textexpander

2016.07.29
- 3 min -
Joe Buhlig

When Smile introduced the new “Snippet As A Service” version of TextExpander, there was quite an outcry. To be completely honest, I was confused by and resistant to the change at the onset. However, if I look at the new version without allowing my previous experience to color my opinion, it is striking how similar it is to my other choices for software.

2016.07.18
- 2 min -
Joe Buhlig

TextExpander and OmniFocus are two of the first tools I install on any new device, so it’s no surprise that the two work well together. You may expect some kind of Applescripting or shell magic, but I keep this extremely simple and only use true text expansion with OmniFocus. I run the scripts manually or behind the scenes with Hazel.

2016.04.06
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Joe Buhlig

I go on a rant about building websites instead of apps. That leads me to a subsidiary rant about the polarizing changes to TextExpander.

2015.12.11
- 3 min -
Joe Buhlig

I currently have 217 snippets in TextExpander. That’s likely not a big number for some people, but for my forgetful mind it’s a lot. To keep them straight, I use a simple nomenclature for my snippet abbreviations.

2015.08.14
- 2 min -
Joe Buhlig

Last week, I mentioned I had purchased a new MacBook Pro. Instead of the migration process, I set it up as a new machine. That means I had to decide which apps needed to be installed first. Simple, right? Well, not so much.

2014.07.11
- 2 min -
Joe Buhlig

Do you ever find yourself typing the same thing over and over again? Stuff like an email address, the date, a URL, or even a template of some kind? If so, a text expansion app might be just what you need.