TextExpander 5.0 released for OS X, includes new features, iOS companion apps

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Date: Friday, May 29th, 2015, 08:13
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A cool thing just became that much more useful.

Smile has released TextExpander 5 for Mac OS X. The new version, a major upgrade to the popular typing shortcut tool, lets you type abbreviations that expand to whole paragraphs, images and more. TextExpander 5 suggests which frequently typed phrases to abbreviate, saving time. Search on your abbreviations as you type to speed text entry.

In addition to an updated user interface for Yosemite, TextExpander 5 adds the ability to store your snippets in a location of your choice, and sync via iCloud Drive or any sync folder. It reminds you when you could have used abbreviations; adds JavaScript snippets that expand programmatically; all with a stats display so that you know how much time TextExpander has saved you.

TextExpander already lets you create short, expandable abbreviations for email signatures, standard greetings, formatted text and pictures. It comes with autocorrect libraries in English, French, and German to correct your typing in all apps.

TextExpander 5 includes a companion app for iOS devices such as the iPad and iPhone, TextExpander 3 + custom keyboard.

TextExpander 5 retails for is €40,95(US$44.95) on the Smile Store and requires a Mac running OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or later. Upgrades for current TextExpander users are €18,17(US$20.00).

For iPad and iPhone: TextExpander 3 + custom keyboard is €4,99(US$5.47) on the iTunes App Store.

If you’ve tried TextExpander 5 and have any feedback to offer, let us know in the comments.

Via Smile Software

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