Best App for Typing Faster
Shorthand: Create a list of abbreviations, or “snippets,” for commonly used phrases, phone numbers, URLs, even entire messages. Set the app to insert your full mailing address when you type “aaddr,” for example, or driving directions to your office when you type “drdir.” TextExpander gives you several sample snippets to get you started, but you can create as many as you like, even organizing them into groups for similar subject matter.
Scratchpad: Although some other apps (like WriteRoom) support TextExpander’s snippets, most do not. At least for now, that means you have to get in the habit of using TextExpander’s notepad to type your notes, emails, tweets, and SMS messages. From there, you can send your completed text to Mail to create a new email, send it to the Twitter app of your choice, or copy the whole shebang to the clipboard to paste into another app.
Face it, we’re all thumbs when it comes to the iPhone, and blazing-fast typing doesn’t come easy—unless you have TextExpander. The app lets you create abbreviations which expand into full text when you type them, a huge timesaver for common phrases or boilerplate paragraphs. The app gives you a scratchpad to speed-type your text, and when you’re done, slings it into a new email or, using copy/paste, into any app you want.
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