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If you frequently find yourself pasting the same text over and over again on the Mac, you’ve no doubt discovered Smile Software’s TextExpander, a handy utility that promises to save keystrokes -- and now, the accompanying iOS version just got even handier with a host of new features.
Smile Software has announced TextExpander touch 1.2, the latest version of their $4.99 universal iOS typing shortcut utility with support for more than 100 apps including Twittelator, Elements, WriteRoom and Things. The latest update brings a few new feats of strength to the app, including Dropbox sync support as well as the addition of TweetBot as a Twitter client.
“Smile has released TextExpander touch 1.2, an update to the iOS version of Smile's customizable typing shortcut tool,” the company announced on Tuesday. “The update adds Dropbox sync support, which allows users to sync snippets between Mac and iOS devices. The update also features the ability to sort snippets, as well as other enhancements and fixes.”
The full list of changes in TextExpander touch 1.2 includes:
- Dropbox sync support in Settings
- Sort snippets option in Settings
- Option to subscribe to TextExpander touch tips and updates email
- Supports TweetBot as a Twitter client in Settings
- Displays snippet labels
- Other minor fixes and improvements
With TextExpander touch, iPhone and iPad users can enter frequently-used text using short abbreviations. Once notes are composed using TextExpander shortcuts, they can be sent directly to Mail and SMS. They can also be used in other iOS apps via copy-and-paste.
TextExpander touch 1.2 is available now from the App Store for $4.99, or as a free update for existing users. The 2.2MB universal app is compatible with all iPhone, iPod touch or iPad models running iOS 4.0 or later.
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