TextExpander 4.2.1 – Expand custom keyboard shortcuts into frequently-used text and pictures.

TextExpander 4.2.1TextExpander saves your fingers and your keyboard, expanding custom keyboard shortcuts into frequently-used text and pictures. Type more with less effort!

Here are a few examples for what you can do with TextExpander:

  • Insert standard greetings, phrases, boilerplate paragraphs, and signatures – including formatted text and pictures.
  • Correct typos automatically
  • Organize snippets into groups
  • Add predefined snippet groups, including HTML, CSS, Autocorrect, Accented Words, and Symbols groups.
  • Shorten long URLs automatically with the Internet Productivity snippet group
  • Insert the current date and time in any format you prefer.
  • Sync snippets via MobileMe

TextExpander is controlled from its own preference pane inside your System Preferences. Designed for easy handling, TextExpander blends in perfectly with your operating system.

What’s New

Version 4.2.1:

  • Resolves excessive CPU use which occurred on some systems after several expansions
  • Resolves a timing issue (race condition) in 4.2 which can cause crashes upon expansion on certain systems
  • Pre-fills URL field if Add Group from URL is selected with a URL on the pasteboard
  • Adds prompting to increase 5 second script snippet timeout on OS X 10.8 or later
  • Allows setting script snippet timeout via AppleScript
  • Offers to change Shell Script snippets lacking task specifier (#!) to Plain Text on 10.8+
  • Fixes crash that could occur if snippet content computation exceeded five second limit
  • Fixes automatic sentence capitalization that did not occur after pressing Return to move from a single-line text field to a multi-line text area
  • Requires only the first word of snippet content to be lowercase for Adapt to Case of Abbreviation [280]
  • Allows one non-letter character at the beginning of the abbreviation to still work with Adapt to Case of Abbreviation [158]
  • Restores date macro evaluation to snippets embedded within script snippets [881]
  • Fixes problem where @ symbol after a % was incorrectly interpreted as a date/time adjustment macro [878]


Intel, 64-bit processor
OS X 10.7 or later


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