Typinator is the best thing since sliced bread!
(Book designer) Typinator is the BEST utility I have purchased in a very long time. I tested a couple of other products before purchasing yours and only Typinator was 100% rock-solid.
Hugh Nagle, Ireland I love Typinator. I have tried the others, but Typinator is the easiest – by far. It is one of four essential productivity apps I could not live without.
Typinator is faster and less wonky than TextExpander. Looks like I have a new macro program.
San Francisco, CA Typinator is a killer app to save time and increase productivity! I could not think of working on my Mac without it.
Marketing and Internet Consultant By far, the best Mac text expander I've seen. I've tried others, and Typinator easily rises to 'best in class.'
Jim Cole, Jacksonville, FL One of the most useful programs for the Mac. I use this program hundreds of times a day. It's a HUGE time-saver.
Wilma Keppel, macupdate.com I'm here to say I'm totally loyal to Typinator! I've got a real speed up coding with it and consequently more spare time.
web developer This product is brilliant. I got so spoiled within the first hour that I can't quite figure out how I got along without it so many years.
Mary van Bronkhorst
Online Game Designer
First Mac software ever that convinced me to register after a trial period of 5 minutes. Good job!
Hans Trygve Jensen
As usual with Ergonis's products, simplicity and reliability are the watchwords.
Less typing, fewer mistakes. More spare time!
Have you ever experienced the tedium and frustration of having to repeatedly type your name, e-mail address, home page url, or other words or phrases again, again and again? Do you frequently need to quickly insert images like your signature, location plan, or company logo into documents? Do you often misspell words when typing?
Typinator boosts your productivity by automating the process of inserting frequently used text and graphics and auto-correcting typing errors.
With thousands of predefined corrections for common typos and misspelled words for US and British English, German and French, Typinator is not only a typing assistant that speeds repetitive typing tasks, but also a system-wide auto-correction tool that automatically fixes typing errors and misspelled words.
Setup is easy: You just define an abbreviation along with its replacement text or picture.
Usage is even easier: Whenever you type one of your abbreviations in any application, Typinator inserts the corresponding replacement.
Words cannot describe the huge benefits Typinator offers to you.
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Typinator increases your
- Set up a list of often used e-mail phrases, addresses and other boilerplates.
- Insert the current date and/or time in a variety of formats with a few keystrokes.
- Auto-correct commonly misspelled words across all the applications you use.
- Insert pictures, such as signatures and smilies.
- Create standard customer service responses.
- Acknowledge customer orders and send shipping advisories (with the current date and time automatically inserted into your standard text).
- Insert logos, product schematics, and maps.
- Auto-correct your most frequent typing errors.
- Create templates for code fragments, code blocks, and templates.
- Implement documentation standards.
- Define shorthands for frequently used Unix commands.
- Use the built-in HTML snippets to simplify and speed up editing of web pages.
Expansions can contain input markers whose content is dynamically asked for when an abbreviation is used.
When using an expansion that contains interactive input fields, Typinator shows a dialog window in which you can enter the actual values.
After confirming the dialog window by clicking the OK button, Typinator replaces the input markers within the expansion text with the interactively entered values.
Interactive input fields are a great way to create highly versatile text expansions. They are not limited to text fragments and letter templates, but can also be used in combination with scripts to create dynamic expansions whose content is controlled by interactively entered text.
Visit our Download Extras page to download a few cool examples, including interactive date calculations and currency conversions.
Starting with version 5.7, input fields can have optional default values. If a default value is present, Typinator always presets the input field with the specified string, instead of what the user entered the last time. This is particularly convenient for variable parts that will have the same content most of the time with occasional variations.
Example for using interactive input fields
Interactive input fields are represented by special markers inside an expansion, as shown in the following example:
Features, installation, requirements
For more information on how to type faster, visit the Features page
- Preformatted text insertion
- Set the cursor position within the expanded text
- Insert the current clipboard
- Inserts the current date and time
- Date and time calculations
- Insert navigation keystrokes
- Whole word and case sensitive expansion
- Built-in AutoCorrection sets
- Insert pictures
- DropBox synchronization
- Quickly create new snippets
- Quickly search for snippets
- Pocket calculator
- Interactive input fields
- Embedded calculations
- Export and import snippet sets
- Application-specific settings
- Includable text and picture files
To install Typinator, download it from our downloads page. Typinator is distributed as a Mac OS X disk image (DMG).
Once you have mounted the disk image, simply double-click the Typinator icon to install and launch Typinator.
As long as you do not have a license key, you can test Typinator in TextEdit as long and as often as you wish.
When you use Typinator in other applications, it will display a registration reminder after a couple of expansions.
See also the special topics covered on our Tips pages.