TypeIt4Me
TypeIt4Me 5.2.2
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Completes partially typed words for you.   Demo ($19.99)
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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.

Anytime you enter text in your Mac by typing it at
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 OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper
Bug Fixes
  • Triggering expansion via TAB in Safari now correctly expands in the field the abb was typed in.

Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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TypeIt4Me User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 5.x:
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Nova-Bossa reviewed on 20 Feb 2014
A must have piece of software!
[Version 5.3.2]


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Wts reviewed on 01 Jan 2014
MacUpdate "Download" version is not 5.3.2 it is 5.2.2 the same version that developer still has at his site.
[Version 5.3.2]

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Paulsrandall replied on 01 Jan 2014
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.
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Paulsrandall replied on 01 Jan 2014
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.
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Wts replied on 01 Jan 2014
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.
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MacUpdate-Nick replied on 02 Jan 2014
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.
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Vitu commented on 02 Sep 2012
On sale ($5) both on the developer's site and on MAS.
[Version 5.2.2]


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Thekiwi commented on 24 Aug 2012
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?
[Version 5.2.2]

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Mmueck replied on 01 Jan 2014
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.
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Franko commented on 29 Jul 2012
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.
[Version 5.3.1]

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burypromote
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Riccardo Ettore (developer) replied on 29 Jul 2012
Thanks for posting this clarification.

cheers,
Riccardo
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lamontDakota commented on 29 Jul 2012
This link is to v5._2_.1 and not to v5.3.1.
[Version 5.3.1]

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Memphisbird replied on 29 Jul 2012
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.
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Memphisbird replied on 29 Jul 2012
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.
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Riccardo Ettore (developer) replied on 29 Jul 2012
@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 :-)
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Memphisbird replied on 29 Jul 2012
Whew! That's a relief!
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zuluwarrior reviewed on 27 Jan 2012
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.
[Version 5.2.1]

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Riccardo Ettore (developer) replied on 29 Jul 2012
Version 5.2.2 now handles TABs in Safari properly.

thanks for your feedback,

Riccardo
burypromote
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+8

Johninsapporo reviewed on 09 Jan 2012
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.
[Version 5.2.1]


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Beerlington reviewed on 24 Jul 2011
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... :/
[Version 5.2]

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Riccardo Ettore (developer) replied on 29 Jul 2012
Version 5.2.2 now handles TABs in Safari properly.

thanks for your feedback,

Riccardo
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Franko commented on 09 Jul 2011
Uh-oh, getting a "Account has been suspended" message when clicking on D/l link. (as of 1:24 PM EST)
[Version 5.2]


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Muuser had trouble on 21 Sep 2009
Most recent version posts only a blank screen when the pref panel is selected (Typeit4me 4.2 purported to work with Snow Leopard but no go here). No apparent solution in sight (none offered in response to two email reports of this problem). Reinstalling 4.1.2 (as per prior comment) corrects the problem -- but that version is not available in the links on the download page on the developer's site.
[Version 4.1.3]


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Mathmn had trouble on 06 Nov 2003
I installed OS 10.3. I have had some bugs with TypeIt4Me since. I love this utility. It's been on my computer since it was first introduced years ago. I went through about 5 system changes. Now I'm tring to retinstall and it gives me an error message.
[Version 1.0]



ryan42 rated on 24 Jan 2013

[Version 5.2.2]



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Joypebble rated on 18 Dec 2012

[Version 5.2.2]



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Espiridion rated on 29 Jul 2012

[Version 5.3.1]



+4

brfer rated on 08 Feb 2012

[Version 5.2.1]



Rsaint rated on 29 May 2011

[Version 5.1.1]



+64

Jocatra rated on 31 Dec 2010

[Version 5.0.5]


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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.

Anytime you enter text in your Mac by typing it at the keyboard, TypeIt4Me can help you do it faster and more accurately. First you define a number of abbreviations and the full text entries that they represent, then you watch the Mac expand them on the fly even as you continue typing!

Student and Upgrade licenses are also available, for $13.99 and $8.99 respectively.


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