2017-05-08 09:32 #0 by: Niklas

I'm a fan of automating repetitive tasks. An example is sign offs in emails. Why should I write Best regards, Niklas by hand every time? I shouldn't.

iOS has a feature called Text Replacement. If you write a phrase that you have decided on beforehand, it will replace that by something else. I have a text replacement shortcut that is xbr. Every time I write xbr I am suggested to have it replaced by Best regards, Niklas. Very handy. Text replacements works throughout iOS.

Here is a list of some of my other favorite text replacements:

Shortcut Replacement
xeml myname@domain.com
xnj Niklas Johansson
xsvt http://www.savvity.net
xphn My phone number
xaddr My address
xcid Company identity number
(c) ©
xhref <a href=""> </a>
xhtml <html><head><title></title></head><body></body></html>
xomw I'm on my way
xlorem Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

I also use text replacements for words and phrases that I know I often misspell or for capitalizing names that arent recognized by iOS spell check.

Do you use text replacements? Share your favorite shortcuts below.