Type Less and Produce More With PhraseExpress

PCWorld: Type Less and Produce More With PhraseExpress

Type an abbreviation, hit TAB and PhraseExpress blurts out whole phrases or even paragraphs.

“I often find myself typing the same things over and over, and not just in online debates. PhraseExpress (free for personal use) simplifies this process, allowing me to hit just a few keys to insert an oft-used expression. More mundanely, it can greatly simplify a lot of business writing which relies on boilerplate text sections, such as ‘We eagerly await your reply,’ ‘We thank you for your business,’ or ‘Vinnie The Knife and Crowbar Jones will be by on Monday to discuss your past due accounts.’

PhraseExpress is one of the most feature-rich programs of these sorts I’ve seen. It has a powerful macro definition language, allowing you to create such tools as the (included) automatic buzzword generator, which will automatically produce such gems as ‘deploy collaborative networks’ and ‘brand innovative vortals.’ To generate that, all I had to do was type ‘buzzw’ and hit tab. The tab key is the default ‘action’ key for PhraseExpress; when you type the start of a word or phrase it recognizes, a small window will pop up with the suggested completion. Hit tab to accept, or just keep typing to keep going. If you type quickly and don’t watch the screen, you may well type past the suggested text; however, this is infinitely preferable to hanging the program while you manually dismiss any unwanted input.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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