updated 11:30 am EST, Wed February 20, 2008
TypeIt4Me 4.0 ships
Ettore Software has released v4.0 of TypeIt4Me, a Mac utility meant to forestall extra typing effort. The software detects certain key abbreviations, and then automatically expands them into text such as names, sentences, or even whole documents' worth of text, complete with images. The fourth edition introduces spell-checking, using the native code built into Mac OS X. This can be enabled or disabled through a hotkey, and also lets users flip between three different languages for multilingual documents.
Likewise new is the "Autocue" function, which creates boilerplates that ask for variables to be entered once the initial abbreviation has been expanded. The full version of TypeIt4Me is $27 for most shoppers, or $14 for students and teachers; an upgrade is normally $9, but free for anyone who bought the app after August 1st, 2006.