Shortcuts

16 11 2012

Reduce the effort of typing frequently used text blocks.

On iOS-Devices people interact with one app at a time. This app is presented in a single window. So the best practice is to use built in features of iOS for text editing.
Then there is no need to switch between the app you are currently working with and any additional app like TextExpander.

Setting up your iOS-Device with shortcuts …

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Further examples for shortcuts …

  • E-Mail-Signatures
    If you use the iOS-Mail app you can set up signatures for all of your accounts (‘Per Account’-Option). If you want to use a different signature from time to time you can use shortcuts.
  • Different Salutations

Benefits of iOS-Shortcuts …

  • Shortcuts are available in all apps
  • Shortcuts are synced with all of your other iOS-Devices via iCloud.
    Just go to Settings… iCloud and turn on ‘Documents + Data’.

Special for WordPress users …

If you use the app WordPress or post by E-Mail create shortcuts for …

  • a table e.g. with 2 columns and rows
    (required arrow brackets were replaced by braces)
    Shortcut
    wptable22
    Phrase
    {table border=”0″}
    …{tbody}
    ……{tr}
    ………{td}A 1{/td}
    ………{td}B 1{/td}
    ……{/tr}
    ……{tr}
    ………{td}A 2{/td}
    ………{td}B 2{/td}
    ……{/tr}
    …{/tbody}
    {/table}
  • WordPress shortcodes for properties of the post in the E-Mail body e.g.
    Shortcut
    wpmail
    Phrase
    [category Shortcuts]
    [tags … iOS, Usability]
    [status … draft]
    [title … Shortcuts]

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