macOS: How to Use Substitutions in Text

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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Today’s Quick Tip focuses on a neat trick in Pages (and Mail and TextEdit!) that’ll let you change straight quotes to smart ones or hyphens to dashes in an existing document. If you like typography, this’ll be right up your alley!

macOS: Using the Shift Key to Extend Text Selections

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Your Mac has an easy way to expand or contract a text selection—and no, it doesn’t involve going back and dragging within your text all over again! In today’s Quick Tip, we’ll tell you how to use this handy-dandy feature.

Marked 2 Beefs Up Markdown Support for MarsEdit, Scrivener, More

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Brett Terpstra’s Marked 2.5.11 app is out, and it’s loaded with new features. The Markdown editing app improved supporty for IA Writer, MarsEdit 4, and Scrivener 4, lets you embed CSV files and convert them to Markdown tables, includes a new Custom Style via links, and more. Marked 2 costs US$13.99 and it’s available at Apple’s Mac App Store, in SetApp, and at the Marked 2 website.

Marked 2 Beefs Up Markdown Support for MarsEdit, Scrivener, More

Holy &#^%, BBEdit Went 64-Bit!

· John Martellaro · Product News

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The legendary macOS text editor from Bare Bones Software, BBEdit, is now a 64-bit application.

How to Use "Insert Pattern" in TextEdit to Clean Up Text

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

The Mac’s built-in TextEdit program has a little-known feature that’ll let you find tabs, paragraph breaks, and the like and replace them in text—or find patterns of them, even. It’s a very powerful way to clean up extraneous characters, so come read this Quick Tip!