Starting with Text Expansion

One of my as yet unstated goals with this blog is to hopefully lower the barrier for entry to some of the wonderful, simple automation tools available on the Mac. [1] For anyone dipping their toes in the automation water for the first time, I will often suggest text-expansion as an ideal place to start. There are numerous utilities available for this, from apps like QuickKey, TypeIt4Me and Typinator to what is considered the gold standard in TextExpander.[2] This little gem from Brett Terpstra illustrates just one of the ways text expansion can be used.


  1. And iOS, for that matter  ↩

  2. Leaving aside arguments around the efficacy the app’s subscription model  ↩