type.

Using “fill-in-the-blank” snippets is faster now that the fill-in fields can be gathered at the top of the expansion window.
TextExpander 5 adds support for JavaScript for Automation, and JavaScript which works in the iPad and iPhone version of TextExpander. The refreshed stats display shows you how much time TextExpander has saved you.
“I love how TextExpander 5 tells me what I repeatedly type, and saves me from doing so in the future” said Smile founder, Philip Goward. “TextExpander 5 is indispensable for anyone communicating by email and social media.”

TextExpander 5 has a companion app for iPad and iPhone, TextExpander 3 + custom keyboard. Sync all your snippets to iPad and iPhone and type faster in all apps.

TextExpander is £35.95 on the Smile Store and requires a Mac running OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or later.

For iPad and iPhone: TextExpander 3 + custom keyboard is US £3.99 on the iTunes App Store.

What’s New:

  • Suggests snippets from phrases you habitually type
  • Reminds you of missed opportunities to use your abbreviations
  • Customize snippet file location
  • Sync via iCloud Drive or any sync folder
  • Simplified expansion of lengthy fill-ins and scripts
  • Search and expand snippets, abbreviations, and suggestions inline as you type
  • Preview expanded snippet
  • Refreshed statistics display
  • Supports JavaScript snippets that also operate on iOS
  • Updated for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite (required)

TextExpander features:

  • Insert standard greetings, text, and signatures, including formatted text and pictures
  • Type custom abbreviations that expand to longer “snippets” of text and images
  • Correct typos automatically (Add them to your snippet library and/or use one of the included AutoCorrect snippet groups for English, French or German)
  • Suggests snippets from phrases you habitually type
  • Use fill-in-the-blank snippets to create custom forms with multiple field types and sections
  • Position the cursor wherever you want in your expanded snippet
  • Automatically insert clipboard content in a snippet
  • Sync via iCloud Drive or any sync folder
  • Organize snippets into groups
  • Search snippets from menu bar or via keyboard shortcut
  • Search and expand snippets, abbreviations, and suggestions inline as you type
  • Add snippet groups from external files and online sources
  • HTML, CSS, AutoCorrect, Accented Words, Symbols, Emoji snippet groups included
  • Internet Productivity snippet group (shorten long URLs automatically)
  • Insert the current date and time in any format you prefer
  • Date/time math (add or subtract years, months, days, hours, minutes, seconds from current date and time)
  • Reminds you of missed opportunities to use your abbreviations
  • Print snippets by group
  • For programmers, make editor-independent code templates; invoke JavaScript, AppleScript and shell scripts
  • Available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish

Requirements:

TextExpander 5 requires a Mac running OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or later.

Pricing:

  • TextExpander 5.x Single User £35.95
  • Family Pack: £49.95 (home use; up to 5 computers in one household)
  • Office Pack: £99.95 (office use; up to 5 users in one office)

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