Smile has released TextExpander 4.0.4, an update to its typing shortcut tool that helps users save keystrokes by creating abbreviations, called "snippets" they can insert into documents and emails. Snippets might include standard greetings, signatures, formatted text, and pictures.
Version 4.0.4 adds cut, copy, and paste support for items in the snippet list and a new popover window to handle snippet abbreviation conflicts.
TextExpander 4.0.4 also fixes a bug in the software updater utility. Users must download and manually install the application at as the current updater will not update TextExpander.
TextExpander retails for $34.95. Upgrades (normally $15) are free to those who purchased the program after January 15, 2012.
TextExpander 4.0.4 requires OS X 10.7 (Lion) and is compatible with OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). View demo.
Because TextExpander cannot be "sandboxed," version 4.0.4 is not available on the App Store. TextExpander 4 is signed with a Developer ID from Apple to meet the requirements of Gatekeeper in OS X 10.8.