Typing Assistant

Typing Assistant

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.1
  • Total Downloads:
    14,575
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 16, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (45-day trial); $69.00 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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Typing Assistant provides the ability to autocomplete words and save time. With a minimum of frills and an impressively large dictionary, this program will shave minutes off writing.

This program's interface reminded us of the word-completing software present in text messaging, but still required a visit to the Help file's simple instructions for the basics. While its functionality proved to be initially distracting, we quickly grew to anticipate it. Once we wrote a few letters (for example, "Arr") a small screen popped up, providing a list of possible solutions (this example ranged from Arrack, Arrange, Array, and more). We either kept typing our word or scrolled through the choices and chose the correct one. Happily, the word we needed was usually toward the top and required less than a second to pick. The time saved using this program depended heavily on its best feature, an adjustable delay. When we wanted instant help we set no delay, but when we only wanted help if we were stuck on a spelling, we set the program to a longer delay before the screen appeared. No matter how we set it, this was a fantastic option for avoiding the word processor's spelling helper and has the ability to shave minutes from projects.

Typing Assistant comes with a 21-day trial. This program installs desktop icons without asking permission and leaves Start menu items and folders behind after uninstall.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Typing Assistant increases productivity"

April 15, 2014  |  By I_Iove_it

 |  Version: Typing Assistant (English) 6.0

Pros

The functions Auto-Learn, Auto-Correct, and Auto-clipboard are extremely useful. It allows me to avoid some embarrassed errors that I have made from time to time before. On the top of all that, Using the hotkey Ctl+Win remembers what I said in the previous text. Like a CAT, it allows for inconsisteny of wording.
A thumb-up!

Cons

More operating instructions will get better.

Summary

Strongly recommended for freelance translators!

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1 stars

"Keeps crashing"

April 03, 2014  |  By feck_you_cnet

 |  Version: Typing Assistant (English) 6.0

Pros

Helps with spelling

Cons

The program keeps crashing, and pop ups happen every now and again then you have to re enter the Licence details in the program very annoying.

Summary

Keeps crashing

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3 stars

""Open file error" messages"

May 26, 2011  |  By cesarinternational

 |  Version: Typing Assistant (English) 5.4

Pros

It worked well when I used it except for the errors.

Cons

Errors opening or saving files.

Summary

I installed the Desktop version first, but I got error messages that say "Open file error". I checked the Help in the program and says to then use the Portable version. I disabled the Windows protection called User Account Control since I thought the errors had to do with access rights to the C drive. I uninstalled the Desktop version and installed the Portable version, but I still got the same errors and the program crashes.

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4 stars

"This is a great product and well worth buying!"

January 06, 2011  |  By LBcoolG

 |  Version: Typing Assistant (English) 5.4

Pros

This is great product and will save you a lot of time. You can selectively add words and phrases to the softwares text prediction library. Moreover this software is unobtrusive and is simple and easy to use. A real winner - buy it!

Cons

The only improvement I can see that is necessary is a way to have a one-click or automated removal of spelling errors picked up by the Auto-Learn feature.

Summary

I like tje product because It makes me a faster and more efficient types and save me having to type repetitive tricky words ovre and over again! It also allows insertion of customised phrases and all phrases and words can be inserted with the simple press of the number keys.

This is a great product and is well worth buying. I highly recommend it!

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5 stars

"Fantastic for filling forms. Works like a charm."

July 22, 2010  |  By catchgg

 |  Version: Typing Assistant (English) 5.2

Pros

Works with any program (any browser, word, excel, anywhere you can type)
Has a shortcuts feature - fantastic for filling long details.
Can turn off each feature individually
Very non-intrusive with work
Can be switched off and on easily

Cons

It auto learns wrong spellings - you'll have to remove them manually.
Trial period, pricey.

Summary

Neat program with all the pros listed above. Great help in filling out long forms by using a shortcut. For instance I can write my address and give it any shortcut, say "adr". As I type adr it prompts me for my full address which I select by hitting a pre-determined key (such as ctrl or space) and my full address gets typed out.

It prompts long words when I type the initial letters, words come from its dictionary plus the words it auto-learns from my usage.

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5 stars

"TREMENDOUS timesaver for BOTH fast AND slow typists."

March 23, 2010  |  By janetb

 |  Version: Typing Assistant (English) 5.2

Pros

After giving TypingAssistant a chance to 'learn you', the required word is almost always the first or second entry in the pop-up menu.
Words you use often can regularly be typed in 3 strokes WITHOUT HAVING TO ENTER THEM MANUALLY.

Cons

Spelling mistakes get recorded and remembered. Not a serious problem--I periodically delete them from the list.

Summary

Great program IF YOU GIVE IT A CHANCE TO LEARN YOUR typing habits---Please note that its full functioning will not be apparent at first! After using it for a while, the required word is almost always the first or second entry in the pop-up menu, thus enabling even fast typists to type even faster. Also, knowing that words I use a lot will appear as entry 1, I now automatically type the first 2 letters and 1. Like for my email address, I automatically type em1. This is better than Auto-complete, as I often would want to write a word beginning with 'em' (ie NOT my email address), so you don't want it completing automatically. Another great plus which I use regularly is multiple clipboard entries.

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5 stars

"Remember and prompt everything you want to type ."

December 06, 2009  |  By Michael-Jone

 |  Version: Typing Assistant (English) 5.0

Pros

It's very smart and convenient. I've tested several typing-help programmers, it's the best. Especially useful for those who have to type repeated things.

Cons

It will be better if there are more help file and demos. Before the author improving it, I think it deserved to spend some time to learn and use if you have those repeated things.

Summary

Very useful for repeated type things.

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5 stars

"This is just the program I have been wanting for years."

November 21, 2009  |  By stefenfhui

 |  Version: Typing Assistant (English) 5.0

Pros

Auto learn long words or phrases, such as people's name or address. Just a single hot key to browse all abbreviation entries and select one to expand to full text. It is very well integrated with other edit windows.

Cons

It is better than the others.

Summary

The self learning function makes typing faster and accurate. The suggestions list always there when you type anywhere. Really a very well designed tool.

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1 stars

"Distracting - No help whatsoever"

November 19, 2009  |  By Furiousdriver

 |  Version: Typing Assistant (English) 5.0

Pros

Promising idea but fails if you use it for more than 10 minutes.

Cons

It collects any garbage you type and flood you with stupid text insertions.

Summary

Good idea but ridiculous implementation. Stay away if you have work to get done.

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5 stars

"I am very impressed in your typing assistant English"

November 12, 2009  |  By tjsm05

 |  Version: Typing Assistant (English) 5.0

Pros

Typing Assistant is of great help disabled people to type fast and easy. I am very impressed with Typing Assistant. Great program and that a lot to coming from me. I hardly ever write a review. But, I had to because it is good and easy.

Cons

There is some cons with Typing Assistant but, Anything got some cons. Speically word prediction software. The pros outweigh the cons. There is f11 key that turn Typing assistant off if you don't want any words on typing assistant.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.1
Version 6.1: 32 and 64 bit files are included in the installation package; Add text size option of "Largest"; Better support to Windows 8.1; Add hot key option to show the edit menu of suggestion window; Add option in Auto-Correct function to correct automatically.
General
Publisher Sumit Software
Publisher web site http://www.sumitsoft.com
Release Date August 25, 2014
Date Added September 16, 2014
Version 6.1
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows 8, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.93MB
File Name TypingAssistant_setup_6.1.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 14,575
Downloads Last Week 58
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 45-day trial
Price $69

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