Why does the TextExpander keyboard require Full Access?

Last Updated: Sep 22, 2014 11:25AM PDT

The TextExpander touch custom keyboard requires Allow Full Access to be turned on so that it can:

  • expand snippets by sharing snippet data with the TextExpander app
  • play sounds for key taps and snippet expansion

The keyboard maintains a small buffer of recent key taps for the purpose of matching a snippet abbreviation. The buffer clears after a limited number of key taps, and is never saved to a file or transmitted anywhere.

The keyboard does not require or use network access.
A lengthier explanation is here: http://smilesoftware.com/blog/entry/what-about-that-scary-full-access-warning

(Applies to ​TextExpander touch 3 and later).

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