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A guide to get you started on the path to productivity with text expander shortcuts.

What's a text expander shortcut?

A text expander shortcut is a simple code that you create to magically insert commonly used phrases, templates, links, and more.

You can create a shortcut that inserts your customer support email text so you don’t have to type it over and over or copy/paste from a document. Instead, you can type a short phrase like ;suppthx and the full text automatically expands.

If there’s a phrase you type often, you can create a shortcut so you type ;flip instead of typing “(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻”.

The possibilities are endless, and the only limit is your creativity.

Who should use text expanders?

Everyone!

We often type the same things over and over, struggling to get our fingers to type that one difficult word or name.

If this sounds familiar, text expanders will save you time. They are especially helpful for anyone that writes often and notices that they repeat common phrases.

Here are a few examples of people that will benefit by using text expanders:

  • Creators and writers
  • Anyone that shares links, contact information, or directions
  • Technical support teams
  • Social media marketers
  • Public relations professionals
  • Product teams
  • Busy parents and teachers
  • Founders and CEOs
  • Artist representatives and booking agents
  • VCs that say “Let me know how I can be helpful!”
  • Seriously, everyone!

Presale discount

This guide will cost at least $9.99 later, but you can buy it now for the presale price of $4.99. This large discount is my way to thank you for your early support.

The presale discount will end shortly after the product launches.

If you buy during the presale period, you'll be the first to know when I release the book and bonus materials.

What's inside the guide

A helpful guide about using text expanders, with examples to help you start saving time today.

  • Information about native text expander capabilities in popular operating systems and options for paid text expander applications.
  • A TextExpander (.textexpander) file that you can use to easily import 100+ shortcuts into TextExpander.
  • An Excel (.xslx) file that you can use to easily copy/paste text shortcuts into your text expander application of choice.
  • Access to resources I discovered while researching this book, including articles and videos.

All purchases come with a lifetime license. You’ll receive free access to future versions of the book and bonus materials.

Who am I?

My name is Bill Boulger (@billboulger on Twitter).

I have founded and co-founded a few different ventures over the years. I have experienced the satisfaction of creating a variety of products in different formats, so new ideas are always on my mind.

By day, I have a challenging and satisfying career in go-to-market operations and marketing technology. In my free time, I’m always exploring new technology, startups, and creators.

Why did I create this?

I read about the Gumroad 14-Day Product challenge, and it sounded like a fun way to create something alongside a broad group of people. I challenged myself to build the first version in this limited time.

I’ve had this idea rumbling around in my head for a while. It’s a fun topic and I knew it could help some people save time and stay focused on their most important work.

Along the way, I discovered a supportive community of creators willing to share their knowledge and help each other be successful. Thanks to everyone for the inspiration and support!

Questions or suggestions?

Please send me a tweet or DM on Twitter, or contact me via email. If you want to tweet me about the best text expanders in your collection, that would be fun. I’ll probably like your tweet or reply with a GIF. Maybe I'll build it into the next version of this product.

Disclaimer

I can’t promise you will become a text expander expert immediately after you read this guide. That’s going to be your journey, and you will develop that habit over time.

I CAN promise that I will give you resources to get started, help you understand the potential of using text expander shortcuts, and provide good examples that will help you get started today.

Refunds

Sure, I’ll issue a full refund if you’re not getting the value you expected.

If you receive a refund, I ask that you suggest how I can improve the product so that it will be more valuable for other purchasers. My priority is to help many people save time and be more productive using text expander shortcuts, so your experience will help.


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