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SRG
17th February 2007, 03:15 PM
Not sure if others are using this but I am finding TextExander a very hand piece of software.

http://www.smileonmymac.com/textexpander/index.html

Seem to save a lot of typing. Still on the 30 day free trial so weighing up if the cost ($40) is worth it, but early signs are I don't think I could live without now I've set up so many abbreviations.

One thing I think it has a lot of use for is blogging if there are certain things you say often (so for me as an example Fernando Alonso, McLaren I set up an abbreviation FAMC). Pretty much intend doing that for each driver.

Interested in what others think of it.

forgie
17th February 2007, 03:38 PM
Looks pretty cool. Textmate (http://macromates.com/) has similar (but more powerful/flexible) features, but they only work within TM itself. That looks pretty cool for emails, but that's the only place I can think of outside of Textmate that I would use such features. That's just me though, and TM isn't free.

SRG
17th February 2007, 03:42 PM
forgie, so far I haven't found anything it doesn't work in. That is the reason I am liking it, you just type in whatever you are using and it makes the correction on the fly.

Kuma
22nd March 2007, 11:50 AM
Yep it is awesome
http://forums.mactalk.com.au/showthread.php?t=29283

I like my -ytb- code..
I use it here.. I just type y t b and I get the [youtube /youtube] with the cursor in the middle of the entry then I just past the YouTube code and entry is done...

just one example of the usefulness...


* I am no way affiliated with this software... I just really really like it.

uncyherb
22nd March 2007, 12:00 PM
Yeah I do like it.

I've got it set up to auto type out a bunch of web addresses that I use regularly when coding.

ie: httpe becomes http://www.essendonfc.com.au/

Saving time, and RSI issues! And it works in Dreamweaver, Transmit and so on, so no matter where I'm coding it does the job.

gaehl
22nd March 2007, 01:10 PM
Where is the option for those of us that have already bought it?

Kuma
23rd March 2007, 12:45 PM
Where is the option for those of us that have already bought it?


you could buy it again? :D

on another note

anybody know how to put in a hard return?

Im using it for some URLs and would like it to just finish the entry and enter it

any ideas?

Kuma
25th March 2007, 09:53 AM
Jean over at smileonmymac has extended the offer to 7 April.

http://www.smileonmymac.com/offers/mactalk.html

So head on over if you are interested in this app...

purana
25th March 2007, 09:56 AM
I wonder if we could get some other developers to offer similar deals... I know of an application I been tempted to buy, think I will contact them and see if they want to offer a similar deal so I can purchase my copy and then others might jump at it too.

icant
25th March 2007, 10:28 AM
I use Typeit4Me.

I thought there was a new freeware that did something similar. I'm not thinking of Texpander which was free either.

Georgina EG
25th March 2007, 11:03 AM
Do you have to pre-programme what your short cuts mean?

Kuma
25th March 2007, 11:07 AM
Do you have to pre-programme what your short cuts mean?



yes

just a simple code can unleash pages of text if so desired...

it can insert images (in places where they can be inserted)

I use it a lot for urls... (eg I just type yy t (as one unit) and it enters youtube.com) I just hit enter

have a look http://www.smileonmymac.com/textexpander/

a pretty good simple example on the home page..

Im going to put the video up on YouTube ...

Georgina EG
25th March 2007, 11:29 AM
I suppose it's much the same as reducing the length of time to write text messages on a mobile phone, but I still do it the long way.

insular
25th March 2007, 12:01 PM
when you work for a helpdesk and constantly have to copy and paste email templates and different signatures these kinds of programs are invaluable

i just want a free one. typeit4me and this one cost $$$

allchars is free alternative for the PC

Kuma
25th March 2007, 12:22 PM
Macbreak checks out TextExpander

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Wheels
25th March 2007, 01:16 PM
Kuma,

Are you making a profit from people using your link to buy this software?? You're certainly pimping this program a lot that's all...

Cheers

Kuma
25th March 2007, 01:32 PM
Kuma,

Are you making a profit from people using your link to buy this software?? You're certainly pimping this program a lot that's all...

Cheers

No Im not... (see disclaimer above)

I am however trying to save face...

kristian
25th March 2007, 03:39 PM
It's a great program. I use it a lot in my work as well.

mwot
25th March 2007, 08:02 PM
this looks like a really cool app. i'm considering what i could use it for ... :thumbup:

Wheels
25th March 2007, 09:20 PM
No Im not... (see disclaimer above)

I am however trying to save face...
Fair enough - thanks for bothering to do the offer for everyone then. Not an app for me but I'm sure a fair few people will find it very useful.

Macbook
4th April 2007, 11:58 AM
Slightly off topic... My brother bought me this program for me for my birthday, and while I love it, I can't seem to put my snippets in italics? Does anyone know how to do this? I type a lot of long complicated scientific names that need to be in italics and textexpander would be really handy for this!

Kuma
4th April 2007, 08:18 PM
did you try copy and pasting the italicised text?

Macbook
4th April 2007, 10:41 PM
I can't believe I didn't think of that myself! I tried it and it works - thanks for the response. Textexpander is a very handy app, I know others find it expensive (and I must admit it was bought for me as a gift), but if you do any kind of repetitive typing, it's worth it.