TextExpander is a very helpful Mac that saves me time on my Mac every time I use my Mac. There are 4 things, as I see it, that TextExpander does and does very well on a Mac:
1. expand a small or (long) snippet into a longer word or phrase 2. send a "canned" email quick reply 3. compose a pre-made email with a few fill-in fields that allow you to send the email customized to the sender 4. send a specific reply to an email (the reply may or may not have fill in fields)
However, I spend as much or more time working on my iPads than I do on my Macs. The main problem I have with TextExpander for iOS is that it does not do any of the above mentioned tasks very quickly on iOS. It can do them, but I find the process of switching to the TextExpander keyboard and then typing in the snippet phrases to be cumbersome and hard to remember. For this reason, I have replaced TextExpander on my iOS devices with Workflow for the emails and the built-in iOS keyboard shortcuts for the snippet expansion.
A recent Airmail update (v 1.5) brought new custom actions and Workflow integration. These two new features have taken Airmail from a really powerful email client to the BEST email client available for iOS. I am now able to invoke email-based Workflows that grab the senders email address, name, email subject, email body, and/or other pieces of information from the email; run the Workflow; and then archive or delete the original email. I can do all of this in one tap or swipe in Airmail. I have found using Workflow and Airmail for iOS easier and faster for me to use than TextExpander. I am now able to write and reply to emails more quickly on my iPads than I can on my Mac using TextExpander.
Workflow links: Email quick reply using clipboard