Handy app TextExpander, which automatically expands abbreviations into longer text snippets, has just recently been updated with some interesting changes.
The biggest revision in version 2.3 deals with how snippets are shared between TextExpander and other third-party apps that support the service.
According to a blog post, Apples App Review Team recently informed developer Smile that TextExpanders use of the stock Reminders app for shared snippet storage isnt acceptable. And this new version offers an alternative, but it requires some work from developers.
Smile has just released a new SDK for developers to use in updating their apps. But there is a bit of good news, according to the company:
In the interim, apps which have not updated to our new SDK will be accessing stale snippet data from Reminders. On the bright side, you’ll still be able to use TextExpander in those apps. On the downside, you won’t be able to access new or updated snippets until those apps are revised.
A list of compatible apps will be updated on Smiles site here.
The update also improves handling of marked text from input methods such as Japanese and resolves a potential issues when sharing snippets on a local network.