Typinator 6.6 (June 2015)

  • Typinator now works with the Pinyin input methods for Chinese.
  • Typinator no longer clears the search field when closing the Typinator window.
  • When a new version is available, you can now check the new features before downloading the new version.
  • Internal improvements in the implementation of update checking.
  • Fixes a confusing message when a new version is available.
  • Built-in installer adapted to new functions and appearance of Yosemite.
  • Works around an occasional installation problem when the target folder was not writable.
  • The installer now helps with purchasing and updating licenses when the current license does not cover the new version.
  • Reduced memory requirements when Typinator is idle.
  • Improved detection and handling of foreign input modes.
  • More reliable technique for removing the typed abbreviation when a foreign input mode is used.
  • Internal diagnostic functions for isolating issues with non-standard keyboards.
  • Works around a compatibility problem with 4th Dimension v13.
  • Works around a problem with multi-line expansions in MatLab.
  • Improved reliability of parameter detection in included scripts.
  • Improved detection of situations that require special expansion techniques.
  • Improved tab navigation in the "New Item from…" window.
  • Works around a problem with expansions in certain "Save As" dialog windows.
  • Double-clicking a set in the Finder now shows the imported set in the Typinator window.

Typinator 6.5 (March 2015)

  • In the marker for nested abbreviations, Typinator now accepts French quoting style (with double angle quotation marks and non-breaking spaces).
  • "Smart substitutions" (quotes, dashes, text replacements, etc.) are now disabled in the expansion field by default.
  • Typinator remembers the settings of "smart substitutions" (quotes, dashes, text replacements, etc.) separately for plain text, formatted text and HTML expansions.
  • Typinator no longer shows the "must not be empty" message immediately after creating a new item.
  • Reduced amount of logging in case of certain events.
  • Internal cleanup and adaptation to new APIs of Yosemite.
  • Works around a problem with importing corrupted files from PhraseExpress.
  • Works around a cursor positioning problem in apps created by Fluid.
  • Works around a crash when expanding text in Yosemite's sharing window with the "quick expansion" option enabled.
  • New diagnostic functions for sound-related issues.

Typinator 6.4 (January 2015)

  • Typinator now supports nested expansions of other abbreviations within an expansion.
  • The Registration window now contains information about the issue date of the registered license key.
  • Works around an issue in Safari, where incomplete expansions could occur in certain web forms.
  • Fixes a problem that caused termination of expansions with input forms.
  • Works around a problem with Bartender that caused the Typinator window to open after switching to an empty space.

Typinator 6.3.1 (December 2014)

  • Fixes an issue in Typinator 6.3, where the icon was not visible against the dark menu bar of Yosemite.
  • Works around a crash on Yosemite.
  • New explanation for enabling "Accessibility" permissions for Typinator on Mavericks and Yosemite.

Typinator 6.3 (December 2014)

  • Search for the most recent expansions both in the find field in the Typinator window and in Quick Search.
  • Dragging one or more items from the abbreviation list into a Finder window now exports a set containing just the selected items.
  • New technological basis (new compiler, new libraries, faster code, etc.).
  • New diagnostic function for tracking down issues with secure input mode in non-beta versions.
  • Improved appearance (in particular, regarding text in user interface elements) on Yosemite.
  • Improved stability in certain border cases.
  • Internal cleanup.
  • When a new version is available, Typinator now shows a message that tells whether the new version is free.
  • Works around a cosmetic problem with clipped focus frames in input forms on Yosemite.
  • Fixes a problem that caused a manual check for new versions to fail.
  • Fixes internal issues that could lead to increased memory usage over time.
  • Works around a problem that caused expansions to fail in Yosemite's Notification Center.
  • Fixes an issue that caused the feedback sound to play on the wrong device on Yosemite.
  • Works around a problem with spaces in the middle of words in InDesign when the "adjust spacing automatically" setting was enabled in InDesign's preferences.
  • Starting with version 6.3, Typinator requires OS X 10.6 or newer.

Typinator 6.2 (September 2014)

  • New built-in functions (Count, List, Any, Index) provide new powerful applications of regular expressions.
  • When an expansion contains too many input fields to fit on the screen, they are now presented in a scrollable list.
  • Typinator now attempts to retain the top edge of the input form window if possible.
  • Improved handling of spelling corrections: After a correction, subsequent replacement rules are performed as if the correct word had been typed in the first place.
  • Typinator suppresses expansions in the input field of LaunchBar.
  • When the main window is resized, Typinator now maintains the height of the expansion area.
  • Improved visibility of the Typinator icon against the dark menu bar of Yosemite.
  • When clicked, the menu icon now shows the correct background on all system versions and appearance variants.
  • New diagnostic functions for isolating issues with set activation.
  • Typinator now correctly disables itself when Microsoft Remote Desktop is active.
  • Works around a problem that resulted in partly invisible columns or empty space in the abbreviation table.
  • Fixes a typo in the comments of the "Date Steps" set.
  • Improved handling of low-level issues in library components helps to avoid crashes in some system configurations.
  • Internal cleanup and simplification.
  • Temporary workaround for a compatibility problem with PopClip 1.5 and 1.5.1.

Typinator 6.1 (July 2014)

  • New built-in function for sorting text lines. Example: {/Sort {clip}} sorts the lines found in the clipboard.
  • New option to insert a delay in the middle of an expansion.
  • New marker temporarily pauses Typinator for suppressing the next replacement.
  • New marker for suppressing the current replacement (used for defining exceptions of other rules).
  • New set for defining exceptions for the "Auto-Capitalize Sentences" rule.
  • The Help section of the Typinator menu now contains an item for visiting the Power Tips web page.
  • Clearer representation of the "splitter" between the top and bottom parts of the window.
  • Internal redesign and refactoring of certain parts that were introduced with Typinator 6.0.
  • Unique pause/resume sound effects.
  • Fixes an issue where some regular expressions matched internally used mark characters.
  • Fixes a cosmetic issue with the focus frame of keyboard shortcut fields on Yosemite.
  • Applicable items in the status menu are now correcty enabled when a sheet window is open.
  • Fixes a memory leak when set options were edited multiple times.
  • Works around a rare issue with pattern templates in regular expressions.
  • Fixes a problem that caused auto-capitalization of sentences to fail in certain cases.
  • The headings for abbreviations and regular abbreviations are now properly disabled in the set pop-up of the "New Item" window.
  • Improved consistency in the wording of menu items.
  • Exceptions to the DOuble CAps and Auto-Capitalization rules now correctly count as corrections.
  • Works around a cursor positioning issue in Outlook 2011.
  • Placeholders for built-in functions in the {…} menu are now correctly localized.
  • Typinator fixes the clipboard format when the creating application uses a non-standard representation of line breaks.

Typinator 6.0 (June 2014)

  • Regular expression sets for powerful replacements based on flexible patterns (requires OS X 10.7 or newer).
  • Correction of "DOuble CAps", based on a regular expression rule.
  • Automatic capitalization at the beginning of sentences (with regular expressions).
  • Inline calculation: type a formula, followed by =? to compute the result (with regular expressions).
  • New predefined “Date Steps” set for convenient generation of dates in the form “YYYY-MM-DD”, which you can increment or decrement by day or week by adding “+”, “-”, “<", or ">".
  • Predefined set for pasting the contents of the clipboard as unstyled text.
  • Built-in regular expression "cheat sheet".
  • HTML-formatted expansions for mail applications that support HTML mail.
  • Redesigned user interface, including a new layout of the Typinator window.
  • Removed the set pop-up menu, which often caused confusion for new users; Typinator now always shows the set list.
  • Larger text field for more convenient editing of expansions.
  • New import file types for replacing the contents of existing sets.
  • Built-in functions for string processing in expansions (case conversions, replacements, extraction of fragments, and more).
  • Convenience buttons for quickly activating and deactivating all sets for an applicaton in Application Settings.
  • Reorganized Typinator menu with cleaner structure and direct access to help resources.
  • Improved word-by-word search for text entered in the window toolbar's search field.
  • Predefined sets can now be added by clicking the "+" button below the set list.
  • When searching, Typinator now highlights matches in the set list.
  • The degrees symbol can now be used in calculations for conversions from degrees to radians, e.g. in sin(60°).
  • Literal braces { and } are now available in the {…} marker menu.
  • Rules can now have a description that appears instead of the expansion in the rule table.
  • New date calculation functions for explicitly setting the reference date and time.
  • It is now possible to search for picture expansions by entering "Picture" ("Bild", "Image" in German and French) in the window's Search field as well as in Quick Search.
  • Faster processing of cases where the abbreviation partly overlaps with the expansion.
  • Faster handling of AutoCorrections.
  • Typinator now shows the text ruler for formatted text expansions.
  • Improved size adaptation of the "Predefined Sets" sheet.
  • Predefined sets can now have localized names.
  • Set-specific shared data are now synchronized via Dropbox.
  • In formatted text expansions, the ruler can now be toggled with the command+R shortcut.
  • Typinator remembers the rulers's visibility for formatted text expansions.
  • Improved relevance ranking in suggestions when the typed fragment matches the beginning of an abbreviation.
  • New insertion technique for applications that need special handling of multi-line expansions.
  • Revised design for some toolbar icons.
  • All icons now exist in high-resolution variants for retina displays.
  • New built-in variable Typinator_HTML lets scripts check for HTML expansions.
  • Improved consistency of certain terms in the user interface.
  • Typinator now uses the appropriate HTML clipboard format for all supported versions of OS X.
  • Faster cursor positioning in Evernote.
  • When selecting a new set, Typinator automatically selects the first item.
  • Changes to the Abbreviation text field are now undoable.
  • The "Action" toolbar item is now correctly drawn when the toolbar's size is set to small.
  • Faster internal conflict checking with large sets that contain similar abbreviations.
  • When searching in the Typinator window, the return and enter keys jump from match to match (backwards with the shift key).
  • More prominent splitter indicator clearly shows how the relative sizes of the top and bottom parts of the Typinator window can be resized.
  • No longer lists a confusing "silent sound" as an available feedback sound.
  • Works around an issue that resulted in very narrow text input fields in interactive forms.
  • Fixes a problem where the active set list was not updated after deleting an application from Application Settings.
  • Works around an issue in Adobe EdgeCode, where typed abbreviations were not deleted.
  • Fixes a cursor positioning issue with Komodo IDE and Komodo Edit.
  • Works around certain insertion problems with PDF Studio 9.
  • Fixes an inconsistency in the Action menu in Typinator's toolbar.
  • Works around a cursor positioning issue in Evernote when the expansion contains certain special characters.
  • Works around various incompatibilities with Android Studio.

Typinator 5.9 (April 2014)

  • Fixes a problem that resulted in overlapping labels in input fields.
  • Fixes an expansion problem with SecureCRT.
  • Works around a text insertion problem in Anki.
  • Works around a cursor positioning issue in Mellel.
  • Fixes an expansion problem with MacGiro.
  • Fixes an internal consistency problem with certain application-specific adjustments.
  • Works around a problem in "Save As" windows in Aperture.

Typinator 5.8 (January 2014)

  • New hotkey shows suggested abbreviations for typed text.
  • When a new version of Typinator is available, a more informative message now also mentions the release date and the currently installed version.
  • New button locking strategy in the Registration window avoids misunderstandings with correctly registered licenses.
  • Improved high-resolution warning icon in the "Accessibility assistant" button.
  • Typinator now shows a clearer message at the bottom of the window when it does not have "Accessibility" permissions on Mavericks.
  • New AppleEvents enable third-party utilities to define new Typinator abbreviations.
  • Fixes a problem with multi-line expansions in Lotus Notes.
  • Fixes a problem with CJK input methods in input forms.
  • Fixes an insertion issue with Linguist.
  • Fixes a problem with line breaks in LiveCode and PowerMail.
  • Works around a conflict with autocompletion in IntelliJ.
  • Fixes a problem with leftover characters in Sublime Text.
  • Works around a problem where the abbreviation was not deleted in Firestorm.
  • Solves a cursor positioning problem with TextSoap.
  • Works around a cursor positioning problem on Mavericks.
  • Works around an inconsistency in MS Word's handling of navigation keys.
  • New internal configuration option for applications that do not support formatted text.
  • Partial workaround for a clipboard handling bug in Firestorm.
  • The QuickSearch input field and result list are now positioned correctly on the active screen on Mavericks.

Typinator 5.7 (September 2013)

  • Input fields can now have initial values.
  • In Quick Search, capitalization of the entered search string now determines the result of abbreviations with the "Case affects expansion" attribute.
  • Fixes a problem where the quick definition of an AutoCorrection did not work when a single word was selected in a bullet list in certain applications (such as Pages).
  • Works around a problem in IntelliJ, PhpStorm, WebStorm and PyCharm, where the current clipboard was inserted in case of multi-line expansions.
  • Fixes a problem where some input fields were not recognized when they immediately followed another marker.
  • Works around an issue with certain multi-line expansions in Microsoft Word.
  • Solves a problem where Typinator created different types of line breaks in some applications.
  • Fixes incorrect cursor position when the expansion ended with line breaks in certain Cocoa applications.
  • Fixes a problem where searching for words did not work in case of long expansions.
  • Works around an expansion problem in RazorSQL.
  • Fixes an issue where command+F failed to enter the Search field when the abbreviation field had the keyboard focus.

Typinator 5.6 (July 2013)

  • Using picture files in the Includes folder, Typinator can now insert pictures in any text expansion.
  • All texts in Typinator's About window (such as the version number and the usage statistics) can now be selected for copying them to the clipboard.
  • New markers for transient clipboard contents improve compatibility with clipboard utilities.
  • Includes a new diagnostic feature for troubleshooting rare border cases.
  • Works around a problem with clipboard-based expansions in iStudio Publisher.
  • Improved handling of applications that fail to recognize updated clipboard contents.
  • Avoids error messages in the console log in case of problems with feedback sounds.
  • Fixes an occasional delay during typing.
  • Works around incorrect handling of line breaks in AirMail.
  • Fixes a synchronisation problem with Dropbox.
  • Works around bugs in products by JetBrains, which cause various expansion problems (in particular, IntelliJ, PhpStorm, WebStorm, PyCharm, AppCode, MPS, RubyMine).
  • Fixes a problem where expansions could conflict with suggestions shown in the address bar of Chrome and Firefox.
  • Works around a bug in Mail that caused incorrect cursor positioning with expansions that contain empty lines.
  • Works around an expansion problem in FirstClass, which led to leftover abbreviation characters.
  • Assistant for granting Typinator "Accessibility" permissions now also works on Mavericks.
  • Improvements to the built-in autocorrection sets help to avoid conflicts with other languages.
  • Works around an expansion issue with MonoDevelop.
  • The built-in installer now reliably cleans up temporary files after automatic updates.

Typinator 5.5 (April 2013)

  • Calculation fields for computations and assignments of computed values to variables.
  • Improved handling of System Preferences when the "Enable access for assistive devices" option is off.
  • Avoids delayed feedback sound in certain situations on some Mac models.
  • Improved matching for certain abbreviations that have similar endings.
  • Automatically picks the correct time zone name and UTC offset for the current date, according to daylight saving time.
  • Experimental workaround for applications that require short delays during expansions.
  • Fixes typographically incorrect smart quotes in multiple places.
  • Rewording of messages that refer to the "Universal Access" system preference pane, which has been renamed to "Accessibility" on Mountain Lion.
  • Works around a cursor positioning issue in Mail on Mountain Lion.
  • Fixes a problem where markers were not recognized if they immediately followed a script or include marker.
  • Fixes a problem with multi-line expansions in Stainless.
  • Solves cursor positioning problems in certain web browsers (such as Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Stainless, OmniWeb) and Thunderbird.
  • Works around an issue where Xcode 4 dropped space characters at the end of certain expansions.
  • Fixes a problem with expanding abbreviations that contain certain combining characters.
  • Solves a problem where the Includes folder was not copied when transferring an entire Sets folder to a new location.
  • Works around an issue with auto-indentation of multi-line expansions in TextWrangler.
  • Fixes an expansion problem in Sibelius.
  • New markers for transient clipboard contents improve compatibility with clipboard utilities.
  • Faster and more reliable cursor positioning technique.
  • Fixes incorrect cursor positions in Mail on Mountain Lion, Pages, Scrivener, and Nisus Writer.
  • Works around a problem where keystrokes were not accepted in form fields.
  • Improved timing of clipboard-based expansions.
  • Works around a Mountain Lion issue with display of time zone abbreviations.

Typinator 5.4 (December 2012)

  • Import of CSV files.
  • Export of sets as text files.
  • Export of sets as CSV files.
  • Representation of tab and newline characters can be specified in imported text files.
  • Improved import from TextExpander now converts date/time calculations, special keys, and input fields.
  • Improved handling of keystroke sequences with dead keys.
  • Works around a compatibility issue with Photoshop CS6 droplets.
  • Fixes a problem that resulted in leftover abbreviations in 4th Dimension.
  • Works around an issue that caused opening of a file selection window when certain applications were launched by double-clicking a document.
  • Avoids a delay when the Typinator window was opened for the first time.
  • Fixes a delay after formatted expansions in certain circumstances.
  • Works around an issue that caused leftover abbreviation characters in Mail under Leopard.
  • Fixes a compatibility problem with Default Folder.
  • Works around an accessibility problem of Firestorm that caused delays during expansions.

Typinator 5.3 (November 2012)

  • Typinator now supports special keystrokes (such as tab, return or cursor keys) within expansions.
  • Faster clipboard-based expansions in most applications.
  • Avoids a delay when the first expansion was made in Pages, Numbers or Keynote.
  • Improved accuracy and speed of cursor positioning in applications that use the standard Mac OS X text editor.
  • Improved speed of cursor positioning within multi-line expansions in certain applications.
  • Improved insertion of formatted text in certain older applications.
  • Background version checks now take place only when the computer has been idle for a while.
  • Works around a problem that caused insertion of the clipboard instead of the expansion in some situations.
  • Fixes a cursor positioning problem with expansions containing the section sign on Mountain Lion.
  • Works around an issue in AccountEdge Pro, where the typed abbreviation was not deleted.
  • Works around a cursor positioning problem in Sublime Text 2.
  • Improved compatibility with Fluid applications.
  • Typinator now reliably restores the clipboard after expansions.
  • Works around a cursor positioning irregularity in Mail on Mountain Lion.
  • Works around an incompatibility with Quicken Essentials.
  • The FileMaker 9 functions set no longer comes as a predefined set with Typinator, but can now be downloaded from the Download Extras web page.

Typinator 5.2 (September 2012)

  • Compatible with OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion).
  • Typinator can now import Spell Catcher glossaries that have been exported as XML files.
  • New technique for passing context variables to AppleScripts in Unicode format.
  • Improves import from text files.
  • Formatted text expansions now also work for certain applications that understand only HTML-formatted text.
  • Internal redesign of the event mechanism.
  • Improves performance and reliability of clipboard-based expansions.
  • Cleanup: no longer supports old-style AppleScript expansions.
  • Improved message in the registration window.
  • Registration reminders appear less frequently in trial mode.
  • Improved timing for clipboard restoration.
  • Avoids a delay caused by feedback sounds in certain circumstances.
  • Typinator's "Show Window" hotkey now also works when a sheet is attached to the main window.
  • Works around an expansion problem in Save sheets.
  • The Installer's completion sound now plays through the "sound effects" channel and respects the alert volume as defined in System Preferences.
  • Works around an initial delay in many clipboard-based expansions.
  • Expansion feedback sounds play through the "sound effects" channel specified in System Preferences.
  • Subtle time-drift problem solved: All date and time items inside an expansion now refer to the exact time when the abbreviation was typed.
  • Undo now works in the Notes field in the Set Info window.
  • Fixes a problem that caused loss of pictures in formatted expansions.
  • Resolves a shortcut conflict with Adobe Photoshop.
  • Fixes a potential crash when changing the default feedback sounds in Typinator's preferences.
  • Works around a cursor positioning problem in Cocoa applications when the expansion contains degrees or caret symbols.
  • Correctly positions the cursor in expansions containing certain special Unicode characters.
  • Solves an expansion problem inside spreadsheet cells in Numbers.
  • Fixes a rare lock-up during a Quick Search.
  • Improved rounding in the "General" format of the pocket calculator.
  • New technique for adding Typinator to the list of Login Items now also works for Mountain Lion.
  • Fixes an expansion problem that was introduced with Pages 4.2. Numbers 2.2 and Keynote 5.2.
  • Works around a cursor positioning problem in Numbers.
  • No longer disables expansions when an ATOK input source is selected.
  • Works around an expansion and cursor positioning problem in Xcode 4.
  • Improves handling of quickly typed abbreviations that follow each other immediately.
  • Now correctly handles cases where a character that terminated a "whole word" expansion is the beginning of the next abbreviation.
  • Typinator no longer suppresses formatted expansions or expansions that include backspaces if they match the typed abbreviation.
  • Avoids a delay before the first expansion takes place in an application.
  • Works around a potential lock-up in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Typinator now correctly recognizes Java applications with non-standard process signatures.
  • Improves handling of longer and multi-line expansions in CafeTran.
  • Fixes an issue where the font and color panels could not be used in rich text expansions after switching to another application.
  • Works around a timing problem with clipboard-based expansions in TextMate.
  • Now works with the English variant of the "Baram" input source for Korean.
  • Fixes a crash on Mountain Lion when importing or exporting sets under certain circumstances.
  • Improved detection of AppleScript parameters that consist of multiple lines.
  • Improves handling of the "start at login" setting in cases where the Typinator application was renamed.
  • The installer now uses an improved technique for finding the preferred destination location.
  • Works around an expansion problem when renaming a document via its window title on Mountain Lion.
  • Typinator now correctly disables itself in Windows applications running in coherence mode in Parallels.

Typinator 5.1 (May 2012)

  • Interactive input fields
  • The {…} pop-up now contains convenient items for inserting variables, assignments, and input fields.
  • Expansions can now contain comments that do not appear in the result.
  • Optional inclusion of beta versions in the automated check for updates.
  • "Open in Finder" button in Typinator's Preferences for quick access to Typinator's Sets folder, even if it is hidden in the user's library in Mac OS X 10.7 or newer.
  • Embedded utilities are now fully 64-bit-compatible.
  • Signed with a Developer ID certificate in preparation for Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper.
  • After inserting date and time calculations, the default value "+1" is now selected.
  • Completely redesigned processing of {…} markers for robustness and speed.
  • Improves tab navigation between abbreviation and expansion.
  • Dramatically improved speed of repeatedly used AppleScripts.
  • Clarifies a confusing message about "secure keyboard mode".
  • Typinator now recognizes input sources that prevent recognition of abbreviations.
  • Improved import of text files with explicit encodings.
  • Works around an insertion problem in Scribus.
  • Fixes a memory issue when checking version numbers of active applications.
  • Improves detection of keyboard changes.
  • The date and time of the last update check is now correctly shown for the current time zone (instead of GMT).
  • Works around an issue that caused terminators of "whole word" abbreviations to appear before the expansion in Safari and Google Chrome.
  • Fixes a situation in which compiled shell tools were not executed as scripts.
  • Fixes a problem that caused expansions to fail when a previously typed abbreviation was equal to its expansion.
  • Solves an issue with accented characters in certain languages that caused expansion of incorrect abbreviations.
  • Fixes a problem with multi-monitor setups in which the Quick Search results were not visible.
  • Works around a problem with Quick Search when the Hide checkbox was enabled for Typinator in the Login Items of System Preferences.
  • Works around an issue with multi-line expansions in Sublime Text 2.
  • Fixes a cursor positioning issue.
  • Fixes a problem that resulted in removal of braces from certain source code snippets.
  • Works around a problem when corrupted data in the clipboard caused Typinator to crash.
  • Works around an expansion and cursor positioning issue in Coda 2.

Typinator 5.0.1 (January 2012)

  • Fixes a problem that caused rejection of certain license keys on 64-bit systems.
  • Works around a problem that caused the "New item from Selection" command to fail when it was invoked from the menu instead of a hotkey.
  • Works around an expansion issue with Google Chrome Canary.
  • AppleScript files are now also accepted in UTF-8 and UTF-16 encodings; scripts saved with Script Debugger no longer cause an error.
  • Improved recognition of script encodings in more cases.
  • Improved detection of changes to keyboard layouts.

Typinator 5.0 (January 2012)

  • Scripting support allows computed script results in expansions.
  • Text files can be included in expansions.
  • Pocket calculator in the Quick Search field.
  • Date and time calculations.
  • The AM/PM time marker is now also available in a lowercase variant.
  • New placeholders for the name of the current time zone and the time offset relative to UTC.
  • New option to delete characters that were typed immediately before the abbreviation.
  • New diagnostic function explains situations in which Typinator does not work as expected.
  • Universal 32/64-bit binary.
  • Speeds up display of the abbreviation table in the case of very long expansions.
  • Internal expansion mechanism redesigned from ground up with improved support for Undo and unified handling of special cases.
  • Download link on "Predefined Sets" sheet points to the Extras page on the Ergonis web site.
  • Improved algorithm for placeholders in expansions with more robust handling of special cases.
  • Improved handling of fast typing that overlaps with processing of expansions.
  • Works around an expansion issue with Eudora 6.
  • Works around a clipboard bug in Lion.
  • Includes support settings for diagnosing and fixing timing-related issues.
  • Works around an expansion problem in Vico.
  • Fixes an expansion problem with FocusWriter.
  • The table in the Application Settings window now shows the correct generic application icon for applications that cannot be found.
  • Fixes swapped long and short day formats during import from TextExpander.
  • Fixes an issue where the abbreviation was not deleted in case of an empty text expansion.
  • Works around a cursor positioning problem when single quotes were used as string delimiters.
  • Fixes a problem with multi-line expansions in Evernote.
  • Works around an insertion problem in the Notes field of Sente.
  • Avoids a crash in rare situations when selecting a new Sets folder.
  • Works around expansion problems with auto-repeating keys on Lion.
  • Fixes an issue with expansions in TextMate 2.
  • Typinator 5.0 requires Mac OS X 10.5 or newer.

Typinator 4.5 (August 2011)

  • Typinator can now import MS Office "ACL" files.
  • Typinator now works with abbreviations in right-to-left languages like Arabic and Hebrew.
  • On Mac OS X 10.5 and newer, searching for abbreviations now disregards diacritical marks, so "e" also matches "é", etc.
  • Abbreviations in disabled sets are no longer considered in conflict checks.
  • The ** wildcard for disregarding keywords in the Quick Search can now be specified anywhere in the search string.
  • Expansions are inserted in all upper case when the caps lock key is active.
  • In the Quick Search, exact phrases (as opposed to separate words) can be specified in quotes.
  • In the search field in the Typinator window, diacritical marks are respected for strings enclosed in quotes.
  • New technique for dealing with special requirements of incompatible applications.
  • Improved saving and restoring technique for the clipboard contents.
  • When the Typinator window is open, command-alt-F now enters the Search field even when the focus is inside the expansion text field.
  • Shift-tab navigate backwards from the expansion field to the abbreviation field.
  • Improved detection of exceptional cases; Typinator's menu bar icon now shows more accurate status information.
  • Typinator's installer no longer displays a premature warning when the "Enable access for assistive devices" option is turned off in System Preferences.
  • Works around a problem in RockMelt that caused multi-line expansions to appear on the same line.
  • Reduces the clipboard restoration delay in Safari.
  • Fixes a problem with "quick expansion" in Nimbuzz.
  • Accelerates expansion in UltraEdit.
  • Addresses a problem that resulted in truncated expansions in BBEdit.
  • Fixes a visual glitch that lead to indented display of plain text expansion fields when the last line of a previously displayed formatted text was indented.
  • Works around a long delay when copying large images in PhotoLine.
  • Fixes a problem that caused leftover abbreviations in Vectorworks.
  • Fixes a problem with multi-line expansions in Sparrow 1.2.
  • Works around an issue with large bitmap images in the clipboard.
  • Typinator provides a "flush buffer" mechanism for third-party applications.
  • Speed improvements when large sets are disabled.
  • Enabling and disabling sets in the set list now correctly updates all hints about conflicts.
  • Works around an insertion problem in Google Earth.
  • Solves a "quick expansion" issue in Texmaker.
  • Works around a long delay during rapid copy/paste sequences.
  • Fixes a localization issue in the download progress window.
  • Works around an issue where abbreviations were not properly replaced with expansions in Path Finder's terminal window.
  • Works around expansion issues in Aptana Studio.
  • Fixes a cursor positioning error in Coda that was introduced with Typinator 4.4.
  • Typinator disables itself in the Paypen application to work around issues with the scanning process.
  • Works around an expansion issue with LiveCode.
  • New wording in the installer clarifies the situation when an existing license does not cover the new version.
  • Works around an issue with troubles in certain Windows applications running inside a Citrix environment.
  • Works around a conflict with TweetDeck's autocompletion of user names.
  • Works around a cursor positioning problem in Safari 5.1.
  • Solves an issue that caused the terminating character after a "whole word" abbreviation to get inserted before the expansion.
  • Works around a problem with multi-line expansions in custom browsers created with Fluid.
  • Small adjustments and extensions of the predefined English AutoCorrection sets.
  • Solves an issue with quick expansion in Eddie.
  • Works around an expansion issue with Canvas X.
  • Fixes incorrect handling of abbreviations that immediately follow apostrophes.

Typinator 4.4 (May 2011)

  • Typinator has a new preference setting that controls the volume of the expansion sounds (requires Mac OS X 10.5 or newer).
  • After creating a new auto-correction from the selection or clipboard, Typinator puts the correction on the clipboard, so it can be pasted over a misspelled word.
  • The command-F shortcut now enters the search field when the set list or abbreviation list is selected.
  • Smarter relevance ranking for items that were previously selected in a Quick Search.
  • Typinator now shows the total number of abbreviations in the header of the set table.
  • Starting a Quick Search with ** searches all items, ignoring search keywords.
  • Entering a set keyword in the Quick Search field now shows all items in this set when no other search terms follow.
  • Typinator now comes with large (512x512) Finder icons.
  • Abbreviations and expansions that contain numbers are now sorted numerically in the abbreviation list.
  • Typinator no longer warns about a deprecated method.
  • Works around a problem with long expansions in Coda.
  • Solves an issue where Espresso showed a 'Failed to get keycode' error message upon certain Typinator expansions.
  • Fixes a problem with multi-line expansions in Sparrow 1.0beta7 and newer.
  • Adds a new logging mechanism for remote debugging.
  • Fixes an expansion issue with MessengerPro.
  • Works around a problem where FileMaker Pro's Get(ActiveModifierKeys) function incorrectly reported pressed modifier keys after certain expansions.
  • Works around a problem in InDesign that caused expansions with cursor position to fail.
  • Works around an issue with large bitmap images in the clipboard.
  • Typinator provides a "flush buffer" mechanism for third-party applications.
  • Speed improvements when large sets are disabled.
  • Enabling and disabling sets in the set list now correctly updates all hints about conflicts.
  • Works around an insertion problem in Google Earth.
  • Solves a "quick expansion" issue in Texmaker.
  • Works around a long delay during rapid copy/paste sequences.
  • Fixes a localization issue in the download progress window.
  • Works around an issue where abbreviations were not properly replaced with expansions in Path Finder's terminal window.
  • Works around expansion issues in Aptana Studio.
  • Fixes a cursor positioning error in Coda that was introduced with Typinator 4.4.
  • Typinator disables itself in the Paypen application to work around issues with the scanning process.
  • Works around an expansion issue with LiveCode.
  • New wording in the installer clarifies the situation when an existing license does not cover the new version.
  • Works around an issue with troubles in certain Windows applications running inside a Citrix environment.
  • Works around a conflict with TweetDeck's autocompletion of user names.
  • Works around a cursor positioning problem in Safari 5.1.
  • Solves an issue that caused the terminating character after a "whole word" abbreviation to get inserted before the expansion.
  • Works around a problem with multi-line expansions in custom browsers created with Fluid.
  • Small adjustments and extensions of the predefined English AutoCorrection sets.
  • Solves an issue with quick expansion in Eddie.
  • Works around an expansion issue with Canvas X.
  • Fixes incorrect handling of abbreviations that immediately follow apostrophes.

Typinator 4.3 (January 2011)

  • Quick definition of snippets directly from the Typinator menu or via configurable hotkeys.
  • Does not ask for confirmation when deleting an item with an empty expansion.
  • Works around an issue with FreeHand, where abbreviations were not correctly replaced with the expansions.
  • Fixes a problem with multi-line expansions in the Sparrow e-mail client.
  • Works around a problem with expansions in Google Docs spreadsheets in Firefox.
  • Works around a bug in Google Chrome that caused expansions with cursor position to fail.
  • Fixes a problem with end-of-line characters in RubyMine.
  • Works around a problem with quick expansion in Sigil.
  • Works around an expansion problem in FocusWriter.
  • Removes an incorrect startup log message on Mac OS X 10.4.
  • Fixes an expansion problem in TeXworks.

Typinator 4.2.1 (November 2010)

  • Improves reliability with "quick expansion" for users who type so quickly that keystrokes partly overlap.
  • Fixes a problem with expansions in Alfred, TextMate, Things, and TotalFinder.
  • Typinator now correctly disables itself when Timbuktu Pro is the active application.
  • Solves an expansion problem with Excel X (v 10).
  • Typinator now works with Emacs.

Typinator 4.2 (November 2010)

  • Fixes a problem with Mac OS X 10.6.5 that caused abbreviations with certain characters to fail.
  • Fixes a cursor positioning problem in iTunes 10.
  • Fixes an insertion problem with short expansions in 4D Client.
  • Works around an issue where Safari's suggestions in the address field caused leftover characters in expansions.
  • Fixes a problem where Typinator stopped working when more than 100 sets were installed.
  • Reduces the housekeeping activities done at idle time.
  • Works around a bug in Mac OS X that caused increasing memory allocation and slowdown when copying and pasting certain bitmap pictures.
  • Avoids a small delay during clipboard-based expansions.
  • Works around a problem with cut-off expansions in iTunes.
  • Works around an issue in Outlook 2011 where the last character of the abbreviation was not removed.

Typinator 4.1 (August 2010)

  • Set-specific presets for case options and the "Whole word" setting.
  • Quick Search is now much faster when sets contain pictures.
  • Faster import of text files.
  • The installer now displays a more prominent warning when a new version is not covered by an older license.
  • The search field is no longer obscured by Menu Eclipse.
  • Improved behavior with tabbing through the items in the Typinator window when Full Keyboard Access is on.
  • When a new version of Typinator is announced, it is now possible to skip just this version yet receive announcements for subsequent versions.
  • More detailed explanation of exceptional situations in the User's Guide.
  • Fixes expansion issues with aMSN.
  • Rewording of some messages clarifies the new license model.
  • Solves a problem with composing Gmail messages in Firefox.
  • Works around an expansion issue in Komodo Edit and Komodo IDE.
  • Fixes a problem that resulted in an incorrect Quick Search hotkey after cancelling the Preferences window.
  • Works around a problem where expansions did not work in Kindle for Mac.
  • Reduces the amount of console log output.
  • Fixes a few errors in the built-in English dictionaries.
  • Fixes an issue with Mail 4 (Snow Leopard) where the last character of the abbreviation was not deleted.
  • Fixes a cursor positioning problem in Cocoa applications with expansions that contain a trademark, copyright or registered sign.
  • Fixes some internal issues that could result in increased memory allocation over time.

Typinator 4.0 (May 2010)

  • Quick Search for searching snippets by their abbreviation or expansion.
  • Sets can be globally enabled or disabled.
  • Corrects a misleading message about coverage of license keys.
  • Improved display of line breaks and tab characters within expansions in the abbreviation table.
  • Typinator now correctly disables itself when Parallels Desktop 5 is active.
  • Works around a problem where Typinator would not work in the title field of a note in Tinderbox.
  • Fixes incorrect cursor positioning in Mellel and Nisus Writer Pro.
  • Fixes incorrect menu bar icon when the Typinator window was opened in pause mode.
  • Works around an issue where text copied from a numbered list could not be pasted in the abbreviation field.
  • Fixes a problem where a corrupted set file caused the creation of multiple empty sets.
  • Fixes an issue where imported sets did not properly synchronize via Dropbox or Mobile Me.

Typinator 3.7 (January 2010)

  • New technique for easy installation and update.
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts for opening the Typinator window and pausing Typinator.
  • Reorganized Preferences window.
  • Clicking the icon in the menu bar now opens the Typinator window with a single click; a small triangle provides quick access to the menu.
  • Faster updates of the menu bar icon in the case of state changes.
  • Opening the Typinator window no longer causes space switches.
  • New "Check for Updates" item in the Typinator menu allows for quick checking for new versions.
  • Typinator now correctly disables itself when CoRD (Cocoa Remote Desktop) is the active application.
  • Works around a problem where a sets folder inside a FileVault-encrypted home folder was rejected because it was "removable".
  • Fixes an issue when the iDisk was not yet available during startup or login.
  • Fixes a problem with incorrect pasteboard formats that caused an increase of the CPU load.
  • Works around an issue in Mail where multiple spaces in the expansion were replaced with a single space.
  • Fixes an issue with Eudora 6 where Typinator failed to remove the abbreviation before inserting the expansion.
  • Fixes an irritating error message when Typinator was registered with a newer license key.
  • Improved version checking during beta tests.
  • Fixes a problem with multi-line expansions in SeaMonkey.
  • Typinator now correctly disables itself for Windows applications running in Unity mode in VMWare Fusion.
  • Works around a problem with expansions in certain web pages with Safari and Google Chrome.
  • Fixes a problem with expansions in Flash-based web content in Safari.
  • Typinator now suppresses strange tooltips that appear when the mouse pointer is over a long expansion in the abbreviation table.
  • Works around a problem that caused insertion of incorrect line endings in SubEthaEdit.
  • Fixes a problem with multi-line expansions in WebKit.
  • Fixes a cosmetic issue with separator lines in the preference panel.
  • Fixes an error that caused the "match case" option to fail when the abbreviation was in all upper case.
  • Works around a problem with TIFF clipboard contents created by Adobe Fireworks.

Typinator 3.6 (September 2009)

  • Synchronization support for Dropbox and iDisk.
  • Typinator now allows abbreviations that begin with a space character.
  • It is now possible to select in which folder Typinator should store abbreviation sets.
  • More flexible adaptation to applications with special requirements.
  • Typinator now has a support interface that simplifies registration and various support activities.
  • The version check now includes dynamic updates of special cases for certain applications.
  • Added more diagnostic information to support mail messages.
  • Faster and more robust change management of set files.
  • Typinator now allows the option "case affects expansion" for abbreviations that contain only a single letter.
  • Clipboard saving and restoration is now done more efficiently.
  • Cursor positioning within multi-line expansions is now much faster in most Cocoa applications.
  • Typinator now considers new word-break rules in Snow Leopard during cursor positioning.
  • Fixes a problem that caused cursor positioning for expansions without a cursor marker in certain applications.
  • Avoids a slight delay during handling of the first keystroke after a switch to another application.
  • Faster identification and collection of application-specific abbreviations.
  • Works around problems in World of Warcraft, MYOB AccountEdge and TeamAgenda that caused insertion of the expansion without deleting the abbreviation.
  • Fixes a problem that caused leftover abbreviations and incorrect cursor positioning in Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit and World of Warcraft.
  • Works around a problem that caused expansions to fail in Chromium, FirstClass, Papyrus, Perforce, and Mariner Write.
  • Works around a problem in 4thDimension that caused expansions to appear as a series of "a".
  • Fixes a problem with tabs and multi-line expansions in TextMate.
  • Fixes a problem that caused insertion of spaces in the middle of long expansions in InDesign.
  • Works around an issue that caused slow expansion and incorrect handling of multi-line expansions in AlphaX.
  • Typinator now correctly inserts paragraph breaks in multi-line expansions in Nisus Writer Pro.
  • Typinator now works around a problem that caused Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit to crash during execution of a script when a Typinator abbreviation was expanded previously.
  • Typinator now correctly disables itself when the Citrix ICA CLient is the active application.
  • Typinator works around a bug in Snow Leopard that caused crashes during import or export of sets.
  • Fixes a problem that could result in a series of empty sets.
  • Avoids warning messages about certain deprecated methods under Snow Leopard.
  • Works around a problem in MS Word that caused the creation of bookmarks for every copied piece of text when Typinator is active.
  • Localized short date formats no longer contain the trailing periods that have been introduced in Snow Leopard.
  • Works around a problem with quick expansion in Tex-Edit Plus.
  • Works around crashes caused by incorrect clipboard contents created by MaxBulk Mailer.

Typinator 3.5.1 (June 2009)

  • Now correctly handles multi-line expansions in Coda, Mailplane, ScreenSteps and TextMate.
  • Works around compatibility issues with site-specific browsers created with Fluid.
  • Works around a problem in Opera and LyX that caused expansions to appear as a series of "a".
  • Fixes a compatibility issue with the new expansion technique in RagTime.
  • Fixes a problem that caused typed abbreviations to remain after the expansion in BlitzMail.
  • Works around a glitch in Quicken that caused insertion of the expansion without deleting the abbreviation.
  • Fixes a problem with setting the cursor position to the end of a line in BBEdit, Eclipse, TextWrangler and Xcode.
  • Fixes a problem with expansions containing tab characters in Ecto.
  • Fixes a problem with double braces in Eclipse.

Typinator 3.5 (June 2009)

  • Typinator now uses a new expansion technique that allows for much faster replacements and improves compatibility with many applications and third-party utilities (requires Mac OS X 10.5.5 or newer).
  • Typinator now also supports custom user sounds stored in ~/Library/Sounds.
  • Improves cursor positioning speed in large code framents in Xcode, BBEdit, and TextWrangler.
  • Improves compatibility with other third-party utilities that intercept keystrokes.
  • Typinator now correctly disables itself when VirtualBox is the active application.
  • Renamed the "Suspend" menu item to "Pause".
  • Improved version checking during beta testing.
  • When Typinator is paused, the menu bar icon no longer blinks.
  • Improved handling of multi-line expansions with non-standard line separators.
  • Internal streamlining.
  • Improved handling of special cases for Java applications.
  • More flexible adaptation to applications with special requirements.
  • Fixes incorrect cursor positioning in Xcode and Eclipse.
  • Works around a cursor positioning problem in Cocoa applications when the expansion contained a number with a decimal point.
  • Improves compatibility with vi.
  • Fixes a compatibility issue with the Revolution runtime.
  • Fixes a problem that caused Typinator to forget license information when preferences were synced with MobileMe.
  • Fixes a delay during typing that occurred with certain applications.
  • Fixes a bug that could cause freezes and left-over characters on Mac OS X 10.4.x.
  • Works around a bug in Mail that resulted in incorrect placement of the insertion point after certain expansions that contain tab characters.

Typinator 3.4.1 (January 2009)

  • Fixes a problem with fast user switching where expansions did not work when Typinator was used in multiple accounts on the same computer.
  • Works around a problem where Typinator did not expand abbreviations entered in certain dialog windows of InqScribe.
  • Fixes a problem where Typinator could not assist with opening System Preferences when the "Enable access for assistive devices" option was turned off.

Typinator 3.4 (January 2009)

  • It is now possible to temporarily suspend Typinator.
  • Works around a problem that caused Typinator to fail in certain floating windows, such as Spotlight or the quick entry windows of OmniFocus and TaskPaper. (OS X 10.5 only)
  • Fixes errors in the usage notes of some of the predefined sets.
  • Expansion and correction sounds did not play when the "Feedback Sound" option had been turned off in a previous version of Typinator.
  • Fixes a problem where editing an abbreviation did not work properly after deleting all characters with the backspace key.
  • Solves a problem that caused Typinator to mess up an abbreviation while typing in the abbreviation text field.
  • Fixes a problem where Typinator did not recognize abbreviations typed immediately after deleting a word with alt-backspace.
  • Fixes a bug that caused the memory requirements to grow over time.
  • Fixes a problem with truncated texts in the German localization.
  • Typinator now preserves the height of the set list when the size of the window changes.
  • Fixes a problem that caused duplication of prefixes and suffixes with space characters.
  • Works around a problem that caused expansions within Typinator's own window.
  • Fixes license key check on Mac OX 10.5.
  • Fixes a problem that caused some of Typinator's alert messages to appear invisibly beneath open windows of other applications.

Typinator 3.3.1 (December 2008)

  • Fixes a problem in the French localization that made the set pop-up menu disappear and truncated some texts.

Typinator 3.3 (December 2008)

  • New "Set Info" window for convenient editing of set-specific options.
  • Each set can now have its own expansion sound.
  • Typinator now uses separate default sounds for expansions and corrections.
  • A new "Notes" field lets you add comments and copyright notices to sets.
  • You can now conveniently define common prefix and suffix characters for all abbreviations within a set.
  • English autocorrection sets are now included in US and British versions.
  • Two new built-in sets with Unicode subscript and superscript characters.
  • The whole word and case options can now be changed for multiple abbreviations in one step.
  • Smarter handling of apostrophes covers most special cases in English and French.
  • Option to count replacements as corrections or expansions. 
  • Fixes a resizing anomaly with the set pop-up menu.
  • Typinator updates its preferences file less often under heavy use.
  • Works around a problem in NetBeans that caused Typinator to insert the previous contents of the clipboard.
  • Fixes a problem that caused the memory requirements of Typinator to grow after certain editing operations.
  • Fixes a problem where Typinator refused to import sets from certain locations near the Application Support folder.
  • Fixes a problem with conversion of large expansions from older set formats.
  • Fixes an interference with Contactizer Pro's auto-completion feature.
  • Fixes a problem where typed abbreviations were not removed in Adobe Acrobat.

Typinator 3.2 (October 2008)

  • Predefined set for FileMaker developers provides shortcuts for all FileMaker 9 functions.
  • Works around a problem in OpenOffice and NeoOffice that caused Typinator to insert the previous contents of the clipboard.
  • Works around an inconsistency in Apple Mail's handling of line ends.
  • Improved internal technique for definition of application-specific exceptions.
  • Refinements in the English dictionaries avoid undesirable replacements in other languages.
  • Improves compatibility with BlueJ, where the clipboard was sometimes inserted instead of an expansion.
  • Now includes the "Application Settings" command in the Action and status menus.
  • Improved technique for adding predefined sets.

Typinator 3.1 (July 2008)

  • The Typinator menu bar icon can be turned off.
  • Simplified menu bar icon better matches the style of Apple's menu extras.
  • The HTML Snippets set is now included in Typinator.
  • New expansion template for the day of the year.
  • Fixes a problem that caused a delay and flickering during expansions in certain applications like Together and svnX.
  • Improved handling of expansions in Java applications (in particular, Zend Studio).
  • Fixes a cursor positioning problem in Coda.
  • Typinator now correctly disables itself in VMWare Fusion.
  • Typinator now correctly replaces typed abbreviations by the expansion in MacVim.
  • Typinator now works around a problem with expansions in Lotus Notes 8.
  • Typinator no longer disables double-clicks generated by certain mouse and tabled drivers (e.g. Wacom, Logitech, USB Overdrive, SteerMouse).
  • Typinator works around a problem that caused Mail to remove empty lines when an expansion occurred at the end of a line.
  • Fixes minor errors in the French translation and the user's guide. 
  • Fixes a cursor positioning problem in Cocoa applications when the expansion contained apostrophes or vertical bars.
  • Improved wording of some user interface elements avoids common misunderstandings.
  • The "Open Window" command is now always enabled, even when the window has an attached sheet.
  • Improves compatibility with Butler.
  • Hours can now be inserted in 1-digit or 2-digit form.
  • Suppresses expansion of abbreviations typed immediately after an apostrophe that follows a word (such as "re" in "we're"); this rule allows using "s" and "d" as whole-word abbreviations without expanding in "Joe's" and "we'd".
  • The AutoCorrect toolbar item has been renamed to "Predefined Sets" because the installable sets are no longer just autocorrections.
  • Improved messages when a license key needs a license renewal.
  • Fixes a problem that caused expansions to happen in wrong cells in OpenOffice spreadsheets.
  • Works around a problem in OpenOffice and NeoOffice that caused Typinator to insert the previous contents of the clipboard.

Typinator 3.0 (April 2008)

  • Typinator now acts as a dockless application with a status bar menu item.
  • Search field in the toolbar allows quick searching for abbreviations and expansions.
  • Typinator now supports single-character abbreviations.
  • Automatic checking for new versions.
  • Typinator now includes the TidBITS AutoCorrection set.
  • Restores the original type-selection feature within lists on Leopard.
  • Works around a bug in InDesign that causes InDesign CS3 to crash after copying guides to the clipboard while Typinator is running.
  • Fixes a problem that caused Typinator to forget the setting of the list splitter.
  • On some Macs, the abbreviation window always appeared when Typinator was launched even though the corresponding preferences setting was turned off.
  • Fixes a crash after importing new sets.
  • Typinator now correctly disables itself in Parallels Desktop.
  • Fixes incorrect cursor positioning in Camino.
  • Works around a bug in the implementation of the Paste command in ScreenSteps.
  • Typinator now allows custom set assignments for X11.
  • Fixes a problem with updates of the abbreviation list after selecting a new set.
  • Fixes a crash when the sets were modified on disk.
  • Fixes a problem that could cause loss of the expansion text when changing the expansion type from plain to formatted and vice versa.
  • Printing of large sets is now significantly faster.
  • Improved layout of printed pages fits more abbreviations on each page.
  • More detailed indicators for situations in which Typinator is disabled
  • Various cosmetic improvements.
  • Refined versions of the built-in autocorrection sets create fewer conflicts among languages.
  • Improved handling of the terminator character typed to complete a "whole word" abbreviation.
  • Typinator now requires Mac OS X 10.4 or newer.

Typinator 2.1 (November 2007)

  • Typinator 2.1 is ready for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard).
  • When typing an abbreviation in Flash, Typinator inserted the expansion without deleting the typed abbreviation.
  • In Numbers, expansion took place in wrong spreadsheet cells.
  • In ZDE, the Zend Development Environment, the previous contents of the clipboard got inserted instead of the expansion.
  • Fixes a problem that could cause insertion of the current clipboard in MS Office applications.
  • Fixes a problem with expansion in Second Life's chat input line.
  • Printing a set did not work when the set contained invalid or corrupted abbreviations.
  • Typinator did not work with certain keyboard layouts on Leopard.
  • Fixes a problem with expansion within Terminal in Leopard.
  • Fixes a problem with cursor positioning in Terminal, iTerm and a number of other Cocoa applications.
  • Fixes a problem with source text editing in Xcode 3.0.
  • Solves a compatibility problem with LaunchBar on Mac OS X 10.5.
  • Works around a clipboard-related problem in MS Office applications that could lead to crashes after copying a piece of text.
  • Improved compatibility with You Control.
  • Typinator can no longer be stopped inadvertently by typing command-Q.
  • Cosmetic improvements, mostly for Leopard.
  • Fixes an inconsistency with online renewal of license keys.
  • Refinements of the built-in auto-correction dictionaries.
  • Typinator now correctly disables itself when Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection 2.0 or Leopard's Screen Sharing is active.

Typinator 2.0 (June 2007)

  • Sets allow convenient organization of abbreviations.
  • Import and export of abbreviation sets.
  • Comes with auto-correction sets for English, German and French.
  • Import from Textpander, TextExpander and TypeIt4Me.
  • Import of tab-delimited text files.
  • Application-specific set assignment.
  • Typinator can be disabled in individual applications.
  • Improved handling of conflicts among abbreviations.
  • Cursor position marker.
  • Clipboard insertion within expansions.
  • Streamlined user interface for improved conformance to Apple's guidelines.
  • The abbreviation table can be sorted by abbreviation, expansion, options, and conflict status.
  • The width of the abbreviation column can be extended in the list of abbreviations.
  • Whole word and case options are now shown in the abbreviation table.
  • Expansion of abbreviations is much faster now, even while typing extremely fast and with thousands of defined abbreviations and auto-corrections.
  • Significantly reduced memory requirements, especially with large expansions.
  • Statistics in the About window tell you how much time Typinator has saved you.
  • The abbreviation list now displays the first non-space characters in multi-line expansions.
  • Print icon in the toolbar.
  • Typinator now comes with a tutorial for first-time users.
  • Revised trial mode makes it easier to explore all Typinator features without a license key.
  • Typinator did not work with iTerm.
  • The Typinator window no longer comes to the front when it expands an abbreviation in Entourage 10.
  • Expanding whole-word abbreviations could cause incorrect expansions later.
  • In case-insignificant abbreviations containing certain accented letters, one or more typed characters were not replaced.
  • Plain text expansions were shown with wrong text attributes when a formatted expansion was selected previously.
  • Expanding in AppleWorks spreadsheets did not work properly.
  • Fast typing with overlapping keystrokes caused Typinator to skip abbreviations. (*)
  • Typinator disabled the keyboard shortcut for showing and hiding the dock. (*)
  • Printing very long expansions resulted in overprint on following pages.
  • Works around problems in QuarkXpress and InDesign CS1 that caused insertion of the clipboard instead of the selected character.
  • The Typinator window no longer flickers at startup when the "access for assistive devices" option is off at startup.
  • The disabled icon in the dock remained stuck even after quitting Typinator.

The changes marked with (*) require Mac OS X 10.4 or newer.

Typinator 1.6.1 (December 2006)

  • The "Whole Word" option did not work with CopyPaste installed.
  • Disabled abbreviations were not marked in trial mode.
  • Accelerated display of long abbreviation lists.

Typinator 1.6 (December 2006)

  • "Whole Word" expansion - optionally expand an abbreviation only if it is typed as an entire word.
  • French localization
  • Abbreviations may now contain space characters.
  • Improved compatibility with applications that need special handling.
  • Duplicating an item now creates an exact duplicate, including the original abbreviation text and the case and whole word options.
  • Fixes a problem with RagTime, where the inserted expansion was selected, so subsequent typing would overwrite it.
  • Fixes a problem with the inspector window of Adobe GoLive.
  • Fixes a problem with certain X11 applications, where the content of the private X11 clipboard was inserted instead of the expansion.
  • Finally fixes compatibility with NeoOffice (the fix made in version 1.5 did not always work).

Typinator 1.5 (October 2006)

  • German localization
  • Fixes a problem with expansion in NeoOffice spreadsheets.
  • Typinator now checks if another copy of Typinator is already running and quits the other copy.

Typinator 1.4.1 (September 2006)

  • Typinator did not recognize some abbreviations with certain non-US keyboard layouts.
  • Expansions sometimes were shown with incorrect text colors.
  • Typinator now uses less memory and reacts faster when the current keyboard layout changes.

Typinator 1.4 (August 2006)

  • The abbreviation window now opens when bringing Typinator to the front with command-tab.
  • Closing the abbreviation window now moves Typinator to the background.
  • Fixed a crash on Mac OS X 10.3.9. 
  • Typinator correctly disables itself when Apple Remote Desktop or Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection is active.
  • Typinator uses a new technique that makes expansions more reliable and slightly faster.

Typinator 1.3 (July 2006)

  • Starting with version 1.3, Typinator is a Universal Binary application that runs natively on both PowerPC- and Intel-based Macs.
  • You can now select in which language the day of the week and the name of the current month should be inserted.
  • You can now use the keyboard shortcut command-N to create new abbreviations.
  • Typinator now works for X11 applications.
  • Typinator now works with CopyPaste installed.
  • Typinator did not work with certain keyboard layouts.
  • The "Apply case variation" option sometimes produced wrong results.
  • Fixed a problem with undoing changes to expansions.
  • Re-registration with a new license key did not work properly.

Typinator 1.2 (December 2005)

  • Insertion of formatted text with different text styles and embedded pictures.
  • Typinator restores the contents of the clipboard after expanding an abbreviation.
  • Undo is now supported when editing an abbreviation or expansion.
  • The Typinator dock icon indicates situations in which abbreviations do not work.
  • The delete key can now be used to remove the selected abbreviation.
  • When deleting an item, pressing the option key deletes without a warning.
  • Duplicating a picture abbreviation resulted in an empty expansion.
  • Missing "Customize Toolbar" item added to Window menu.
  • Typinator now respects the "hide" setting in the login items.
  • Detection of abbreviation conflicts displayed false alerts during editing of an abbreviation.
  • Fixed a problem with expansion of abbreviations in Lotus Notes.
  • Typinator now correctly disables itself for Classic applications.

Typinator 1.1 (October 2005)

  • Quick selection of items in the abbreviation list by typing the first few letters of an abbreviation.
  • When an abbreviation cannot be inserted, Typinator now plays an error sound. 
  • Improved compatibility with Mac OS X 10.4 ("Tiger").
  • Fixed a problem with expansion of abbreviations in Panorama.
  • Fixed a problem where certain picture expansions could not be inserted.
  • Command-tab switching beeped when Typinator was in front.
  • Typinator skipped keystrokes that occurred immediately after expanding an abbreviation.
  • Fixed a corrupted message in a dialog window.
  • Typinator worked only for user accounts with administrator permissions.
  • Typinator sometimes crashed during restart, shutdown or logout.

Typinator 1.0 (June 2005)

  • First Public Release
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