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Moving TextExpander Snippets to Keyboard Maestro

I've been a long time TextExpander user. I use it every day for simple things like pasting my contact info or shortening urls using bit.ly. There are plenty of articles out there arguing for and against TextExpander's new subscription model. I support their decision but I can't justify $50 a year's worth of value and so I'm moving all of my snippets to Keyboard Maestro. [Read More]

2016-04-10

Category: Tech

Tags: scripting, textexpander, python, keyboardmaestro


Using Contacts.app with TextExpander v2: Objective-C and JavaScript

I was generally happy with how I was using Contacts.app with TextExpander to create snippets for my emails, phone numbers and addresses. However, as I eventually realized, I have to have Contacts.app running for it to work. When AppleScript and JavaScript talk to applications in OS X, they have to be running. That isn't the case for C and Objective-C libraries, so I decided to see how hard it was to use the Objective-C bindings for Javascript. [Read More]

2015-10-24

Category: Tech

Tags: scripting, textexpander, efficiency, javascript, objectivec


Using Contacts.app with TextExpander

Changing your email or phone number isn't fun. You have to tell everyone, update all of your online accounts, and make sure your TextExpanders are up-to-date with the right information. One of the places I will always update is my contact information in Contacts.app, so why not just use that as the source of truth for TextExpander snippets? [Read More]

Updated on 2015-09-20

Category: Tech

Tags: scripting, textexpander, efficiency, javascript


Show Time in Multiple Time Zones with TextExpander

I'm really bad at converting a time to other timezones. Now that the company I work for has offices in multiple countries, scheduling has become much more difficult. In an effort to eliminate the need for people to convert times themselves, I wrote a TextExpander snippet to take care of it for me. [Read More]

2014-05-10

Category: Tech

Tags: bash, efficiency, scripting, textexpander

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