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Discussion on: Speed up your Typing on iOS with Text Replacements

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Cody Gagnon

Hey, this is a fantastic use of the built-in "autocorrect" feature which I never thought to use as a snippets manager! I do love iCloud syncing all the shortcuts instantly to all my devices. Thank you for your post!

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Andrew Baisden

Thats true Apple do make a beautiful walled garden which is hard to leave ๐Ÿ˜

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Stefan Natter ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป Author

Hi @cody ,

you're welcome. I am glad that I introduced you to something new. Thinking outside of the box can create interesting results. Let me know when you have some interesting snippets set up. I am always looking for new ones.

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Cody Gagnon

For sure! Some additional ones I'm using are:

.ohm => ฮฉ
.micro => ยต
.cmd => โŒ˜
.opt => โŒฅ
.street => (my street address, useful for a form)
.zip => (my zip code, useful for a form)
.full => (my full address, useful when sending it to a human)

One of the things I learned is that if I have a word I don't want auto-corrected because it gets auto-corrected to the wrong thing (e.g. vscode was autocorrecting to something incorrect) I put that word in as both the "Replace" and "With" fields. Following the logic this essentially means when it looks up the word input/key, it replaces it with the value which is the same as the input, avoiding an incorrect autocorrect!

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Stefan Natter ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป Author

Thanks for sharing your advanced additional text replacements with me. They are wonderful. Gotta add them too. I need to test the hack you mentioned too.