TextExpander for Mac

TextExpander for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 25 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5
  • Total Downloads:
    5,090
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 29, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try; $29.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    16.97MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    43
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #5 in Other

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Results 1–11 of 25

5 stars

"Causes Recurring Mini-Freezes"

November 04, 2008  |  By sc8tty

 |  Version: TextExpander 2.5

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I love this software. But version 2.5 causes a major problem that renders it almost unusable---mini freezes. When TE 2.5 is enabled, my Mac (MacBookPro, Leopard) locks up every few minutes, for about 5-10 seconds. Then it unlocks, and whatever clicks or keystrokes were made during the mini freeze usually come spinning out in a rush.

While it is possible to work through the problem, as you can imagine it's very annoying. I have tried many solutions, figuring that it is a problem on my end, to no avail. I recently emailed the developer and have not heard back yet if others are having similar issues. I tried TE version 1 and did not encounter the same issue. But it does not have all the features I want in a typing utility.

For now I have moved on to Typinator.

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1 stars

"Very disappointed with this product."

April 20, 2013  |  By commish19

 |  Version: TextExpander 4.0.4

Pros

Works well when activated.

Cons

Very disappointed with this product. For whatever reason, I have to access the original download every time to make it work on my Mac whenever I need it, as it doesn't register as a permanent application. Works well when downloaded each time- just can't get it to sit permanently in my apps folder!!!

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5 stars

"Love this handy app"

January 01, 2012  |  By dudemanla

 |  Version: TextExpander 3.4

Pros

It saves me so much time. Just get it. You'll be glad you did.

Cons

None that I see.

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5 stars

"Wow this utility solves issues I didn't even know I had"

June 21, 2011  |  By gakendrick

 |  Version: TextExpander 3.3.0.1

Pros

easy to use, works as promised

Cons

None that I think of

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5 stars

"Incredibly useful!"

December 16, 2010  |  By OJB

 |  Version: TextExpander 3.2.2

Pros

Works everywhere, very flexible, very reliable.

Cons

None that I can think of.

Summary

I use TextExpander shortcuts so much that when I go to another Mac without it installed I find myself using the shortcuts and nothing happens! I disable similar functions in every other programs and just let TextExpander do it all. Brilliant!

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4 stars

"Preference Pane vs. Application"

July 23, 2010  |  By ssent1

 |  Version: TextExpander 3.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
The good folks at SmileOnMyMac suggest that turning this utility into an application is a good thing. I beg to differ. Utilities that quietly do their thing unobtrusively in the background as Preference Panes are better.

Since, I could do everything that the new version offers better in version 2.x, I've happily reverted back to 2.x.

My vote is for Preference Pane.

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1 stars

"B A D !"

March 10, 2010  |  By Brass Hammer

 |  Version: TextExpander 3.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Just found out this program only works with Snow Leopard! Nice work guys! You just eliminated a huge part of your market! Intel Users Only!

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5 stars

"Killerapp!!!"

March 10, 2010  |  By WimDS

 |  Version: TextExpander 3.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This is, beside 1Password, my main app on my Mac!

This is one of the best Macapps.

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2 stars

"This thing is awful."

February 01, 2010  |  By Brass Hammer

 |  Version: TextExpander 2.8.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This is a great idea poorly implemented. I type in the shortcut and sometimes it won't work. When it does work it sometimes causes the cursor to jump to a completely different page, etc. Further, it interfere with MacSpeech. This is a great idea gone bad, and the developer appears lost on how to fix it.

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4 stars

"I really wish this worked"

November 17, 2009  |  By Brass Hammer

 |  Version: TextExpander 2.7.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This is a great idea poorly implemented. The big problem I am having now is that TextExpander doesn't always run. I then have to go into the preferences and "stop" it, and "restart" it. If this did what it is meant to do, it would be great.

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5 stars

"Works very well"

April 30, 2009  |  By m57

 |  Version: TextExpander 2.6.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I was a longtime user of TypeIt4Me, the first Mac app that did this sort of thing. TypeIt4Me is really the granddaddy of these sorts of apps, but unfortunately, like a grandaddy it has sort of gotten a little slow and outdated. I switched to TextExpander because of expansion issues with TypeIt4Me, issues that I brought to the developers attention and he could not fix. Basically it couldn't keep up with me when I was typing fast and would expand words in the wrong place. I have only used TextExpander for a week, but I have not once had the same issue. Also, I have found the user interface more intuitive. TypeIt4Me is still a great product, so it is worth checking out if you are in the market for this kind of utility, but for now I have happily made the switch and would recommend TextExpander.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5
adds date math; users can now create snippets that automatically add or subtract years, months, and days from the current date. Time math has also been added, supporting snippets that automatically add or subtract hours, minutes or seconds from the current time. Two built-in snippet groups were added to TextExpander 2.5. The Internet Productivity snippet group includes AppleScripts that automatically shorten URLs using online services such as TinyURL and others. The Symbol snippet group features shortcuts for commonly used symbols including copyright, trademark, euro, command, option and control.
General
Publisher SmileOnMyMac
Publisher web site http://www.smileonmymac.com
Release Date October 29, 2008
Date Added October 29, 2008
Version 2.5
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Other
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
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File Size 16.97MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,090
Downloads Last Week 43
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $29.95

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