TextExpander by SmileOnMyMac, LLC (Universal)
Released: Aug 25, 2009
Version: 2.5.1
Size: 2 MB
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SmileOnMyMac, LLC
Type faster on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using short abbreviations that expand into long snippets.

With TextExpander touch, you create a library of abbreviation shortcuts for snippets of text that you use frequently, such as addresses, URLs, and standard replies. Tap that abbreviation, and it automatically expands to the full snippet. (You can even insert today's date automatically with the default abbreviation "ddate"!)

You can use your TextExpander touch snippets directly in over 25 apps that support it, including Byword, Dispatch, Drafts, Fantastical 2, Launch Center Pro, TaskAgent, and Tap Forms. See www.smilesoftware.com/apps for a complete list.

Given the current feature set of the iOS, TextExpander touch cannot work in the background (as it does in Mac OS X), expanding text snippets while you work in another app, unless that app supports TextExpander touch.

Compose new email messages in TextExpander touch, using your snippet library of boilerplate paragraphs, email addresses, URLs and signatures. Use fill-in snippets to customize common responses. Automatically insert the message into an email in Mail or copy it for use in other apps.

If you use TextExpander on the Mac, you can also share the snippet groups with iOS devices over your local network, and you can sync your snippets via Dropbox.

"If you do a lot of writing and communication on your iPhone, TextExpander is practically required for efficiency." - iPhone AppStorm

- Compose notes quickly and easily that contain frequently-used text, addresses, phone numbers, email signatures, URLs, etc.
- Supported in over 25 apps, including Byword, Dispatch, Drafts, Fantastical 2, Launch Center Pro, TaskAgent, and Tap Forms
- Automatically insert your notes into Mail and SMS messages, or copy-and-paste into other apps on your iOS device
- Automatically insert today's date with the short abbreviation ddate
- Use Dropbox to sync snippets
- Add TextExpander snippets from your Mac via your local network
- Save composed notes in an archive for reuse
- Use multiple snippet groups
- Add Predefined Groups such as accented words, symbols, HTML, and CSS

What's new in version 2.5.1
• Resolves problem where plain text snippets could change to formatted text inadvertently
• Updates formatted text copied to the pasteboard so other apps no longer paste raw RTF
• Fixes fill-in snippet expansion failure after sharing Action sheet is displayed
• Fixes crash with "First Line Subject" on (the default), text consisting of one line of formatted text plus a blank line, and "Mail" tapped from sharing Action
• Resolves iPad-only crash when Preview or Action gestures occur with no snippet displayed
• Applies "Ignore on iOS" group setting when snippets are fetched by other apps
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Meh!
  • ➜ TextExpander is a good, 3-star app.
  • ➜ TextExpander is currently ranked #152 in paid Productivity apps for iPhone, as well as #176 in paid Productivity apps for iPad.
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