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  • You don't have to type faster to type faster
    If you are already using Alfred[1] (with PowerPack), then snippets are your friend. Combine this with macOS's own Text Replacement[2], can cover most needs. You add up your snippets as you go along and sync/backup it so you won't have to re-do on each install/upgrade. I also found out that it is easier to use "," as a deliminator as there is no way I will type a normal English word with a comma then a character... - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • Show HN: I automated 1/2 of my typing
    First, I have to make a personal confession — I never liked the SMS short-hand thingy that worked with pre-iPhone phones. That was one of the reason I use SMS/Text-Messages unless I really need to. I have been using text-expansion since the early days of TextExpander[1], an app that works on iOS and macOS. However good the iPhone keyboard was, it was always not convenient to type and retype details such as home... - Source: Hacker News / 11 months ago
  • Getting faster at plug and play motions and using templates
    There is an app called TextExpander that you can use to store frequently used text selections and then type a shortcut to have it automatically insert into any Microsoft document. It is extremely helpful for busting through routine motions or correspondence. For example, if I want my atty’s signature block, I have it set up to insert when I type /sigblock. I have whole letters and pleadings saved in there and I... Source: about 1 year ago
  • Suggest a text expander/ Clipboard app for my use case
    TextExpander: The reference, but is also subscription based. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Tip: Use Text Snippets
    To help me save time and avoid distractions, I’ve been using prompts through the TextExpander app. These prompts are shortcuts that I’ve created to quickly add little instructions I feel I have to repeat often. For example, I’ve created a prompt to “stamp all code snippets you produce with a unique identifier,” which has made it much easier to ask GPT3 to go back and retrieve the code I’m referencing. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Do you read all the essays?
    I cannot recommend TextExpander enough. You can create a library of comments with shortcuts so instead of even having to CTRL C CTRL V it, you can just type something like ;comment1 and poof, it’s there. I have hundreds of TextExpander shortcuts not just for grading, but for just those random phrases we have to type over and over and over in emails, instructions, announcements, etc. It’s $4.99 a month and it... Source: over 1 year ago
  • Maximizing Productivity as a Software Developer: My 7 Go-To Techniques
    By automating repetitive tasks, I have enhanced my productivity and saved time. I automate tasks like text expansion, task management, and code snippets using programs like Alfred, TextExpander, or IFTTT. - Source: / over 1 year ago
  • why isnt there a good text expnder for linux
    Just typing text Https:// Its breally a handy tool if you are always typing in the same long phrase at work or whatever. Https:// Source: over 1 year ago
  • Clipboard like menubar app for copying and pasting info
    You might also want to check out aText, TypeIt4Me, Rocket Typist, TextExpander for this kind of thing. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Predictive Text app
    TextExpander: it’s been the reference for a while. Solid feature set and nice UI, but I find the expansion speed lackluster (I use hundreds of snippets for long transcriptions and need it to be quick - speed doesn’t really matter if you only need expansion infrequently. Another negative for many people is that TextExpanders requires a subscription. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Predictive Text app
    I personally just switched from TextExpander to to Typinator for text expansion and both are excellent. TextExpander feels more polished but Typinator has a few power features that TextExpander, and other alternatives I looked at, don’t. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Overwhelmed at work; looking for suggestions
    Once you've done that for a month or 2 use and create snippets for all the things you repeatedly write. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Some handy tools I use every day to be more productive
    Https:// - If you write a lot, or even a little and find yourself repeating things then this is for you. You can create snippets for email signatures or even entire emails if you like. e.g. You could type if I type ;em it replaces it with my email address. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Test prediction app for Macs
    I did find but that appears to allow you to enter a shortcode and then it will add in the predetermined text. What I would really like is an app that sees what I am typing and if the beginning of a sentence is similar to a custom response that I have pre-programmed in its database, it will ask me if I want the custom response pasted into the app that I am writing in. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • How to build an interactive Q&A?
    I'm not sure that any tech layering will ever totally take away this problem — you might also want to have a look at Text Expander, so that when you are asked the same questions, you can easily respond with the answer. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Here we go again: Is it worth it to switch to Colemak / DH from Qwerty if I type 120wpm and am comfortable?
    Heh. Essentially, yes. I use TextExpander a lot for things like this.. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • New to Alfred. I love the text snippets, but i am wondering if there is a way to keep the snippet window open when working? If not, is there a work around or another app that will do this?
    For text snippets and expansion like I think you’re talking about, I’ve been using TextExpander for years. You can keep the snippet window open if you want and there is TONS of customization available for all sorts of configurations. I think there are some workflows available for TextExpander in Alfred at as well. Hope this helps! Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Best text expander for M1 Macs?
    TextExpander (subscription; $40/yr). Source: about 2 years ago
  • What are the best productivity apps that you use?
    TextExpander (Mac, Windows, iOS) - Store all the things you type repetitively, and call them up with a few keystrokes. I send a lot of emails, and this one is huge. It also lets you customize to make things sound more personal. Source: about 2 years ago
  • What do you use the "Hyper" and "Meh" keys for?
    Just adding to this because it works so well with weird assortments of modifiers - TextExpander is a great little app where you can launch snippets of text and code (JavaScript, AppleScript, Shell Script) using programmed keys. Same concept as remapping keys to do a thing, just with a bit more flexibility. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Best software/tools/implementations that improved your stance on WFH/productivity/culture.
    One thing that's helped a lot is TextExpander. Instead of switching to Zoom, finding my personal meeting room, switching back to wherever I want to type, and pasting it in, I just type myzoom and it pops in there. Source: over 2 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of TextExpander

Best Text Expander apps for MacOS
Well, the Text Expander is often regarded as a classic text Automator and is arguably one of the best names in this business. Despite its soaring popularity, the Text Expander users were baffled when the makers moved to a subscription service and offered the same at an annual rate of $40. Other cheaper alternatives offered similar experiences at a much lower price. TextExpander lets users insert snippets of text...
What's a good alternative to Textexpander for Mac?
10aTextView ProductMichelle NickolaisenOwner, Bombchelle Industries · Written 4y agoI use aText and I've had 1-2 very minor issues with it over the years, but nothing major. It's definitely worth the $5 fee if you just want something that does text shortcuts & don't necessarily want or need TextExpander's other features.🙏 helpful 4Comments (1)ShareAllan CaegFounder, · Written 4y agoLooks compelling...
Typing shortcut utilities: 6 alternatives to TextExpander
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