TextExpander Windows beta update

Recently, Smile software updated its TextExpander beta for Windows. This is a big update, making TextExpander on Windows look and feel like its Mac counterpart. In normal use the beta is definitely more reliable and makes editing snippets easier. Having all your snippets available on all platforms is an added plus. TextExpander is one of … Continue reading TextExpander Windows beta update

How to sign a PDF using your iPhone

Did you know the iPhone offers an easy way to sign PDFs?  I find in my practice that I often need a client to review and sign a document. This can sometimes cause issues for my clients as they don’t have easy access to a printer and scanner. This can add delay to getting a … Continue reading How to sign a PDF using your iPhone

Use TextExpander For Faster Billing Entries

Introduction Anyone who tracks time likely uses certain phrases numerous times per day. While each time entry is unique, it often contains similar components. Those repeated phrases are prime candidates for automated text expansion. Faster billing entries are essential in today's fast moving environment. I use and recommend TextExpander (iOS) and TextExpander (Mac) (there’s also … Continue reading Use TextExpander For Faster Billing Entries

Add a checkbox shortcut to TextExpander

I've been wanting a quick way to insert a checkbox (☐) character into a text file.  TextExpander to the rescue. I created the snippet from from my Mac to find the character I wanted, but it will now work on iOS too. First, you need to be able to view the Character Viewer on your Mac. … Continue reading Add a checkbox shortcut to TextExpander

T3:29 | Autohotkey Tip: change eg to e.g.,

Last week, I wrote about changing the phrase "id" to Id. using Autohotkey. This week is a variation to that tip, using AHK to expand the letters "eg" to "e.g.,".  This is a simple concept, but one I use often.  The script is: ::eg::e.g., Type the letters "eg" followed by a space, and the script will … Continue reading T3:29 | Autohotkey Tip: change eg to e.g.,

T3:26 | 5 Autohotkey Keyboard Shortcuts to speed up your day

      Like TextExpander on my iDevices and Mac, Autohotkey is my favorite text expansion program in a Windows environment. I know I have saved hours of time using AHK keyboard shortcuts. You can use the link above to learn more about how to create your own scripts and add the ideas I share … Continue reading T3:26 | 5 Autohotkey Keyboard Shortcuts to speed up your day

T3:11 | AutoHotKey Tip: Convert Number to Phone Number

This week's Tech Tip Tuesday includes a short video that shows you how to use AutoHotKey to automatically change a string of numbers 1112223333 to (111) 222-3333. If you need an overview of AutoHotkey, check out these posts: here, here,  and here. Pause the video and type the code into your AHK script.  Or, send me a message … Continue reading T3:11 | AutoHotKey Tip: Convert Number to Phone Number

T3:09 | Use AutoHotKey To Automatically Add Email Signatures

Tech Tip Tuesday (T3:09) I've posted before about using AutoHotKey text expansion (and more) software. This week's Tech Tip Tuesday will focus show you how to use AHK to automatically add your email signature to an Outlook message or web-based email. Step One: Read this post for how to download and install AHK Read step-by-step … Continue reading T3:09 | Use AutoHotKey To Automatically Add Email Signatures

Weekend Project: Introduction to Autohotkey (Screencast)

One of my favorite programs for Windows is Autohotkey. This video is a brief introduction to just one of its many capabilities. Take 20 minutes this weekend to start working with this incredible program. What is Autohotkey? Free and open source text expansion software. Type a few characters (e.g., "btw" and the phrase expands to … Continue reading Weekend Project: Introduction to Autohotkey (Screencast)