We sure do a lot of typing on our various devices these days. What with email, social media postings and texting, it can be challenging to dash off replies and messages. That’s where some special apps that I have found for us this week come in so handy.
I suffer from fat finger mistakes, making typos when I enter text on tiny keyboards. That’s why I’m thrilled with Text Expander. I have it on my iPhone, iPad and my Mac computers and what it does is let me enter boilerplate messages and replies that, when I type in a shortcut code, it correctly enters snippets of text, addresses, phone numbers, whole paragraphs and more–with out mistakes. It costs $4.99 for the iPhone or iPad app, which you install as an additional keyboard. The computer app is $34 but if you use my link above, they will give you a 10% discount. Something else about Text Expander – you can share the snippets through Dropbox on all your devises. And that’s a one-time cost, with no yearly plans.
For Android and Windows mobile devices, I really like the Auto Text Phrase Express app. Like Text Expander, Phrase Express lets you can complete documents based on boilerplate templates with just a few clicks. There’s a free version with room for25 phrase snippets, or you can upgrade to more robust versions starting at $49 a year. To get the Phrase Express deluxe features you have to upgrade every year.