TextExpander touch jumps to the iPad

SmileOnMyMac announced on Tuesday that TextExpander touch, the iOS version of its popular Mac OS X typing utility is now a universal app optimized for the iPad, in addition to the iPhone and iPod touch.

TextExpander aims to lighten your typing burden by letting you create small textual snippets that you can use as shortcuts for longer strings of text. For example, you could create a snippet so that “lfgreat” expanded to “Lex Friedman just wrote another great story on Macworld.com.”

The newly-universal version of the app is a free upgrade if you already own TextExpander touch for the iPhone, and remains $5 for new buyers. The iPad version of the app aims to make creating and editing your snippets easier, thanks to the device’s bigger screen.