Learning to type, and to type fast and accurately, has been a Godsend in the years since. In every job I’ve had, being able to type well set me apart from others of my ilk (young, inexperienced employees).
Using a Mac, I quickly learned to create reports and documentation and format them quickly so the results of my efforts met with approval from those above me on the company totem pole.
Whether you’re a hunt and peck, a one-fingered typer, or type decently but not too fast, you can speed up your game and accuracy with the right Mac app.
DashExpander is one of a handful of Mac apps that improve your typing, improve accuracy, and do so without engaging in the painful memory of typing classes.
This amazingly handy app is a snippet abbreviation expander and it’s free on the Mac App Store.
What it does is remarkably simple. Collect and use snippets of text that you can reuse or use regularly. Use custom keystroke shortcuts to have DashExpander do the typing for you.
Abbreviations are then expanded as you type them. Wait a minute. Doesn’t that mean you have to remember a whole bunch of customized keyboard shortcuts?
Nope. DashExpander can pop up on the screen with a couple of keystrokes and you have instant access to all your snippets, nicely organized and read to be dropped into whatever you’re writing with just a few clicks.
Even better, all those snippets of text that make up your library can be saved on your Mac, and using Dropbox they’re automatically synchronized with other Macs.
You can’t go wrong with the value. DashExpander is a breeze to setup and use. And it makes repetitive typing a thing of the past. Let your Mac do the extra work for you.