Increasing productivity when working with the computer requires you to constantly improve your typing skills. Aside from practicing typing and measuring your speed, you can also opt for certain productivity tools that allow automatic typing of frequently used words or phrases. Such a utility is
This lightweight application enables you to define multiple phrases you know you repeatedly use and associate them with specific keystrokes (character sequences). When typing in a keystroke, the attached word or phrase automatically replaces it.
This particularly comes in handy to those who have to type repetitive text sections, such as when sending emails or newsletters. Not only that it saves you a significant amount of time, but it also allows you to rest assured that the text you typed is correct.
WriteYours is currently available for English and Russian, although it would serve it good to broaden the language range. Running in the system tray, it doesn’t stay in the way of your work and interacts with any application you write text in, be it an editor or a browser.
An XML file remembers all the phrases and associations, which are neatly displayed in a table. The text can be case sensitive if you want to and multiple keystrokes can be associated with the same phrase. Additionally, the caret can be automatically returned to the left once the phrase is inserted.
To conclude with, WriteYours is definitely benefic for those who work with the computer on a daily basis and perform repetitive typing operations. There is no doubt that the typing skill is enhanced with practice but having an extra helper doesn’t do any harm. On the contrary, it might surprise you with how much it can increase productivity.