Typinator 4 adds QuickSearch; it’s like Spotlight for text snippets, only faster

Ergonis Software announced the release and immediate availability of Typinator 4.0, a major leap forward in the evolution of text expanders. Typinator 4 introduces a new feature called “QuickSearch” that takes managing text snippets to the next level. Instead of thinking up and remembering hundreds of cryptic abbreviations, you just type a keyboard shortcut and enter a few characters. Typinator instantly displays a list of matching snippets. Pick the one that you want and it appears in your document right away. It’s like Spotlight for snippets, only much faster. QuickSearch can also be used for quickly opening and editing existing snippets.

“When you start using a text expander, you typically set up five to ten abbreviations for the most frequently typed text snippets such as your name, address, the current date, your email address, etc. You choose good mnemonics and use them a lot. Over time however, you add more and more snippets, and you soon end up forgetting the abbreviations that you defined. And so the potential productivity boost you expected cannot be fully achieved,” said Christoph Reichenberger, CEO of Ergonis Software.

“With Typinator 4, we found a great way to overcome this problem. The new QuickSearch feature lets you define a hot key to bring up a search field. You enter a search string, Typinator pops up a list of matches, you select the one you want, and – boom – it appears in your document. This allows you to actively use a huge number of text snippets without having to remember their abbreviations.”

Besides this new killer feature, the new version delivers a number of other improvements such as an option to globally enable and disable individual sets, further speed enhancements, increased compatibility with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and many applications like Mellel, Nisus Writer Pro as well as smoother synchronization via Dropbox or Mobile Me.

Typinator is a powerful, yet elegantly simple solution that works across all applications. It detects specific sequences of typed characters and automatically replaces them with text snippets, graphics, URLs, dates and special characters.

For business users, Typinator leads to a layer of operational consistency and productivity across heterogeneous applications. A standard customer service response, a signature image on an email, a clause in a contract – each of these can be inserted in any application with just a couple of keystrokes. For technical users, Typinator automates typing of code and the implementation of documentation standards.

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