which corresponds to:
It's the best solution we have the computers understand and humans can still read but it's a pain to type. That's where TextExpander, one of my desert island apps, comes in.
TextExpander let's you define a set of short abbreviations. They automatically expand to longer strings of text. For example, when I type `sta;`` TextExpander sees it and instantly replaces it with `St. Augustine``. Nothing ground breaking. Just a nice convenience where the computer saves me a little typing.
I have snippets setup for email signatures, locations, command phrases, and my personal collection of frequent typos (e.g. auto-correcting "teh" to "the"). There's some basic Date/Time placeholders built-in but timezones aren't included. That wouldn't be a problem if Daylight Savings Time didn't exist but it does. And, because of how it works, the timezone offset has to change twice a year. I could do that manually but the likelihood of remembering makes that a non-starter.
(_For the programmers yelling that the code is hard to read, you're right. Because I want to be able to see the entire block in the TextExpander window I went for fewer lines over readability._)