aText

Type faster using abbreviations for common phrases

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#5 Product of the DayOctober 12, 2017

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

Reviews

  • 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 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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@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.
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.
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.
Ryan Hoover@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@arunsathiya · Marketing, Freshworks
@rrhoover I cannot believe you're this late to aText! Do you even read my recommendations on Ask Product Hunt? ;)
Mark Podolsky@thelandgeek
I’ve been using for years and silently smug about all the money I’ve saved not using textexpander...
Joel Widmer@jwidmer · Content Marketer, Founder Fluxe.co
@thelandgeek Haha same here!