One of the great new features of Tap Forms 1.9 is the integration of TextExpander touch support. TextExpander was written by the fine folks at Smile On My Mac. They’ve come up with an innovative approach to bringing their highly acclaimed Mac desktop version of TextExpander to the iPhone and iPod touch. They were also clever enough to build an SDK that other developers, such as myself, could use to integrate their great technology into 3rd party applications.
So what is TextExpander?
Essentially TextExpander takes short abbreviations that you define using their app and expands them into larger snippets of text inside Tap Forms and other apps that support TextExpander.
For example, in Tap Forms 1.9, try typing into a Text or Note field the abbreviation “ddate” (without the quotes). You’ll hear a blip sound telling you TextExpander has kicked into high gear and replaced “ddate” with today’s date. Pretty neat, eh?
Here is a list of the abbreviations and their longer snippets that are currently built-in to Tap Forms 1.9. Now these are just samples. The real power comes when you purchase the TextExpander touch app and customize these for your own unique uses. And yes, you can create many more abbreviations and snippets than are listed here. And it’s really really easy to do with their app.