Austria-based Ergonis Software has announced the release of Typinator 5.8, a new version of their text expander app for OS X. The new version lets you define a hotkey to instantly search for matching snippets while you are typing. Finding good, short and still unique abbreviations can be a challenge, in particular, when you have hundreds of similar items. Typinator’s new suggestion feature helps you find snippets as you type them. Just type a part of the abbreviation or a word that occurs in the expansion, followed by the custom keyboard shortcut for the new “Suggest Abbreviation” feature. Typinator immediately comes to help by displaying a list of all matching items and allowing you to choose the item you need.
Besides this major new feature, Typinator 5.8 comes with many other improvements. It now offers new AppleEvents to enable third-party utilities to define new snippets, and offers improvements in the Registration window to avoid misunderstandings with correctly registered licenses. On Mavericks, Typinator shows a clearer message at the bottom of the window when it does not have “Accessibility” permissions, works around a cursor positioning problem, and improves positioning of the QuickSearch input field and result list. Typinator 5.8 also improves compatibility with many third-party applications like Lotus Notes, MS Word, LiveCode, PowerMail, Firestorm, Linguist, TextSoap, and others.
Visit Ergonis Software’s website to learn more about the changes in this release and to download and try the new version.
Typinator is a powerful, yet elegantly simple solution that boosts your productivity by automating the process of inserting frequently used text and auto-correcting typing errors. Across all applications, it detects specific sequences of typed characters and automatically replaces them with text snippets, graphics, URLs, dates and special characters.
Typinator 5.8 requires Mac OS X 10.5.8 or newer and is compatible with OS X Mavericks. Typinator 5.8 is a recommended upgrade for all users running on OS X Mavericks.
Typinator can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to Typinator 5.8 is free for anyone who owns a valid license for Typinator 5. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. See the company’s web site for information about purchases, including enterprise licenses, volume discounts, and upgrade pricing offers. Instead of purchasing Typinator by itself, customers can get the Ergonis Productivity Bundle that also contains two of the company’s other productivity tools, PopChar X and KeyCue.