By Ettore Software Ltd.
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
Lifehacker said: "If you want a feature-rich, excellent text expansion app at a very reasonable price, however, TypeIt4Me is our new champion."
Read full article here: http://lifehacker.com/5749631/the-mac-text-expansion-face-off
Now supports iCloud for sharing of abbreviations across all your Macs and iOS devices running TypeIt4Me Touch.
TypeIt4Me is the original text expander for Mac OS, available since 1989. It will save you countless keystrokes and time when you type short abbreviations that will expand to full text or even pictures.
Define a number of abbreviations and the full text (or picture) clippings (aka "snippets") they represent, then watch the Mac expand them on the fly even as you continue typing.
Type a short abbreviation and have it expand to a word, a phrase, even several pages worth of text and images in the blink of an eye.
Expand your custom-defined shorthand: some words and phrases are both common and awkwardly long. Find yourself using the word "qualifications" a lot? With Typeit4me you could just type "quals". Similarly, "ux" could become "user experience", "isys" could expand to "information systems", and so on.
Wish you could avoid common typos? Define the typo as an "abbreviation" to "expand" to... the correctly spelled word. So bye-bye teh instead of the, wierd instead of weird, and so on. Or simply turn on TypeIt4Me's AutoCorrect, which will automatically use the top suggestion made by AppleSpell, the built-in spell checker found in every Mac.
Breeze through your email correspondence.
You'll find TypeIt4Me is a real boon if you write lots of emails. Once you get it up and running, you need never type your full name, address or email signature again. Common greetings, pleasantries and signoffs, too: "ds" could be "Dear Susan", while you could define "tfe" to become "thank you very much for your email" and so on. "grtrep" could become "I've read your report and it's great, but I'd like you to make a couple of changes". You get the idea.
TypeIt4Me is not just great for short snippets, though - it will help you type those long messages with multiple paragraphs faster, too. It's particularly useful if you find yourself wearily writing very similar messages time and again to multiple individual recipients. With TypeIt4Me, you can write it just once then add it to your list of abbreviations so that it's available on tap as an expansion. No more repetitive brain strain injury for you!
Once you get used to this way of doing things, you'll honestly wonder how you ever coped without TypeIt4Me. It's the business.
Supports iCloud for sharing of abbreviations across all your Macs and iOS devices running TypeIt4Me Touch.
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What's New in Version 5.4.0
Fixed several bugs.
Great time saver but don’t count on support to help you
The concept of this app is pretty good and I use it pretty regularly. It saves me loads of time and allows me to customize everything I write, which I like.
However, there a several quirky bugs in my version such as:
- Even though I’m saving clippings as rich text/formatted, it pastes them in as plain text
- Cannot hover over a set and see where it’s stored
- Cannot seem to nest sets
- Most importantly, it crashes with regularlty and I cannot determine why
All of these are explained in the limited support documents and I’m pretty savvy with my mac so I can usually figure stuff out. Although I expect bugs to happen, I also expect support to be there when I need it, even if it takes a short while. That has not been the case here, even though I get the autoreply that it’s been received.
I just sent in my 5th or 6th request for support and although sometimes he replies, I never get a fix.
I suggest finding a different text expander that is more stable with better supoprt.
Does not work.
Have never been able to get type4me to work. Have sent multiple emails to developer and not one response ohter than to check FAQ. Don’t Waste Your Money.