Posts Tagged ‘TypeIt4Me’

TypeIt4Me 5.1(45) adds PPC support 03/04/2011 No Comments

A few users alerted me last week that 5.1 (44) no longer worked on their PPC (non-Intel) Macs.

Turns out that in order to compile for PPC, Xcode 3.2.6 now requires manual intervention to change the default setting, which is now Intel only.

Today, we replaced the TypeIt4Me binary included on the distribution disk image with a binary that supports PPC as well as Intel and will run on both Leopard and Snow Leopard:

http://www.ettoresoftware.com/products/typeit4me/downloads/TypeIt4Me.dmg

Unless you are still using a PPC, non-Intel Mac, there is NO need to download this version which is otherwise identical to 5.1(44).

With Lion 10.7 coming later this summer, 5.1(45) may very well be the last PPC-friendly version and we may also be dropping Leopard support, focussing on Snow Leopard and Lion only.

NB This version now supports Command-Q to quit the app. If you prefer NOT to have this, open Terminal and paste in the following command:
defaults write com.typeit4me.TypeIt4MeMenu AddCmdQ -bool NO

TypeIt4Me 5.1 (44) Released Today 27/03/2011 No Comments

Select Check for updates from the TypeIt4Me menu. If you purchased TypeIt4Me from the Mac App Store, the new version will show up in your updates list in a week or so, once Apple approves it.

New or changed features:

  • Added Show Duplicates.
  • Added warning when pasting clippings (cmd-v) would create duplicate(s).
  • In Edit Clippings window, cmd-F now moves keyboard focus to search field, cmd-L to clippings list.
  • Periodic file save now only happens if there are unsaved changes.
  • The position of the vertical split bar in Edit Clippings window is saved and restored.
  • Added the following 3 options, each requested by a single user:
    - defaults write com.typeit4me.TypeIt4MeMenu noFadeEffectOnMainWindow -bool YES
    - defaults write com.typeit4me.TypeIt4MeMenu dontProposeContentsOfPasteboard -bool YES
    - defaults write com.typeit4me.TypeIt4MeMenu AddCmdQ -bool YES
    The above commands need to be typed in Terminal as there is currently no UI for them in the preferences.
  • Added “ALMOST EQUAL TO” (Unicode 2248) to set of punctuation signs (“.,+-~/”) that can precede numerals in abbs that expand number+suffix combos.
  • Users can now add more than one backspace symbols at the start of clippings.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed crashes when launching TypeIt4Me when its preferences file has become corrupted.
  • Restored “Trigger on period(.) followed by another delimiter” functionality.

Firefox bug affecting TypeIt4Me and all text expanders fixed 12/02/2011 No Comments

A bug in Firefox can prevent any text expander, including TypeIt4Me, from observing keyboard input because “Secure Event Input” is enabled when a user enters a password but not always disabled when leaving the password field.

This bug was reported back in April 2010 and the Mozilla team have now provided a fix, available in the Firefox nightly build and in an upcoming beta release.

The above bug in Firefox and several other applications, including Quicken, is what prompted us to add a Growl notification every time TypeIt4Me detects that Secure Event Input has been enabled. This will alert the user that TypeIt4Me will no longer expand until Secure Event Input has been disabled.

If you see the Growl message and it isn’t followed by one to say that Secure Event Input has been disabled (once the password entry action is completed, for example), please make a note of what application you are using so we can report this to their developers.

If you do not have Growl installed, we would heartily recommend you install it as it can be very useful over and beyond the TypeIt4Me-related notification.

TypeIt4Me is an Apple Staff Favourite. Now only $19.99. 04/02/2011 No Comments

Good news, everyone: in the wake of an unprecedented surge in sales of TypeIt4Me, we’ve reviewed our pricing model and decided to permanently lower prices across the board – with the cost of a standard single user licence dropping from $27 to just $19.99. We feel this’ll prove to be a sustainable price point and we want our customers to reap the benefits of TypeIt4Me’s strong performance in the new Mac App Store.

The recent launch of the Mac App Store has generated a fantastic buzz, opening up a world of opportunities for Mac users and developers alike. We’re tickled pink that TypeIt4Me – available since day one – has been featured in Apple’s Staff Favourites section in several countries for 3 weeks running now. It’s been enjoying phenomenal success in both the US and Europe and has been catapulted into the Top 10 of paid productivity apps in several territories worldwide.

It’s an absolute blast to see so many people discovering and enjoying our software – in many cases getting their first revelatory taste of just how much time and effort text expansion can save them. In the 22 years since we fired up version 1.0 of TypeIt4Me on an old black-and-white Macintosh SE/30 and brought it to market, we have never seen a rise in uptake quite like this. Not even after TextExpander, Typinator and others arrived on the scene and marshalled their considerable marketing resources to raise awareness of just how nifty typing utilities can be. The wave of enthusiasm with which our long-standing flagship product has been greeted by a new generation of Mac users is truly humbling. We’re not going to be breaking out the caviar and leafing idly through speedboat catalogues anytime soon, but this is certainly a most welcome turning point for us. We’re very grateful for the shot in the arm, Steve :)

…OK, it’s time to wrap this up before it gets too soppy and we ruin our make-up, but before we do we’d just like to extend our warmest thanks and appreciation to all our loyal customers – both early adopters and recent converts – for all the constructive feedback, encouragement and support. We hope TypeIt4Me has made your life that little bit easier and we look forward to improving your Mac experience further still over the years to come. Exciting times are afoot.

Cheers! *clink*

The Ettore Software team - striving to eradicate the tedium of keyboard input since 1989.

Lifehacker declares TypeIt4Me the winner No Comments

One of our customers has just kindly brought it to our attention that the good folk at Lifehacker have published a pretty comprehensive rundown of all the main text expansion apps currently available for the Mac. They looked at TypeIt4Me, Snippets, TextExpander and Typinator, comparing the pros and cons of each – and ultimately gave TypeIt4Me their seal of approval. We’re always keen to get some insight into users’ perspectives and The Mac Text Expansion Faceoff makes for interesting reading. Obviously we’re chuffed to bits that they declared TypeIt4Me their favourite. It’s always good to hear we’ve still got it after all these years :)

TypeIt4Me 5.0.6(33) released today 17/01/2011 No Comments

Hello. Today we released another update to TypeIt4Me – these are the release notes.

New or changed features:

  • Added ~ and ` to triggers in response to TappingBPP’s comment on US Mac App Store.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed a bug that could potentially lead to saving clipping edits over contents of another abb.
  • Fixed crash when expanding in apps that don’t have the Edit menu.
  • Restored “Strip ‘s’ for plurals” functionality.
  • Restored showing of licensee name in About dialog.
  • Now handles adding esc and nbs when clicking All in the Triggers preference tab.

This version is waiting for review at Apple so it probably won’t show up in the Mac App Store for a few days yet. If you bought direct from the Ettore Software website, select ‘Check for updates’ to install the update.

Can I transfer an existing TypeIt4Me licence to the Mac App Store version? 08/01/2011 No Comments

Apple has not yet provided a way for developers to transfer existing licences to the Mac App Store. Our intention, for now, is to continue publishing TypeIt4Me both directly via our website and via the Mac App Store.

The only difference between the two versions is that one handles registrations and updates via Sparkle, while Apple handles those things for us in the Mac App Store version.

The version 5.0.5(30) update became available through our website six days before appearing on the Mac App Store.

Welcome, Mac App Store. 06/01/2011 No Comments

A few hours from now, the new Mac App Store will make its debut. After over two decades of being distributed via the shareware/demoware route, TypeIt4Me will now also be sold through an official Apple storefront. We can’t wait to see how it’s going to affect sales. Make sure to tell all your friends to check out the special introductory pricing.

Happy New Year 2011 31/12/2010 No Comments

We released TypeIt4Me 5.0.5 (30) a few minutes ago, just in time to see in the New Year… in New Zealand’s timezone :-)

You can peruse this page if you want to find out what’s new:
http://ettoresoftware.com/download/Release-Notes30.html

Or this one to check out how our Kiwi friends are celebrating the start of 2011:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-12097984

Wishing you all the very best for 2011,

Riccardo and the rest of the crew at Ettore Software.

TypeIt4Me tops CNET Editors’ picks 26/11/2010 No Comments

We were very pleased to see TypeIt4Me hold the number 1 spot for two days running on Nov 22nd & 23rd in the “Recently updated editors’ picks” section on CNET. We work hard to ensure our product – now well into its third decade of ongoing development – remains the best in its class. Endorsements like this really make our day. Thanks, guys!

Ahí está – TypeIt4Me en español 21/11/2010 No Comments

TypeIt4Me 5.0.4(28) released today now includes the Spanish localisation. If you are already running 5.0.x, just ‘Check for updates’ and you will be able to download this free upgrade.

¡Esperamos que disfrute!

Et oui…le nouveau Mactylo est enfin arrivé ! 27/10/2010 2 Comments

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve just put the finishing touches on the French localization of TypeIt4Me – or Mactylo as it’s known on the other side of La Manche – which will be available for download today.

The good news doesn’t end there; our Spanish-speaking friends can look forward to El TypeIt4Me joining it very soon. Stay tuned, amigos.