Typinator 4 adds QuickSearch - It's like Spotlight for text snippets

May 4, 2010 in Utility (E)

[prMac.com] Hagenberg, Austria - Ergonis Software today 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 usage and management of text snippets to the next level. Instead of inventing 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 or ten abbreviations for the most frequently typed text snippets like your name, your address, the current date, your email address, and similar things. You choose good mnemonics and use them a lot. Over the time, however, you add more and more snippets, and you soon end up with forgetting the abbreviations that you defined. Thus, the potential productivity boost cannot be fully achieved," said Christoph Reichenberger, CEO of Ergonis Software. "With Typinator 4, we found a great way to overcome this phenomenon. 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 like 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.

Visit Ergonis Software's website to learn more about the changes in this release and to download and try the new version.

Availability and Ordering:
Typinator 4 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or newer. Mac OS X 10.6 or newer is recommended. Typinator 4 is a recommended update for everyone running on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Typinator can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to Typinator 4 is free for all customers who purchased Typinator in the last 2 years. For information about purchases, including enterprise licenses, volume discounts, and upgrade pricing offers, see the company's web site.

Headquartered in Hagenberg, Austria, Ergonis Software Gmbh is a privately held software development company founded in 2002. With a focus on innovation, Ergonis develops ergonomic and intuitive software that boosts the productivity of Mac and PC users alike. Copyright 2002-2009 Ergonis Software Gmbh. All Rights Reserved. Ergonis products are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Ergonis Software GmbH. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.