*Note from Ben: This is actually a great deal from Smile because you can get 20% off software in their store — be sure to use that code before it expires though. That really means you have no excuse not to own PDFpen or TextExpander — both apps that I use daily, hell minute-ly for TE.*
TextExpander can be as simple or as geeky as you want. Whatever your level of experience, there’s a TextExpander tip for you:
**Getting Started:** Make a snippet for your email address. You’ll be amazed at the keystrokes you’ll save not having to type that over and over.
**Intermediate:** Add one of the Predefined Groups, like HTML/CSS snippets or instant URL shorteners. There’s even an AutoCorrect group to fix your typos.
**Advanced:** Try fill-in snippets, which have multiple variable fields. For example, you could have a form letter with blanks for name, product, company, etc. Type your abbreviation, fill in the fields and you’re done.
**Even More Advanced:** Create your own AppleScript and shell script snippets.
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