First, Apple changed how persistent pasteboards worked in iOS 7, breaking the integration between Smile’s TextExpander touch and the numerous apps that supported Smile’s text expansion utility. Then Apple rejected a version of the app that stored shared snippet data in long-past completed reminders (not surprising — it was a serious hack). Smile has now worked around the problem by using x-callback-url in TextExpander touch 2.3, but the downside is that you’ll need to do something to acquire and update snippet data in each supported app. This situation captures perfectly the tension between Apple’s push for complete security and users’ desire for apps to work together. follow link
Open Links from Mail in the Background
Tired of switching back and forth between Mail and your Web browser every time you click a link in a TidBITS issue or other email message? Here's an easy workaround. Hold down the Command key when you click links in Mail to open them in your browser without switching away from Mail. That way you can keep reading in Mail and then read all the Web pages you've opened.
- ExtraBITS for 9 December 2013 (09 Dec 13)
Smile Struggles to Make TextExpander touch Acceptable to Apple
So we did, but they still rejected the update. So instead of leaving an app with a known usability bug in the store, we pulled it.
I've used text-expansion utilities on the Mac since TypeIt4Me came out over 20 years ago, and I cannot understand anyone who types and fails to appreciate how indispensable they are.
Major Fail Apple...