Smile Software has released TextExpander 5.1.2 with a fix for OS X El Capitan-related crashing on launch and other minor bug fixes and improvements. The update is free for all users running TextExpander 5 or later.

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TextExpander is a popular typing utility for Mac that can expand custom keystroke shortcuts into frequently-used text and pictures. The tool can insert text ranging from email signatures to paragraphs, automatically fix typos, autocomplete forms and more.

What's new in 5.1.2:

  • Addresses El Capitan related crash on launch

  • Other minor fixes and improvements

    What's New in Version 5:

  • 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

  • Simplified expansion of lengthy fill-ins and scripts

  • Search and expand snippets, abbreviations, and suggestions inline as you type

  • Preview expanded snippet

  • Refreshed statistics display

  • Supports JavaScript snippets that also operate on iOS

  • Updated for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite (required)

  • TextExpander 5 is $44.95 with a free trial available, or $19.95 for users upgrading from a previous version.

    Related Forum: OS X El Capitan

    Top Rated Comments

    FelixII Avatar
    89 months ago
    Seriously? A news for a minor bugfix update? Although it's a cool app, I would like to see more substantial news on MacRumors.
    Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
    redscull Avatar
    89 months ago
    I like seeing these just because I keep an informal running total in my head of how often existing applications are broken by new OSX/iOS versions (hint: it's quite often). And it reminds me why I don't immediately (or ever) upgrade Apple's operating systems. Even ignoring the backwards compatibility issues, it's been years since they made a new OS that was hands-down better than what it was replacing.

    So anyway, when the frequency of these types of articles dies down is how I know it's a reasonable time to finally upgrade a device/machine.
    Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
    Jeremy1026 Avatar
    89 months ago
    I'd like to get in good enough with MR to get free publicity just for patching some bugs.
    Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
    simonmet Avatar
    89 months ago
    No offence to the developer, but doesn't OS X already have most of this functionality in text shortcuts anyway? Try typing "omw" and you'll see what I mean.
    Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
    Pbrutto Avatar
    89 months ago
    Sllllllooooooowwww nnneeewwessss dddaaayyyyy......
    Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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