Typinator for Mac

Typinator for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 41 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.5
  • Total Downloads:
    5,779
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 19, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (registration reminder); €24.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    6.94MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Mac

Editors' Review

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Typinator for Mac streamlines the reuse of commonly used phrases, terms, and images. With quick setup, compatibility in a number of different pieces of software, and the ability to define numerous repeatable pieces of text, Typinator is a useful addition to your software suite.

Pros

Fast and easy setup and use of frequent phrases: Typinator can be set up in a few minutes. The configuration tools in the main interface let you add and use your snippets fast, without requiring in-depth study or use of the more powerful functions of this piece of software.

Well documented with a long history of support: The developer offers exceptional support across the board with strong documentation updated to the newest version and quick support if you have any questions. This attention to detail and help in getting the most out of the tool make it easy to integrate as part of your productivity suite.

Cons

Can be daunting to unlock and use all features: The main issue you're likely to have with Typinator is how daunting it can be to access its most powerful features. Even with the documentation provided, there are a number of tools that will take time to fully explore.

Bottom Line

If you are eager to maximize your productivity on a Mac with a text expander and shortcut tool, Typinator is a powerful piece of software. For a low entry cost, you can integrate it with any of your word processing and Web-editing tools to speed up your daily tasks, making this well worth the download.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Typinator for Mac 6.3.1.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Must-have app for being quick and efficient with text"

August 19, 2014  |  By bmscmoreira

 |  Version: Typinator 6.1

Pros

Fast and efficient;
Price vs Value; great upgrade and educational discounts;
Well documented;
User support;
Clean and simple UI;
Great for both power and regular users.

Cons

Full potential requires you to learn a lot (REGEX, etc...);
Portuguese auto-correction would be a great add on;

Summary

Typinator has been since v.4 one of my productivity gems, and I only miss not have knowing it before that. If you work in several fields of knowledge, if you write repetitive things, if you are always searching for the quickest and more efficient way of doing things, this one is for you. It can go from simple text expansion from abbreviations to REGEX and interactive external scripts.
It's good to see when a company delivers such a great product with constant improvements and great user support.

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5 stars

"an essential part of my mac life"

July 18, 2014  |  By seowayne

 |  Version: Typinator 6.1

Pros

makes life so much easier
lots of mistypes are automatically corrected

Cons

never had an issue

Summary

One of my must-have utilities, use it constantly. I used to have another spelling correction software, but it never worked out all that well. Typinator is outstanding!

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5 stars

"Must Have!"

July 10, 2014  |  By sherschbein_dotmac

 |  Version: Typinator 6.0

Pros

Productive, stable, good value.

Cons

None from my POV.

Summary

Typinator is one of my "must have" utilities. I used it constantly all day to save typing and so I don't misspell.

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5 stars

"Corrects my bad spelling"

June 21, 2014  |  By terryzx

 |  Version: Typinator 6.0

Pros

I used to use other spelling correction software but it never worked out all that well. It was never upgraded or had constant conflicts with my main programs. Then I discovered Typinator and it has not failed me yet and I could could not be more please at how easy it is to use and to add my own library of words to it. This is well worth the cost for the ease of knowing my spelling will be right for all I do.

Cons

Honestly can't think of any 'con' for this program. I'm dry happy with it.

Summary

GREAT Program an I would have a really hard time if I no longer had it to use. Kudos to the developers as it is a really great Mac product!

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5 stars

"Ture life/time saver!"

June 19, 2014  |  By ranklord

 |  Version: Typinator 6.0

Pros

Amazing app and real life/time saver! Can't work without it anymore :) Due to extensive daily work have to type a lot and therefore it really helps. Many repeating phrases are typed in seconds! Lots of mistypes are automatically corrected - I do not even notice it :)

Samples of what I have:
tka - Thank you in advance for your kind attention!
cp - My cell phone number :)
copyrights, greetings etc!
It works regardless of language that you use!

And version 6 brought me even more happiness with introduction of DOuble CAps correction!!! This feature I've been looking for a years literally!!! I type fast and very often do not undress shift in time resulting in DC :) Now I have a relief for this! This is amazing and thanks you, folks for this!!!

Syncing sets through Dropbox is also amazing - I have two Macs (office/home) and if I enter anything new on one, I get same on my other mac.

This is one of the rare apps that do cost its money and I never regret about this purchase for a second!

Cons

Can't see any.

Summary

Do recommend!

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5 stars

"An essential tool"

June 18, 2014  |  By pablitosan

 |  Version: Typinator 6.0

Pros

Easy interface, works in almost every situation. Brilliant design, though as with all such applications there is a learning period.

Cons

None to speak of.

Summary

I would rather die than do without Typinator.

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5 stars

"A "must have" for arthritic hands"

June 18, 2014  |  By DunsmuirWill

 |  Version: Typinator 6.0

Pros

Ease of use. Ability to expand almost anything my arthritic hands would mess up.

I don't have to worry about mistyping important information like email addresses, login/password combos, or similar items.

Typinator auto-corrects my common typos.

The "Pairs" set of auto-corrections ensures I won't forget the second quotation mark, parenthesis, brackets, and more.

Almost unlimited in its usefulness.

Can expand pictures like scanned signatures.

Cons

Other than wishing I could have Typinator for my iPad (and have OS7 use it!), I can't think of anything.

Summary

Great software. Typinator is one of my two "must have" productivity tools.

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5 stars

"The best productivity booster I found so far"

January 19, 2014  |  By pitzal

 |  Version: Typinator 5.8

Pros

- easy to use
- versatile
- works with ease in ALL software
- regularly updated for free
- new features at no cost, e.g. search bar for all expansions sets

Cons

- none to my knowledge

Summary

Typinator is simply the best enhancement for my workflow I have found in years. Typinator gets updated regularly for free, with great new features are being added, e.g. recently a search bar for all extension sets. Highly recommended.

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5 stars

"Killer app, a must have"

September 03, 2013  |  By David_Lemor

 |  Version: Typinator 5.6

Pros

Must have
Efficient
Fast
Handle graphics as well as all imaginable character
Customer service when you have a question
Stable

Cons

None that i've found

Summary

It does what it says, and i am surprised to see how much i use it. The more you use it, the more you want to add some shortcut to avoid type again and again the same word, emails, signatures. I love the autocorrect, really helps my fast and furious messy typing

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3 stars

"I Used to Love This"

November 15, 2012  |  By Cheryl_Hanna

 |  Version: Typinator 5.3

Pros

Fast
User friendly
Increases productivity

Cons

Persistent bug makes v. 5 unusable on my Mac

Summary

I used to love this. Used all day long. Then, a couple of months ago, something went wrong and about half the time the text expansion was the last thing copied, instead of what it should be. I ungraded from v. 4 hoping to resolve it, but the problem persisted. Support was very responsive, but we were unable to fix it. I downloaded the newest version today, but not only is my problem not resolved, it's even worse. So I'm reluctantly saying goodbye to Typinator (and my money) and moving on to another utility. I'm running a PowerPC with Leopard, so if this is your configuration, I recommend you avoid spending money on Typinator. (The demo for v.5 ran fine by the way, problems only showed up later.)

Updated on Nov 16, 2012

Eureka! The very day after I post this review, I finally discover the problem. PHP Pasteboard and Typinator are incompatible and you can't use them together.

I wish CNET would let me revise my review and give Typinator back two stars!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.5
  • In the marker for nested abbreviations, Typinator now accepts French quoting style (with double angle quotation marks and non-breaking spaces).
  • "Smart substitutions" (quotes, dashes, text replacements, etc.) are now disabled in the expansion field by default.
  • Typinator remembers the settings of "smart substitutions" (quotes, dashes, text replacements, etc.) separately for plain text, formatted text and HTML expansions.
  • Typinator no longer shows the "must not be empty" message immediately after creating a new item.
  • Reduced amount of logging in case of certain events.
  • Internal cleanup and adaptation to new APIs of Yosemite.
  • Works around a problem with importing corrupted files from PhraseExpress.
  • Works around a cursor positioning problem in apps created by Fluid.
  • Works around a crash when expanding text in Yosemite's sharing window with the "quick expansion" option enabled.
  • New diagnostic functions for sound-related issues.
General
Publisher Ergonis software
Publisher web site http://www.ergonis.com/
Release Date March 19, 2015
Date Added March 19, 2015
Version 6.5
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.94MB
File Name Typinator65-Install.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,779
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations registration reminder
Price $24.99

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