aText

I just switched over to using aText as my text-expansion software on the Mac (have previously tried TextExpander and DashExpander).

It does everything I need, imports snippets from Text Expander, and costs a fraction of the price of TextExpander. So I’m thoroughly impressed.

One caveat which I’ve found is that if multi-line snippets aren’t expanding properly for you e.g.

Example Snippet

With

Mulitple Lines

Expands to:

Example Snippet With Multiple Lines

Try enabling “Always use Clipboard to insert snippets” in the preferences. That fixed up this problem for me in Sublime Text and Netbeans.

Thanks to Tran for creating such a great product and letting me know about this fix too.