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Typing Speed Matters
Repetition is unavoidable whatever you’re doing. Include the same greeting to start every single email, write the same two phrases a dozen times, or simply launch the same apps or websites day after day… there isn’t much space for innovation there, but there are shortcuts to make it faster.

Auto text apps are one good example. Basically, they abbreviate your typing by setting personalized snippets and typos for that routine work. Say you are always including the phrase ‘I am contacting you because…’ in tons of emails. Instead of writing the whole sentence in every single email, you set one keyword for that phrase. When you want to use it, just type the key and it automatically will show up. Simple and time-saving!

The major part of those apps also includes more sophisticated features, as convert currencies and correct misspellings, but all of them are focused on automating your writing. In the end, their main goal is giving you a shortcut to getting things done by speeding up your typing. And that is something that we really like here at KeyRocket, so we wanted to continue with our ‘Typing Speed Matters‘ series by comparing some of the auto text apps that might be helpful when dull work comes :) We invite you to try them out and to let us know if they help you or not…

APP

OS

PRICE

LANGUAGES

TOP FEATURES

TextExpander

Mac OS
iPhone
iPad

From 32.95 euros

English
Spanish
German
French
Italian
Japanase

  • Insert standard greetings, text and signatures
  • Syncronize snippets across computers
  • Save keystrokes
  • Correct typos automatically

PhraseExpress

Windows

Free

English
German

  • Automate tasks and Create customazible templates
  • Import TextExpander text snippets from the Mac
  • Instant launch favorite apps
  • Correct spelling mistakes in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch and Portuguese through any application

Typinator

Mac OS X 10.5.8 or newer

From 24.99 euros

English
German
French

  • Synchronize snippets across computers
  • Scripting and include files
  • Convert currencies and other units of measure as you type
  • Pocket calculator

PhraseExpander

Windows

From 45 euros

English

  • Insert words, paragraphs and preformatted text
  • Automate repetitive tasks
  • Instant access to favorite apps
  • Create customizable templates

TypeIt4Me

Mac OS X 10.6 or later

From 4.99 euros
Free trial

English

  • First text expander created for Mac
  • Manage your passwords
  • Correct misspellings

WordExpander

Windows

Free

English

  • Create keys for text and shortcuts in any application
  • Expand words and phrases
  • Unicode to provide compatibility with different language character sets
  • Restrict text expansions to some programs

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