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Giveaway of the day — Typing Assistant 4.2

Auto-Completes frequently used words and phrases anywhere
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 878 (59%) 602 (41%) 62 comments

Typing Assistant 4.2 was available as a giveaway on December 20, 2008!

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Typing Assistant Auto-Completes frequently used words and phrases anywhere. It makes typing faster, more intelligent and lowers effort. When typing, a smart Typing Assistant suggestion window opens to show you the possible words you are typing, then, with one key stroke, it automatically completes the word for you.

Key Features

  • Universal Compatibility: Works with virtually all programs.
  • Freely Dictionary Selecting: General or professional dictionary is available.
  • Auto-Learn: Learns unknown and recently typed words.
  • Auto-Expand: Expands shorthand to full text.
  • Auto-Clipboard: Quickly accesses clipboard history.
  • Auto-Launch: Launches frequently used application conveniently.
  • Spell Checking: Beep on misspelled words.
  • Easy to Configure: Satisfies the needs of both fast typist and hunt and peck typing.
  • Portable: Runs from a USB memory device.
  • Easy to use.

System Requirements:

Microsoft Windows NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista; Pentium 600 MHz or higher processor; 64MB RAM or more

Publisher:

Sumit Software

Homepage:

http://www.sumitsoft.com/

File Size:

3.74 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#62

I am surprised at all the negative comments on the GAOTD forum.....A lot of people complained that it took longer to read thru the list and make the selection than to type the word....But I find that my required word is often the first or second on the list (!!), so it really cuts down typing time since you can finish many words with just one click. People were annoyed with all the pop-ups, but the more words you can finish with one click, the faster you go. Even if it popped up on every word, that would cut your typing time down considerably! I don't find it annoying at all. I think maybe people didn't use it enough--the more you use it, the better it gets at typing the right word at the top of the list. Usually most things we write have a lot of repeats within the same document, so it's really good if you are writing on a particular topic. This is especially true if you have long words that get repeated a lot. Since most desired words seem to come first or second on the list, this should speed up even the fastest typists. By the way, you can set how fast you want the pop-up to appear.

Reply   |   Comment by Janet  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

#63
Well, I write in English, so it's the only dictionary I need :)

By the way, I checked an official site of Typing Assistant, and I still don't understand where are their dictionaries from. Are you sure they do not violate any licenses ?

Reply   |   Comment by Jeremy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

Take a look at Type Booster. The latest version introduces a suggestion in a form of tooltip. It does not obscures your view while typing.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeremy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

Typing assistant 4.1 takes exactly 8.4mb of ram to run.

Reply   |   Comment by Jman  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

#40 That is right, I work with foreign language and many typing is just repeating, then it is useful for me. This basic tool should not be very helpful for everyone, or it must have been integrated in Windows.

Reply   |   Comment by sala  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

I think users who said this program is annoying should know more about it. Anyway I like this program, it is designed thoughtfully in my opinion.

P.S The GIVEAWAY is expired, but the special offer on the developer's website is still available.

Reply   |   Comment by jack  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

@mike, #42:
Ofcource every process running allocates resources on your pc. This is just stating the obvious, so clear, I thought it was not worth being mentioned. So does TA use resources to, no question about that.

The thing is, will it slow down your work. Ofcourse when you are multitasking and running batches or something like that while typing, you can easily get into a situation where everything gets to be very different and you are going to notice that you're stressing and straining your pc. Perhaps you'll experience little freezes while typing in such a case.
TA will have it's part in it, so will those batches or your pc-configuration etc. TA will not have a big part in it. TA allone while typing in Word or something like that, will not give you problems, not even 'driving an old car'.

My point is something more general and apart from your wallet or your particular pc use and configuration.

Reply   |   Comment by ALF  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

Definitely annoying if you run it constantly and just let it nag you, however apps like this can be handy for repetitive tasks... form letters... PR releases... etc. but you have to take the time to set them up. It's the kind of utility that's worth having in your toolkit.. nobody said you have to start it with Windoze and let it become a CPU hog.

Reply   |   Comment by CluelessNewbie  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

Useful. There was a program very much like this for DOS, way back when. I can't remember its name - does anyone remember?

Reply   |   Comment by J  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

#50 #51 That is right!

Reply   |   Comment by Salary  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

I don't think this is better than Direct Access which was offered here before. You can program it for things you type frequently, even whole paragraphs of text.

Reply   |   Comment by Davette  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

I tried this software but Phrase Express is much superior (and free).

Reply   |   Comment by Fidel  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

Does anyone know how this compares to Jitbit AutoText?
Many thanks,
Janet

Reply   |   Comment by Janet  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

I tried this a few months back, and didn't find it to be very helpful because it guessed wrong too frequently. I'm a pretty good typist and speller, so it actually got in the way. For slower typists and people who can't spell well, this might be helpful.

To #6 (NYB) - OpenOffice has a similar built in function that guesses the word you're typing. It, too, is wrong much of the time, but I'm using it for creative writing. I think it would work better for the more limited vocabulary of business writing. You might want to update to the newest version of OO if your version doesn't include this feature.

Reply   |   Comment by Keter  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

If you want a tool that provides auto-complete function, i recommend using Notepad++, beacause it have a buitl-in function like that. And Notepad++ supports unicode, too. I'm using it and feel very comfortable and save much time in typing code, reports, etc. No need to pay for something that have been well done!

Reply   |   Comment by Zig  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

Thanks Dirk, PhraseExpress is great!

Reply   |   Comment by jobe  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

What's with all of the stupid suggestions of using this software to help to spell?
Maybe it's the idiotic "get results with no effort" mentality of today or could this tool actually be for people too lazy to pick up a dictionary?

If you are too lazy to type out full words, this software is for you.
If you have a repetitive job where you must rewrite many things daily, this software could make your life easier.
If you can't spell, Learn how and don't be so damned lazy.

Reply   |   Comment by rdcghfbgjhjk,h  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

@Tyler, #41:
Like said before, you have to tune it (look for delay-settings).
When you tune it the right way, you cannot type faster anymore.
Compare apples with apples and not with oranges.

Reply   |   Comment by ALF  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

I can type faster than the program can keep up with. I do find the program to be useful though, as a gauge for misspelled words.

I had bought 3.0, and upgraded to 3.1 from here. 3.1 was so full of bugs, I had a hard time using the program. It would run just fine for quite awhile, then choke. It would stop working, mess up my desktop, and toss up all sorts of little pop up windows. You could never read what the windows were saying, other than the OK on the button.

I complained to the company that made the software, and they fully admitted the bugs. They wanted me to pay for yet another version.
I have no problem paying for good software, but I had already bought 3.0. Then upgraded to the buggy one. I was pissed off to say the least.

I would like the thank GAOTD for the newer version.

Sumit Software can suck it!

Reply   |   Comment by Jman  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

#41: "I tried it out just to tell you guys about it. I can type regularly faster than this thing can even register what i was typing, i might be helpful if your a bad speller but typing wise, dont use it."

Thanxs! The ironny s apreciateded! ;?P

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

#30: "What kind of performance-drop is anybody in the right mind expecting, when TA is running. ... By no way will this slow you down."

Actually *ANY* running program or svc has the potential to slow things down -- it takes up resources that are then unavailable for everything else. A program like Typing Assistant has to capture what you're typing, & adding that process to those already running has to give your PC something extra to do.

Whether it matters enough to be noticeable depends on what else is running & how much resources the PC has to start with. Arnold would have no trouble at all carrying in the groceries -- my 80+ year old mom would. ;?P

FWIW before anyone starts saying whatever about anyone's PC, there used to be a saying years (& years) ago when I was into street racing: "You're car only goes as fast as your wallet". PCs work the same way. They're only as fast as the money you (or your parents) pour into them. ;?P

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

I tried it out just to tell you guys about it. I can type regularly faster than this thing can even register what i was typing, i might be helpful if your a bad speller but typing wise, dont use it.

Reply   |   Comment by Tyler  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

Tried this program just now, I want to clarify two points by my experience:

1) Some person say this program is annoying, actually user can disable the real-time suggestion window by menu setting. Even if the real-time suggestion feature is disabled, the auto expand and clipboard history access features are still available.

2) Who guess that this software will slow down computer should have a try. The suggestion is really 'real-time'.

I think it is more helpful for two types of person:
1) Who need to do many repeating typing everyday.
2) Who types with foreign language.

Reply   |   Comment by yan hui  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

Martin Page...
Note comparing Nagarsoft to this "FREE GIVEAWAY of the Day" is not even a fair comparison. One costs, one is free to use...Hmmm....did you miss the jist of this site?
My USB device failed as I tried to load this so I shall go buy another if I can get out to do that today. If not thanks GAOTD anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill Welch  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

I dont like Typing Assistant. Phrase Express is MUCH better:
http://www.phraseexpress.com

It is freeware and the big advantage is that Phrase Express can autocomplete full sentences and not only single words. The single word prediction by TA sucks because it is way to distracting. Waste of time.

Dirk

Reply   |   Comment by Dirk  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

#30 I agree your comment very much. This utility is more helpful than you though if you make suitable settings.

Reply   |   Comment by kala joe  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

Auto-complete & auto-correction have been options in the 3 top word processors since long, long ago: WordPerfect, Word, & Lotus. [no offense intended -- this was Before Star (Open) Ofc] If you're writing code in a Microsoft program, you know about IntelliSense. Millions of users found & find it useful, or else this feature would be buried in the app or dropped instead of being advertised. Typing Assistant as an add-on brings this capability to most (all?) other programs.

Any Auto Complete/Correct sort of feature does take getting used to, has to be used for a while (& corrected) to be at it's best [just like speech recognition], & many users don't think the effort's worth it... Depends on you & how/what you type; some folks just won't want to bother.

Firefox for example has included a spell checker for years, underlining any misspelling as you type, and as I type this comment, using 2 "-" characters in a row auto-corrects into "--" (the 1st is a hyphen & the 2nd -- which may not be obvious depending on the font -- a longer dash). A lot of people wouldn't/don't care, nor are they enthusiastic about stopping their typing & going back to fix miss-spelled words underlined in red. Others might care about it creating a doc in their word processor, but not filling in some comment on a web page. If you think Typing Assistant might fit the way you type &/or work, give it a try.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

I DESPISE having a word processor tell me what it thinks I want to type. I even have the T9 input turned off on my cell phone because that is even MORE annoying.

I for one do not need any "yuping" lessons. : )

Reply   |   Comment by wiggumc1  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

#27: That is good, the free license on GAOTD is only available for English version, but the $9.95 offer is available for all versions. I have got a license for my native language, this price is worthy.

Reply   |   Comment by Le paose  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

I know that the this is not the right place, but I have tried all other options. In the past week, I have tried to sign up as a forum member three times. RickS, Rick_S and this morning Iric. I used the email address here. I have never received the email messages to complete registration. They are not in my spam folder. Not in my online email account. Nowhere that I can find.

I have sent two emails, but did not receive a reply to them. Can you help me fix it. As an IT professional, I am also curious as to the reasons.

Thank you,

Rick

p.s. If it is done manually, please use Iric of the 3.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Siegert  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

thanks for this program. I type so slowly that I'll most likely not use it, but thank you anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by Stephan  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

Good job, thanks to GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Hosan da  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

Have you ever imported a textfile in some application. Even the worst and oldest computer (Yes even with Win3.1 or plain DOS for an OS) is much much faster than any human being can type.

What kind of performance-drop is anybody in the right mind expecting, when TA is running.
By no way will this slow you down.
I think the claim of slowing you down is just there because some commenters are not in for this software and it seems a kind of logical statement to make against TA. But really nobody will experience a performance-drop while typing. Your PC will be waiting like forever, even with TA running, between keys.

Being able to work with TA is something different and rather personal, but yes some people will be distracted and slowed down working; others will like it and even speed up their typing.

You do have to tune, though. Set it, only to interfere, for long words only. Your working will profit from that, for those who do like working with TA.

Reply   |   Comment by ALF  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

The developer provides special offer on today and tomorrow(48 hours), all products are $9.95 now!
http://www.sumitsoft.com/buynow.htm

Reply   |   Comment by Hosan da  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

#25: I think you should try before you make the conclusion, because TA really doesn't slow down the computer, it is well designed in my opinion.

Reply   |   Comment by Lon slin  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

I, too, tried this utility when it was offered previously, and was not very impressed. I strongly recommend PhraseExpress instead, which is free for personal use, works more reliably and more conveniently, and has lot of other functions too. You can see my review in post #64 of my utilities blog (which followed up post #24).

I hope this is helpful.

Reply   |   Comment by JonathansToolBarAndGrill  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

I have tried many text expander, but Typing Assistant is the best in my opinion. Because it integrats shorthand abbreviation and clipboard history very well, this feature makes it outstanding.

Reply   |   Comment by Lon slin  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

Too funny, that out of the first 8 responses, 7 had spelling errors. I could go further with grammatical errors but since this program isn't supposed to correct that, I'll let it go at that.

I didn't download this this time or the last time it was offered because common sense tells me that it will slow down my computer. And I don't see how pausing after typing a few letters and finding the word I want will actually make my life easier. Seems like too much work to try and be lazy, to me.

Reply   |   Comment by PLady  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

had it from the last time it was given! Found it to be a real pain in the rear end. Uninstalled it within a few days. Not recommended at all as it tries to be domineering whenever your typing almost anything.

Reply   |   Comment by who said that  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

Thanks to GAOTD, I pay attention to this software for a period, installed it and work well from your giveaway. The most advantage for me is that I no longer worry about my spelling now, especially for long words.

Reply   |   Comment by sliter  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

And finally tried TA 4.2 english downloaded from the vendors website and as expected it did not recognise the GAOTD reg information but it does exhibit the same faulty keyboard enable/disable logic even though the control panel "Keyboard Layout Manage" GUI layout is different from the GAOTD release.
The version 4.1 they have whats new page for download appears to function ok, just the usual registration details do not work, which is to be expected.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

I bought a license several months ago and use it everyday now. I think most person will benefit from it depending on the settings of Typing Assistant.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeredan  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

I find this program uesful, however: when I open it it shows a window
asking to register & 20 days before expiration.
So it it free or not ?
Yes, yuping lessons would be nice too, as # 1 suggested ...(wink,wink)

Mod: Please, read the 'readme' file. You'll find out how to register the software.

Reply   |   Comment by Hula  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

I've used these types of program before, and you actually end up spending longer making sure it's going to auto-complete the right word than just typing normally...

Reply   |   Comment by ftr  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

This is better than the last version of this software offered here at GAOTD. That version used to show up typed passwords in the dropdown list, but this one has a security page where you can specify your passwords as exceptions. But I would have liked it to be even more user-friendly by auto-detecting password fields and avoid auto-learning those words.
In my opinion, it would be useful for people who are not very good at spellings (much like #1), rather than for people with slow typing.
@#9(Louie):

1. It does not slow down the computer (at least its not noticeable).
2. It may not be useful to everyone, but can be a boon for chronic misspellers.
3. This software learns what you have been typing most frequently and brings that up as the most probable one. The icon only indicates that you have already typed those words once before, which over a period of time would cover most commonly used words.

@all:
Give this one a try and if you find it annoying just use the included uninstaller.

-- Jay V

Reply   |   Comment by Jay V  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

Thanks for the heading, #2/StuN

Hope you do it right, people.

We have been given re-re-re-re-runs out of some "pearls" and not a single one of the GOOD ones: ShellLess (updated versions - win2K compatible now!), Direct Access and Advanced File Organizer *3.01* (updated also), and as for games, Hacker Evolution - ReInserction and Biathlon.

Reply   |   Comment by SkyFrontier  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

I have family members who are constantly asking me how to spell this/that word, when composing an email. For that reason, I have downloaded/installed it, and am currently trying it, myself. It may seem like a pain-in-the-rear for them, at first, but hopefully, in the long run this will work out well for them. :)

Reply   |   Comment by RosnSC  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

Furhter to my previous comment on the software I just installed TA 4.0 from an old download from their website and although it does not accept the registration details, the keyboard layouts stay put and the default just installed settings do work. So something has been broken since then.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

Thumbs down on this one. It is extremely annoying.

Reply   |   Comment by Jack wilson  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

I'm having problems getting to accept and KEEP the united kingdom keyboard layout as an enabled layout, it keeps moving all the english layouts to the disabled keyboad layout pane. I have tried running it as administrator and here even when all layouts are enabled it shows "no entry" sign over the thumbs up icon in the systray.

When run as non-admin and it has all the english layouts in the disabled pane I can move them over to the enabled pane but no change is shown until the program is restarted, but it doesn't seem to work... and if the systray icon is double clicked to disable and once more to re-enable it... the "no-entry" sign overlays the thumbs up icon again and all the same english keyboard layouts are back in the disabled pane once again. I did uninstall Typing Assistant 3.2 BEFORE installing this and confirmed they would be in different folders anyway so should not adversely intgeract with each others files anyway. I shall try earlier versions.

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