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ClicKey v1.0.2128.3

webfork on 3 Dec 2016
  • 42KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Oct 2005
  • Suggested by guinness

ClicKey provides sound feedback when a key is pressed, useful for keyboard testing or when you can't see your screen.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download ClicKey.EXE to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Tiper, Qwertick

Tiper v1.6

Midas on 29 Nov 2016
  • 458KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jun 2003
  • Suggested by Island Boy

Tiper makes sounds as you type (confirming key presses.) Choose from several sound effects or add your own.

Runs on:WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: No
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Tiper.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Qwertick

TypingAid v2.22.0

Midas on 29 Nov 2016
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Jun 2015
  • Suggested by joby_toss

TypingAid is a fast and simple auto-completion utility that suggests words and phrases in any window. The program supports European languages with accents, suggestion tooltips, and the ability to add words and phrases to word list with shortcut key.

The program can help with writing in a language different than the available keyboard, with highly technical or medical terminology, or to help cut down on typing for touch or disabled typists.

The program was compiled using an AutoHotkey script and the .AHK source included.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL Version 3
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch TypingAid.exe.

Optionally, you can prepare a list of words, saved as "wordlist.txt" under the same folder as the program file. The zip contains one for general purposes (and the program learns as it goes), but others are available from the homepage.
What's new?
  • Added the ability to exact match on Window Titles (enquote, or tick the checkbox).
  • Added Word Replacements. In wordlist.txt, use the form |r|. To define more than one replacement per word, simply add the word again on a different line. If Case Correction is off, the case of the first letter will be changed to match the word being replaced.
  • Added Word Descriptions. In wordlist.txt, use the form |d|. Replacements and Descriptions are compatible and can exist on the same word. With fixed width fonts, the description will show in a separate column.
  • Added a setting to control the width of the List Box in pixels.
  • Added Numpad Enter as an autocomplete key.
  • Fixed issues with words that had apostrophes (') in them.
  • Set journal_mode to TRUNCATE so the db journal isn't deleted every time.
  • Minor performance improvements when loading the wordlist.
  • Added a progress bar when loading the wordlist.
  • Added a progress bar when cleaning the wordlist (when exiting the script, the box may appear blank. I think this is because the script is exiting).
  • Added framework for database conversions.
  • Fixed issue with overriding the default font.
Latest comments
Checker on 2014-11-24 14:52

@ Maniac: Thanks ... and updated ;)

Maniac on 2014-12-18 15:31

Found a bug when generating new Preferences.ini files. If you've started anew with TypingAid since v2.19.7, it's probably best to delete your preferences.ini, but it will fix the TerminatingCharacters entry IF you have not modified that entry since the Preferences.ini was created.

*2.19.9 12/18/2014
** Fixed bug when creating TerminatingCharacters when generating preferences file. Broken TerminatingCharacters will be repaired if not already modified.
** Added "Threading" during the input loop to cause less missed keys
** Auto-launch 64 bit exe if present and launching a compiled script (name 64 bit script "64.exe")
** Fixed some poorly named variables

Maniac on 2015-04-09 13:25

TypingAid 2.20.0 has been released. It's a total revamp of TypingAid... new database backend, new settings GUI, etc.

*2.20.0 4/9/2015
** Added a Settings window (thanks to HugoV for doing much of the coding).
** Changed the learned words to use an SQLite3 database backend. This should help with future enhancements
** Changing settings no longer requires a script restart
** Added Active/Inactive Notification Area icons
** Added working Pause functionality
** Detecting Window switches now uses Windows Event Hooks, rather than a timer
** Added weighting based on number of characters left to type
** Changed license to GPLv3 for compatibility with AhkDBA SQLite3 interface
** Added the ability to learn words with no alpha characters when hitting Ctrl-Shift-C, or to read them in from Wordlist.txt
** Fixed Wordlist drawing on the mouse when unable to detect the caret position
** Fixed words not being learned when hitting Ctrl-Shift-C while Learning is off
** Large amounts of code refactoring, including renaming all global variables and fixing function scope
** Fixed having length of 1 not work with ForceNewWordCharacters

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Click-N-Type v3.03.414

Midas on 29 Nov 2016

Click-N-Type is a on-screen virtual keyboard for anyone with a disability that prevents him or her from typing on a physical computer keyboard. It features word prediction/completion, macros, audio/visual feedback options including spoken keys etc. It also includes a keyboard designer and many user designed layouts.

Unlike many similar tools, Click-N-Type is able to get text into uncooperative places like browser URL "Address:" fields, Email "To:" addresses, Email "Subject:" fields, dialog boxes like "Open" and "Save As...", and many more.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Adds some COM related entries to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes.
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Download the Word Prediction List and extract to the same folder using 7-Zip or equivalent
  3. Launch Click-N-Type.exe
Latest comments
John on 2009-11-15 22:21

Portable version doesn't seem to work on windows 7 it complains that the comdlg32.ocx component is not registered

fidmas on 2009-12-11 20:09

luojie, Are you sure you have the correct French Language Pack installed on you portable device, as described in the "Special considerations for Click-N-Type Portable:" section at ? There are several for different countries. Also, be sure the correct Input Language has been installed in Windows, and is being used by the current target window. Address questions to .

fidmas on 2009-12-11 20:22

John, We see the possible problem and have eliminated the need for that module, not distributed with Windows 7. However, we still need some more time to sufficiently test Click-N-Type on Windows 7. Please watch the site for the next revision (newer than 3.03.387). Address questions to .

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iSpace v1.00.0b

Midas on 29 Nov 2016
  • 408KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by dmg

iSpace mimics the iPhone function of interpreting a rapid double space as a period-space, which can greatly improve typing speed. The program also provides optional capitalization of the following character. iSpace is useful for any typing procedure where speed is essential, such as dictation or transcription.

Written in autohotkey.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch iSpace.exe.
Latest comments
Squibbly on 2013-05-16 00:54

Very useful application for those versed with the iPhone shortcut as suggested by the developer. For those who are not so familiar, it will be provide less typing than ordinarily supplying a period, space and a capital. Works well across MS Office applications, notepad apps (Notepad, Notepad++, etc), graphic apps like Paint.NET, Fotografix etc.

Rejjy13 on 2013-06-05 14:52

This is a good idea. I have incorporated it in my computer through an AHK script.

Space::DoubleTap("{BS}. ")

DoubleTap(key) {
If (A_ThisHotkey==A_PriorHotkey && A_TimeSincePriorHotkey < 250)
Send %key%
Send {%A_ThisHotkey%}

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