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DashExpander is a snippet abbreviation expander. It saves you from typing countless keys for frequently used pieces of text. Abbreviation Expansion supports placeholders which can be edited before pasting, without disrupting your work.

Features:

  • Collect text snippets that you reuse often.
  • Sync by saving your library in Dropbox.
  • Placeholders can be edited before pasting.
  • Abbreviations are expanded wherever you type them.
  • Tag Cloud scales tags based on usage count.
  • Built for speed. Searching is almost instant.
  • Menu item application, always more...

What's New

Version 1.7.9:
  • Snippet expansion bug fixes
  • Fixed a bug which did not allow the use of CTRL+P and CTRL+N to select previous/next search result

Requirements

OS X 10.6 or later

*Previously available here

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Tomq Member IconComment+34
Tomq
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Well, at this moment I was able to download it for free from the Apple App Store. But I won't be using it. I like Typinator much better.

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Version 1.7.8
Dariusw (Developer) Member IconDev+4
Dariusw (Developer)
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Note to users: the screenshots shown on MacUpdate are out of date. For the latest screenshots, check out the App Store. I can't change the ones here (MacUpdate error). I have reported the error to MacUpdate a few months ago, but they haven't fixed it yet.

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Version 1.7.4
Regular-Warren
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I've updated the screenshots. Thanks.

Galliwampus Member IconComment+1
Galliwampus
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Macupdate should not allow this product to promote itself as free; it is shareware wrapped in sheep's clothing.

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Version 1.7.0
Regular-Warren
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We tend to go by the information provided by the App Store, which definitely leads to confusion. Are you being prompted to purchase? What price are they asking?

Galliwampus
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Yes, this app is really available on an in-app purchase base only. It used to be free, but it is no longer. You can download it and use it, but then you're required to purchase later. I guess it's technically a demo.

Regular-Warren
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Gotcha. Did you happen to notice what the price was?

Galliwampus
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$9.99.

I appreciate your responses.

Regular-Warren
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No problem. I've altered the listing. Thanks for the heads-up!

Slarkin Member IconReview+24
Slarkin
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Purchased DashExpander from the App Store today. I've been using xType for free. I found DashExpander to be harder to use than the free xType, which has many more and easier to use features

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Version 1.6.8
Macrankin Member IconReview+1
Macrankin
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I was quite surprised to find that this app contained an 'in-app' purchase button. Maybe, all apps will finally go this way.

This little app seems to be winning me over. However, I'm not so keen on not being able to increase the text size. The other thing is, and though it is of less importance, there doesn't appear to be a way to re-position the tags in the navigation menu window.

Erm, apart from that it's a fantastic little snippet/text expander app for anyone wishing to experiment with even more gobble-de-gook.

I suppose, you'd normally use a fraction of a snippet of already known markup or code in-order to lay down your stuff. Trouble is (with me), I'm into all sorts of peg systems and other self-made gobble-de-gooks, so even trying to remember a snippet of a snippet is going to be giving me headaches. Er, but that's my problem. LOL

I'm currently studying French, and would also like to get back into web page building (one day), and an app like this could probably do it for me, though not exclusively, of course.

The one thing about the navigation that I do like is that you can't actually have two tags open at the same time. Kind of makes sense, I suppose?

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Version 1.6.5
Jumbobob Member IconComment+68
Jumbobob
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I would like to try it too.

The icon is funny.

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Version 1.6.3
$ir M. Member IconComment+21
$ir M.
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Looks great - price is right - I'd love to check it. Too bad app-store only-ness makes it a no-go.

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Version 1.6.1
Rayj Member IconComment+45
Rayj
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Pretty impressive. Less than a week ago I make a passing remark on this site about the window borders: today comes an update with better ones. Now that's one responsive developer!

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Version 1.5.2
Rayj
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… and PS. The MacUpdate image is the old-old-style GUI, not the much slicker new one.

Derekjab
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Problem is that with the "Standard" interface it doesn't run in the background anymore.

Derekjab
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Oops, my bad.

Switching interface changed my preferences and I hadn't noticed!

VictorPrijker Member IconReview+27
VictorPrijker
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Does not type accented characters, like é or ù.

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Version 1.5.1
Rayj
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Works ok for me. This is an example using it: "Test for é or ü or î or ñ."

Rayj Member IconReview+45
Rayj
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I've previously indicated that this is a good program; now version 1.5.1 brings a huge improvement to the interface. Personally I'd prefer it without the heavy black borders but that is a trivial point. It's simple to set up, quick and unobtrusive to use, all-in-all better than the paid-for alternatives.

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Version 1.5.1
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Senseinai
Version 1.2.2
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Dariusw
Version 1.2.0
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Details

Downloads 3,284
Version Downloads 455
Type Utilities / System
License Demo
Date 22 Feb 2013
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $2.99