TypeIt4Me
TypeIt4Me
6.2.2

4.5

TypeIt4Me free download for Mac

TypeIt4Me6.2.2

09 August 2019

Completes partially typed words for you.

Overview

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. And now, thanks to Apple lifting its restriction, both the Mac App Store and direct sale versions of TypeIt4Me are now allowed to offer iCloud syncing.

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.

What's new in TypeIt4Me

Version 6.2.2:
Bug fixes:
  • Resolves issues with cursor positioning in plain text snippets.
  • Addresses a few minor glitches in macOS 10.15 (Catalina).
Minor changes:
  • The app is now updated and notarised for macOS 10.15 (Catalina).
  • Date and time snippets created in older versions of TypeIt4Me are now handled better and in most cases will automatically be updated to the newer format.

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54 Reviews of TypeIt4Me

5
devoprov
24 December 2017
Version: 6.0

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New hot key search window, iCloud sync with the iOS app and you can finally make lots of snippet sets active at once. What's not to like?
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5
Hydester
21 October 2019
Version: 6.2.2
Great app & love the iPhone integration. A touch pricey to purchase both, but if you are the sort of person prepared to pay a great developer to make your life easier, you won't be disappointed
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5
fergweb
24 September 2019
Version: 6.2.2
I was an early fan and I've never looked back. I can call this an absolutely essential part of my utility arsenal and well worth the price for all of the conveniences it provides. Don't use it for typing shortcuts so much as for saving snippets of commonly re-used code. Responsive and flexible support too...can't beat that. Well done!
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5
Saratxe
06 February 2018
Version: 6.0.3
I use this software for years now. It's still the best and without subscription!! I love it, saves me so much time every day.
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JLMiladet
09 January 2018
Version: 6.0.2
Un logiciel vraiment top. J'adore !
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0.5
Joi
07 January 2018
Version: 6.0.2
The developer has left the legacy version 5.4.8 of TypeIt4Me for sale on the Apple store. This in my opinion is pretty disingenuous, since there is no mention of another more current version selling for the SAME price mentioned on the app store? You have to go to his website or other sites like MacUpdate to get the current 6.0.2 version. Below is a link to the reason why the legacy version is left on the apple website. https://tinyurl.com/y7lu6wbs I had no idea that developers could or would leave older programs on the Apple store. So buyers beware… Always verify that the version on the Apple store is the latest version, by checking the developers website.
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larrymcj
01 January 2018
Version: 6.0
I think TypeIt4Me is one of the best text expansion apps available, with certainly the best price, not to mention a companion iOS app. I tried the trial version, but for me, it just wasn't as polished as the TextExpander Life Hacker subscription, plus I've been using TextExpander since it first started. That said, I do think for anyone who hasn't invested many years using TextExpander and doesn't feel the $20/yr subscription price (discounted from past license) is worth it...then TypeIt4Me is a great choice.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
30 December 2017
Version: 6.0
The option to activate two or more snippet sets at the same time is a great improvement, well worth the modest upgrade fee. I'm sure the ability to drag and drop files from other apps will be welcome., too. I've done both of these things the hard way already and these changes are more than welcome.
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devoprov
24 December 2017
Version: 6.0
New hot key search window, iCloud sync with the iOS app and you can finally make lots of snippet sets active at once. What's not to like?
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RandyBisig4527
24 December 2017
Version: 6.0
So, for a current user, which I have been since version 1.0, the upgrade is $8. But if you want the "iCloud Sync with iOS version" feature, you have to pay $20 for a full version. Boo! I'll keep using 5.5.3 and not worry about the sync feature.
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Mikael-B
23 August 2016
Version: 5.5.3
Actually the link to the FAQ explaining differences between the MAS version and the other leads to a 404 page. You'll find some info on this in http://www.ettoresoftware.com/mac-apps/typeit4me/frequently-asked-questions/ instead.
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5
Arthur-Battram
13 April 2016
Version: 5.5.2
Brilliant app, reasonably priced.
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4.5
miladg69
18 January 2016
Version: 5.5.1
An amazing app with the ability to use simple text, formatted text, pictures, and even animations. It also has the added convenience of storing snips on the clouds to be accessible for all macs associated with same account. Picked it up for 5 dollars, what a steel.
One more thing that I may want to see is being able to use more than one snippet group at the same time. I read the objective behind making them separate, but creating an optional grouping can be great, so instead of having a huge list of snippets under one name, the user can subdivide them into groups e.g. greeting, business, animations e.t.c.
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Wts
01 January 2016
Version: 5.5.0
Freee Update ?
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Rjmorita
10 January 2015
Version: 5.4.0
It's good to see this app alive and well.
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Rjmorita
10 January 2015
Version: 5.4.0
It's good to see this app alive and well.
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5
Wts
06 June 2014
Version: 5.3.2
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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Bento de Espinosa
20 February 2014
Version: 5.3.2
A must have piece of software!
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Wts
01 January 2014
Version: 5.3.2
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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Thekiwi
24 August 2012
Version: 5.2.2
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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Franko
29 July 2012
Version: 5.3.1
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.
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hwgray
29 July 2012
Version: 5.3.1
This link is to v5._2_.1 and not to v5.3.1.
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zuluwarrior
27 January 2012
Version: 5.2.1
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.
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Johninsapporo
10 January 2012
Version: 5.2.1
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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Beerlington
24 July 2011
Version: 5.2
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... :/
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Franko
09 July 2011
Version: 5.2
Uh-oh, getting a "Account has been suspended" message when clicking on D/l link. (as of 1:24 PM EST)
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Cletus
09 July 2011
Version: 5.2
Responsive developer— absolutely! Riccardo is terrific. I've told him many times that I am so use to TypeIt4Me that I almost couldn't live without it. I just do so much with it, without even thinking that when I am without, it is like anything else in life, that is when you realize by seeing all these sentences with abbreviations (not expanded) how useful it has become. I can't remember the last time I've typed my signature, phone number and many many other items. It just works!
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Michael-Linehan
10 May 2011
Version: 5.1
Excellent. Easy to understand. Easy to use. Works smoothly -- like it was just part of the operating system. I've set up a series of abbreviations that are meaningful to me - like spch. Then complex formatted emails "written" with the typing of four letters. A couple of small edits for that particular person, and off it goes. Huge time saver.
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4.5
Espiridion
31 March 2011
Version: 5.1
I bought an upgrade to TypeIt4Me back in March 2002. I don't remember when I bought my original copy. In 2006 I donated to Textpander, which became TextExpander. At one point I also got Typinator. I stopped using these 2 since SpellCatcher also provides text expansion, but a few days ago when TypeIt4Me 5.1 came out I decided to check it out, since SpellCatcher does not work properly in some applications (e.g., Firefox 3.x). This is NOT SpellCatcher's fault. The downloaded file did not wok on my system (PPC), but as usual Riccardo Ettore's support was excellent. He sent me a compatible version, I tried it, and quickly paid the upgrade fee. Superb customer service. All of these programs are quite similar. I can't say anything negative about Typinator or TextExpander. Their upgrade fees are roughly 42%-50% more expensive, though. TypeIt4Me has some great unique features, such as "Strip 's' for plurals." It also offers quite a bit of options for the user, so it's a good idea to read the manual. I had some problems when applying labels to my clippings. For example, let's say that I wanted to use "Name" as a label. As I typed, the label became something like "NNaNamName" Restarting the application solved this, but I had to do that multiple times. Creating a nested clipping presented similar issues. This could be just affecting the particular build I'm using, and again it was easy to work through it. I don't recall the specifics that made me abandon Typinator and TextExpander other than their redundancy with SpellCatcher, but I'm glad I gave TypeIt4Me another try. I'm using my SpellCatcher shorthands along with my old TypeIt4Me abbreviations, and for AutoCorrect I use the TidBITS AutoCorrect dictionary with the addition of SpellCatcher's own dictionary of words to correct, so roughly 3950 words are included. It was easy to set up, so far works on every application I've tried, the upgrade fee was very reasonable, and support was excellent. It can also be customized for specific applications. Highly recommended.
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Zaraxul
13 October 2010
Version: 5.0.2
Version 5's interface has become a bit more fussy and lacks in polish especially the edit window. I'm a one computer guy so the lack of syncing is not important. For me the app works very well and properly in every application except Chrome where the tab trigger is wonky. A happy user since 2006.
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Franko
12 April 2010
Version: 5.0
Version 5 is now a 64-bit compatible app..sweet! You'll have to pay for this upgrade (9$..a real steal) BUT if you paid within the last 18 months, free it is.
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Zeb-B
16 November 2009
Version: 4.2
Spend some time looking at: http://textware.com/overview/overviewpage.htm The bottom line is that Instant Text does not depend on learning abbreviations or on typing the starts of words. As an example not mentioned on the web page, I use a shorthand based on NoteScript by Lawrence Hawkins (at amazon.com). There are a few specialized abbreviations, but most of the savings comes from elimination of vowels ( e.g. "elmntn of vwls"). Instant Text learns a system like this with very little training.
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Zeb-B
25 October 2009
Version: 4.2
None of these programs holds a candle to Instant Text by Textware in Windows. For a serious typist, Instant Text is reason enough to stay with a PC or to run Windows in a virtual machine. Wanted: a dev to partner with Textware and port Instant Text to the Mac.
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Muuser
22 September 2009
Version: 4.1.3
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.
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Slob
05 September 2009
Version: 4.1.3
Developer - get your versions right. The download results in version 4.1.2. So the 'upgrade' results in a hang.
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Writestuff
08 June 2008
Version: 4.0.3
I've used this for years and just can't do without it. Yes it can be a little slow, but with so many features I can accept a few drawbacks. User names, passwords addresses, etc., all at a click of the mouse. What more do you need? Now there is the auto spelling, with the Mac voice 'Whisper' to tell you when you've got it wrong and key clicks for odd words. Marvellous and thank you.
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OhEssex
18 April 2008
Version: 4.0.2
I've been using this product for over a year and have been at the developer for most of that time to deal with an infuriating issue with the text expansions. I've found the developer to be much more interested in adding features than fixing issues. On the average, about once in every couple dozen expansions (I have a library of over 2500 expansions) the expanded text gets all mangled e.g. the result is some combination of the abbreviation and the final text, or it fails to include the trigger character, or the expansion occurs in the middle of the following word etc. It's true you can really blast along typing at higher speeds (although I'm just a medium speed 4 finger peck and shoot typist), but I'm sure spending a lot of time having to meticulously proof read the result of my typing to fix all the expansion mangling. I also own Typinator and TextExpander and they don't have this problem. The ONLY reason I've been putting up with TypeIt4Me is because it does single-character expansions and the competition didn't. I've been urging the developer of Typinator to implement this feature and he's finally released a version that does it! However, his implementation has a couple killer limitations that must to be addressed before I jump ship, but he's getting there.
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anonymous-swan-2391
02 March 2008
Version: 4.0.2
I noticed a little bug in 4.0.1, starting in Off-Mode, and Riccardo fixed it in a day. TypeIt4Me works great and saves a lot of time!
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Slob
01 November 2007
Version: 3.2
Works ok on an intel though the installation was slightly clunky (T4me not reading my default file until it was pointed to it) - but on my g4 pbook.. oops, blank pref screen even after machine restart. Lucky the previous version was backed up which still works fine. So be careful with this, looks like late beta.
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Macal
14 August 2006
Version: 3.0.1
Bought this a LONG time ago and never really used it so almost forgot it. Then, on a whim, I dowwnloaded the latest version. WOW! Much, much better intergartion and performance than I remembered. Is now a 'must' when installing/reinstalling.
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Joy-Livingwell
12 July 2006
Version: 3.0b31
A fantastic and indespensible program! I use TypeIt4Me all day, every day, in both Classic and OS X. Unlike Spell Catcher (which I use like a dictionary for looking up words), TypeIt4Me shares the SAME shortcuts file for Classic and OS X -- so you can instantly change, add, or delete a shortcut from either interface, and it updates both! TypeIt4Me is fantastic for: + Correcting commonly mispelled words (such as "teh" for "the") + Email signatures and tag lines, phone numbers, addresses, etc. + Shortcutting long or difficult-to-spell words, phrases, and names + Shortcutting common phrases and names that you type a lot It takes only seconds to add, modify, or delete a shortcut, which makes TypeIt4Me very handy for typing a document with a bunch of repetitions of some name or phrase, then deleting the shortcut afterwards. I use this program hundreds to thousands of times per day. It has speeded up my typing, reduced my spelling errors, and made my life a lot easier.
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Daycare
10 July 2006
Version: 3.0b31
I tried all of the similar app's I could find because T4M is too expensiv - but all of the ones I've tried slowed down the system. When blind-typing, I was faster than those app's (leaving junk all over the text) So far, T4M is the best of all (I've tried) - but has some issues in the german version: Pref panel won't let You turn T4M 'ON' again because of placement of the sensitive areas (radio button is not visible where the 'sensive' part lies, translation lacks) Beside of this: Please, Mr. Developer, lower the prize! :-)
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Veggiedude
02 May 2006
Version: 3.0b22
I have been using this since System 8. This beta version is the best version so far of typeit4me - until now I have been mostly dissatisfied with the OS X version, performance wise and asthetically. But this new version finally has it the way it should have been for OS X. Be sure to log out after installation, as the expansion triggers did not work for me until I had restarted my machine.
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JamesHarrisPhoto
10 January 2006
Version: 2.3
TypeIt4Me used to be the only show in town, but now there are a couple of others: Typinator, which has a of $19.99, and Textpander, which is free. I have been using Textpander for a couple of months, and must say that there is no justification in paying $27 for TypeIt4Me. Textpander is the best of the lot when you consider price, functionality, and integration with the OS. Textpander is also a preference pane, which what the others SHOULD be. Before I get flamed by the users of TypeIt4Me, remember, this is my opinion, and I have used all three.
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Anonymous
25 March 2005
Version: 2.1b3
I have been using TypeIt4Me almost since its inception. I find it absolutely indispensable, saving me hundreds of keystrokes a day and never intruding as some other " helpful" text entering applications do.
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Anonymous
06 September 2004
Version: 2.0
If you do a lot of repetitive typing then you owe it to yourself to buy TypeIt4Me. This amazing software sits aside silently and takes control only when a certain abbreviation is typed - extremely handy when you type business letters and repetitive phrases gobble half of your precious time. I can't recommend it enough!
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Anonymous
05 September 2004
Version: 2.0
I'm glad TypeIt4Me X 2.0 finally shipped. It's been a long wait. I'm sure people who use it will be pleased. However, because of the buggy 1.0 version, and the long waiting period for 2.0 to be finally released, I have moved on. I found that Spell Catcher can do everything TypeIt4Me can do AND spell checking in all applications as well. Spell Catcher can also immediately correct your spelling as you type. Spell Catcher also allows you to have two-word abbreviations which can then be automatically expanded. It does so much more than TypeIt4Me that I'm not going to look back. Spell Catcher has been also stable.
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BobWeiner
10 August 2004
Version: 2.0b6
TypeIt4Me is an excellent utility -- it does what it is supposed to do, and does it well. The author has always been very responsive to my emails. The time this program has saved me is easily worth the asking price.
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Anonymous
09 August 2004
Version: 2.0b6
I couldn't seem to figure out how to open any sort of program once I installed and restarted, and I'm an experienced Mac user. Frankly, I don't trust it.
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Anonymous
09 August 2004
Version: 2.0b6
TextExtras can do this for free too. $27... what a ripoff
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Anonymous
08 August 2004
Version: 2.0b6
There is a free (donation-ware) alternative. Butler. Create custom pasteboards with your text and assign abbreviations. Call up your abbreviation in Butler and have the full text entered into text docs, forms in web browsers, anywhere you normally enter text.
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Anonymous
07 March 2004
Version: 1.0
I love the App but there seems to be a problem where if you choose 'Add New' but don't have anything on your clipboard, the error message that tells you that will not go away. You cannot force-quit it either (I am sure you could through the terminal but...). Doesn't crash the machine but does render itself useless. Also on installation, it plays around with the input method settings - I use the japanese input method. I was able to go back and reset things easily enough but again... Panther -
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Davidlaska
07 January 2004
Version: 1.0
wow! I was looking for the middle ground in these reviews and it turn out to be a vast area. From I can,t live without it to the killing of the industrial strenght OS. Where is the middle ground? I have to pass on rolling the dice.
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Mathmn
06 November 2003
Version: 1.0
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.
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Flash1296
22 December 2001
Version: 1.0
A Six star appl' I can hardly function without it. I was reluctant to migrate to O S X without
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