San Francisco, CA - TextExpander touch, the iPhone version of SmileOnMyMac’s customizable typing shortcut tool, is available for download and purchase on the iPhone App Store. The introductory price is $1.99 through September 9, when the price increases to $4.99.
With TextExpander touch, iPhone users can enter frequently-used text using short abbreviations. Once notes are composed using TextExpander shortcuts, they can be sent directly to Mail and Twitter clients. They can also be used in other iPhone apps via copy-and-paste. Each snippet has its own action menu as well; snippet contents can be sent directly to Mail and Twitter clients or copied to the Clipboard with a couple taps.
Users who have TextExpander on the Mac can share snippet groups with their iPhone via a local network. Both the Mac and the iPhone must be on the same WiFi network. Snippet groups can also be shared between devices. Because of the limitations of the iPhone OS, TextExpander touch does not work in the background, as it does on the Mac. Notes must first be composed in TextExpander touch and then transferred to another application.
SmileOnMyMac has also released the TextExpander touch Software Development Kit (SDK), which allows other iPhone developers to integrate TextExpander functionality into their applications. The SDK consists of a free TextExpander engine library and sample code.
TextExpander touch features:
* 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
“We believe this is a win-win for both TextExpander touch and for iPhone application developers,” said Greg Scown, co-founder of SmileOnMyMac. “Having additional applications with integrated TextExpander functionality makes TextExpander touch more useful on the iPhone. Applications which support the TextExpander engine make text entry easier for their users.”
TextExpander touch requires an iPhone or iPod touch running iPhone OS 3.0 or later.
Pricing and Availability:
To promote TextExpander touch SmileOnMyMac is offering a limited-time 50% discount on TextExpander. Regularly $29.95 (USD), TextExpander is available at the special price of $14.98 until September 9, 2009. The discount is available at the SmileOnMyMac website.