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TwinkiePaste 1.77 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — TwinkiePaste 1.77

TwinkiePaste saves you from routine by quickly typing in commonly used text.
User rating: 174 (23%) 579 (77%) 30 comments

TwinkiePaste 1.77 was available as a giveaway on July 28, 2014!

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TwinkiePaste is the utility to quickly type in commonly used text, dates, greetings, standard responses, Internet URLs, logins, passwords and code templates. TwinkiePaste helps to type a text quickly in almost any application, thus saving a lot of time and saving you from routine.

How TwinkiePaste works? Press a hotkey in any application. The cursor will display a menu with text templates to be inserted. Select a template from the menu. Done! Text inserted. Hotkey Ctrl+Alt+Enter is used by default. You can choose any other hotkey in the settings. Alternatively you can use triple mouse click to insert the text templates. The essential feature: one hotkey to insert any text template. Needless to keep in mind the settings for each individual text.

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Please note: the program includes one year license

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8; 255 MB RAM; 4 MB HDD


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File Size:

10.7 MB



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I use free TypeText (http://softconstructors.com/en/applications/typetext/index.html) and i like it.

Reply   |   Comment by Maroon  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Again, something I don't need, so won't vote thumbs up, or down. Being fair. However, reading the above comments, I'm glad I don't need this as it sounds like a nightmare. Given that its a Ukrainian company, maybe, just maybe, they are still using windows XP, and no, I'm not being mean by saying that. Not too long ago, they were still a Communist bloc nation. Besides, I was born in Holland.

The other point is... WHY? Why would anyone have a need for anything like this, but then, being 54, I'm old school, copy and paste is second nature to me. Is this what the world is coming to, having it all done for you? really?

Reply   |   Comment by Henk Van Helmond  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Do any of these support right clicking? Is click on a line and options appear in a list.I could use this for contests. Thanks :)

Reply   |   Comment by Owen D  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This is basically a hotkey program that only inserts text. A much better (and FREE) alternative is AutoHotKey. If you can learn to use NotePad, you can learn to code in AutoHotKey.

send, Dear Sir or Madam, {enter}

This is all you have to write, and once you run it every time you press the middle mouse button you will get the salutation "Dear Sir or Madam," followed by a return. You can activate the hotkey to insert the text with any key combination, mouse button, even joystick buttons! The beauty of it is you can learn as much or as little programing as you want to, build a simple hotkey to insert text, auto run any application or build an entire free standing program with wizards and a clickable user interface. Enjoy!

Reply   |   Comment by Fred Waters  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

A free alternative that works perfectly is Clavier+

Reply   |   Comment by peebee  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I registered the portable version with no problem. However that's when things went south. I could not figure out how to add phrases. I couldn't figure out how to do much of anything. I could view the videos if I want... or I can use the program recommended by # 13 Roland. This one is small and easy to figure out.

Reply   |   Comment by gpc111  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thank you for the link to PhraseExpress.
I've been wanting a way to work out math equations in documents for quite awhile. This even works math problems out in notepad.

Once you type in your math equation including the = and press the Tab key; the Total appears and the equation disappears. Sometimes it would be nice to have the option of keeping the equation visible as well as the Total.

Now I'll check out the rest of PhraseExpress features.
Especially its Clipboard Manager in comparison to Spartan Clipboard

Reply   |   Comment by Skirt Chaser  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I was using TypeText portable for some time just to try it out.
My preference is for Ditto portable.
As for Phrase Express portable, this is what a user review said:
"Be careful. Not "freeware". It's nagware or adware of the worst kind."
I will take a look at QuickTextPaste.

Have read the comments on TwinkiePaste. It looks unpolished and not yet ready for prime time. So in this scenario, we the users of GOTD are the proverbial laboratory rats. We are fed a chemical that may or may not be toxic. In this case, the stuff we are given to try looks very toxic indeed.

If you already have Ditto and Typetext, both portable freeware - maybe you do not need to bother with a 1 year expiring alternative that seems to be poorly programmed.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Since people were having problems with TwinkiePaste I started out with the portable version from the dev's site. Monitoring changes in my XP Mode VM, I found that it wasn't portable if you use the strict definition of portable, adding a couple of entries in the registry. Right clicking the tray icon & selecting "Enter License Data..." worked either using the .zip file as-is, or I could expand the zip file into a new folder & copy paste the license info from LicenseData.txt, *plus* copy twinkiepaste_registration.dat into the program's folder.

Next I deleted the registry entries the portable version added & monitored the installation of the trial version download from the dev's site. No surprises there, it added a few more registry entries than the portable version, but limited itself to adding the program's folder & a Start Menu Folder. Activation worked the same as with the portable version.

Last I monitored the installation of the GOTD download -- I wanted to see if there were any changes to the GOTD version that might account for problems. The Start Menu shortcuts & a .ini file were replaced, though opening the .ini files in Notepad they appear identical.

Moving on I started up Sysinternals Process Explorer to see what TwinkiePaste used in the way of supporting files. Although of course I could be missing something, I don't see anything out of the ordinary... It does use Internet Explorer, iertutil.dll, so that has to be installed. It uses htmlayout.dll, installed to the program's folder, signed by Terra Informatica Software, Inc, & Process Explorer flags it as packed -- that means the file is compressed similar to the way you'd zip or 7-zip a file, & because it is packed it might be flagged as harmful by security software, & so quarantined or deleted. It also uses msvcr90.dll -- I do not know if that's the preferred version or required version as msvcr71.dll, msvcr80.dll, msvcr100.dll, & msvcr110.dll were all available.

I do know that win7/8/8.1 usually require admin status or credentials to add files/folders to the Program Files & Program Files (x86) folders -- logged into Windows as an admin just copying a file or folder there you have to click confirmation -- & using 7-zip I cannot ever write a new 7z file to either of those folders. I'd guess that sort of thing *might* be giving some people problems, at least regarding activation, since the twinkiepaste_registration.dat has to be added to the program's folder.

Some people might also want to try some of the alternative settings, e.g. there's a choice to replicate key strokes or use the clipboard.

Otherwise it worked -- in Notepad I'd hit the hot-key combo, getting a drop down menu showing the available choices.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)

So it is a tool that allows predefined text that is written on this program to be pasted in any text editor, then why would the interface look ugly and not user friendly.
It looks all mashed up, i only like the sound it makes after copying the text.
But i think i'll remove it too.
Maybe a better tool is their for this.

Reply   |   Comment by fata  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

FYI. Phrase Express have a portable version and update regularly.


Reply   |   Comment by Nigel  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Hey dudes!

Besides the award-winning "Phrase Express", try this PORTABLE and FREE GEM:


Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+42)

I have been using the free PhraseExpress. If you cant install this or dont like it, try it out its good.

Reply   |   Comment by David L  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

One year license? From visiting the website and reading remarks here, I will not waste my time with this offer. Thanks anyway. I do not think it would help me at all. I use the freeware 'Ditto', which works great for me. Does all that I need and free.

Reply   |   Comment by James Bizzell  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Hallo @developer and other users
registered without problems
BUT unfortunately I´m not able to figure out how to use it
(using windows 7)
please give a step by step guide for such a simple task like

adding phrase "have a nice day"
and then using the program for inserting it in a program
like windows editor (notepad) or word

thank you for your help in advance

Reply   |   Comment by giveawaytrial  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Great idea, extremely unpleasant interface.

The box stays on everything else I'm trying to do

The system will not tell me HOW to get a license

Terrible piece of software. If they used a "normal" interface, had a "normal" license approval process put everything in English rather than Russian they may well have a winner here.

But sorry this is just HORRIBLE - uninstalled

Pity really its actually one of the programs I thought YES when I first read about it as well !

Reply   |   Comment by David Woodroof  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)

Trying to install on WinXP SP3:-
After trying unsuccessfully to enter the license number, using both options:- Copy/Paste Licence Number from Zipfile,
Clicking 'Enter License from Zipfile' my computer sounded like it was in overdrive.
The cursor froze, Ctrl+Alt+Del didn't work, nothing worked.
I let it run for half an hour............still no corsor, no response, nothing.
In the end I had to switch off the power to the computer, which I don't like doing.
Needless to say, it will be uninstalled at the first opportunity.

Reply   |   Comment by Radflier  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

a very small (46K !!), free, portable soft which does the same (with hotkeys configurable) : "Quick Text Paste". http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/QuickTextPaste
(NB In the progr interface, if you click on #esc, you shut it down. If you click on #to tray, it stays active and you send it to systray)

Reply   |   Comment by Roland  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)

One year license for a copy and paste program? Seriously? Typically only anti-virus programs and programs that MUST be updated frequently are commonly yearly subscription-based?! Not even going to try it 'cause of that... Thanks anyways.

Reply   |   Comment by Avid Gamer  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

Hotkey doesn't works.Installed on Windows 7 U.

Reply   |   Comment by Mallikarjun Pandey  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

OK, installed and registered.
But i am having a little puzzling time using this piece of software.
First of it acts like a windows clipboard, except here the user can define how much of a clip can it store.
But the rest of it , i can't understand, maybe some users who have used it or are using it, found a purpose for this utility.
For me it acts like a clipboard.

Reply   |   Comment by fata  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Installed okay, but had trouble finding license code, the font used in the program is a little hard for me to read(Could just be me) I like things real simple and this did not appear simple to me. Thanks anyway for the opportunity to try it.

Reply   |   Comment by Larry  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Registration OK as instructed.
Learned using help menu, some linked video and their website.
I had a taste of the program using their free to try portable version, then installed on win7x64 without any problem.
Just have to learn shortcuts (there is a rollover hint on any entry menu), then it does what it says.
To activate phrase menu (once you make it) keep middle click where you want to paste something and drag a little apart.
That's it

Reply   |   Comment by heyric  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Installed without problems on win 32 system. After clicking on "Get License From ZIP-file" in order to register the thing, it stopped responding and I had to close it via the task manager. There also seems to be another problem with the registration window, it sure slowed down the machine when it popped out.

Reply   |   Comment by dark2  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

On softpedia it got very good review and ratings from users....


So what are you talking about, folks?

Anyway, to settle things once and for all, you can use "Phrase Express" for that!

Reply   |   Comment by Andrea  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-52)

The program refused to except my registration name, opened it in trial mode to an extremely unpleasant interface.
Uninstalled immediately.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)

@ Diniz9- After the year of free updates you can still use the full registered version. The program shows when the version you have installed was created and also when your free updates expire. When a release has a date past your free update expiration date it will be trial if you install it over the previous version.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

After install, the mouse cursor was very slow and the computer wasn't responding. I was unable to stop computer. I had to switch power off. After reboot same problem. Desinstalled in safe mode suppressed the 10 keys left by twinkiepaste in registry and the twinkiepaste folder with some files left in program files. Start Malwarebytes ( result in 2 hours).

Thanks giveaway for some good programs we can discover with you, but a big thumb down for twinkiepaste.

Reply   |   Comment by Detenova  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+53)

The obvious:
what happens after a year? It reverts back to non-functional or is it a full-featured program but without upgrades?


Reply   |   Comment by Diniz  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)

Installed without problems on a Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit system.

The registration does not work for me. No, it's not the first time, that I enter a license key, it's also not the first time, I install a new software.

1) Right click on the icon of TwinkiePaste or press on button "Enter License Data"
2) Click on the button "Get License From ZIP-file"
3) Choose ZIP-file with Your license data
4) Press OK.

Right click on the TwinkiePaste Icon does not do anything on my Win 8.1 system. The TwinkiePaste.exe does not do anything after start and the TwinkiePasteEditor.exe can be started, but without any "Enter License Data" button - and no, this isn't an administrator privileges problem, and yes, i have still a good eyesight.


Press hot key anywhere (ctrl+alt+enter)
triple click by MIDDLE button

does not invoke TwinkiePaste.

An Ukrainian company (G&G Software Maziv Gosha aka Carc) without name and address (on the homepage).

In the TwinkiePaste editor you can change the hotkey. I changed it to "alt"+"enter", the program tells me : the hotkey validated successfully, but does not work.

If somebody gives me an advice how to start this software, I continue my short test... lousy implementation for a version 1.77.

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+96)
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