Press Adds Public Groups; Discover and Share Snippet Groups with the Community Adds Public Groups; Discover and Share Snippet Groups with the Community

San Francisco, CA – November 3, 2016 – Smile, the developer of TextExpander, the popular typing shortcut tool for Mac, Windows, iPad, and iPhone, has released an update for This update features Public Groups, a way to discover and share snippet groups with the TextExpander community.

Public Groups offer a way to discover ready-made snippet groups, sourced from a variety of authors, in one place. Anyone on the latest version of TextExpander can subscribe to these groups, or publish groups to share with the TextExpander community.

These publicly shared snippet groups are “live” and allow for instant updates to subscribers as authors enhance their groups.

The home of Public Groups is on the TextExpander site at

Public Groups are accessible with a TextExpander account. An account comes with TextExpander for Mac, TextExpander for iPhone & iPad, and the TextExpander for Windows beta. All the apps work seamlessly, keeping your snippets current. Snippet sharing is built-in, as is management of snippets across a whole team.

“In the latest version of TextExpander, with Public Groups, we’ve taken sharing snippets a step further,” said Smile founder, Philip Goward. “Now people can benefit from the shared knowledge and time saving snippets of the TextExpander community.”

“TextExpander is a hugely flexible tool, but starting with a blank slate can be daunting,” said Smile founder, Greg Scown. “Now our customers have a place to go to find an ever growing variety of ready-made snippet groups.”

TextExpander is as little as US $3.33 per month for individuals on the Life Hacker plan. Current TextExpander users receive a 50% lifetime discount. TextExpander is $7.96 per user per month for the Team plan which offers more robust snippet and user management and statistics. TextExpander for Mac requires a macOS 10.10 (Yosemite) or later. TextExpander for Windows requires Windows 7 or later. TextExpander for iPhone & iPad requires iOS 9 or later.

What’s New in TextExpander:

  • Subscribe to publicly shared snippet groups
  • Publish groups to Public Groups
  • Updates from authors to subscribers are instantaneous
  • Share a snippet group with a more contained audience using a public URL

TextExpander features: – Insert standard greetings, text, and signatures, including formatted text and pictures – Type custom abbreviations that expand to longer “snippets” of text and images – Correct typos automatically (Add them to your snippet library and/or use one of the included AutoCorrect snippet groups for English, French or German) – Integrated TextExpander account and Apps – Share snippets easily with coworkers and friends and set their permissions – Manage sharing across your team easily with a TextExpander Organization – Suggests snippets from phrases you habitually type – Use fill-in-the-blank snippets to create custom forms with multiple field types and sections – Position the cursor wherever you want in your expanded snippet – Automatically insert clipboard content in a snippet – Organize snippets into groups – Search snippets from menu bar or via keyboard shortcut – Search and expand snippets, abbreviations, and suggestions inline as you type – HTML, CSS, AutoCorrect, Accented Words, Symbols, Emoji snippet groups included – Internet Productivity snippet group (shorten long URLs automatically) – Insert the current date and time in any format you prefer – Date/time math (add or subtract years, months, days, hours, minutes, seconds from current date and time) – Reminds you of missed opportunities to use your abbreviations – Print snippets by group – For programmers, make editor-independent code templates; invoke JavaScript, AppleScript and shell scripts – Mac version available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish

Requirements: – TextExpander for Mac requires a Mac running macOS 10.10 (Yosemite) or later – TextExpander for iPhone & iPad requires an iPad or iPhone running iOS 9 or later – TextExpander for Windows requires a PC running Windows 7 or later

Pricing: US $3.33 / month for a Life Hacker plan for individuals. US $7.96 / user / month for a Team plan. Monthly pricing available. Previous version TextExpander users receive a 50% lifetime discount on a Life Hacker plan. 3 months free on a Life Hacker plan for users who purchased after December 1, 2015.

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