Cut down on countless wasted keystrokes with TextExpander [Deals]

TextExpander 5 helps save time and be more efficient by cutting out needless keystrokes.
TextExpander 5 helps save time and be more efficient by cutting out needless keystrokes.
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If you spend any time behind the keyboard (and let’s be honest, if you’re reading this you probably do), you’re probably wasting a lot of time. The wide menu of commonly used terms, names, phrases and information that we take time to type out add up to minutes and hours that can be saved by using TextExpander. It turns your most regularly used terms into quick keystrokes for populating documents and images, an invaluable time saver that you can get for just $22.

Flash sale: Award-winning TextExpander 5 for 31% off [Deals]

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TextExpander 5 helps create easy shortcuts for the things you type the most, saving valuable minutes and even hours.
TextExpander 5 helps create easy shortcuts for the things you type the most, saving valuable minutes and even hours.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Whether it’s emails, newsletters, or blog posts, if you spend any amount of time typing you likely also waste a lot of it by repeating yourself. After the 300th time typing out an address, the name of a business, or anything that bears repeating, you’ve spent valuable seconds that quickly add up, and which you could’ve been saved by using TextExpander. The app makes it easy to program convenient shortcuts for your most commonly written phrases, and right now you can get it for just $31 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Smile’s custom TextExpander keyboard for iOS 8 will save you time typing

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Of all the apps that will benefit from custom keyboards in iOS 8, TextExpander by Smile Software is one of the more obvious. In case you’re unfamiliar, TextExpander allows you to create snippets of text and media that can be inserted anywhere with a quick keyboard shortcut.

“We’ve been hard at work since Apple announced the new and exciting extensions and custom keyboards available in iOS 8,” said Smilie in a preview of their new keyboard layout. “TextExpander touch 3, coming on the heels of iOS 8 this fall, includes a TextExpander keyboard which can expand snippets in any app on the iPhone or iPad, including built-in apps such as Mail and Safari.”

Get The Location Of Your Mac Using TextExpander

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We know how to grab our location in plain text on the iPad, using Editorial and some Python voodoo (Python Voodoo could be a great name for a band). But what about the Mac? Easy. Using TexExpander and some AppleScript, you can easily turn a few keystrokes into longitude and latitude, without too much attitude (Python Voodoo will be a and 8-bit rap band).

TextExpander Touch *Does* Work On iOS7 — It’s Just That Your Favorite App Hasn’t Been Updated Yet

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This is the Mac version, as the iOS version hasn't yet been seven-ified, and looks totally ugly.
This is the Mac version, as the iOS version hasn't yet been seven-ified, and looks totally ugly.

One of the things that makes typing long-form text on the iPad bearable is TextExpander Touch, the iOS version of Smile Software’s amazing snippet-substitution app for the Mac. Sadly, iOS7 has broken the clever hack Smile was using to let it share its snippets with any app on your iDevice.

But happily, there’ a new hack, and it just requires third-party developers to make some tweaks to their own apps.