Writers, developers, and others who often find themselves typing the same words and phrases repeatedly have had a friend on the Mac for years: Smile’s TextExpander. The company has released TextExpander 5, an update to the app designed specifically for Mac OS X Yosemite.
TextExpander 5 has a new feature that’s sure to improve everyone’s productivity and typing speed: the app now makes suggestions of frequently typed phrases through notifications and a “Suggested Snippets” folder. For example, an author writing a book about TextExpander 5 might use that phrase hundreds or thousands of times. The app will now make a suggestion to create a snippet, perhaps “TE5”, to lop off 11 characters everytime the writer uses the snippet.
The app is available from the Smile Store online for US$44.95, but current TextExpander users can take advantage of the new features for $19.95.