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Productivity Hack: Abreviation Tools

For several months now I have been using a productivity tool that I have come to rely on. It's called TypeIt4Me(OS X) and it's awesome. (There is a similar tool called Active Words for you Windows users) Both applications allow you to abbreviate often used words, phrases and paragraphs of text. The idea is that you can save keystrokes by entering an abbreviation an then entering a trigger keystroke (enter key, tab, space, etc.) The program then replaces the abbreviation with the stored text.

I use this tool for all sorts of things like long user names, repetitive bits of html code, my name, even entire email messages that I often send. It's extremely useful.

Do yourself a favor and spend some time configuring a tool like this that will save you many minutes every day. What would you do with an extra hour or two every week that you gain from the smart use of productivity tools? Of course, you would enhance your customer intuition by reading the archives of BeConnected. Who knows what useful customer intuition tools you will find that will help you build B2B relationships and help your bottom line.



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In MS Office, I use the Auto-correct feature with similar results.

Posted by: Dave J. | Apr 20, 2005 11:15:59 AM

We think the problem with Auto-Correct is that it only works in Office, ActiveWords works in any application, any time, and does about 7 more things including containing a powerful scripting language.

Thanks for the kind words!


Posted by: Buzz Bruggeman | Apr 20, 2005 12:51:41 PM