Is TextExpander the First Dual iPhone / iPad App?

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TextExpander iPhone and iPad app

Here’s the description of what’s new in the latest version of the TextExpander app for iPhone:

updates for iPhone OS 3.2

That’d be updates for the OS the iPad currently runs.  Hopefully this means the app’s package now contains versions optimized for both the iPhone and the iPad.  It’s quite a useful looking app for both devices as well – letting you create and use short abbreviations for commonly used phrases.

Here’s some more detail on TextExpander from its App Store description:

Type faster on your iPhone or iPod touch using short abbreviations that expand into long snippets.

Compose notes and send them directly to Mail and Twitter clients, or use them in other apps via copy-and-paste. Expand abbreviations directly in other apps which support TextExpander.

Twitter: Use your snippets directly in Tweetie 2, SimplyTweet, and Twitelator Pro, which have TextExpander integration built-in. You can also compose tweets and then send them to BirdFeed and Twitterrific.

Mail: Compose new messages in TextExpander touch, using your snippet library of frequently-used text, email addresses, signatures, and boilerplate paragraphs.

Text Messaging/SMS: Create a group of frequently-used text messages (e.g. "I’m running late. Be there in 5 mins.") and copy them easily from TextExpander touch to your text messaging app.

– Compose notes quickly and easily that contain frequently-used text, addresses, phone numbers, email signatures, URLs, etc.
– Automatically insert your notes into Mail and Twitter clients, or copy-and-paste into other apps on your iPhone.
– Add TextExpander snippets from your Mac via your local network.
– Save composed notes in an archive for reuse.
– Use multiple snippet groups.
– Add Predefined Groups such as accented words, symbols, HTML, and CSS.
– Integrated with over a dozen apps including Tweetie 2, SimplyTweet, Twittelator Pro, WriteRoom, SimpleNote, Notebooks; see for more

Very promising sounding.  I’ll be giving this one a look soon on the iPhone and if it’s as good as it sounds and keeps gaining support from other good iPhone apps, it will be certainly be good to see on the iPad as well.

TextExpander is in the App Store now, priced at $4.99.

Patrick Jordan

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