Last week TextExpander announced its conversion to a subscription model and storage of snippets at TextExpander.com. I was actually okay with the new pricing. That isn’t because they paid me to produce their videos (they did) or that they sponsor the Mac Power Users (they do) or even that the developers are dear friends (they are). To me it was worth it because the application saves me so damn much time. When it comes to automation, however, I’ll be the first to admit I’m pretty far out there. A lot of users complained the pricing was too high and now Smile has lowered it.
You can read all the details at Smile’s blog but the short version is: $20/year for existing users and they’ll be keeping a separate build that does not sync through TextExpander.com for those who prefer to put their snippets in iCloud or Dropbox.