The latest TypeIt4Me Touch update has dropped. Activate all the sets!

TypeIt4Me Touch 3.5 running on an iPhone 12Hey, we’re back. How has it been over 4 months already since we last piped up with a newsflash? Guess we sometimes lose track of time when we’re busy toiling in the code mines. Anyway, in case you were wondering what we’ve been up to, we’ve just released a substantial TypeIt4Me Touch update. 

Along with the customary bug fixes and performance optimisations, TypeIt4Me Touch 3.5 introduces a handful of frequently requested new features. The first (and this one’s the biggie) is the ability to activate multiple sets of snippets, so you’re no longer limited to expanding snippets from a single set at a time. Now, it’s possible to keep your snippets organised in separate groups and still have as many of them simultaneously available at your fingertips as you need. Just flip the switch next to a set’s name or swipe right across the whole row to toggle it on or off.

Speaking of swiping, we also added support for a gesture that streamlines the process of changing a set’s name. If you swipe left on a set you’ll notice there’s a new “Rename” option next to the “Delete” button. All part of our ongoing quest to save you as many superfluous taps on the screen as possible.

But wait, where are you going? There’s more. Now that you can activate as many snippet sets as your ❤️ desires, we took the opportunity to supplement the app with some more (optional) pre-defined sets. These include common accented words, useful symbols, popular brand and technology names and over 900 emoji 😎. The emoji snippet abbreviations are in the :emoji_name: format commonly used on Slack and other platforms. You can of course change these to whatever memorable shortcuts you prefer.

Last but not least, those of you lucky enough to own an iPad get a bonus feature. When you open the tap-to-insert menu that lives above the note composition field in the iPadOS version, you’ll find it’s now equipped with a search filter. If you forget the exact abbreviation you defined, instead of scrolling through hundreds of snippets hunting for the one you can’t quite put your finger on, just punch in a couple of letters to narrow the list down and…bingo!

That’s all the news we can share for the time being. It’s been a chaotic year and some…stuff…has interrupted our normal working rhythm. We’re picking up speed again, though and as usual we have several irons in the fire. There are maintenance updates for TypeIt4Me and Juice! underway on the Mac side of things as well as a couple of other embryonic iOS side projects we’re doing for fun just to keep sane. We should have more to say about those in due course. In the meantime, be kind to yourselves, take care of each other and we’ll check in again with you soon. Ish. Soon-ish.

TypeIt4Me Touch 3.0 is now available.

Phew, it’s hot out there. Six months have sped by in a blur since we opened the gate and shooed TypeIt4Me 5.4 for Mac out into the wild. Today, we’re pleased to say that its wee iOS cousin TypeIt4Me Touch 3.0 has finally been released and is available for download on the App Store.

In addition to bug fixes and iOS 8 optimisation, this update offers a keyboard extension you can easily switch to in order to access and expand your TypeIt4Me abbreviations in any app.

The primary intended use of the iOS app itself remains the speedy composition and sharing of notes. As for the TypeIt4Me Touch keyboard extension: this is not designed to replace your default keyboard, but to complement it. Apple’s built in shortcut functionality and superb QuickType algorithms offer excellent predictive and corrective features for swiftly and accurately typing short words, names and phrases, so we didn’t set out to reinvent the wheel.

Our aim with TypeIt4Me Touch 3.0 is to provide you with a useful keyboard add-on that you can quickly switch to for dipping into your library of lengthy, multi-line or even multi-paragraph TypeIt4Me abbreviations when you need them.

Addresses. Boilerplate texts. Blocks of programming code, markup or CSS. Literary quotes. Scientific formulae. All these and a whole lot more can be right at your fingertips, ready to be entered into any app you’re using with just a couple of keystrokes. Best of all, if you store TypeIt4Me snippets created on your Mac in iCloud, you’ll be able to manage and sync these across all your devices.

Time for us to get back to the lab for now. We hope you enjoy the summer and that TypeIt4Me Touch will free up a little more time for you to spend in a sun lounger sipping a pina colada.