SmileOnMyMac ( has updated TextExpander, a Mac OS X utility that lets users define abbreviations for frequently-used text strings and images, to version 3.2. The update adds backup and restore options.

Users can keep multiple backup files from which to restore snippets in case of data loss. Backup can be made automatic. Restore options have been added to the File menu.

The update also adds new keyboard shortcuts for use when searching snippets. Pressing Return twice will expand the top result in the search results. Any of the top nine search results can be expanded with a key combination of Command and the number corresponding to the desired snippet’s place on the list of results, i.e. Command + 1 through Command + 9.

The regular cost of TextExpander is US$34.95 for a single user license or $44.95 for a five-pack family license. A 30-day fully-functioning demo of TextExpander can be downloaded at the SmileOnMyMac web site. Upgrades to TextExpander 3.x from earlier versions costs $15. Version 3.2 is a free update for registered users of version 3.x. It requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later.