Type faster on your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch® in any App using the TextExpander keyboard. The keyboard enables custom abbreviations to expand into long “snippets” of text, such as addresses, URLs, email signatures, and form letters.
** Requires a TextExpander account ** Keeps your snippets current on all your devices ** Sharing options let you share the wealth of knowledge stored in your snippets with your circle **
How does TextExpander work? Make an abbreviation “eemail” and have it expand into “firstname.lastname@example.org.” You can even insert today's date automatically with the default abbreviation “ddate”!
Use all your TextExpander snippets in Mail, Safari, everywhere, using the custom keyboard.
Use TextExpander snippets with any keyboard in over 70 apps with integrated support, including Byword, Dispatch, Drafts, Fantastical 2, Launch Center Pro, OmniFocus for iPhone, OmniOutliner for iPad, TaskAgent, and Tap Forms. See smilesoftware.com/apps for a complete list.
With advanced snippets you can even use fill-in-the-blanks to breeze through form letters.
"If you do a lot of writing and communication on your iPhone, TextExpander is practically required for efficiency." - iPhone AppStorm
- Expand custom keyboard shortcuts into frequently-used text
- Works in all Apps via TextExpander custom keyboard
- Expand text such as greetings, email signatures, form letters
- Correct typos automatically
- Insert today's date; even yesterday’s date
- Create snippets easily with the rich text editor & editing bar
- Use and search multiple snippet groups
- Add Predefined Groups such as autocorrect, accented words, Emoji, symbols, HTML, and CSS
- Includes keyboards for: English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian
- Includes QWERTY, QWERTZ, and AZERTY layout support for English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish keyboards
- Use TextExpander’s in-app Notes with advanced fill-in-the-blank and formatted text support
- Automatically send your notes as email, text messages, and tweets
- Integrated support in over 70 apps, including Byword, Dispatch, Drafts, Fantastical 2, Launch Center Pro, OmniFocus for iPhone, OmniOutliner for iPad, TaskAgent, and Tap Forms
- Drag & Drop from search results on iPad
- Snippet Keys retain sort order in settings
- Complete fill-ins with Go button on keyboard
- Fixes launch in Slide Over view on iOS 13
- Other fixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
This update may not bring many new features I need but I’m really excited about some of the changes Smile is making across the TextExpander line and I have a feeling that using their own cloud service is going to lead to some awesome new features soon! I can’t wait to see what’s next.
Regarding the pricing model, I think it’s absolutely fair, especially for existing users and I think they’re doing right by everyone keeping the old versions available. Software is very time consuming work and I’m happy to see developers find business models that will allow them to continue improving their applications and providing great support and Smile definitely delivers on both of those promises.
Whining doesn’t constitute a review.
It’s difficult to decide if the benefits of something are worth the price to you when only price is mentioned. And whining doesn’t actually help anyone: neither the whiner nor their audience. Here’s an actual review.
TextExpander is an incredibly useful tool for making shortcuts for commonly typed text snippets. It makes it possible to save a lot of time and effort. iOS actually has a similar feature, but it’s really a nuisance to setup. It just isn’t designed to be used on this level, only for relatively few small text shortcuts (omw > On my way!)
But while TextExpander is indispensable for me on my Mac, the iOS experience is not great. Sure, being able to use extensive snippets I’ve setup on my Mac on my iPhone as well is really great, but for me it’s just not as useful on a mobile device. Part of that is the form factor and onscreen keyboard, but the custom keyboard that TextExpander offers is simply not very responsive, and it differs enough from the standard keyboard that there’s a learning curve. It works, but it doesn’t reach the high bar set by TextExpander on the Mac.
TextExpander, for me, is an integral part of my Mac workflow. TextExpander for iOS, however, pales in comparison, and is only useful to me as a conduit to accessing what I’ve already setup on my Mac. I wouldn’t want to use — or pay for — the iOS app on its own. And maybe that’s why they’re going the subscription route.
HORRIBLE PRICING CHANGES
I liked Textexpander and had been a long time owner and extoller of it's value. With the change to the model I can no longer use the product.
One thing you can do that is not as good yet is simply plug your keyboard snippets into the built in Apple keyboard replacements. Go into settings -> keyboard -> text replacements and you can at least keep your long phrases handy. Sadly there is no date capabilities that I know of yet, but perhaps Apple will Sherlock Smile and save us from the subscription madness.
I for one don't oppose anyone making money and the Apple stores inability for developers to easily have an upgrade cycle has caused concern, but you could go along way to conquering the business market and keeping the rest of us happy by making a free or at least reasonable level subscription to keep the abilities we had prior to this recent madness.
I don't do many reviews, your app either needs to be truly awesome or truly horrible, you're a unicorn. The app was awesome, but Smile's subscription changes are horrible.
P.S. If you already own the app, you can still retrieve it unless Smile removes it from your purchased apps. I haven't checked but that would be a real slap to replace the former working stand alone app with the new subscription one with no recourse for the former owners. I have supported a smile with the purchase of their apps on both my Mac and iOS devices so I hoped they haven't changed that much.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.