When we stumble across fantastic gems on the Internet, we become ecstatic to share them with our readers. After a YouTube browsing session led to the discovery of Bad Ads from Chris, a brilliant “prank show” that involves its ringleader Chris posting seemingly normal public ads only to turn them on their heads in the name of hilarity and ridiculous situations, we had to go a step further so we got in touch with Chris to do a prank with him – so fast forward to today, when the fruit of our brainstorming has culminated into a prank that is on the brink of becoming the next big viral hit revolving around iPhone 5.
TextExpander is a Mac utility that lets you specify abbreviations for frequently typed strings of text which then expand as you're writing. They also have an iPhone app [App Store, $1.99] that does the same, but you have to be in the app because of Apple's development rules. So to get around the limitation, SmileOnMyMac created an SDK to enable other apps to use the TextExpander engine.
Right now the list of applications with TextExpander support is limited, but it is growing! Today they announced that four new apps showed up to the TextExpander party; Pocket Informant, GarageSale, NoteStuff, and Auteureist. The new additions join apps like Tweetie, SimpleNote, and WriteRoom for a total of twelve apps all together. To celebrate, SOMM has dropped the price of TE to $1.99, down from $4.99.