Earlier this week, I got an email from Andy Lang over at Figure 53 with a great tweak to my normal sign-off. I’ll let him explain:
I’ve been using a modified version of your “Have an awesome day!” signoff, with Typinator’s handy insert day/insert tomorrow’s day functions, but finally had the spare time to sit down and put together an AppleScripted version of it that gets a lot fancier, which I thought I’d pass on. It works with Typinator and TextExpander, and should work with any other expander that can run AppleScript.
Basically, this script is called from an expansion snippet, and then returns “Don’t hesitate to reach out again if we can help with anything else, and have an awesome _____!”, and inserts a different value depending both on the day of the week and time of day (morning, evening, or night). It’s admittedly way overkill, but I’m a geek, and it was a challenge I wanted to crack to make things a little more custom.
From Tues-Thurs, it simply returns “Tuesday” up until the evening, “Tuesday night” during the evening, and “Wednesday” once it’s nearing bedtime.
On Friday, once we hit evening it simply says, “weekend”, which continues through Saturday, and then on Sunday it’s “Sunday” during the day, and “week” starting in the evening, until it’s time to switch to “Monday night”. (I figure that if somebody’s emailing support that late on a Friday, all hope for an awesome Friday night is pretty well gone at that point!)
Like I said, it’s probably more than a bit a bit over the top, but having done the hard work, I figured I’d share in case it’s of interest to anybody else 🙂
I’ve been using it with TextExpander and it’s working great. And if you like it, make sure to give Andy some thanks!
Update: Andy made a few more customizations and fixed a weekend bug with it. Here’s the most recent version to download.