Text Replacements in MacOS
OS X — soon-to-be MacOS — has a built-in text replacement feature.
Located in System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Text, you can set any word to be replaced with another while you type. It makes emoticons easy in a world of emoji (whatever that means).
If you're an iOS user, and are signed into iCloud, these will carry over to all of your devices. Very handy.
This post inspired by a Product Hunt conversation from a few months ago.
|/alright||alright alright alright|
|/doubleangryflip||┻━┻ ︵ヽ(`Д´)ﾉ︵ ┻━┻|
|/doubleflip||┻━┻ ︵ ¯\(ツ)/¯ ︵ ┻━┻|
|/leface||( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)|
|/shame||shame �� shame �� shame ��|
There are non-sarcastic uses, if you care to use them. Change 1/2 into ½. Or voila into voilà. Maybe (c) into ©. Set it once, have it everywhere. No more hunting for special symbols.