Textspansion

Textspansion


Access a database of your commonly typed phrases with Android’s first “text expansion” app!

Whether you’re browsing the web or writing an email, you can access Textspansion by long-pressing your device’s search button to access your database. Clicking on the desired phrase will immediately copy it into your device’s clipboard and send you back to what you were working on. From there you can paste it where you like! Store anything you like into the app that you want to be accessible!

Future features:
- Encrypting the exported xml file
- Support for Ice Cream Sandwich
- Gesture recognition to open the app
- Opens a dialog on top of the app you were on previously

What's up with the name? Textspansion is a portmanteau of "text" and "expansion". It was originally inspired by TextExpander (by Smile Software, LLC.). Due to OS restrictions, we can't have our app actively detect keyboard input. The "short name" was inspired to be the text snippet that the app recognizes to expand.

About us: 1393 Designs is a small group of friends (currently only 2) who make things to fill a void in our daily lives.

Recent changes:
Be prepared! A huge UI update is in the works!

V.2.1.1:
Fixed a bug where the snippet textbox would push the okay button away when adding/editing a snippet
Added a button to more easily view tokens

V.2.1:
Added date and time tokens! Now %x will turn into today's date. Check out the new tutorial to find the full list.

V.2.0.3:
Added another option to import. Can import txt files formatted like:

[Short][Long][Short][Long]... etc.
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Free
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3.6
User ratings
101
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
0
File size
458 kb
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About Textspansion
Access a database of your commonly typed phrases with Android’s first “text expansion” app!

Whether you’re browsing the web or writing an email, you can access Textspansion by long-pressing your device’s search button to access your database. Clicking on the desired phrase will immediately copy it into your device’s clipboard and send you back to what you were working on. From there you can paste it where you like! Store anything you like into the app that you want to be accessible!

Future features:
- Encrypting the exported xml file
- Support for Ice Cream Sandwich
- Gesture recognition to open the app
- Opens a dialog on top of the app you were on previously

What's up with the name? Textspansion is a portmanteau of "text" and "expansion". It was originally inspired by TextExpander (by Smile Software, LLC.). Due to OS restrictions, we can't have our app actively detect keyboard input. The "short name" was inspired to be the text snippet that the app recognizes to expand.

About us: 1393 Designs is a small group of friends (currently only 2) who make things to fill a void in our daily lives.

Recent changes:
Be prepared! A huge UI update is in the works!

V.2.1.1:
Fixed a bug where the snippet textbox would push the okay button away when adding/editing a snippet
Added a button to more easily view tokens

V.2.1:
Added date and time tokens! Now %x will turn into today's date. Check out the new tutorial to find the full list.

V.2.0.3:
Added another option to import. Can import txt files formatted like:

[Short][Long][Short][Long]... etc.

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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Dec 2, 2014
Doesn't take into account variety of devices My device (Samsung Galaxy S5) not only doesn't have a search button but it also doesn't have a menu button. Without a physical menu button (usually three vertical dots on software that realizes some devices don't have a physical menu button) I can't actually open the menu to turn on the notification bar icon so I can actually use the app. It's great for storage and quick(er) copy/pasting of more complex emotes like a shrug or a table flip but its utility is sorely limited in most cases due to the OS limitations and the fact that the app is, currently, not optimized to take advantage of newer devices not having search or menu buttons. If they'd fix these glaring errors and maybe research global text replacement on Android a bit more then maybe it could become super useful.
A Google User
Oct 29, 2014
Horrible It doesn't actually expand your phrases. You copy / paste it. I might as well write it out then without needing the app...
A Google User
Oct 4, 2014
Not a text expander This doesn't turn abbreviations into text as you type. And if you don't have a search button forget it.
A Google User
Jul 21, 2014
Essential KISS (:
A Google User
May 9, 2014
Doesn't Work at all on a Galaxy S5 Really wanted this App to work, but after a day of trying everything I could think of, I can never get it to start. It does not change the Home button actions in any way of manner. Either Samsung has the Home button locked down in functionality, or Textspander just doesn't work. Sadly I am removing this App. Bummer. I can't figure out why Android phones don't allow App access directly to the keyboard. Even Apple, in its paranoid locked iOS, allows keyboard text expansion. Come on Android, get with it!