There’s this clever and inexpensive Mac app called aText and what it does is help you to type faster and more accurately than you can actually type. How? By replacing abbreviations with words, phrases, sentences, even paragraphs that are used frequently.
Setting up aText to increase your typing speed is as simple as creating an abbreviation you can remember, then typing in the text to be used to replace the abbreviation when you type it. Look how easy this is.
Many of us type the same sentences, phrases, words, and boiler plate information over and over again. aText eliminates the retyping of the same thing. Enter the abbreviation and aText inserts the text instead.
It’s not just text, though. aText can drop in formatted text, images, and along the way it will capitalize new sentences automatically, correct double capitals (guilty), even automatically embed clipboard content into a snippet of text.
The secret to success here is the library of abbreviations and replacements– snippets, if you will. As you add abbreviations and replacement snippets, your typing speed increases and so does your accuracy (assuming everything in the text snippet is spelled correctly).
aText is the least expensive abbreviation solution I’ve used and imports libraries of snippets from TextExpander, TypeIt4Me, and others, plus, you can sync the snippet library between Mac using iCloud, Dropbox, OneDrive, or Google Drive.
Well done. Eminently useful. And, an inexpensive way to improve typing speed and accuracy with little effort.
Other than remembering the abbreviations.