SmileOnMyMac (http://www.smileonmymac.com) has updated TextExpander, a Mac OS X utility that lets users define abbreviations for frequently-used text strings and images, to version 3.3 The new version introduces AppleScript support.
It also adds Backup Now, Restore, and Logging as customizable toolbar items. TextExpander 3.3 allows keypress macros (tab, return, escape, enter) to be nested in fill-in snippets. Also, automatic capitalization at sentence start now works with contractions of “I” (I’m, I’ll, I’d, etc.),
For users with more than one Mac, TextExpander offers two ways to sync snippets: MobileMe and Dropbox. With a single-user license, an individual user may install and use TextExpander on multiple computers, provided they are used primarily by that individual.
The regular cost 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 3.0 from earlier versions costs $15, though version 3.3 is a free update for registered users of version 3.x.