Hey, 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.