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Pulover's Macro Creator v5.3.7 Updated

billon on 23 Nov 2020
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by webfork

Pulover's Macro Creator is an automation tool and script generator that provides users with a variety of functions, as well as a built-in activity recorder. You can not only add keystrokes and mouse actions to your scripts, but also manage windows, controls, files, strings, search images/pixels and even create if/else statements to control the flow of your macros. The program helps both with simple, repetitive tasks as well as complex automation efforts.
Tutorial videos are available.

Developed using AutoHotkey.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MacroCreator.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AutoHotkey, Mouse Recorder Premium, LSMacro
What's new? See:
https://github.com/Pulover/PuloversMacroCreator/releases
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2016-08-04 13:16

On the homepage the link to the portable version downloads version 5.0.3
Direct download link to version 5.0.4 is: https://github.com/Pulover/PuloversMacroCreator/releases/download/v5.0.4/PuloversMacroCreator-Portable.zip

webfork on 2016-08-04 21:51

@Ennovoy: confirmed, updated

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PhraseExpress v15.0.73 Updated

billon on 9 Nov 2020
  • 29MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by JohnW

PhraseExpress is a keyboard macro utility that manages all your frequently used text phrases from a taskbar icon and allows you to paste them into any application with a single mouse click, a keyboard shortcut, or a text macro command. The program is ideal for email reply templates, signatures, addresses and any other information that you find yourself typing repeatedly.

PhraseExpress also includes powerful macro functions to launch programs, files or email messages, offers support for dynamic macro commands and comes with a unique text-prediction feature.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "Portable Edition" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch phraseexpress.exe -portable.
Similar/alternative apps: Texter
What's new? See:
https://www.phraseexpress.com/download/changelog/#client
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AndTheWolf on 2017-01-10 18:00

Most recent version is 12.0.124

Ennovy on 2017-01-10 18:30

@AndTheWolf: Thanks. The version history however is not updated

bartelsmedia on 2020-08-17 04:38

You can find the version history here:
Windows version:
https://www.phraseexpress.com/download/changelog/

Mac version:
https://www.phraseexpress.com/mac/download/changelog/

Enjoy!

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Beeftext v7.2 Updated

billon on 28 Sep 2020
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by smaragdus

Beeftext is a text substitution tool that automates the entry of frequently-used text, functional in any application that supports copy/paste. Text automation is achieved via "combos," or a text snippet substituted via a user defined keyword that serves as a trigger for the snippet. These combos can be organized into groups or individually disabled.

Additional features include playing a sound on execution, automatic backup, export and import, pause, tray control and more.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT
How to extract: Download the "PortableEdition" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Beeftext.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Lintalist, PhraseExpress, Texter, TyperTask
What's new? See:
https://github.com/xmichelo/Beeftext/releases
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2018-05-06 23:25

Love this software. Was previously using Typertask, but this is much better.

stisev on 2019-09-07 20:38

Doesnt work in Citrix. This is a huge dealbreaker

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AutoText v7.6 Updated

agam on 10 Sep 2020
  • 306KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by agam

AutoText offers in a small tooltip window saved words, texts, phrases, snippets etc. during typing in any other program and will insert the selected item directly to the cursor position. In case of unsuccessful search, Space, Return, PgUp, PgDn etc. closes the small window, so that fast and liquid typing is not disturbed. Three different search methods can be set.

In addition AutoText monitors the clipboard and saves the last X text entries of the clipboard, which can then be retrieved as well.

Category:
Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AutoText.exe.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2019-05-12 10:30

Download link is a 404

webfork on 2019-05-19 16:25

@hamasaki: just tested on my side and not seeing an error

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Lintalist v1.9.13

lintalist on 13 Apr 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Apr 2020
  • Suggested by lintalist

Lintalist is a context sensitive text-expander with abbreviations, shortcuts, plugins, scripts and search. It allows you to store and (incrementally) search and edit texts in bundles and paste a selected text in your active program. The text can be interactive, for example you can automatically insert the current time and date, ask for (basic) user input or make a selection from a list etc and finally it can also run a script. You can use keyboard shortcuts or abbreviations to paste the text (or run the script) without opening the search window. You can also use formatted text (html, markdown and rtf) and images. A 64-bit version is also available.

Written in AutoHotkey

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. The program can create shortcuts (lnk) on your desktop and/or startup folder for you.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Lintalist.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Texter
What's new? See:
https://github.com/lintalist/lintalist/blob/master/changelog.md
Latest comments
nickodemos on 2019-05-26 09:05

I agree with TP109 that this program just works. Currently I have close to a thousand snippets that average 25 lines and the program still runs smoothly.

hamasaki on 2020-04-11 21:41

Doesn't work unless I'm missing something. Change any setting, restart and it crashes.

hamasaki on 2020-04-12 11:12

As a follow up, I contacted the developer and this has been fixed.

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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.

Category:
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.

Category:
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.

Category:
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.

Category:
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 http://cnt.lakefolks.com/portable.htm ? 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 Click-N-Type@LakeFolks.com .

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 http://cnt.lakefolks.com site for the next revision (newer than 3.03.387). Address questions to Click-N-Type@LakeFolks.com .

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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.

Category:
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%
else
Send {%A_ThisHotkey%}
return
}

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TyperTask v1.20

smaragdus on 30 Apr 2018
  • 53KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Mar 2012
  • Suggested by dmg

TyperTask is a powerful automation utility with a simple text-based interface. The program enables a variety of capabilities including automatic text replacement as you type, launch of web addresses and files via hotkeys, mouse events, window focus and more.

Note that first-time users should read the detailed instructions and examples of function definitions available under the Help menu.

NOTE: Program discontinued, linking to archive.org. Also available from PortableApps (thanks shnbwmn).

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download typertask.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Lintalist, PhraseExpress, Texter
Latest comments
webfork on 2018-04-14 14:26

smaragdus: yes, please do

Andrew Lee on 2018-04-17 22:32

Thanks to smaragdus. I have made V1.20 available for direct download.

shnbwmn on 2018-04-18 07:02

On PortableApps (1.20 Rev. 2):

https://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/typertask-portable

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TYPETEST v2.2

Midas on 29 Nov 2016
  • 112KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by donald

TYPETEST will help anyone at any level to improve on their typing speed. It includes both short and long word lessons, along with configurable lessons. It can load any .TXT file (three are provided.) Additional spaces are omitted for the tests. The tests can be spoken by the PC.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Typetest.exe.

TIPP10 v2.1.0

billon on 22 Mar 2019
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Mar 2011
  • Suggested by I am Baas

TIPP10 is a free touch typing tutor with an extensive progress tracker, numerous training lessons and the ability to create your own. Characters that are mistyped are repeated more frequently. Also available in PortableApps.com format.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch tipp10.exe.
Latest comments
MajorTom on 2016-05-22 09:58

Limited keyboard support, directed mainly to German Speaking users.

Specular on 2019-03-22 01:43

I've used this years before but after re-checking it I was kind of surprised there was no WPM (Words Per Minute) counter anywhere, instead only CPM (Characters Per Minute) is listed. Have read elsewhere that WPM is CPM/5 but it would be preferable to be displayed within such a program.

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Stamina Typing Tutor v2.5

Midas on 29 Nov 2016
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Stamina is a multifunctional touch-typing tutor with support for several Keyboard layouts and languages. Lessons designed for mastering certain keys. Use text from an external file, lesson editor. Precision clock &amp; Timer. Progress graphs by days and sessions. Statistics: Keystrokes (in Kb) &amp; duration. Illumination of letters and finger work zones on the virtual keyboard. MP3 background + a Playlist. Customizable appearance.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder
  2. Copy all files (except uninstall.exe) to a folder of your choice
  3. Uninstall the application
  4. Launch Stamina.exe

Qwertick v1.01

smaragdus on 30 Nov 2016
  • 33KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Oct 2007
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Qwertick is a small and simple utility that makes the keyboard sound like a typewriter.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download qwertick.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: Tiper
Latest comments
Napiophelios on 2010-05-28 20:16

This is great. :)

Andreas on 2010-05-31 13:37

I love it too. Since I started it I wonder when it will start to annoy me but so far ... click click click shrooOOomm :-)

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TypeFaster Typing Tutor v0.4.2

webfork on 15 Sep 2017
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by wozza

TypeFaster Typing Tutor teaches you how to touch-type. Once you can touch-type you will not need to look at the keyboard to find the letters you want to type. It supports multiple keyboard layouts, and features typing statistics and the option of practicing the least accurate/slowest/custom keys.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder C:\Program Files\TypeFaster
  2. Copy all files (except uninstall.exe) to a folder of your choice
  3. Uninstall the program
  4. Launch TypeFaster.exe
Latest comments
Toby on 2006-09-23 07:50

I've only used this one a little but I'm enjoying. I'm setting it up for my wife and daughter to use to practice their typing. Good little program.

Joe on 2008-06-05 18:13

I like it. In just a few months of using this, Ktouch and Klavaro I've gone from about 10 wpm (while looking back and forth from the keyboard to the monitor) to between 30 and 40 wpm without looking at the keyboard. I feel like a god.

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