aText

Type faster using abbreviations for common phrases

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

Reviews

  • David Bograd
    David BogradFounder, Bograd Design
    Pros: 

    Faster to type!

    Cons: 

    UI of the app could be improved.

    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.

    David Bograd has used this product for one month.
  • Mikael Vinding
    Mikael VindingCTO, AP Technology
    Pros: 

    Syncs across platforms, works extremely well

    Cons: 

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

    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.

    Mikael Vinding has used this product for one year.

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Ton
TonHunter@t55 · Mac'aholic
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.
Charles Magnuson
Charles Magnuson@magnuson · Professional Consumer
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.
Erin Billy
Erin Billy@erinbilly · Teacher trying to leverage tech
@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/...)
Alain Mevellec
Alain Mevellec@alainmevellec · Co-Founder at Sellsy
Really cool and powerful app. Very useful to quickly fill in frequently typed text like "Best regards" in emails.
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Downloading this now. I often includes similar phrases or replies in email and Twitter. It's quite silly to retype the same thing every time.
Arun Sathiya
Arun Sathiya@arunsathiya · Happiness Engineer, Automattic
@rrhoover I cannot believe you're this late to aText! Do you even read my recommendations on Ask Product Hunt? ;)
Mark Podolsky
Mark Podolsky@thelandgeek
I’ve been using for years and silently smug about all the money I’ve saved not using textexpander...
Joel Widmer
Joel Widmer@jwidmer · Content Marketer, Founder Fluxe.co
@thelandgeek Haha same here!