Wish you could write faster? Wish there was a way to recall large chunks of text with a few keyboard strokes?
With TextExpander, you can do just that-- you can create custom text snippets and use them to save time. Discover how to use TextExpander to take your productivity up a notch.
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Ahh. Pity that you weren't using Grammarly when generating the automatic reply letter! "We currently have a lead time of 3 week..." should be, "We currently have a lead time of 3 weeks...". Thank you for your wonderful work, Steve.
First off I love your YouTube lessons comments an overall information. It's both extremely informative and entertaining and while it looks like you're having fun and not working very hard I appreciate the time that you put into these videos.
Keep up the great work .
I use phrase Express and the support sucks. To get even the most rudimentary questions answered about using the program is close to Impossible. They have what they call online support which is essentially a very long and complex manual. I'm very glad that you posted this as I'm going to download the app later on this afternoon and start to use it. I did send support an inquiry about how this support actually works. I found over the years that a mediocre program with excellent support is by far more valuable in an excellent program with mediocre support. This applies especially to productivity programs. The point of a productivity program is to make you more productive not to send you down a rabbit hole of learning a particular type of software. Again thank you for posting all of your videos and keep up the good work.
I've used quicktextpaste for a year now and thought it was great. I can definitely see the value of moving over to Text Expander. Hopefully the free/price options don't make it prohibitive. Thanks Steve.
Didnt know about TextExpanders, but Mac have a simplier version ie Text Replacement function which you can have short cuts for sentences, etc. Its good for abbreviations eg ncc= NCC (National Construction Board) expanded. Also, use it Mac text replacement in emails for full sentences. Sure saves a lot of time these particular systems. Agree you need a common identification system or you forget what and where these short key words are for expanding. I have a look at TextExpander to appears to be more of a visual library. Thanks once again for your productivy information. Keep up the good work.
On PC we've been using Gorgias and TextBlaze intensely in our small business for the last year or so and together they've been great; each has their pros & cons. I'll take a look at TextExpander - thanks for the intro Steve. On Android, AI Type keyboard has filled the need. PS I hope this isn't bombing your topic; like you, it seems, it's a topic I could rave on and on about. Text expanders indeed are a real game changer.
If you're a Windows users, FastKeys does everything that TE does - and much more. And you pay only once for it ($19) and can put it on up to three of your computers! I've used it for years and it's awesome.
Good video, Steve. Textexpander apps are really great productivity tools. I've been using a competitor, ActiveWords (activewords.com), for about 12 years. I have a HUGE pile of ActiveWord shortcuts I've developed over the years. So too much invested labour to switch. I think I prefer ActiveWords, although I love the calculation tool in TextExpander.
Whenever I get a new Mac TextExpander is one of the first things I install. It’s a “don’t want to live without it” app. It is incredibly useful. I would hate to be without it. However, I can’t say the same thing for the IOS version. I have it (with the TE keyboard) but rarely use it unless I am using an app that has TextExpander functionality built in (e.g., Drafts) because I mainly use the Smart Keyboard.
Steve a few questions for you. I work for FEMA and im on the road alot. I have to travel light so i have started doing all my personal computing on chromebooks. Can you give us some videos in reference to chromebooks. Such as the best way to store and retreve data. The best way to use google keep or evernote (App or web-extention), textexpander for chromebooks, good backup habits in chromebooks. Just all around being productive with Chromebooks. Thank you Sir. Your videos are the greatest!!!!
Thanks for the video, Steve! Also a long time user of Text Expander. As I have Swedish friends, I use TE for some of the names that have the special characters like in Go̊ran. Better than going to the keyboard viewer or remembering the keyboard combination for that special character.
During the early '80's when I was in the military, I envisioned the idea of having 'templates' for writing memos in order to save time for secretaries, typists, steno's etc.. This would have fit the bill perfectly. Too late now, long since retired.
First off, yours is definitely the best (and my goto) channel --> THANKS ... At this stage in the journey, it's not as valuable as when I first moved to Mac ... but the features of TextExpander was the primary missing link in my move from PC to Mac ... This is a very clear and valuable video on the TextExpander tool and once again I want to extend my gratitude for your wonderful video and channel ... Blessings ...
Been using TextExpander for years, and can honestly say it's one of the best utilities I have on my Mac, iPhone & iPad. We used it to send contracts for our entertainment agency and still do. I use it as an autofill for texting our customers. Couldn't do without it. Thanks, Steve for another great show. PS here's one to check out Steve, we just used it at the weekend and it's unbelievable, Switcher Studio. www.switcherstudio.com
I use AutoHotKey which does the same thing. It is a scripting tool that can be used to control a great many aspects of Windows.
I use it primarily to set up boilerplate text and a myriad of shortcut keys without needing to worry about conflicts with system hotkeys as you can specify a shortcut key combo that has a unique two or more character prefix that is unlikely to ever conflict with any system or program keyboard shortcuts.
The shortcut key combo can also be a word or phrase.
It may not be as elegant or user friendly as Text Expander but is very lean in terms of system resource usage and gets the job done exceedingly well for me in launching programs, websites, system files and folders as well as entering usernames and passwords.
TextExpander is the most underrated tool. It's one of those tools that sounds like a waste of money... but once you use it you'll wonder how in the hell did you ever live without it.
FYI... if you have TextExpander on your computer and you listen to this video on you computer while you're working on another project... the TextExpander expanded text alert sound from the video will make you constantly say "What the!?"... because I kept thinking that I was expanding text.
The problem is not that Facebook and Google are the only advertising platforms. The problem is that they are considered mainstream media and without these two, the trend of cryptocurrencies gaining legitimacy is delayed. That is right, I said delayed not blocked or prevented.
The World Has Changed.
Five years ago, when bitcoin was unknown to most people, this might have been a fatal move. Today is a different story. I recently traveled to a remote mountain town in the interior of Mexico. Everyone I met had heard about Bitcoin and eyes lit up with excitement when I ask if I could pay for lunch with bitcoin.
Today are dozens of websites dedicated to cryptocurrencies, either holding them, exchanging them or just writing about them. Probably the most effective advertising remains on Google, it is called Google Search and it is free.
If someone wants to learn about owning bitcoin or any other currency, there is a ton of educational information.
The Flipside Is Being Ignored.
Not All Regulation Is Inherently Bad.
If we examine the full spectrum of regulation to this point on a global scale there is one common target most everywhere. That is the practice of exchanges. So far there has been little or not regulation, threatened or enacted, to protect investors from loss of funds due to security breaches.
Capitulation Is A Good Sign.