Having been inundated with work for the last several weeks, I found myself typing the same emails over and over again as follow ups to the most common questions I get asked. “How does this <product or service> work?” “Can you send me links to your documentation?”
TextExpander has greatly simplified the task of getting common emails responses out to customers for me without having to rely on cut-and-paste or a template email that I have to find in a folder somewhere. And I’m not just talking about using a keyboard shortcut to generate my signature. Sure, TextExpander can do that too but it’s real power shows off when you can craft a full page email with formatted text or even generate AppleScript (which I haven’t tried yet). I have only touched the surface of what this program can do for me – I’ve only written about how I use it with email but TextExpander can work in all applications.
I’d be interested in hearing about how others are creatively using TextExpander as well.