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Typinator for Mac

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Autotyping and autocorrecting applications can be a huge time-saver, sparing you from having to retype frequently used words and phrases (and even paragraphs and pictures), and they can instantly clean up your most common typos. Plus, if they work system-wide like Typinator does, they can provide you with functionality that might otherwise be limited to your word processor.

Typinator is a best-in-class example of this kind of app, with an easy-to-manage interface, above-average stability, exceptional speed (keeping up with even extremely fast typists using large abbreviation sets, even those whose keystrokes can overlap), and the ability to handle multiple languages (with autocorrection for English, French, and German). You can also search through your "snippets" with a Spotlight-style QuickSearch, which makes large snippet files more feasible. Typinator supports iDisk and Dropbox syncing, and recent updates have improved support for other apps, including Kindle for Mac, Outlook 2011, iTunes 10, and even Gmail in Firefox. Built-in HTML snippets, autocorrection sets, and frequent upgrades make Typinator an even more attractive option.

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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Killer app, a must have"

    September 3, 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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  • 3.0 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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  • 3.0 stars

    "Great software"

    March 4, 2012  |   By applecross

    Version: Typinator 5.0.1

    Pros

    Great software

    Cons

    Great software

    Summary

    Great software

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  • 5.0 stars

    "LOVE THIS!"

    February 21, 2012  |   By CLaquidara

    Version: Typinator 5.0.1

    Pros

    You guys don't even know - all my life I've had a problem forgetting the closed quotes and the closed parenthesis whenever I write stuff down. This is amazing and wonderful and long overdue!

    Cons

    A little complicated once you get past the regular "abbreviations" set up. But still better than any other program out there which does this.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I use Typinator everyday all day long!"

    February 1, 2012  |   By ricklowney

    Version: Typinator 5.0.1

    Pros

    Very very simple to use

    Cons

    I don't know of any

    Summary

    This is a great program at a great price....

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best 20 euros spent on my mac"

    October 13, 2011  |   By haydenchambers

    Version: Typinator 4.5

    Pros

    Does exactly what it says on the box
    Smooth across all apps
    Speeds up coding at least two-fold
    No more worrying if your favorite text editor has autocomplete for language x.
    Same signature in Mail, Thunderbird or Gmail
    My spelling is getting worse but my correspondence is getting better

    Cons

    I didn't hear about this sooner

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Limited Usefulness"

    July 29, 2011  |   By r0dr1gaj

    Version: Typinator 4.4

    Pros

    Very easy to learn
    Very clean menu driven listings of shortcuts.
    Very good customer support

    Cons

    Far too many exceptions.
    Most log in dialog boxes will not work.
    "Whole word" option ends up typing the terminator as well, thereby rendering the option useless.

    Summary

    I really wanted to like this program. I even paid for it. But after one week of seeing my choices refused (a glance at the menu icon tells you that), I uninstalled it and went with iKey.
    Typinator will not type in log-in dialog boxes that request pass words. So if you are looking to use it for that, it will not work.
    Also, the whole word option needs a delineator key stroke, such as a space or a tab to prevent typinator from thinking it needs to complete an alpha string. The only problem is that you then end up typing the alpha string along with the extra key stroke. So all productivity gains are lost as you have to delete the extra keystroke.
    It is far better to go with a program such as iKey, or QuickKeys, etc. Use a program such as roboform for log ins and a program such as CopyPaste pro for quick paste in's.
    This company does offer great customer support and great documentation so I gave the program two stars.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Awesome App--your productivity will skyrocket!"

    May 25, 2011  |  

    Version: Typinator 4.4

    Pros

    Easy to learn, easy to use, simple interface, quick expansion of text, ability to organize snippets, ability to insert a cursor in a fixed position within the snippet, inexpensive stable

    Cons

    So far I can't think of any cons

    Summary

    When looking for a quick, easy way to insert snippets, I first tried TextExpander for over a month, and could never bring myself to purchase it. I was still on the fence, and decided to try Typinator before committing.

    After only 5 minutes, I found Typinator easier to use, a whole lot faster, and a lot more seamless. I also love that it doesn't add yet another icon to my dock. In just 2 days, Typinator has become an essential application for improving my workflow, and I can't imagine trying to work a full day without it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Killer app to increase productivity !"

    May 16, 2011  |   By FredColantonio

    Version: Typinator 4.4

    Pros

    Typinator is a killer app to save time and increase productivity ! I could not think of working on my Mac without it. Really worth the money.

    Cons

    Don't see any by now, except it does not work on iPhone and iPad. I asked the guys and they say limitations come from Apple, which does not provide any means for iPhone/iPad applications to run in the background and intercept your input yet.

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