Your snippets don’t have to come from another planet or be bitten by a radioactive spider to acquire super powers. If you know how to write AppleScripts or Unix shell scripts, you can harness the power of those technologies in your snippets.
TextExpander provides both AppleScript snippets and Shell Script snippets. You just have to provide the code.
AppleScript has been a part of the Macintosh experience since the days of System 7 (System 7.1.1 to be precise). AppleScript allows you to automate a number of tasks that would otherwise require the manipulation of menus, buttons, and other elements of the Mac’s graphical user interface.
If you know how to use AppleScript, you can leverage its power with TextExpander: ...