You know, the kind that actually make you more efficient?
To be fair, the Mac has plenty of apps which help us save time, but there are few that can help you type faster and more accurately than you can really type. One of them is Typinator, a clever app which expands text while you type by responding to specific abbreviations.
The end result is that you type what you type much faster than normal, and with fewer errors.
Typinator is both simple to use and a little complicated to get started. First, you need to set up phrases, words, sentences, signatures, date or time, or whatever else you type regularly, and then assign abbreviations to each.
As you type the abbreviations Typinator automatically inserts the replacement text you created. The interface can be a bit daunting but once you’ve created three or four replacement words or phrases, it’s very simple to use (and create more complex replacements).
It’s also easy to get carried away with Typinator abbreviations which you’ll need to remember to insert replacement text. Fortunately, clicking the Typinator icon in the Menubar gives you quick access to preferences and your replacement text.