TextExpander

Licence: Shareware (29.95)
Version 4.2.1 | Release Date: 2014-01-16 | Download
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Version 4.2 | Release Date: 2013-12-05 | Download

Supports OS X 10.7, 10.8, and 10.9.

TextExpander 4.2 (2013-12-05)
Fixes problem introduced in 4.1/4.1.1 with non-capitalizable abbreviations such as ".dl" being treated as capitalized for "Adapt to Case" snippets [851]
Restores initial keyboard focus in fill-in window without text fields lost in 4.1 [850]
Changes abbreviation replacement in some web browser "unibars" to reduce problems where part of the snippet abbreviation is not removed
Improves interaction with Fast User Switching, especially when Dropbox Sync is being used [352]
Fixes long-standing bug which could change the plain version of a "Formatted text, pictures" snippet to some other snippet's text
Repairs snippets with mis-matched plain/formatted content (creates “RepairedSnippets_[datestamp]” file in [home] / Application Support / TextExpander)
Defaults to automatic Backup being enabled
Presents currently-running apps first when choosing application-specific expansion (hold down Option when opening window to include menu bar accessory-type applications)
Displays URL or file path of external groups when selected
Improves handling of accented letters in Search Snippets and Suggest Matching Abbreviation, and multi-word searches now find all words in any order [785, 612]
Works around Mavericks issue which allows Smart Quotes despite our setting to the contrary
Changes date math scanning to allow the - in "%@+1D-" to be output.
Allows embedding snippets within embedded script snippets
Provides non-embedded AppleScript snippets the actual entered/triggering abbreviation in the on textexpander(abrv) handler
Allows script snippets to return |, \, and %key: macros
Improves handling of and notification about script snippets that take longer than 5 seconds to complete
Restores pasteboard immediately if any Command-keystroke is received after an expansion (before Restore clipboard delay)
Improves expansion in Google Documents in Safari [866]
Adds “Open TextExpander” button to Edit Last Snippet window to allow editing the snippet in the main TextExpander window
Cancels any open fill-in window if Create Snippet or Edit Last Expanded Snippet window opens
Displays snippet formatting in fill-in window when "Include HTML data" is not enabled
Changes Secure Input presentation in the status menu to clarify that the other application is enabling it
Avoids accessing certain types of slow or unstable pasteboard data for Restore clipboard according to a new AppleScript-able setting
Stops Mavericks from logging "Using your own bundle identifier […] does not make sense and will not work." message at launch
Fixes instability that sometimes resulted from timeouts when determining the text focus

Version 4.0.5 | Release Date: 2012-12-28 | Download
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Version 4.0.3.1 | Release Date: 2012-11-14 | Download
  • Fixes issue with TextExpander icon appearing twice in the Dock on restart
  • Adds “expand” command to TextExpander's AppleScript vocabulary, allowing scripts to trigger expansion of a snippet
  • Adds Bit Stadium's Hockey Crash Reporting library to help us capture any crashes
  • Fixes issue resulting from expansion of a snippet containing only “%@”
  • Applies per-application restrictions when expanding snippets within the fill-in window
  • Fixes issue where Fill-in and keystroke snippets could sometimes include HTML data when they should not have, or sometimes had the wrong type of HTML data. This should fix font size problems with those types of snippets in Gmail and some other situations.
  • Clears the search Filter when completing Instant Add in main window so that newly created snippet is visible/editable
Version 4.0.2.1 | Release Date: 2012-10-11 | Download
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Version 4.0.1 | Release Date: 2012-08-06 | Download
  • Restores transparency to menu bar icon
  • Makes checkbox label clickable for optional section fill-ins
  • Equality abbreviations in Symbol group now end with (e.g. >, <==)
  • Updates Japanese and Italian help
  • Many other minor fixes and improvements
Version 4.0 | Release Date: 2012-06-24 | Download

What's new in TextExpander 4.0:

· Supports default values for text and popup fill-ins
· Edit fill-ins and options with popup interface
· Expand snippets while using fill-ins
· Switch apps while using fill-ins
· Improves statistics with graphical display
· Introduces hands-on tutorial for new users
· Adds support for table expansion
· Adds contextual menus to snippet editor and snippet list
· Adds appearance preference to show main window at launch
· Updates appearance for Lion and Mountain Lion
· Adds support for high-resolution Retina displays
· Adds French and German autocorrect groups
· Many other minor fixes and improvements

Adds new fill-in types:
· Multiple line text fields
· Popup menus
· Optional text sections

Version 3.4.2 | Release Date: 2012-03-14 | Download

-Improves expansion reliability, especially in iWork applications
- Adds Sort by Most Used
- Solves many cases of transposed letters
- Better respects hide setting when TextExpander is a Login Item
- Adds "last used time" and "use count" properties to AppleScript support
- Fixes Sort by Content
- Fixes issues with embedded AppleScript snippets that don't return strings
- Fixes potential unavailability of TextExpander menu and fill-ins
- Adds "restore clipboard regardless" property to AppleScript for TextMate 1.5.10 users
- Several minor fixes and improvements

Version 3.4 | Release Date: 2011-12-07 | Download

- Adds “Sharing Snippet Groups with Your Team” help section
- Adds Tweet My Stats button to the Statistics window
- Supports selecting local Dropbox folder for Dropbox 1.2 and later
- Allows selecting “Other…” application when specifying applications
- Improves double-click behavior for .textexpander files
- Adds QuickLook support for .textexpander files
- Other fixes and improvements

Version 3.3.3 | Release Date: 2011-09-28 | Download

- Fixed font size mismatch in Mail
- Fixed issue with formatted text fill-ins
- Fixed issue with disabled expansion after using Mission Control
- Fixed issue expanding in some file dialogs (e.g. Preview, TextEdit)
- Other fixes and improvements

Version 3.3.2 | Release Date: 2011-08-10 | Download
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Version 3.3.0.1 | Release Date: 2011-05-04 | Download
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Version 3.3 | Release Date: 2011-04-20 | Download
  • Introduces AppleScript support
  • Adds Backup Now, Restore, and Logging as customizable toolbar items
  • Adds support for guillemets «» as delimiter characters
  • Allows keypress macros (tab, return, esc, enter) to be nested in fill-in snippets
  • Automatic capitalization at sentence start now works with contractions of "I" (I'm, I'll, I'd, etc.)
  • Other fixes and improvements
Version 3.2 | Release Date: 2010-10-26 | Download

Adds backup and restore
Adds preference for automatic backup
Adds keyboard shortcuts to expand top search results
Fixes some problems with establishing Dropbox sync
Other fixes and improvements

Version 3.1 | Release Date: 2010-06-01 | Download
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Version 3.0 | Release Date: 2010-03-09 | Download
  • TextExpander is now an application. It will prompt you to remove the TextExpander system preferences pane. You may also choose Remove Older TextExpander from the TextExpander menu.
  • Access preferences using the Preferences… item of the TextExpander menu.
  • Disabling expansion does not cause the TextExpander icon to disappear from the menu bar. You can choose whether or not TextExpander appears in the menu bar in the Appearance preferences.
  • If you use MobileMe or Dropbox for synchronization, please visit the Sync preferences and choose the matching option. We removed the per-group MobileMe setting.
  • In many cases, TextExpander can avoid using the clipboard entirely when expanding your snippet. If you'd prefer TextExpander always use the clipboard, check Always use clipboard to insert snippet in the Expansion preferences.
  • TextExpander 2.8 started including HTML as a data type when expanding snippets. This allows you to include images in a Gmail signature. Some applications, notably Mail, do not always respect font size settings for HTML data. You can now turn this behavior off by unchecking Include HTML data
Version 2.8.1 | Release Date: 2009-12-28 | Download

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Version 2.8 | Release Date: 2009-12-03 | Download

TextExpander 2.8 is now available. We've added support for rich text and image expansion in web-based tools such as Gmail.

We've also made it possible to make selections using \ in a snippet in conjunction with | cursor positioning. If you create a snippet like this one:

You will receive your |(quantity)\ widgets next week.

...when you expand it, (quantity) will be selected. All you have to do is type a number to insert the quantity you want.

What's new in TextExpander 2.8
- Use rich text snippets in web apps (for example, signatures in Gmail)
- Revised purchase reminder alert
- Make a selection using \ in conjunction with | cursor positioning
- Other minor fixes and improvements

Version 2.7 | Release Date: 2009-08-24 | Download

- Share snippet groups with TextExpander touch for the iPhone
- Fixes occasional stalling under Snow Leopard
- Other fixes and improvements

Version 2.4.1 | Release Date: 2008-08-29 | Download
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Version 2.3 | Release Date: 2008-07-23 | Download
  • Added “Accented Words” snippet group
  • Expands to fit wider System Preferences window on Leopard
  • Fixed filtering of abbreviations and snippets
  • Fixed some case-sensitivity problems on Tiger
  • Other minor fixes and improvements
Version 2.2 | Release Date: 2008-05-20 | Download
  • Adds predefined group for CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
  • Limits "Adapt to Case" to lowercase snippets
  • Limits "Adapt to Case" to abbreviations with two or more characters
  • Disables expansion when shift-space is typed
  • Works properly with MacSpeech Dictate
Version 2.1 | Release Date: 2008-04-22 | Download
  • Allows single character abbreviations
  • Improves performance and reliability for fast typists
  • Remembers open groups in Preference pane
  • Preserves format when creating snippets from selection or Clipboard
  • Fixes problem expanding when there are multiple nested snippets
  • Minor fixes and improvements
Version 2.0.4 | Release Date: 2008-01-10 | Download
  • Fixed problem with Dvorak-Qwerty keyboard layout
  • Fixed problem with snippet type failing to apply
Version 3.4 | Release Date: 2008-01-01 | Download
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Version 2.0.2 | Release Date: 2007-10-21 | Download
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Version 2.0.1 | Release Date: 2007-10-16 | Download
  • Snippet groups
  • Add snippet groups from external files
  • Add snippet groups from URLs (including password-protected URLs with Keychain support)
  • Synchronize snippet groups using .Mac Synchronization
  • Print snippets
  • Hotkeys to enable / disable and to create snippets from selection or clipboard
  • Enable or disable groups on a per-application basis
  • AppleScript snippets, which expand to the result of the script
  • Many more enhancements.
Version 2.0 | Release Date: 2007-10-15 | Download
  • Snippet groups
  • Add snippet groups from external files
  • Add snippet groups from URLs (including password-protected URLs with Keychain support)
  • Synchronize snippet groups using .Mac Synchronization
  • Print snippets
  • Hotkeys to enable / disable and to create snippets from selection or clipboard
  • Enable or disable groups on a per-application basis
  • AppleScript snippets, which expand to the result of the script
  • More options for sounds
  • Sound settings on a per-group basis
  • Update snippet groups from URLs and external files at regular intervals
  • Improved performance with large numbers of snippets
  • User interface improvements
  • Additional improvements too numerous to mention
Version 1.4.2 | Release Date: 2007-04-29 | Download
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Version 1.3.1 | Release Date: 2006-07-19 | Download
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