xType
xType
1.3.1

4.2

xType free download for Mac

xType

1.3.1
24 February 2012

Type more quickly and easily (was Presto).

Overview

xType (was Presto) helps you type more quickly and easily.

Tired of writing the same text over and over again? Anytime you type text into an application, Presto can help you do it faster and more accurately!

Whether it's your name, your e-mail address, the URL of your blog, your personal address, etc, you probably often find yourself typing the same text again and again. Presto is here to help you save time by 'typing' these frequently used items for you. Just choose your list of abbreviations, and Presto will automatically show you related texts as you type.

With Presto, you will be able to quickly insert standard greetings, signatures (including formatted text) or phrases into any application. For example, instead of typing your address in full, you would simply type 'Addr1' and Presto would come up with our full address. Once you define an abbreviation, it is available at all times, anywhere text can be typed, no matter what application you are using!

What's new in xType

Version 1.3.1:
  • You can use special characters with abbreviations
  • New date options in preferences
  • Improved reliability

10 xType Reviews

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Macgeek19
06 April 2009

Most helpful

Yet another feature swiping application from the good old copy cats at app4mac. Seriously, this is getting old. Go with Typinator or TextExpander.
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Version 1.0
Slarkin
08 October 2012
Purchased DashExpander from the App Store today. I've been using xType for free. I found DashExpander to be harder to use than the free xType, which has many more and easier to use features.
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Version 1.3.1
1 answer(s)
KuberaA8805
KuberaA8805
15 December 2013
Hi, I am looking for a free version of xType (on the developer’s site it says xType is discontinued; and it’s not currently available in the U.S. store). Can I get a copy from you? Or do you know where I could get one? Thank you in advance! Peace!
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rayj
27 July 2012
I've had several different text expanders - some very simple to use, some much more fiddly. Some have started off being free and have later become paid-for or started cheap and have become pricey. Out of the blue the one I've been using most recently told me that the current version was a beta that had expired: would I please pay for a replacement. And then I discovered xType: it satisfies all my relatively simple requirements and is very easy to use. It can insert snippets either in the same format as the main document or in a predetermined format and can include images. And since its icon actually asserts "I'm free …" I guess there's a good chance it will stay that way.
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Version 1.3.1
Sachi
05 October 2011
on developer site, version 1.2.4 is FREE
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Version 1.2.3
4 answer(s)
Regular-Warren
Regular-Warren
05 October 2011
Thanks for the tip! I've updated the listing. :-)
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KuberaA8805
KuberaA8805
15 December 2013
Hi, I am looking for a free version of xType (on the developer’s site it says xType is discontinued; and it’s not currently available in the U.S. store). Can I get a copy from you? Or do you know where I could get one? Thank you in advance! Peace!
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Sachi
Sachi
15 December 2013
It was long ago :) In Maverick >System Preferences>Keyboard>Text you can set up simple text replacement to.
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KuberaA8805
KuberaA8805
15 December 2013
Thank you for you reply Sachi. I might try Mavericks indeed. I believe some applications I use now won't work with Mavericks though. I still hope someone can share a copy of xType. Peace!
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Melusina
01 January 2010
This is currently showing on their website as costing $41.78 - some of their apps have this price and the rest are showing as $70.59. I guess the price had to be more than doubled to accommodate their current promo of 50% all apps for the holidays. Even so, that still makes this $20.89, almost double the $12 listed on MacUpdate.
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Version 1.1.2
1 answer(s)
App4macsupport
App4macsupport
25 August 2010
All updates are free for lifetime. Divide the price by the number of years you will use it. Plus the prices are based in Euros and the dollar is very weak. Not our fault.
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Version 1.2.1
Roddy-Mckay
09 September 2009
This application was always slow, clunky and unresponsive and its major problem is that it is limited to the font that you selected in preferences. This makes it useless for most applications. SInce installing Snow Leopard, the application has not function and, the last time I tried to launch it, it sat bouncing in the Dock. The developers answer to my request for help was that the application is fully compatible with Snow Leopard. Customer support doesn't seem to come high on their list of priorities! I guess I have to go back to Typinator or try TextExpander.
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Version 1.1.1
1 answer(s)
App4macsupport
App4macsupport
25 August 2010
You should try version 1.2
Like (2)
Version 1.2.1
Jimw
02 July 2009
This product seems Safari 4 Hostile on my machine as it seems to cause Safari 4 to crash when accessing some websites if the product daemon is in you 'Login Items'. Removing the daemon results in the problem going away. Adding Safari to the exclude list does not help. The same problem occurred in the previous product RapidoWrite. So if you seem to be having random crashes with Safari 4 and are using either of these products, I suggest you try removing it from your login list and see if your Safari crashes disappear. The issue is bizarre and frustrating enough to diagnose that I have placed the bug report here instead of the developers web site so that potential users will be aware of this strange issue before they attempt to try it.
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Version 1.1
Sergesouszero
13 April 2009
Prière d'oublier le message plus bas. Un redémarrage de l'application a réglé le problème.
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Version 1.0
Sergesouszero
13 April 2009
Ça ne marche pas ! Tout va bien jusqu'à l'ouverture de la fenêtre pop-up, mais en pressant la touche Retour, rien ne se passe, la phrase ou le mot ne se copie pas dans le texte. Testé avec TextEdit et Safari. P.-S. J'aurais préféré signaler ce bogue directement à App4Mac, mais l'obligation d'ouvrir un compte pour le faire m'en a dissuadé.
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Version 1.0
Macgeek19
06 April 2009
Yet another feature swiping application from the good old copy cats at app4mac. Seriously, this is getting old. Go with Typinator or TextExpander.
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Version 1.0
hmurchison
03 April 2009
App zapped in record time. I'm not sure if it's a limitation of the demo but I couldn't get the boilerplate text to engage.
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
KuberaA8805
KuberaA8805
15 December 2013
Hi, I am looking for a free version of xType (on the developer’s site it says xType is discontinued; and it’s not currently available in the U.S. store). Can I get a copy from you? Or do you know where I could get one? Thank you in advance! Peace!
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4.2

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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