TextExpander gets its own paid sync service with latest updates for Mac, iPhone, and iPad

Smile, the developers of text-expansion tool TextExpander, have launched a brand new version of the app for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. While the apps all sport a new look and feel, the big new is the launch of TextExpander.com, which allows you to sync and manage your snippets on the web for a small monthly price.

Though previous versions allowed you to sync with Dropbox and iCloud, the latest version of TextExpander requires a TextExpander.com account in order to sync. For $4.95 per month, you can use a TextExpander.com Life Hacker plan to sync your snippets to all of your devices, and share them with a circle of friends. If you're a current TextExpander customer, you'll receive a 50% loyalty discount on this plan for your first year. Additionally, if you purchased TextExpander after December 1, 2015, you'll get this plan for free for three months.

But TextExpander.com goes beyond individuals and small groups, letting companies get in on the action. For $9.95 per user per month, businesses can get all of the consumer features, plus organization-controlled snippet sharing, team snippet management, permission management, and more.

Smile is also launching a public beta of TextExpander for Windows. The beta is expected to run for several months, and can be downloaded from the TextExpander website. If you don't want to pay a continuing subscription, you can still use TextExpander 5 for Mac, along with version 3 for iPhone and iPad, in order to use Dropbox or iCloud syncing.

You can grab TextExpander for Mac on directly from Smile, while the new iPhone and iPad app is available now on the App Store. While both are free to download, you will need a TextExpander.com account in order to use them.

Joseph Keller

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