re: My Productivity Boosters — A random collection of tricks and tools — What are yours? VIEW POST

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TextExpander does the usual snippet expansion stuff, which is great. But what puts it on another level is that the expansion doesn't have to be static. Instead of plain text, I can tell TextExpander to run a bash script and emit the output. I use this to quickly fetch ticket titles from Jira, parse Velocity template files and emit boilerplate code to call them, etc.

And I'm a recreational cyclist, so I use it to ease the pain of typing the notation for the workouts I sometimes do.

If you're interested in a bit more detail, I did a short write up here on dev.to a while back.

Good articles, thanks for sharing! TextExpander is mightier than I thought, seems like a useful tool! 🤔

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