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.

39 comments on TypingAid  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Maniac 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


Maniac 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


Checker 2014-11-24 14:52

@ Maniac: Thanks ... and updated ;)


Maniac 2014-11-24 13:20

TypingAid 2.19.8 has been released

*2.19.8 11/24/2014
** Fixed bug with generation of preferences file
** Fixed sent characters being detected when SendMethod=3


Maniac 2014-11-10 12:31



Checker 2014-11-07 19:45

@ Maniac: Done ;)


Maniac 2014-11-07 16:59

Could someone (Checker?) please update the screenshot to use this image instead?


Maniac 2014-11-06 18:05



Checker 2014-11-06 18:02

@ Maniac: Thanks ... and updated ;)
BTW: I changed the Icon, too.
The icon was 'Photoshop Feather Tablet Icon' ( http://iconbug.com/detail/icon/2598/photoshop-feather-tablet/ ).
I think joby_toss (who added the entry) changed it on his local machine, because he likes it more, than the AHK-icon.
That's may the reason, why it came into TPFC's database.


Maniac 2014-11-06 15:29

TypingAid 2.19.7 has been released.

This fixes major issues with the Preferences file not being read.

*2.19.7 11/6/2014
** The script is no longer compatible with AHK Basic. Please get the newest version from http://www.ahkscript.org.
** Fixes for Unicode - the script would stop reading the preferences file
** Fixes for how the Defaults.ini works when a Preferences.ini exists
** Consolidation of ini reading code
** Auto-correction of Preferences and Wordlist when swapping to/from Unicode version of AHK


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