When comparing ShiftIt vs TextExpander, the Slant community recommends TextExpander for most people. In the question“What are the best power user tools for macOS?” TextExpander is ranked 45th while ShiftIt is ranked 49th.
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Pro Easy to configure
ShiftIt is configured through a simple UI where you simply press the hotkeys you wish to map to a certain action.
ShiftIt is very straight-forward to use for most frequent usages.
Pro Open source
Pro Has an iOS app
Con A little slow
Similar to Spectacle, but it has a few more features, such as being able to pick the size adjustment increments. Spectacle was a little faster, though. Repeated size changes or moves in succession can cause it to wait for it to complete.
Con Imprecise when readjusting sizes
Con Doesn't support moving windows between workspaces
There's no way to move a window to a different workspace with hotkeys in ShiftIt.
Con Latest version only available on a monthly subscription
TextExpander nags about subscribing to their mailing list, and giving it more access to private information such as Contacts.
Con Limited iOS app
Currently a TextExpander license costs $35.