*Editor’s Note: My thanks to Smile Software for sponsoring the RSS feed this week. TextExpander is one of those staple apps on my Mac that when it’s not running I feel handicapped. I have over 60 snippets I use — from email signatures, to Amazon and iTunes link codes, to custom replies for emails, to common miscapitalizations of certain words, and more.*

*Moreover, those snippets sync to my iPhone and iPad via TextExpander’s iOS App. And since the iPhone and iPad writing apps I use have built-in iOS TextExpander support, I keep many of the same writing advantages that I have set up on my Mac.*

*This week the folks at Smile Software are running a 20% deal on TextExpander (and all their software). As it says below, use coupon code SYN0312 in [the Smile store](http://sites.fastspring.com/smile/product/te?coupon=SYN0312) to get your discount.*

TextExpander can be as simple or as geeky as you want. Whatever your level of experience, there’s a TextExpander tip for you:

**Getting Started:** Make a snippet for your email address. You’ll be amazed at the keystrokes you’ll save not having to type that over and over.

**Intermediate:** Add one of the Predefined Groups, like HTML/CSS snippets or instant URL shorteners. There’s even an AutoCorrect group to fix your typos.

**Advanced:** Try fill-in snippets, which have multiple variable fields. For example, you could have a form letter with blanks for name, product, company, etc. Type your abbreviation, fill in the fields and you’re done.

**Even More Advanced:** Create your own AppleScript and shell script snippets.

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