That’s why this is a plugin and not a core feature. And I think certain text-expansion features would enhance Obsidian, such as consistent metadata formatting that is then consumed by other plugins. Specifically, a date-picker that uses the date format from the Daily Notes plugin.
Integrated TE will be a great feature, but probably not the most needed right now. I personally use aText, that does all I need at the moment; When the mobile version of Obsidian comes out - then it will be a really good one to have, if TE works cross-platforms.
The general advantage of text expanders is that they work in all programs.
An integrated expander would be good for those who only write in Obsidian, but few advantages otherwise.
I’ve not checked iOS, but Android expanders aren’t great and you always have to be concerned about permissions and security with unknown vendors. Typing Hero is the only one I’ve found that seems OK; quite a few try to circumvent Google’s revised security.
thanks for the starter idea. I have been using Expanso and making little bash and php scripts to make templates. But would like some of the variables to be available in obsidian, so will give your plugin a try.
This is a good idea. I think the point people are missing here is that, in my opinion, the way obsidian is designed, its better to have everything integrated into Obsidian. That way you can use everything on any device without having to rely on external tools like Phrase Express. The tools that you use should all be apart of the application. Its been my experience that this way is more portable.