Thanks to TextExpander for sponsoring this week!

TextExpander improves your communication. Add consistency and efficiency to your emails and messages, and prevent embarrassing errors.

With TextExpander you can create snippets—everything from simple text replacements to images to powerful fill-ins with variable options—and then trigger them while your typing in any application.

The latest version, TextExpander 5, helps you type even faster by making suggestions of frequently-typed phrases to abbreviate and save time. TextExpander reminds you of missed opportunities to use your abbreviations while you’re typing. You can even set a hotkey for inline search so that all you need is a fragment of your snippet (or its shortcut) to find and expand text quickly.

Customize your responses with fill-in snippets to change variable portions every time you use them. Then take your productivity on the move by syncing your snippets among multiple devices (including iOS). You can store them anywhere on iCloud Drive or Dropbox.

TextExpander also supports “shell snippets,” which let you create even more advanced snippets using shell scripting to automate a wide range of typing tasks. Version 5 adds JavaScript support, which lets you port shell snippets to TextExpander touch for use on iPad and iPhone. Check out my own TE-Tools for examples!

Visit to download a free demo of TextExpander and improve your communication today.