I have written about text expansion before but I thought I would write about the app I use. aText offers the features of the much more expensive Text Expander at a fraction of the cost. You can use it to type a few keystrokes and have a predetermined text snippet, fillable form, or even picture instantly pop up.
For example when using iMessage I can type ‘;;leg’ to get this picture and text to pop up. ￼
A picture says a thousand words. Using a computer would suck without aText, it’s a mandatory install on all my computers and is running all the time.
Some other examples:
- ‘nnname’ turns into ‘Ian Kohlert’
- ‘ddate’ turns into ‘Tuesday, August 26, 2014’
I also create templates for different types of posts I write so I don’t forget anything. It gets better the more you use it.