Ergonis Software’s (http://www.ergonis.com) Typinator 6, the latest version of its tool for auto-typing text and auto-correcting typos systemwide across all Mac OS X applications, sports over 50 new features and improvements.
With an inclusion mechanism, text expansions can execute external scripts and include their results in the expansion. Typinator supports scripts written in in many different languages like AppleScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and arbitrary shell scripting languages.
The biggest innovation in Typinator 6 is the possibility to create expansions based on regular expressions. And the new HTML expansions aren’t just text expansions that happen to contain HTML code, but rather a distinct expansion format that can be described in HTML. HTML expansions are useful for mail applications that support rich text messages, such as Apple Mail, Microsoft Outlook, Airmail, Thunderbird, as well as many web-based mail services like iCloud Mail and Gmail.
The sets and rules in Typinator 6 are now visible side by side, which makes it easier to move rules and makes the meaning of the buttons below the lists clearer. The expansion area can be resized, the Typinator menu is shorter and has a clearer structure, and the wording of many messages and labels has been revised to improve the comprehensibility.
Typinator comes with other goodies such as a list of built-in predefined sets, like autocorrection for English, German, and French, DOuble CApitals correction, auto-capitalize sentences, subscripts, superscripts, inline calculation, clipboard conversion, a HTML snippets set with over 100 abbreviations for elements of the HTML standard, and more.
Typinator 6 requires Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later. Mac OS X 10.6 or higher is recommended.
Typinator can be purchased on the Ergonis Software web site for approximately US$32 for a single user license. A family pack for installation on up to five computers is $49. The upgrade to Typinator 6 is free for anyone who bought a license before Oct. 1, 2013.