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Write more by typing less

June 13, 2012  

If you write a lot, you’re probably going to like this.

There’s a Mac app called TextExpander that makes it possible to write dramatically faster — even if you’re already fast on the keyboard.

The app allows you to create keyboard shortcuts for text.

In a nutshell, it works like this:

  • Put a text snippet (such as “My name is David”) in the app.
  • Select a shortcut for the snippet (such as “MD”).
  • Write “MD” and the text “My name is David” automatically appears.

This app makes it possible to write more by typing less. It can save a lot of time and effort for someone who writes regularly.