I’ve never thought much about using a text snippet manager, before, but after seeing this app, I had to take a crack at it!
You can use the TextExpander app for email signatures or a multiple paragraphed response. It’s easy to use and has a lot of uses.
This is how it works:
TextExpander saves you countless keystrokes with customized abbreviations for your frequently-used text strings and images.
So, for instance, be typing “ddate,” it would automatically add the current date: “February 7, 2012.”
TextExpander is a great tool for coding, blogging, email and more!
Create as many snippets as you want and easily manage them:
TextExpander isn’t uber light weight, as it comes with plenty of useful options:
Look at all the time you could save with TextExpander!
- Save thousands of keystrokes by using short abbreviations to insert “snippets” containing frequently-used phrases and images
- Insert standard greetings and signatures — including formatted text and pictures
- Assign hotkeys to save even more time when creating, editing and searching your snippets.
- Reposition the cursor in the expanded snippet, or use our new fill-in-the-blank snippets to enter variable data in multiple fields.
- Organize snippets into groups
- Add snippet groups from external files and online sources
- Sync snippets via MobileMe or Dropbox
- Insert the current date and time in any format you prefer
- Add common typos to your snippet library—TextExpander will automatically correct them for you!
- Type special characters without having to launch a special characters palette
- Trigger snippet expansions automatically by typing the abbreviations you specify, or use any one of over 30 delimiter characters as a trigger
- Position the cursor wherever you want in your expanded snippet
- Programmers: make editor-independent code templates; invoke AppleScripts and shell scripts
TextExpander is $34.95 with a 90-day money back guarantee and comes in multiple flavors:
- OS X 10.4 & 10.5
- OS X 10.6 & 10.7
TextExpander Touch versions ($4.99):
From filling out online forms to writing code, TextExpander will save you countless keystrokes!