[Editor's Note: Kelly Guimont does social media and support for these products for Smile Software. Because of that she seemed ideally suited to tell us about the updates, but we wanted to be clear about it for the sake of full disclosure. Also, TMO loves both Smile Software and TextExpander, so huzzahs all around! - Bryan Chaffin]
Two big updates came from Smile Software on Wednesday, both to "type things for me" app TextExpander. TextExpander for Mac has been upgraded to version 5, and TextExpander touch was updated to version 3.5. Both include improvements to existing features, and some new features outlined below:
One of the biggest new features to come to both apps is expanded syncing options: Now snippets can be synced using any Dropbox folder, iCloud Drive, or whatever other cloud syncing service you would rather use.
Look at all those syncing options...
TextExpander touch has also added support for x-callback-url functions. This is mostly a developer feature, because this support means that other apps can now work in conjunction with TextExpander touch to build automation; for example using Drafts or Workflow to build a string of actions that make it easier to send a standard email or take notes.
Another feature new to TextExpander touch is Search, which only existed on the Mac version previously. If you have;// used TextExpander for awhile, you probably have a reasonably vast library of snippets and search makes it a lot easier to figure out if you need to make a new one or have one you forgot about.
Guess what I've been writing about lately...
If you already own TextExpander touch, the 3.5 release is a free update, just check in the App Store for updates, or if you update automatically, you might already have it installed. TextExpander 5 is a USD $19.95 paid upgrade from version 4 if your purchase was made prior to 2015. If your purchase was made after January 1, 2015, you are eligible for a free upgrade.