TextExpander: Life Hacker Plan
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TextExpander: Life Hacker Plan6.5.2

30 July 2019

Expand keystrokes into frequently-used text and pictures.


TextExpander saves you from typing the same email address, chunk of code, brand message, directions or data more than once. Store them in a snippet--a keyboard shortcut you create. Use them for yourself, share them with your team, update across all your devices. Save time at work or at play, whether replying to email or filling online forms. Type abbreviations, or quickly search, to expand snippets of text, whole paragraphs, images and more.

  • Take it with you - Your snippets are always with you, saved in the cloud, updated across all your devices, at work and at home.
  • Spread the word - Use TextExpander to amplify your brand message- consistent, accurate and current, across your whole team.
  • Customize the standard - Use the powerful fill-in-the-blank tool to add custom fields to frequent communications such as sales or customer service or emails.
  • Let it do the work - As you type, TextExpander will suggest new snippets and remind you of previously saved ones.
  • Breeze through forms - Use your snippets to call up saved addresses, emails, phone numbers and more.
  • Code like a champ - TextExpander is full of features to streamline writing code. Included HTML and CSS groups, macros to place copied clipboard content and final cursor position, JavaScript, Shell Script, and AppleScript support all work to get the code out of the way, so you can solve problems.
  • Share your snippets - Share snippets among your devices.

The new version of TextExpander includes versions for OS X, iOS, Windows, and TextExpander.com. The published price for the Life Hacker Plan is the cost for a 1-year subscription. Monthly billing is also available. See the pricing page for details. Plan features are as follows:

  • Your snippets on all your devices
  • Share groups with your circle
  • Unlimited usage
  • Free app updates
  • Email support

What's new in TextExpander: Life Hacker Plan

Version 6.5.2:
Improves snippet editor:
  • Double-click to edit date and time math macros
  • Replaces selected text with inserted macros
  • Fixes case where fill-in name reverts to default
  • Disallows multiple line defaults for single-line fill-ins
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

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16 Reviews of TextExpander: Life Hacker Plan

12 January 2017
Version: 6.1.3

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@smile: when will you understand that a subscription model simply does not work for this kind of application?
06 March 2019
Version: 6.2.8
Version 6.5 is out now.
20 March 2018
Version: 6.2.5
A major concern for all subscription models, aside from often requiring a constant internet connection, is that unless the subscription is for a service such as internet or faxing, etc, You must continually maintain the subscription to access your own data and all the work you have put into it. That means that a subscription that involves user data requires you to keep the subscription for life in order to be able to retrieve your own data. This is a great model for developers but poor for users. And what happens if the developer goes out of business or decides not to support the product any more? It becomes highly likely you will lose all access to your own data along with all the time and effort you put into it while the developer walks away with your money!
01 January 2018
Version: 6.2.4
I fully understand the negative comments regarding TextExpander, but it really irks me that the reviews are negative about the subscription pricing model rather than the functionality of the app. Take away the subscription price and I'll bet many of the bad reviews would be 5 stars. It would be nice if folks reviewed the app...not the business model and let the users decide for themselves whether the pricing was right for them. I have used TextExpander since 2008 and every so often I try one of its competitors. A couple of these other apps are very good, especially TypeIt4Me followed by Typinator (I even own the latter). But when it comes to overall features and functionality of TextExpander (both on Mac and iOS), it simply has too many great things the others simply don't offer. I use a text expansion app dozens of times a day, so for the price of $20/yr, the subscription is well worth it for me (that's about $1.66/mo). NOTE: anyone who has owned a previous version of TextExpander, regardless of how old it is, can receive this 50% discounted price, and the discount is good forever.. The only other app I have a subscription for is 1Password for Families, and it's even more used than TextExpander. I couldn't live without either of these two apps. If you "honestly" compare all the features of both the Mac and iOS version of TextExpander with the other top contenders, I think you'll find it's more than worth the price. Over the years I have made MANY app purchase decisions by reading the thoughtful reviews and comments here on MacUpdate and I only offer my two cent's worth about TextExpander in hopes potential customers will read a review about the app itself....not the pricing model.
01 November 2017
Version: 6.2.3
Now a cloud-based subscription plan, No thanks. The usual significant security/privacy implications moving to cloud-based data storage. Will try AText as a replacement. Thanks for the heads-up.
19 September 2017
Version: 6.2.2
I have been using Text Expander since it became a subscription service. I was asked to learn it in order to help out a law office. Since then, not only has my employer found TE incredibly useful in saving time and reliably creating full documents on the fly, but I have used it over and over again to send out form letters, music booking requests, expandable forms and many other purposes. Before I get into details, let me say that when ever I have needed help with a specific function, my concerns have been addressed and updates were issued to fix formatting problems I was having. In my case, bulleted lists were not formatting easily in going between MS Word 2010 on the Mac and Text Expander. Working with the responsive customer support (shout out to Jeff) I was able to resolve my issues. I am still working with Jeff on a regular basis to help improve the software to suit my needs. I have never had as positive a customer service experience. My problems usually having to do with idiosyncracies in expanding within Word and keeping formatting intact. I have no doubt these problems will be addressed before too long. However, I would like to extoll some of the ways I have used Text Expander and found it useful in real application. Let me first talk about the legal documents. In creating legal documents while on site at a court house, my employer must be able to create an introductory letter, arraignment documents, and must have contingency documents for all situations. There is often no time to go in to a document and go through selection - deletion - replacement for all data in the documents. Using fill in fields, we have been able to completely automate document production and we always have had a reliable server that provides the snippets we need to create fast and efficient Word Forms. I have utilized most of the features of Text Expander, but the fill-in fields are the best part of it for this purpose. Client names, dates, charges, court names, and many other variables can be tailored for exactly what we need. For other purposes, remembering city (court) names is easily accomplished by creating an easy system for typing a few letters and getting snippets for simple emails sent after a phone call, tailored to the location of the client. For booking music, I have used Text Expander in a similar way. If I get an email inquiry from an artist, I send a simple TE snippet outlining the rules and specifics regarding the venue. In soliciting a venue, I can similarly use fill in fields for locations, dates, band incarnations and optional data that helps me save loads of time. While this only touches on the utility of Text Expander, I cannot praise it highly enough. My employer even said he would wear the Text Expander T-shirt if he had one. This product is worth the subscription.
16 September 2017
Version: 6.2.2
Meh. I don't like the idea of a subscription. The whole package was just ok.
15 September 2017
Version: 6.2.2
I got this pack for TextExpander, and probably will switch to a non-subscription app after the first year. I mean, I'm ok with paying for upgrades, when released, but for upgrades not yet to be seen?. That's a long shot for me. The app works perfectly, but constantly using web connection, bothersome when your playing online games and didn't need expanding at all. So I quit the app every time I'm in gaming mode. I know it sports a feature to prevent the expanding to happen when in certain apps, but this is not what I'm talking about.
08 September 2017
Version: 6.2.2
Yep, ditched textexpander when it introduced the subscription model! It's a piece of junk now and angered its fan base... search AText
02 September 2017
Version: 6.2.2
Some apps are ok. I bought this for Pagico. Rest of them not interested. Convenience of apps should not be confined to MacUpdate environment.
27 August 2017
Version: 6.2.1
TextExpander as an app is ok. As a stand-alone app it would get 4 stars but this TextExpander: Life is a subscription model and that sucks. I highly recommend TextExpander users to switch to aText (price $4.99) which imports all of your TE settings and works flawlessly.
27 April 2017
Version: 6.1.7
TextExpander has saved me... gosh... WEEKS in time. I couldn't do without it. It's the second piece of software that I install after 1Password. Wish the user interface was a bit more modern but what it does, it does well. And bonus, the support team is on it.
12 January 2017
Version: 6.1.3
How to kill an awesome app
12 January 2017
Version: 6.1.3
@smile: when will you understand that a subscription model simply does not work for this kind of application?
01 September 2016
Version: 6.0.7
So they reduced the price of the subscription a second time already? Too late, we all switched to Typinator.
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29 August 2016
Version: 6.0.7
is there a difference between version 5.x and 6.x other than the pricing model? i am currently syncing my custom snippets via dropbox so i don't really see what the upgrade is other than price?
28 August 2016
Version: 6.0.7
Is 19.99 the yearly subscription price or will it go up to 49.92 after the first year?
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