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TypeIt4Me Touch

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Wish your Mac TypeIt4Me abbreviations would also automatically expand as you type them into any app on your iPhone or iPad? Now they can. As of iOS 8, you can now install the TypeIt4Me Touch keyboard and quickly bring it up in any app to access long snippets of frequently used text. Addresses, email signatures and boilerplate paragraphs stored locally or in iCloud will always be right at your fingertips. Use them in Mail, Safari, Messages or anywhere else you can type.

If you purchased TypeIt4Me from the Mac App Store and keep your abbreviations in iCloud, you can use them on your iPhone and iPad. They will be available in the TypeIt4Me Touch app and keyboard as long as you’re signed in to iCloud. You can also add new snippets and sync them across all your Macs and iDevices.

If you downloaded TypeIt4Me for Mac directly from the Ettore Software website, iCloud syncing of your abbreviations is not currently possible (Apple only allows Mac App Store vetted apps to access iCloud). However, you can still email your Mac TypeIt4Me snippets files to yourself and open the attachments in TypeIt4Me Touch on your iPhone or iPad to import your abbreviations.

Never used our TypeIt4Me text expander on the Mac? Not a problem, the included samples and quick start guide will ease you into it. Want to type “Best regards”? Just type “br” and leave TypeIt4Me to expand it to “Best regards”. Build up a library of shorthand abbreviations for snippets of text that you use all the time. These will automatically be expanded on the fly as you tap them out on the keyboard, saving you time and keystrokes.

TypeIt4Me Touch is also a useful standalone note-taking app; create and store snippet abbreviations locally on your iPhone or iPad and gradually define your own custom shorthand for quickly jotting things down. Store as many notes as you like to use later. These can be directly emailed, messaged or tweeted straight from within the app, or copied to the clipboard in a couple of taps.

With TypeIt4Me Touch installed on your iPhone or iPad, greetings, common phrases, boilerplate texts, URLs or even large chunks of programming code can all be just a couple of prods away. Enjoy :)

What's New in Version 3.0

You probably thought we'd forgotten about you, right? Not a chance. This update is the culmination of over 9 months of hard work. We've eliminated lots of bugs, done some tinkering under the hood and optimised the code for smoother performance. Most importantly, we've taken advantage of the new extensibility functionality Apple introduced in iOS 8 to add a custom keyboard extension.

Yep, that's right. You can now expand your TypeIt4Me abbreviations in any app on your device. Quickly switch to the TypeIt4Me keyboard any time to dip into those long snippets of frequently used text. Addresses, lengthy form letters and epic boilerplate paragraphs stored locally or in iCloud will always be right at your fingertips. Use them in Mail, Safari, Messages or wherever you like.

Enjoy. Our goal for the next update is for TypeIt4Me Touch to be able to give you foot rubs and make you coffee and pancakes in the morning, but that's a little way off.


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Customer Reviews

Slows me down

I was so excited about this app, what would I do with all my spare time, not having to type my most common full sentences. Unfortunately, the app doesn't work well in my workflow at all. In order for your shortcuts to work, you have to be in the apps keyboard. But the keyboar does not match the ios keyboard and it is extremely slow to respond. I will type this sentence twice, once in my regular keyboard and once in the typeit4me keyboard. il epet setactwoce, onjnte regua kyboardandnce in h yoeit 4 ekyboard.
That's garbled mess is me trying to type normally in the type it 4 me keyboard. If I want it to come out decently, it would take me at least 3 times longer to type.
Also, the keyboard often covers the words I am typing so I can't even see the result in real time.

To make matters worse, to get out of the keyboard, you don't just press the change keyboard button, you have to scroll up to the next keyboard option. I change keyboards all the time. I have an English, Spanish, and emoji keyboard. Now with this keyboard, when I land on it, I have to take an extra step to get out.

I was excited about what this app could do for my workflow, but instead it is completely destroying my workflow. I can't believe I paid $5 for it. This is likely to inform what I will do after my free trial for the software on my MacBook is up. I am uninstalling until I hear that this has been completely revamped and actually works.

Deep Disappointment

I haven't been this disappointed in an app in a long time. It's about half finished, at best. I am using it on a 12.9" iPad Pro, and the keyboard is a mess in landscape mode. The keyboard stays the same size as it is in portrait, but over on the side. Many keys available in the normal keyboard, including the numbers, aren't there. the keyboard layout for the iPad Pro is pretty nice, but all you get are the basic letters with this program. And the keys don't seem to work as well - I have to type at about half speed to type correctly. Because this is essentially a keyboard program, there's just no excuse. It's basically unusable, or at the most, a steep step down from the normal iPad keyboard.

Also, auto correct doesn't seem to work, although there is a radio button for this in the settings menu. In short, I had to turn it off just to write this review. Maybe future iterations will be better.


Incomplete Bluetooth Keyboard Support (iOS limitation)

This app seemed to work just fine in my tests. Unfortunately, in my case it isn't capable of doing what I was hoping it would do.

I use a bluetooth keyboard for all my typing on the iPad, so that is the only method I tried out. The snippets worked as expected and were triggered great within the application.

Unfortunately, the snippets cannot be triggered by typing the keywords on a bluetooth keyboard outside of the TypeIt4Me application. This is apparently a limitation in how iOS handles keyboard extensions as of the time of this review, so it is beyond the developer's control. So you would have to use the onscreen keyboard to trigger the snippets.

In my case, I needed the snippets to use with my programming text editor, which has several other features I use. So working in the TypeIt4Me application is not really an option.

So I will be returning this application. However, I wanted to leave a 5 star review for the quick and detailed customer service I received.

TypeIt4Me Touch
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $4.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.0
  • Size: 61.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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