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Note: Due to Apple's developer restrictions, there are two versions of TypeIt4Me. Only versions offered through the Mac App Store are allowed to offer iCloud syncing. Read about these different versions here.

TypeIt4Me expands your abbreviations as you type, and works in all applications, not just one. It also lets you define meaningful abbreviations, so you can type them naturally, as part of your writing, without memorizing - or reaching for - obscure ??xyz combinations.

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What's New

Version 5.2.2:

New or changed features

  • General stability improvements for OS X 10.8 - Mountain Lion
  • Signed code with Developer ID to pacify Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper
Bug Fixes
  • Triggering expansion via TAB in Safari now correctly expands in the field the abb was typed in.

Requirements

OS X 10.5 or later

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Wts Member IconReview+166
Wts
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Why does MacUpdate tell me that there is an update to 5.3.2 when the download gives me 5.2.2 and the developers site only has 5.2.2 and the application's check for update also says i'm update with 5.2.2 ???

OR...is that version 5.3.2 available at apple gatekeepers ???

Well Mr MacUpdate, what say ???

Oh, by the way, this application is a must have in my tool box of typing helpers. Give the developer a top 5 rating.

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Version 5.3.2
Vitu
+0

Your assumptions are correct: This update is for the AppStore version only.

Rjmorita
+0

So confusing as hell.

Wts
+0

Vitu replied on 06 Jun 2014, actually my fault because i should have read more careully MacUpdates note ( although did you guys add that after my comments, hummm???)

Wts
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Rjmorita replied on 06 Jun 2014, you are correct but then it's AppleGate (that's what i call the Apple Store ) fault. They seem to have some rules about uploading files for sale or give away to their Store and the developer was OK with that at first but then appears to have changed his mind about having an app stay in touch with AppleGate's Cloud, as best as I understand his explanation.

Never the less for me the "for real original version" is what I started with in OS 9 or was it OS 8 and have consistently upgraded. The app for me is worth every buck I've paid to-date.

MacUpdate-Jess
+1

Guys, please accept our apologies. This listing should not have been updated. I've rolled it back to reflect the version available directly from the developer: 5.2.2. There *is* a newer version on the MAS, but MacUpdate doesn't publicly link to it in any way, so it should never have leaked through to the public view.

Again, we apologize.

Nova-Bossa-Nova Member IconReview+35
Nova-Bossa-Nova
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A must have piece of software!

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Version 5.3.2
Wts Member IconReview+166
Wts
+1

MacUpdate "Download" version is not 5.3.2 it is 5.2.2 the same version that developer still has at his site.

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Version 5.3.2
paulsrandall@mac.com
+3

I have version 5.3.2 (74) and I got it February 20, 2013. I shows as being created on February 10, 2013. So, this is not new and version 5.2.2 seems to be the only available version showing here and on the developer's site.

paulsrandall@mac.com
+1

I noticed below about the MAS and that is where I got version 5.3.2 (74). I had always purchased direct in the past, until the Mac App Store came along. They went all MAS last February.

Wts
+0

OK I forgot to check out CAS. Reading developers FAQ http://www.ettoresoftware.com/products/typeit4me/faq/#channels provided me interesting information from the developer for selling thru CAS and directly at his web site.

MacUpdate-Nick
+0

Sorry for the confusion. The App Store version is 5.3.2, and the demo is still 5.2.2. We've added a note on the listing to clarify this difference.

Vitu Member IconComment+138
Vitu
+2

On sale ($5) both on the developer's site and on MAS.

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Version 5.2.2
Thekiwi Member IconComment+0
Thekiwi
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I'm having an issue with Safari 6 on Mac OS X Lion - but not on another Mac using Mac OS X Mountain Lion with TypeIt4Me 5.3.1

As text is expanded, the AB is NOT deleted, but the clipping is appended directly after the AB, so the trigger is deleted - eg I have

teh

set to be expanded to

the

but I end up with

tehthe

And what is more bizarre, is that if I have my Dashboard settings so that Dashboard gets its own Space, then whenever TypeIt4Me tries to expand something, that does NOT happen, but I switch to the Dashboard space. But with Dashboard set to NOT open in its own space I get the behaviour above - this is ONLY in text boxes and areas in Safari.

Is anyone else seeing this? Any ideas on what is causing this?

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Version 5.2.2
Mmueck
+0

This is exactly why I abandoned TypeIt4Me a long time ago. The more you devote yourself to this program (i.e. the bigger your library of expansions) the more you see this. I worked with the developer for ages and ages trying to resolve this and it proved not possible. I'm now using atext and it's rock solid. It's a little rough in the GUI department, but hopefully that'll get addressed in time.

Franko Member IconComment+113
Franko
+1

A little clarification: there *is* an update for the non-MAS version: simply select "Check for updates" from within the app; you should get the invitation to update to version 5.2.2. Version 5.3.1 is the MAS version only.

Following is the Release Info for 5.2.2 (Note the caveat for PPC users!):

Release Notes for TypeIt4Me 5.2.2 (57)
29-Jul-2012
DO NOT UPDATE if you are running 10.5 and/or have a PPC (PowerPC) Mac. Version 5.2.1(56) is the last version to run on 10.5 and/or PPC.
This update is free if you paid for a full or upgraded licence after 1 January 2011 (last 18 months), else it's US$8.99.

IMPORTANT: version 5.3.1 - which requires Lion 10.7 or higher and includes support for iCloud - can *only* be bought via the Mac App Store.
If you want/need iCloud support and are running Lion 10.7 or Mountain Lion 10.8, please take advantage of the $4.99 special price offer running for a short while from July 29.
Other than the inclusion of support for iCloud, TypeIt4Me version 5.3.1 is functionally identical to version 5.2.2
New or changed features

General stability improvements for OSX 10.8 - Mountain Lion
Signed code with Developer ID to pacify Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper
Bug Fixes
Triggering expansion via TAB in Safari now correctly expands in the field the abb was typed in.

Reply1 reply
Version 5.3.1
Riccardo Ettore (Developer)
+1

Thanks for posting this clarification.

cheers,
Riccardo

lamontDakota Member IconComment+194
lamontDakota
+2

This link is to v5._2_.1 and not to v5.3.1.

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Version 5.3.1
Memphisbird
+0

Weird. Even the download link on the developer's site is 5.2.1. Where, oh, where could 5.3.1 be? MacUpdate Desktop says "Note: The 'Download Now' link yields the free demo of the app, which is at version 5.2.1. The commercial version of the app can be accessed via the "Buy Now" link, and is at version 5.3.1." I sure hope this isn't a move to the App Store kinda thing.

Memphisbird
+0

Oh, lord, it is a MAS thing. See this: http://www.ettoresoftware.com/news/ I hope to hell this doesn't mean it is going MAS ONLY! I'm gonna be furious.

Riccardo Ettore (Developer)
+4

@Memphisbird and everyone else: TypeIt4Me is *not* moving to be an AppStore only app. It continues to be sold and updated both in the MacAppStore and on http://ettoresoftware.com

The difference is that in order to have access to iCloud, an app *must* be sold in the AppStore according to Apple's current rules.

So I released version 5.3.x in the AppStore to add iCloud support for users who want or need it.

Version 5.2.2 released via http://ettoresoftware.com today differs from 5.3.1 only in terms of not having iCloud, but the other features are the same.

For users who want iCloud, now is the best time to switch to the AppStore version, as we have dropped the price to US$4.99 to make it cheaper than our regular upgrade price of $8.99

Hope this clarifies things and make up for the confusion caused (involuntarily).

Riccardo, developer of TypeIt4Me since 1989 and still coding after all these years :-)

Memphisbird
+0

Whew! That's a relief!

zuluwarrior Member IconReview+31
zuluwarrior
+2

I've used it for a decade and it has always worked great. I'm very happy with this software. One slight glitch I have is to do with Safari. Ever since Safari 5 reared it's ugly head the tab triggers of TypeIt4Me are wonky when dealing with fields inside Safari.

Reply1 reply
Version 5.2.1
Riccardo Ettore (Developer)
+2

Version 5.2.2 now handles TABs in Safari properly.

thanks for your feedback,

Riccardo

Johninsapporo Member IconReview+46
Johninsapporo
+3

This app has been around for ever and is one thing that has kept me on the Mac. There are several imitations around these days, but Typeit4Me is the best. I made my own shorthand language using this, with abbreviations for common words and phrases, with the result that I can type pretty much as fast as speech - and I'm NOT a good typist.

Riccardo is a great guy and responds to questions and suggestions.

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Version 5.2.1
Beerlington Member IconReview+14
Beerlington
+0

I checked out the demo since it's on sale in the app store. I had high hopes for an alternative to TextExpander. It doesn't seem to be working on Lion very well. I was able to add a single expansion but it wouldn't let me add any more. Back to TextExpander... :/

Reply1 reply
Version 5.2
Riccardo Ettore (Developer)
+1

Version 5.2.2 now handles TABs in Safari properly.

thanks for your feedback,

Riccardo

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Downloads 43,008
Version Downloads 940
Type Utilities / System
License Commercial
Date 29 Jul 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $19.99
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