SmileOnMyMac ( has updated TextExpander, a Mac OS X utility that lets users define abbreviations for frequently-used text strings and images, to version 4.1. The new version features a new predefined snippet group with over 200 popular emoji. It also prepares TextExpander to be compatible with OS X 10.9 ( Mavericks)

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 4.1 from earlier versions costs $15, though version 4.1 is a free update for those who bought the app after Jan. 15, 2012.