DashExpander
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(8) 4.125

Time-saving text expansion tool.   Demo ($2.99)
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  • DashExpander has been discontinued
  • Developer
    Kapeli
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.
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
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later

*Previously available here



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DashExpander User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
(8)
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burypromote

+29
Tomq commented on 06 Feb 2013
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.
[Version 1.7.8]


burypromote

+4
Dariusw (developer) commented on 27 Dec 2012
Note to users: the screenshots shown on MacUpdate are out of date.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.
[Version 1.7.4]

1 Reply

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+195
MacUpdate-Warren replied on 27 Dec 2012
I've updated the screenshots. Thanks.
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+1
Galliwampus commented on 09 Oct 2012
Macupdate should not allow this product to promote itself as free; it is shareware wrapped in sheep's clothing.
[Version 1.7.0]

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burypromote

+195
MacUpdate-Warren replied on 09 Oct 2012
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?
burypromote

+1
Galliwampus replied on 09 Oct 2012
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.
burypromote

+195
MacUpdate-Warren replied on 09 Oct 2012
Gotcha. Did you happen to notice what the price was?
burypromote

+1
Galliwampus replied on 09 Oct 2012
$9.99.

I appreciate your responses.
burypromote

+195
MacUpdate-Warren replied on 10 Oct 2012
No problem. I've altered the listing. Thanks for the heads-up!
burypromote

+1

Slarkin reviewed on 08 Oct 2012
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
[Version 1.6.8]


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+1

Macrankin reviewed on 23 Jun 2012
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?
[Version 1.6.5]


burypromote

-9
Jumbobob commented on 07 Jun 2012
I would like to try it too.

The icon is funny.
[Version 1.6.3]


burypromote

+16
$ir M. commented on 11 May 2012
Looks great - price is right - I'd love to check it. Too bad app-store only-ness makes it a no-go.
[Version 1.6.1]


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+16
Rayj commented on 16 Mar 2012
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!
[Version 1.5.2]

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burypromote

+16
Rayj replied on 16 Mar 2012
… and PS. The MacUpdate image is the old-old-style GUI, not the much slicker new one.
burypromote

+20
Derekjab replied on 10 May 2012
Problem is that with the "Standard" interface it doesn't run in the background anymore.
burypromote

+20
Derekjab replied on 10 May 2012
Oops, my bad.

Switching interface changed my preferences and I hadn't noticed!
burypromote
-1

-13

VictorPrijker reviewed on 11 Mar 2012
Does not type accented characters, like é or ù.
[Version 1.5.1]

1 Reply

burypromote

+16
Rayj replied on 11 Mar 2012
Works ok for me. This is an example using it: "Test for é or ü or î or ñ."
burypromote

+16

Rayj reviewed on 10 Mar 2012
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.
[Version 1.5.1]


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Senseinai rated on 25 Nov 2011

[Version 1.2.2]



+4

Dariusw rated on 24 Sep 2011

[Version 1.2.0]


Downloads:3,204
Version Downloads:375
Type:Utilities : System
License:Demo
Date:22 Feb 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $2.99
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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 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.


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