DashExpander
DashExpander
1.7.9

4.1

DashExpander free download for Mac

DashExpander1.7.9

22 February 2013

Time-saving text expansion tool.

Overview

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 one keyboard shortcut away.
  • Multi-Touch Gestures.
Special Snippet Placeholders:
  • @clipboard expands into the contents of the clipboard.
  • @cursor repositions the cursor after expansion.
  • @date expands into the current date.
  • @time expands into the current time.

    Note to developers and designers: you should check out Dash, which has all of DashExpander's features, and more.

What's new in DashExpander

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

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How would you rate DashExpander app?

14 Reviews of DashExpander

Ean
15 September 2011
Version: 1.2.0

Most helpful

Kooky icon!
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Tomq
06 February 2013
Version: 1.7.8
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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5
Dariusw
27 December 2012
Version: 1.7.4
Note to users: the screenshots shown on MacUpdate are out of date.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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Galliwampus
09 October 2012
Version: 1.7.0
Macupdate should not allow this product to promote itself as free; it is shareware wrapped in sheep's clothing.
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Slarkin
08 October 2012
Version: 1.6.8
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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4
j-rankin-cp
23 June 2012
Version: 1.6.5
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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Jumbobob
07 June 2012
Version: 1.6.3
I would like to try it too. The icon is funny.
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$ir-M-
11 May 2012
Version: 1.6.1
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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rayj
16 March 2012
Version: 1.5.2
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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2.5
VictorPrijker
11 March 2012
Version: 1.5.1
Does not type accented characters, like é or ù.
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5
rayj
10 March 2012
Version: 1.5.1
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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4.5
silverhand31
26 November 2011
Version: 1.2.2
Not bad at all, if you could add more template, more people will use
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rayj
26 November 2011
Version: 1.2.2
I certainly agree with both the previous comments - it's a very good program, though it could do with better instructions. But the icon is more than Kooky - it's hideous; and the page for editing snippets must be the ugliest I've seen in any program since I started using Macs in the earliest days of GUIs.
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Senseinai
25 November 2011
Version: 1.2.2
This is an excellent version of an app that others are overcharging for. If the developer eventually puts a price on this, I'd be happy to pay.
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Ean
15 September 2011
Version: 1.2.0
Kooky icon!
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