aText

Type faster using abbreviations for common phrases

#5 Product of the DayOctober 12, 2017

aText accelerates your typing by replacing abbreviations with frequently used phrases you define.

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11 Reviews4.5/5
Hunter
The brilliant text tool should be installed by default on every Mac. As its maker says: aText accelerates your typing by replacing abbreviations with frequently used phrases you define. Because it costs just 5 bucks it's sort of considered the el cheapo brother of the popular TextExpander. But in reality it gives every text expander a run for its money. It's actively maintained by a friendly Mac dev, whose other system tool is gaining some well deserved praise too.
If aText looks interesting, you might also want to check out Typinator. While aText is more powerful than TextExpander, Typinator is more powerful than aText.
@magnuson I know you posted this a while ago, but how is it different or better? Their site really has very little information, unfortunately. (Looking here: http://www.ergonis.com/products/...)

I've used this app a lot when I was working in customer support, and often time miss it when I have to write my email (or anything repetative actually). I will download it again and get back to using it!

Great that PH also surfaces "older" products.

Pros:

Faster to type!

Cons:

UI of the app could be improved.

Really cool and powerful app. Very useful to quickly fill in frequently typed text like "Best regards" in emails.

aText is great. Make shortcuts like @@ for your email address, @ $ for work email etc. Things you type a lot like addresses, phone numbers, greetings and so on. If you moderate a forum or group this is a godsend as wel.

Pros:

Syncs across platforms, works extremely well

Cons:

Had issues transferring / activating license in the past - hopefully works now