AiL014 – Jeff Alford saves typing time with TextExpander

AiL014 – Jeff Alford saves typing time with TextExpander

My guest today is Jeff Alford of the Alford Law Office in Paducah, KY, which is waay over in WESTERN Kentucky (also the home of the National Quilt Museum).

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Jeff for many years since we both attend the “formerly known as” MILOfest Conference (Macs in Law Office), now called MacTrack Legal.

Jeff focuses his practice on Divorce and Family Law, as well as Criminal Defense. He’s licensed in both Kentucky and Illinois and currently the President of the local McCracken County Bar Association.

Apps mentioned in this podcast:

– TextExpander for Mac and Windows
– TextExpander for iPhone & iPad

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You already type a lot, so why not save time while you type? As you hear in the podcast with Jeff, that’s what TextExpander does for you. All you need is someone to show you exactly how to use it effectively and that’s what you’ll get from my new TextExpander for Lawyers online course at


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  2. Jerry Geiger - November 30, 2017 12:31 pm

    Just wondering if anyone has used auto hot key as an alternative to text expander. The program is free and although it is not cross platform, it seems to do the same job at no cost and with no subscription fee. Generally works well on my PC and have not found an alternative other than text expander for my iPad, which may make me consider text expander.

    • Brett Burney - December 1, 2017 3:09 pm

      Thanks for your question Jerry. There are lots of options like AutoHotkey ( such as ActiveWords (, PhraseExpress ( and more, but I’m not sure how well those work with iPhones, iPads, or Android devices. The best option for syncing with your iOS devices still appears to be TextExpander.

      AutoHotkey and others works great as long as you stay on your Windows computers. But if you’re looking for a tool on your iPad, then TextExpander is the best.

      Before TextExpander for Windows, I was using Breevy ( on Windows because it would sync my TextExpander snippet from my Mac and iOS devices. So you might consider that but that will cost you a little more for both services 🙂

      Thanks again for your comment!