Mac Tip #3: TextExpander – Mac Typing Shortcut Utility Saves You Time!

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  1. Luis – TextExpander is a utility I keep wanting to like, but really hate having to pre-define the clips/expansions.

    Nearly 20 years ago, I was using a similar utility that learned as you typed, and was a HUGE productivity bonus. Of course that was on Mac OS 7 or 8 – if anyone knows of a similar solution, hit me!

    To a productive 2009, in mutually new digs! (formed a new company in December – and away we go!)


    1. Hi Dan! Thanks a lot for the feedback comments and for dropping by! You bring in a very good point with regards to TextExpander perhaps learning as you type, but I have found over time that the good number of group snippets available cover for most of the typing I do. In fact, I have got a good solid list of text strings, but the addition of the various groups has been tremendous!

      But, like you said, it would have been nice if it would learn on the fly and I do hope it would support that functionality at some point!

      Oh, and CONGRATS on the new company! Have been following you guys from the start and you surely have been doing some really good piece of work! Well done and keep it up! 🙂

      1. Hi Luis,

        If you ever need to use Windows and still want to be able to use your TextExpander snippets, you might like Breevy (click my name for more info), which can actually import TextExpander snippets for you so you can use them even when you’re away from your Mac.


        1. Hi Patrick! Wonderful! Many many thanks for dropping by and for the excellent suggestion! Not that I will be going back to Windows any time soon, but I do have a T400 that I use every so often, so it’s great that I can also use these scripts on that Windows box! Great stuff!

          Thanks ever so much for the heads up! Greatly appreciated! 🙂

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