Over 100 iOS Apps Include Support for TextExpander touch Snippet Expansion

Macworld Australia Staff
1 June, 2011
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Press Release

Smile Celebrates with Special 60% Discount

San Francisco, CA May 31, 2011 –TextExpander touch, the iOS version of Smile’s customisable typing shortcut tool, is now integrated in over 100 iPhone and iPod apps. Users of these apps can expand their TextExpander snippets while typing within these apps.

Among the apps that have integrated TextExpander touch are Twittelator, TwitBird Pro, Elements, Simplenote, WriteRoom, Circus Ponies NoteBook, DEVONthink To Go, BusyToDo, Things, and Zendesk. A complete list of TextExpander-enhanced apps is available at http://www.smilesoftware.com/applist.

“TextExpander is essential for our text-focused iOS apps,” said Jesse Grosjean of Hog Bay Software, whose WriteRoom was one of the first apps to integrate TextExpander touch support. “The SDK is painless to use and the support has been great. We wouldn’t dream of leaving out TextExpander in our apps.”

Jayson Adams of Circus Ponies said, “Once we shipped NoteBook for iPad, our users immediately began asking us to add TextExpander touch support, and for good reason: it’s a huge timesaver!”

“We are delighted at the number and breadth of apps offering TextExpander touch support” said Greg Scown, founder of Smile. “It’s a win-win situation: a wide array of applications with integrated TextExpander functionality makes TextExpander touch more useful on iOS devices, and applications which support the TextExpander engine make text entry easier for their users.”

The free TextExpander touch Software Development Kit (SDK) is available at http://www.smilesoftware.com/sdk. The SDK, which allows iPhone and iPad developers to add TextExpander functionality to their apps, consists of a TextExpander engine library and sample code.

To celebrate this milestone, Smile has announced a special sale on TextExpander touch. Through June 9, 2011, TextExpander touch is only $2.49, a 60% discount off the regular price. It can be purchased and downloaded at http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/textexpander/id326180690 and requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOS 3.0 or later.

TextExpander touch features:
- Compose notes quickly and easily that contain frequently-used text, addresses, phone numbers, email signatures, URLs, etc.
- Automatically insert your notes into Mail and Twitter clients, or copy-and-paste into other apps on your iPhone.
- Supported in Twittelator, TwitBird Pro, Elements, Simplenote, WriteRoom, Circus Ponies Notebook, DEVONthink To Go, BusyToDo, Things, Zendesk and over 100 iPhone and iPad apps.
- Add TextExpander snippets from your Mac via your local network.
- Save composed notes in an archive for reuse.
- Use multiple snippet groups.
- Add Predefined Groups such as accented words, symbols, HTML, and CSS.

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Smile makes productivity software for Mac OS X and iOS devices, including PDFpen, the PDF editing software that won an Editors’ Choice Award from Macworld and The Mac Observer; TextExpander, the typing shortcut tool that also won a Macworld Eddy award; TextExpander touch for the iPhone and iPad; and DiscLabel, the Macworld Eddy award-winning CD label design program.

Demos of all Smile products are available for free download at http://www.smilesoftware.com/.

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Jean MacDonald (+1-503-226-6346, PST)
Partner, Marketing/PR, Smile
Email: jean@smilesoftware.com

Greg Scown (+1-510-289-4000, PST)
Founder, Smile
E-mail: greg@smilesoftware.com

Philip Goward
Founder, Smile
E-mail: philip@smilesoftware.com


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