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How to type super fast (with a bit of cheating)

Updated on January 8, 2012



How to type like heck on a Mac

Do you ever find yourself retyping the same thing over and over each day? For example, when you reply back to an email you might always type something like "Feel free to call me if you have any questions.." before your signature.

A great way to reuse these bits of text is by using a simple app for the Mac which can save you tons of time.The one I highly recommend trying is called Typinator. I think you'll find that this little application will become a best friend very quickly.

Here are some examples of what Typinator can do for you:

  • Automate your typing
  • Speed up email replies
  • Save and reuse code snippets in html
  • Correct commonly misspelled word

There are actually a few programs you'll find out there that will do the trick but Typinator is the one that I swear by.

Expansion Eh?

Typinator stores these snippets of information and calls them Expansions. These are the actual pieces of text, code or words that you want to save and then later reuse them.

The expansions are then triggered by you when you type a series of letters or symbols together. You have full control of both the abbreviation and the snippet.

So how does Typinator work?

Typinator that will perform miracles when it comes to typing. Typinator allows you to assign combination of letters or characters so that every time you type them in a sequence a snippet of text will be typed out for you.

For the example I mentioned above I use a snippet of text that helps me reply to an email. And if I type "fft"... at the bottom of my email then it will type "Feel free to call me with any questions".

To add a snippet open Typinator (in the menu bar), click the + button, add the abbreviation and then the snippet. Then close the window and your done!

Sorry only works on a Mac

Gotta try it. Only supports Mac OSX operating systems. Author notes: Might be work dumping Windows at this point. This niffty little devil also exports your settings for your other computers.

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    • dobo700 profile image


      6 years ago from Australia

      Might have to have a look at this one, thanks


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