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TextExpander 5.1

Smile has released TextExpander 5.1 with refinements to the new snippet suggestions feature that was introduced with recent update to version 5.0 (see “TextExpander 5 for Mac Makes Snippet Suggestions,” 28 May 2015). The text expansion app now excludes most single dictionary words when suggesting snippets, and it adds a new preference for receiving notifications about snippet suggestions (toggle it at Preferences > Suggestions > Notify Me about Snippet Suggestions). The update also fixes secure input notifications that popped up in the Google Chrome Web browser, ensures that suggestions containing Tab or Return are rejected, opens links in fill-in windows in your default Web browser, improves French and German localizations, and adds Korean language support for Create Snippet from Selection. If you previously purchased a TextExpander license, you can upgrade to TextExpander 5.1 for $19.95. If you purchased TextExpander 4 this year, you are eligible for a free upgrade. ($44.95 new with a 20 percent discount for TidBITS members, free update for version 5.0 licenses, 17.0 MB, release notes, 10.10+)

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