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TextExpander for macOS 7.0.1 (2021-10-17)

  • Fixes possible crash on startup

TextExpander for macOS 7.0 (2021-10-12)

  • Updates and unifies the user experience
  • Improves main window search
  • Improves performance and responsiveness
  • Improves conflict management
  • Broadens accessibility
  • Other fixes and improvements

TextExpander for macOS 6.8.5 (2021-06-29)

  • Fixes VoiceOver access to main window
  • Resolves possible crash on launch when local storage closes unexpectedly
  • Resolves possible crash submitting stats when local storage closes unexpectedly
  • Improves error message for failed sign in

TextExpander for macOS 6.8.4 (2021-04-20)

  • Fixes expand and match styling with fill-ins
  • Fixes moving multiple snippets via context menu
  • Fixes duplication of snippets in a read-only group
  • Improves inline search performance
  • Removes possible stale search results from inline search
  • Improves display of outage banners
  • Fixes “clear cache” loop at startup
  • Fixes possible permanent “Unsaved Snippets” dialog upon quit
  • Fixes keyboard freeze when using hot key to enable/disable expansion
  • Other fixes and various performance improvements

TextExpander for macOS 6.8.3 (2021-02-11)

  • Resolves potential crash at startup when older data format is present

TextExpander for macOS 6.8.2 (2021-02-09)

  • Right-click menu bar item for My Snippets hierarchical menu
  • Resolves a number of issues with hotkeys
  • Adds Paste & Match to the snippet editor
  • Supports using Command-Return to expand Fill-In window
  • Numerous fixes and improvements

TextExpander for macOS 6.8.1 (2020-12-17)

  • Improves speed of fill-in expansions
  • Fixes possible crash at launch affecting some users
  • Various other fixes and improvements

TextExpander for macOS 6.8 (2020-12-15)

  • Updates UI appearance for Big Sur
  • Adds Apple Silicon / M1 support (universal binary)
  • Adds Quick Actions
  • Allows inline search when abbreviation expansion is disabled
  • Improves display of suggestions
  • Improves display and resolution of editing conflicts
  • Improves snippet editor
  • Various bug fixes and improvements

TextExpander 6.5.5 (2020-05-18)

  • Resolves menu bar responsiveness following launch
  • Improves appearance of table borders
  • Improves expansion in Google Chrome Omnibox and Missive
  • Fixes Snippet Group becoming untitled, read-only during high server load
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 6.5.4 (2020-03-18)

  • Restores localization of snippet editor
  • Other helpful fixes and improvements

TextExpander 6.5.3 (2020-01-14)

  • Resolves several issues related to macro interpretation when expanding
  • Allows some additional macros to be returned by scripts
  • Improves behavior of some fill-in scenarios
  • Drops list items entirely when surrounded with optional section macros
  • Avoids expanding or operating in Red Sweater’s Black Ink crossword puzzle application
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 6.5.2 (2019-07-30)

  • Improves snippet editor:
    • Double-click to edit date and time math macros
    • Replaces selected text with inserted macros
    • Fixes case where fill-in name reverts to default
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 6.5.1 (2019-05-28)

  • Drag and drop to re-order items in popup fill-ins
  • Fixes rich text expansion into Missive, FileMaker Pro
  • Fixes several snippet editor issues
  • Adds support for table borders
  • Other fixes and improvements

TextExpander 6.5 (2019-03-05)

  • New editor with visual access to:
    • Dates
    • Times
    • Date math
    • Fill-ins
    • Keys
    • Cursor positioning
    • Clipboard
    • Insert / nest other snippets
  • Improves snippet preview
  • Highlights syntax for JavaScript
  • Adds notarization for increased security
  • Other fixes and improvements
  • Requires macOS 10.12 (Sierra) or later

TextExpander 6.2.8 (2018-11-28)

  • Supports Mojave dark mode
  • Fixes expansion in recent Chrome version address bar
  • Resolves “pasteboard delay” errors
  • Other fixes and improvements

TextExpander 6.2.7 (2018-08-25)

  • Resolves case where last snippet is pasted instead of restored clipboard
  • Adds option to include betas when checking for updates
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 6.2.6 (2018-06-05)

  • Allows Check for Update… when signed out
  • Retains local settings during SSO sign in when possible
  • Reduces frequency of secure input notifications
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 6.2.5 (2018-02-15)

  • Improves “Restore clipboard” reliability
  • Resolves expansion issues in Microsoft OneNote
  • Adds Single Sign-On (SSO) for organizations
  • Other fixes and improvements

TextExpander 6.2.4 (2017-11-07)

  • Resolves possible crash when pasting into Snippet Editor

TextExpander 6.2.3 (2017-10-13)

  • Updates Secure Input messaging
  • Improves selection highlighting in dark mode
  • Other fixes and improvements

TextExpander 6.2.2 (2017-08-22)

  • Adds ‘expand string’ scripting command (e.g. tell application “TextExpander” to expand string “ddate :flag-us:”)
  • Improves Snippet Group prefix UI
  • Prepares for High Sierra (macOS 10.13)
  • Resolves excess conflicting snippet groups
  • Other fixes and improvements

TextExpander 6.2.1 (2017-05-19)

  • Fixes snippet expansion in the Slack app
  • Minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 6.2 (2017-03-28)

  • Adds support for Snippet Group prefixes and Group prefix overrides
  • Other minor fixes

TextExpander 6.1.7 (2017-02-26)

  • Improves connection reliability
  • Fixes unwanted leading linebreak when expanding some formatted snippets
  • Retains animation of GIFs when added via drag and drop
  • Other minor fixes

TextExpander 6.1.6 (2017-02-14)

  • Retains selection when applying formatting in snippet editor
  • Resolves import hang introduced in 6.1.5
  • Other minor fixes

TextExpander 6.1.5 (2017-02-03)

  • Improves handling of settings and backups from older versions
  • Synchronizes additional preferences with TextExpander for Windows
  • Removes macOS Sierra’s “Show Tab Bar” entry from View menu
  • Adds VoiceOver label for Touch Bar buttons
  • Other minor fixes

TextExpander 6.1.4 (2017-01-13)

  • Resolves issue with font names which contain special characters
  • Other minor fixes

TextExpander 6.1.3 (2017-01-10)

  • Adds Touch Bar support
  • Improves VoiceOver access in Snippet Editor
  • Other fixes and improvements

TextExpander 6.1.2 (2016-11-17)

  • Replaces Add Predefined Group with Add Public Group
  • Other fixes and improvements

TextExpander 6.1.1 (2016-10-26)

  • Resolves issues with use on Yosemite (macOS 10.10)
  • Fixes potential crash with localized sync notifications
  • Displays License Agreement for localized versions

TextExpander 6.1 (2016-10-11)

  • Adds dictation support for fill-in fields
  • Adds preview button to snippet editor
  • Adds Portuguese support
  • Improves drag & drop support for snippet editor
  • Other fixes and improvements

TextExpander 6.0.9 (2016-09-12)

  • Increases size of Snippet Group notes field, and allows copy & paste when read-only
  • Fixes expansion of image-only snippets, including in Microsoft Office apps
  • Fixes to prepare for macOS Sierra
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 6.0.8 (2016-07-28)

  • Improves import; adds support for multi-line comma-separated value (CSV) files
  • Resolves case where switching snippets could discard edits
  • Resolves case where returning online doesn’t receive updates
  • Resolves case where changing snippet type on other device isn’t reflected locally
  • Syncs changes to default sound
  • Fixes leading and trailing spaces for formatted text expansion
  • Fixes background drawing for Drop / Keep Suggestion
  • Improves snippet editor
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 6.0.7 (2016-06-28)

  • Resolves issue where snippet can fail to appear in editor when selected
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 6.0.6 (2016-06-09)

  • Adds quicker way to respond to snippet suggestion notifications
  • Displays all available fonts in snippet editor
  • Improves color picker, including custom color selection
  • Adds Bulleted List and Numbered List to insert (>_) menu
  • Adds Table to insert (>_) menu
  • Improves expansion of formatted snippets in Thunderbird
  • Improves expansion reliability in El Capitan Save panels and System Preferences text fields
  • Notifies when new Snippet Groups are added by others
  • Removes formatting when pasting text into plain text snippets

TextExpander 6.0.5 (2016-05-11)

  • Improves Snippet Editor
  • Fixes popup menus on Force Touch machines
  • Restores Print Group and Print All Groups
  • Allows Quit when sign in panel is displayed
  • Resolves French localization issues
  • Other fixes and improvements

TextExpander 6.0.4 (2016-04-26)

  • Improves tab navigation of interface
  • Resolves failure to save Formatted Text, Pictures snippets from Edit Last Expanded Snippet
  • Fixes crash on launch while offline
  • Fixes crash related to localizations in German, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 6.0.2 (2016-04-18)

  • Resolves issue with extra spacing when expanding in Gmail while using Chrome
  • Restores copy/paste support to Create New Snippet / Edit Last Expanded Snippet
  • Adds sign in/out to Account preferences
  • Resolves display issue with Set Delimiters… pane
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 6.0 (2016-04-04)

  • Integrated TextExpander account and Apps
  • Use current snippets on all your devices
  • Share snippets easily with coworkers and friends
  • Set editing permissions for shared snippets
  • Set up an Organization to easily manage sharing across your team
  • Automatically join an Organization using your company email address
  • Automatically share company snippets with anyone who joins your Organization
  • New Windows app (currently in beta)
  • Beautiful new app look and feel
  • New snippet editing toolbar
  • New app icon

TextExpander 5.1.4 (2016-02-16)

  • Resolves security issue with software updater

TextExpander 5.1.3 (2015-11-04)

  • Further improvements to expansion in save dialogs on El Capitan
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 5.1.2 (2015-10-07)

  • Addresses El Capitan related crash
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 5.1.1 (2015-09-01)

  • Fixes issue with expansion in save dialogs on El Capitan
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 5.1 (2015-07-22)

  • Suggested snippets exclude most single dictionary words
  • Adds new notification preference for snippet suggestions
  • Fixes secure input notifications for Chrome
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 5.0.1 (2015-06-05)

  • Fixes and improvements

TextExpander 5.0 (2015-05-27)

  • Suggests snippets from phrases you habitually type
  • Reminds you of missed opportunities to use your abbreviations
  • Customize snippet file location
  • Sync via iCloud Drive or any sync folder
  • Simplify expansion of lengthy fill-ins and scripts by setting single-line and popup fields to “Show at top” of expanding window
  • Search and expand snippets, abbreviations, and suggestions inline as you type
  • Preview expanded snippet
  • Refreshed statistics display, including new “Top snippets used in last month”
  • Supports JavaScript snippets that also operate on iOS, or JavaScript for Automation on Mac only
  • Updated for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite (required)

TextExpander 4.3.6 (2015-03-31)

  • Adds Run script snippets (AppleScript, shell scripts) option in Expansion preferences
  • Minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 4.3.5 (2015-01-06)

  • Adds Russian localization
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 4.3.4 (2014-10-14)

  • Adds support for dark mode on Yosemite
  • Fixes 12-hour date formats issue when 24-hour time is set
  • Resolves case where TextExpander Helper doesn’t appear in the Accessibility list
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 4.3.3 (2014-09-08)

  • Fixes to prepare for upcoming releases of OS X
  • Other fixes and improvements

TextExpander 4.3.2 (2014-07-08)

  • Resolves long delay before expansion on Mavericks when TextExpander is hidden
  • Resolves issue with fill-ins losing user settings
  • Fixes crash when Add Group from URL fails
  • Fixes crash when repeatedly deleting snippets
  • Displays statistics properly
  • No longer shows error message when enabling Dropbox sync
  • Fixes failure to copy and paste snippets in the snippets list
  • No longer shows warning when deleting a blank snippet
  • Other fixes and improvements

TextExpander 4.3.1 (2014-05-28)

  • Fixes hang when launching with no TextExpander settings

TextExpander 4.3 (2014-05-27)

  • Improves performance when searching
  • Resolves issue with non-PNG image links disappearing
  • Improves cursor positioning accuracy
  • Fixes case where Return no longer works as a delimiter
  • Resolves issue with expansion in Slack (by waiting for shift key to be released)
  • Fixes auto-capitalization error involving accented characters
  • Other fixes and improvements

TextExpander 4.2.1 (2014-01-14)

  • Resolves excessive CPU use which occurred on some systems after several expansions
  • Resolves a timing issue (race condition) in 4.2 which can cause crashes upon expansion on certain systems
  • Pre-fills URL field if Add Group from URL is selected with a URL on the pasteboard
  • Other fixes and improvements

TextExpander 4.2 (2013-12-05)

  • Improves expansion in Google Documents in Safari
  • Improves interaction with Fast User Switching
  • Improves handling of accented letters in Search Snippets and Suggest Matching Abbreviation
  • Presents currently-running apps first when choosing app-specific expansion
  • Displays URL or file path of external Snippet Groups when selected
  • Fixes tabbing in fill-in windows without text fields
  • Works around Mavericks issue which allows Smart Quotes despite our setting to the contrary
  • Numerous additional fixes and enhancements

TextExpander 4.1.1 (2013-09-25)

  • Adds Emoji snippet group
  • Prepares for Mavericks
  • Expands properly in Fantastical 1.3.8 and later
  • Offers to convert existing snippets when changing default snippet type
  • Improves performance with snippets containing multiple embedded images
  • Makes Suggest Matching Abbreviation more forgiving of spaces before and while narrowing the search
  • Allows capitalization correction in specific types of applications, such as Mellel
  • Includes paragraph style information with HTML data for snippets which contain line breaks
  • Expands properly when using a Romaji input method with Dvorak key layout
  • Many other fixes and improvements

TextExpander 4.0.5 (2012-12-18)

  • Fix potential ordering issue with snippets containing %key:tab%
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 4.0.4 (2012-12-11)

  • Supports Cut, Copy and Paste to manipulate snippets in the outline
  • Adds popover to resolve snippet abbreviation conflicts
  • Duplicate snippets are drawn with blue abbreviation (vs. orange for conflicts)
  • Adds “expand abbreviation ‘<abbreviation>’” syntax to AppleScript expand command
  • Restores support for %j day-of-year macro
  • Other fixes and improvements

TextExpander (2012-11-15)

  • Don’t confirm Delete of an empty snippet
  • Fixes an issue where ‘%%’ did not get mapped to ‘%’
  • Fixes a crash where snippets marked as formatted but not containing any formatted text data could cause snippets to disappear at launch

TextExpander 4.0.3 (2012-11-14)

  • Fixes issue with TextExpander icon appearing twice in the Dock on restart
  • Applies per-application restrictions when expanding snippets within the fill-in window
  • Adds “expand” command to AppleScript vocabulary, allowing scripts to trigger expansion of a snippet
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander (2012-10-10)

  • Fixes issue when %key:return% or %key:enter% appear at the end of a snippet

TextExpander 4.0.2 (2012-10-10)

  • Avoids expanding “extra” line breaks when optional parts of a fill-in are not checked
  • Restores ability to click to expand snippets found by Suggest Matching Abbreviation
  • Fixes expansion of formatted snippets containing keypresses into Mail messages
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 4.0.1 (2012-08-07)

  • Restores transparency to menu bar icon
  • Makes checkbox label clickable for optional section fill-ins
  • Equality abbreviations in Symbol group now end with == (e.g. >==, <==)
  • Updates Japanese and Italian help
  • Many other minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 4.0 (2012-06-21)

  • Adds new fill-in types:
    • Multiple line text fields
    • Popup menus
    • Optional text sections
  • Supports default values for text and popup fill-ins
  • Edit fill-ins and options with popup interface
  • Expand snippets while using fill-ins
  • Switch apps while using fill-ins
  • Improves statistics with graphical display
  • Introduces hands-on tutorial for new users
  • Adds support for table expansion
  • Adds contextual menus to snippet editor and snippet list
  • Adds appearance preference to show main window at launch
  • Updates appearance for Lion and Mountain Lion
  • Adds support for high-resolution Retina displays
  • Adds French and German autocorrect groups
  • Many other minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 3.4.2 (03-09-2012)

  • Fixes Sort by Content
  • Fixes issue with embedded AppleScript snippets that don’t return strings
  • Adds “restore clipboard regardless” property to AppleScript for TextMate 1.5.10 users
  • Other fixes and improvements to memory use

TextExpander 3.4.1 (02-28-2012)

  • Signed with Gatekeeper-friendly Developer ID from Apple
  • Improves expansion reliability, especially in iWork applications
  • Solves many cases of transposed letters
  • Adds Sort by Most Used
  • Adds “last used time” and “use count” properties to AppleScript support
  • Better respects hide setting when TextExpander is a Login Item
  • Several minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 3.4 (11-29-2011)

  • Adds “Sharing Snippet Groups with Your Team” help section
  • Adds Tweet My Stats button to the Statistics window
  • Supports selecting local Dropbox folder for Dropbox 1.2 and later
  • Allows selecting “Other…” application when specifying applications
  • Improves double-click behavior for .textexpander files
  • Adds QuickLook support for .textexpander files
  • Other fixes and improvements

TextExpander 3.3.4 (10-18-2011)

  • Fixes issue with updating snippets and settings via Dropbox
  • Nested plain text snippets now take formatting from the snippet in which they are nested
  • Fixes various interface display issues
  • Suppresses expansion when using input methods which combine keystrokes
  • Fixes font sizing issue when key presses are used
  • Improved handling when Dropbox folder is not in Home folder
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 3.3.3 (09-20-2011)

  • Fixed font size mismatch in Mail
  • Fixed issue with formatted text fill-ins
  • Fixed issue with disabled expansion after using Mission Control
  • Fixed issue expanding in some file dialogs (e.g. Preview, TextEdit)
  • Added additional logging to help diagnose outstanding issues
  • Other fixes and improvements

TextExpander 3.3.2 (08-09-2011)

  • Fixes delimiter handling in Safari 5.1 on Lion and Snow Leopard
  • Fixes key press handling in Safari 5.1 on Lion and Snow Leopard
  • Fixes cursor handling in Safari 5.1 on Lion and Snow Leopard
  • Retains proper font size when expanding into Microsoft Word
  • Other minor fixes and improvements
  • Note: Expanding into password fields on Safari 5.1 does not function properly

TextExpander 3.3.1 (05-13-2011)

  • Fixed problem with Dock hiding in Mac App Store version

TextExpander 3.3 (04-20-2011)

  • Introduces AppleScript support
  • Adds Backup Now, Restore, and Logging as customizable toolbar items
  • Adds support for guillemets «» as delimiter characters
  • Allows keypress macros (tab, return, esc, enter) to be nested in fill-in snippets
  • Automatic capitalization at sentence start now works with contractions of “I” (I’m, I’ll, I’d, etc.)
  • Other fixes and improvements

TextExpander 3.2.4 (02-22-2011)

  • New and improved HTML & CSS snippet group
  • Adds display font setting for plain text snippets
  • Adds default font setting for formatted text snippets
  • Makes secure input warning less intrusive and less frequent

TextExpander 3.2.3 (02-03-2011)

  • Adds Spanish localization
  • Adds option to eliminate double caps at the start of words
  • Adds warning info when secure event input is enabled
  • Improves compatibility with VoiceOver
  • Other fixes and improvements

TextExpander 3.2.2 (12-14-2010)

  • Improves automatic capitalization
  • Adds options for as few as 5 backup files
  • Improved handling of Dropbox syncing
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 3.2.1 (11-20-2010)

  • Adds “Launch at Login” to Appearance preferences
  • Adds new welcome window
  • Submitted to Mac App Store, not released

TextExpander 3.2 (10-26-2010)

  • Adds backup and restore
  • Adds preference for automatic backup
  • Adds keyboard shortcuts to expand top search results
  • Fixes some problems with establishing Dropbox sync
  • Other fixes and improvements

TextExpander 3.1.2 (8-26-2010)

  • Fixed problem with starting to expand after login
  • Fixed problem locating Dropbox folder in some cases

TextExpander 3.1.1 (8-11-2010)

  • Fixed Adapt to Case when selected as default case sensitivity
  • Fixed potential crash on quit
  • Fixed at least one instance of disappearing snippets
  • Other fixes and improvements

TextExpander 3.1 (6-2-2010)

  • Added hotkeys to activate TextExpander and to open the Search Snippets function
  • Allows hiding Dock icon without showing TextExpander in the menu bar
  • Improved search by highlighting matched text and searching snippet label text
  • Supports typing by mouse with Keyboard Viewer or Virtual Keyboard
  • Improved cursor position handling in Google Chrome and Firefox
  • Other fixes and improvements

TextExpander 3.0.4 (5-7-2010)

  • Fixes crash when “Expand abbreviations” is set to “at delimiter (keep delimiter)”
  • Stops passing along up and down arrows when used to navigate suggestions

TextExpander 3.0.3 (5-4-2010)

  • Improved performance
  • Supports Unicode line endings for import
  • Switched to FastSpring for in-product purchases
  • Fixes hang in FileMaker Pro modal dialogs
  • Other fixes and improvements

TextExpander 3.0.2 (4-14-2010)

  • Expands properly in other applications’ quick entry windows and Spotlight
  • Improved performance
  • Capitalization options can exclude applications
  • Fixes double expansion in LaunchBar
  • “Suggest Abbreviations” Snippet Group preference functions properly
  • No longer attempts to expand in VMWare Fusion
  • Other fixes and improvements

TextExpander 3.0.1 (3-18-2010)

  • Fill-in window now supports Cut, Copy, Paste, and Select All keyboard equivalents
  • Formatted snippets can now be created using the quick entry window
  • Dates can now be used in snippets with fill-ins
  • Key presses can now be used in snippets with nested snippets and dates
  • Check Updates interval is retained and respected
  • Fixed menu performance problem with large Snippet Groups
  • Fixed hang within TextExpander when “Capitalize new sentences” is on
  • Fixed problem with drag-and-drop reordering of snippets
  • Fixed occasional problem with Dropbox setting in Sync preferences
  • Fixed occasional problem with unwanted selection when positioning cursor
  • Fixed upgrade reminder; added 30 day delay

TextExpander 3.0 (3-10-2010)

  • Converted from preference pane to application
  • Specify multiple blank fields in snippets for variable content to be filled in manually
  • Search snippets from the menu bar
  • Insert Tab and Return in snippets
  • Create new snippets quickly via hotkey
  • Edit the last-expanded snippet via hotkey
  • Built-in support for synchronization via Dropbox
  • Correct double caps; ensure initial caps at the beginning of a sentence
  • Automatic updates within the application (Sparkle)
  • Other fixes and improvements

TextExpander 2.8.1 (12-18-2009)

  • Fixes cursor position at beginning of snippet
  • Snippets respect sort order for drag and drop
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 2.8 (12-03-2009)

  • Use rich text snippets in web apps (for example, signatures in Gmail)
  • Revised purchase reminder alert
  • Make a selection using %\ in conjunction with %’ cursor positioning
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 2.7.1 (10-21-2009)

  • Imports Spell Catcher shorthand files (exported in XML format)
  • Supports plain text snippets nested in AppleScript and shell script snippets
  • Fixed some problems with Mobile Me synchronization
  • Fixed split view slider in Snippets tab for Snow Leopard
  • Fixed memory leak / performance problem with large clipboards
  • Fixed cursor positioning at end of snippet (%<, %>, %/, %v)
  • Fixed problem when Key Repeat Delay is set to None

TextExpander 2.7 (8-24-2009)

  • Share snippet groups with TextExpander for iPhone and iPad for the iPhone, to be released August 26
  • Fixes occasional stalling under Snow Leopard
  • Other fixes and improvements

TextExpander 2.6.3 (7-15-2009)

  • Added Sort by Label
  • Fixed dead key handling (e.g., use ä or Polyphonic Greek characters as abbreviations)
  • Made improvements in preparation for Snow Leopard
  • Minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 2.6.2 (5-20-2009)

  • Improved menu performance on Leopard (10.5)
  • Reduced memory usage on Leopard
  • Fixed rich text import
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 2.6.1 (3-26-2009)

  • Fix problem with Adapt to Case

TextExpander 2.6 (3-25-2009)

  • Per-group expansion options for greater flexibility:
    • Expand after whitespace (default)
    • Expand after anything but letters & numbers
    • Expand after any character
  • Setting for clipboard restore delay
  • WPM setting for more accurate statistics
  • Fixes problem where formatted text was pasted for some plain text snippets
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 2.5.2 (2-18-2009)

  • Shell script snippets, which expand to the result of the script
  • Respects default formatting when creating snippets from clipboard or selection
  • Fixed problem with updating URL Snippet Groups
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 2.5.1 (1-28-2009)

  • AppleScript results are pasted in plain text so that they adopt the current formatting
  • Nested AppleScript snippets now function properly
  • Snippet list retains outline expansion and selection better (no more collapsing unexpectedly)
  • Fixed hanging problem when used with PopChar X

TextExpander 2.5 (10-29-2008)

  • Date math (add or subtract years, months, days, hours, minutes, seconds from current time)
  • Internet productivity Group (shorten URLs, etc.)
  • Symbols Group (command, option, copyright, trademark, Euro, Pound, etc.)
  • Fixed %- and %+ to abandon or keep delimiter on a per-snippet basis
  • Other fixes and improvements

TextExpander 2.4.1 (8-14-2008)

  • Fix problem with “ignore case” setting for abbreviations

TextExpander 2.4 (8-12-2008)

  • Menu bar icon responds instantly regardless of snippet count
  • Menu bar menu is navigable by keyboard
  • Snippet groups show contents in add Snippet submenu of snippet editor
  • Fixed memory leak which could lead to poor performance
  • Fixed potential system hang if key is pressed while viewing menu bar menu
  • Fixed broken link for predefined Autocorrect Snippet Group
  • Fixed “Play sound” checkbox target area

TextExpander 2.3 (7-23-2008)

  • Added “Accented Words” snippet group
  • Expands to fit wider System Preferences window on Leopard
  • Fixed filtering of abbreviations and snippets
  • Fixed some case-sensitivity problems on Tiger
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 2.2 (5-20-2008)

  • Adds predefined Snippet Group for CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
  • Limits “Adapt to Case” to lowercase snippets
  • Limits “Adapt to Case” to abbreviations with two or more characters
  • Disables expansion when shift-space is typed
  • Works properly with MacSpeech Dictate

TextExpander 2.1.1 (4-29-2008)

  • Fixes post-expansion cursor positioning
  • Handles delimiters using the shift key properly
  • Supports fully empty snippet list
  • Minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 2.1 (4-22-2008)

  • Improves performance and reliability for fast typists
  • Remembers open Snippet Groups in Preference pane
  • Preserves format when creating snippets from selection or Clipboard
  • Allows single character abbreviations
  • Fixes problem expanding when there are multiple nested snippets
  • Minor fixes and improvements

TextExpander 2.0.5 (2-05-2008)

  • Fixed registration
  • Fixed Dvorak layout (both Dvorak and Dvorak-QWERTY work properly)
  • Fixed double launch on upgrade

TextExpander 2.0.4 (1-10-2008)

  • Fixed problem with Dvorak-Qwerty keyboard layout
  • Fixed problem with snppet type failing to apply

TextExpander 2.0.3 (10-25-2007)

  • Leopard compatible
  • Respects default snippet type setting
  • Fixed potential problem with specifying delimiters

TextExpander 2.0.2 (10-17-2007)

  • Abandon delimiter is fixed
  • Cursor positioning (left, right, up, down) is fixed
  • Works properly with non-US keyboards and layouts
  • Problems updating from older versions are fixed
  • Scroll performance with large numbers of snippets is fixed
  • Excluding Microsoft Word is fixed
  • Import handles snippet labels properly
  • Other minor fixes

TextExpander 2.0 (10-16-2007)

  • Snippet groups
  • Add snippet groups from external files
  • Add snippet groups from URLs (including password-protected URLs with Keychain support)
  • Synchronize snippet groups using MobileMe Synchronization
  • Print snippets
  • Hotkeys to enable / disable and to create snippets from selection or clipboard
  • Enable or disable Snippet Groups on a per-application basis
  • AppleScript snippets, which expand to the result of the script
  • More options for sounds
  • Sound settings on a per-group basis
  • Update snippet groups from URLs and external files at regular intervals
  • Improved performance with large numbers of snippets
  • User interface improvements
  • Additional improvements too numerous to mention
  • TextExpander 1.4.2 (03-06-2006)

  • Fixes problem saving when “Use additional snippets” is checked
  • TextExpander 1.4.1 (09-05-2006)

  • Abbreviations with characters requiring the Option key are fixed
  • Named delimiters (space, tab, return, esc) appear in other languages
  • Other minor fixes
  • TextExpander 1.4 (08-15-2006)

  • User-specified delimiters (“Set Delimiters…” button in Preferences tab)
  • Import comma- and tab-delimited text, RTF, and RTFD files
  • Choose TextExpander or Textpander style menu bar icon in Preferences
  • Sort snippets by date created (helps when locating import Snippet Groups)
  • Sort snippets by date modified (helps when tracking recent changes)
  • Mac OS X 10.4 required
  • TextExpander 1.3.1 (06-06-2006)

  • Dramatically improved performance for large snippet libraries
  • Option to insert snippets using cross-platform compatible image format (PNG)
  • Fixed crashing bug when using date / time in formatted text
  • TextExpander 1.3 (05-23-2006)

  • Refer to other snippets as variables via “%snippet:[abbreviation]%” …
  • You can now create snippets directly from selected text by means of the TextExpander Service.
  • TextExpander’s preference pane can now be resized vertically.
  • Abbreviations can now be corrected during typing with the backspace key.
  • Fixed a bug where TextExpander did not insert snippets correctly while a hybrid keyboard layout (e.g., Dvorak Querty) was active.
  • Added initial Japanese localization by Akira Ikeda.
  • Available Languages: English, French, German, Japanese.
  • Textpander 1.2.2 (01-19-2006)

  • Both Textpander’s preference pane and the background process are universal binaries now. This means that Textpander runs natively on both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs.
  • Available Languages: English, French, German.
  • Textpander 1.2.1 (12-09-2005)

  • The snippets list now supports copy & paste. In addition to the obvious purpose of duplicating snippets (which was already possible by doing an [option]-drag, by the way), you can also create new snippets by pasting text to the snippets list. Moreover, copying from the snippets list populates your clipboard with a list of the selected snippets and their respective abbreviations. Paste that into a text file and apply your formatting to create a snippets cheat sheet.
  • Textpander now works with iTerm.
  • Available Languages: English, French, German.
  • Textpander 1.2 (10-28-2005)

  • Fixed a bug in Textpander’s external snippets parser. This will solve most problems experienced by users who have imported or subscribed to their TypeIt4Me snippets. (You don’t have to re-import those. Textpander fixes corrupted snippets automatically.)
  • You can now add a clipboard placeholder (%clipboard) to have Textpander insert the current clipboard content into a snippet on expansion. (Only the clipboard’s plain text representation is used here.)
  • Textpander can now import or subscribe to “nlang” files from Nisus Writer.
  • Textpander Help should now work on Mac OS X 10.3.9.
  • Added a French localization by Hervé Roth.
  • Available Languages: English, French, German.
  • Textpander 1.1 (08-29-2005)

  • If you have configured Textpander to “Expand automatically when… a delimiter character has been typed after an abbreviation”, you can now choose whether the delimiter character that triggered the expansion should vanish on expansion (“keep delimiter”/”abandon delimiter”). To override this setting for a specific snippet, add a “Keep delimiter” specifier (“%+”, without the surrounding quotation marks) or an “Abandon delimiter” specifier (“%-“) to the very end of your snippet.
  • You can now use your own local snippets collection and subscribe to a remote snippets file at the same time.
  • Improved Textpander’s compatibility with the Terminal and other applications that don’t behave like standard OS X text editors.
  • Available Languages: English, German.
  • Textpander 1.0 (08-22-2005)

  • Initial release.
  • Available Languages: English, German.