Until Apple brings Siri to the Mac, and Siri’s voice recognition-to-text capability improves dramatically, we’re wedded to our keyboards and touch screens. iPhone and iPad keyboards are decent, especially if used frequently, but, alas, real work on the keyboard is done on the Mac.
To help ensure that our fingers, hands, and wrists can keep us communicating in a future world without Advil, Jeffrey installed Typinator on all of the family Macs.
Typinator simply stores frequently used words, phrases, sentences, snippets, paragraphs, and anything else that we would normally type over and over and over again.
Define abbreviations and match them to whatever you what typed when you type the abbreviation and you’re ready to type faster than you can actually type.
Snippets of text can be organized in Typinator as sets. Type the abbreviation and the text is automatically expanded as you type.
Typinator has a few extra tricks worth using, too, including calendar functions, date and time calculations, dynamic signatures, and more. Sets can even be exported and imported (good for sharing), and, imports from other fast-typing expander apps.
As typing expander apps go, Typinator is a bit more expensive, but the list of features and functions is extensive, including scripting capability, and plenty of very geeky capabilities.
In the end, though, what you get is an app that automates much of the typing that you do that’s repetitive. That saves fingers, hands, wrists, and cuts down on repetitive stress inflammation.