Also, if you don't use text shortcuts on iOS or macOS yet, you're missing out. They can be super useful for a zillion different things.
See my screenshots. I'm sure I'm barely scratching the surface.
One of my favorites:
**beautiful = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibZK72PJywI
It's a great video about telling people they're beautiful.
I also have **flip to expand
Because that is useful.
@chartier Nice set! I only have ;shrug and ;flip set up on my system (got the semicolon idea from Gruber or something, made sense since every real use of ; is followed by a space, no collision with Markdown)
@chartier What I do like about it is how the text replacement flows from iOS to macOS & vice versa: set up one in iOS & it’sreplicated in macOS.
I also recall in a few earlier versions of iOS, might have been 8 or 9, that these shortcuts wouls sometimes vanish comletely from iOS & fudging of iCloud preferences was all that could restore them.
@peemee Yeah, IIRC Gruber asked a few little birdies about it. Apparently a few random iCloud services (including text shortcuts) were stuck on the old sync architecture way longer than they should have been.
I guess Apple brought it all over to CloudKit, the current system, a little while ago, and it seems to have been a big improvement.
@chartier It was only when I read through this that it occurred to me how silly it is that these are under Keyboard, Text on macOS instead of Keyboard, Shortcuts.
I get that there's change for change's sake, but sometimes it feels like everything needs to be re-thought and paved over.
@tewha Yeah, I wish Apple would do more to synchronize how it organizes and names its OS features between System Preferences and Settings.
I don't have much of a preference for either. Although with iOS's crazy popularity, one could argue it would make to sense to bring those names and organization to the Mac.
But ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I'm indifferent.
@chartier I see we both use the same thing for 🖖🏼.
Generalistic and moderated instance.