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Typing Assistant 5.0 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Typing Assistant 5.0

Typing Assistant autocompletes your frequently used words and phrases anywhere. It makes typing faster, more intelligent and lowers effort.
User rating: 459 29 comments

Typing Assistant 5.0 was available as a giveaway on November 1, 2009!

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Typing Assistant Auto-Completes your frequently used words and phrases in any Windows application. The program automatically learns the words you type, automatically corrects spelling mistakes, automatically expands user-defined shorthand to full text, automatically accesses clipboard history contents, and automatically launches user-defined application/file/folder so that the more you use the program, the smarter it becomes and the more you find it useful.

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:

Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7; PC with Pentium 600 MHz or higher processor; 64MB RAM or more


Sumit Software



File Size:

3.73 MB



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I also agree the opinion that Phrase Express is better. I tried Typing Assistant for days and turned back to Phrase Express.

Reply   |   Comment by Fidel  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Simple to learn, Straight forward to use, Saved me, a keyboard typist a lot of hassles. Thanks for bringing it back, I had just formatted my PC.

Reply   |   Comment by Praveen  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Thank you giveawayoftheday! I almost missed this giveaway. The tool is helpful for me when I type repetitive text in my job. I am using it to write this message now. It is smart when I type my name, my email address and any long words such as "giveawayoftheday".

Reply   |   Comment by JSmith  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I used the previous version given away here and recommended it to all my colleagues in my department (we're technical writers). However, after a while, it started to get in the way because of some screen bugs. However, it was very useful despite the bugs so I'm going to give it a try again. Hopefully, it won't be so buggy this time :). Thanks GAOTD and Sumit Software!

Reply   |   Comment by Universal Cynic  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Have fun with this ultimate annoyance... a program that constantly pops up and nags at you. No thanks.


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

#1 "* Sometimes it works (gives suggestions like it should) and sometimes it doesn’t."

That is a Vista Security restriction, items operating in different security zones cannot interact with each others GUI. If TA is run as an administrator it cannot interact with non-elevated programs. If it is run non-administrator it cannot interact with elevated programs.
It's not random or sometimes, it is entirely predictable and expected.

Reply   |   Comment by tech_head  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)


Only the English version is giveawayoftheday today. But it seems that other language dictionary file can also be imported to the program. I use German_common.bsc file and it works well.

Reply   |   Comment by Spoter  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

I think this is a great giveaway! I can type at a decent speed and I love this software. I deal with putting my e-mail and username into many things and it is much easier to type 3 letters and press enter than to put in a 13 letter long email. Thank you for the great giveaway , this is a keeper in my book!

Reply   |   Comment by GreatSoftware!  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

I tried Typing Assistant but it got into the way too often.

I will stick with PhraseExpress.


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


1) Its auto-learn function is useful and cool for programmers/developers when they give abnormal English word like 'littledanniel', 'giveawayoftheday', 'getName', etc. You don't have to retype these words if you have this program functioning for you.

2) It works with editor 'Vim' well too.


Reply   |   Comment by LittleDanniel  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Is the key in the readme.txt file appropriate for other language versions of TA 5.0?

Reply   |   Comment by captcha  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

it's alright... I installed it on my work computer and every time a new word is added to the dictionary as I type it makes a really loud beep, which isn't the best here at work... and plus every time I put .com it changes the website to (website).computer, which is also really stupid to me lolz. I probably am going to end up uninstalling this.

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

The "Real-time suggestion window delay for" option is very important. User should set a suitable value for himself. Usually the bigger value for a faster typist and a smaller value for a slower typist. You will find the suggestion window is annoying if you set a too low value for you.

Reply   |   Comment by Marto  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

This program installed perfectly for me, and promises to be invaluable, since I make my living writing on the clock. Thanks GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by iluminon  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Thanks to GAOTD and Typing Assistant developer. This software is very useful for me.

I like the Alt + Left/Right/Up hotkey very much. You needn't define and remember the hotkeys for each pieces of text. For example, just press Alt+Left you can get all the abbreviations list. Then type letter(s) to filter the list. This is better than other text expanders.

Reply   |   Comment by Stenfen  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Don't bother with this software or any like it, take the time to learn to type properly!

Before long you won't know how to type, and so if you ever need to type anywhere away from home you'll have problems.

If you must use it, take Ashraf's advice and use PhraseExpress instead; it's way better.

Reply   |   Comment by Refpeuk  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-23)

@5: Of course, PhraseExpress has a rich library of several thousand AutoCorrect spelling corrections.

Have you really missed that we advertise it on the front page of our website? :-)

PhraseExpress even has probably the most advanced AutoCorrect spelling correction on the market as it can also correct *partial* spelling mistakes.

Example: It corrects "missign", "takign", "doign" with one single correction item "ign" -> "ing" that only takes effect at the end of a word. As far as I know, no other text replacement utility can do that.


Reply   |   Comment by bartelsmedia  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

very useful for people whom english is not their mother language

Reply   |   Comment by old_old_7  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Can anyone tell me where I can find confirmation of registration?
Thank you, as always, GAOD and reviewers!
Terry (Canada)

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

I don't see how it is portable. There is a separate 'install' for the portable app & the Giveaway key doesn't work for it.
Anyone know how this is portable?

Reply   |   Comment by Foo  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I love this little program. It comes in handy when I just can't remember how to spell a word. I toggle it on and off very easily from the taskbar. I'm glad to see an update since I'm using an old version posted here some time ago.

Reply   |   Comment by Barbara  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Thanks Whiterabbit.

Some games are gratefully received this weekend.

Reply   |   Comment by mike studyform  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

This is improved over the earlier versions given away. See their website for upgrading instructions. Whether it's useful depends upon how well you type and whether you like this type of interface. As with most utilities, default hotkeys will conflict with other applications.

This doesn't directly compare with some of the alternatives mentioned, they all have different feature sets.

tinySpell (free or paid) has the as-you-type spelling suggestions, but only for misspelled words.

PhraseExpress (free or paid) is more sophisticated but doesn't actually have a dictionary for checking spelling.

ActiveWords (paid) and Nagarsoft Direct Access 2 (paid) have text expansion and automation features but no dictionaries.

Keybreeze (free for personal use) has pasting and launching abilities.

Numerous clipboard extenders, from free to paid ones like Thornsoft ClipMate, have pasting abilities using abbreviations.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+64)

The "Real-time suggestion window delay for" option is very useful. Everyone can set a suitable time for himself. This will avoid the annoying suggestions. I set it to 300ms. The suggestions appear automatically when I hesitate during typing.

Reply   |   Comment by jemi  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

its been on before it is a great program, hey no 4 were you just tryin to be funny or did you not notice your misspelling? cause this program would have caught on to that....

Reply   |   Comment by cinderella  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

If you know how to type this is not much help to those that just type general ithings.

For those that do the same things over and over again then this may be just what you thought you needed so gibe it a try.

I would have no use for other than something to play with for a bit and then dump.

Reply   |   Comment by slim  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-35)

Today's game giveaway had to be cancelled due to technical difficulties, so I've posted some excellent alternatives over in the forums that include a tram and motorcycle simulator, a fututistic basketball game called Jetball, A space orientated platform game called Helillom Planet and an unusual RPG done in the style of a old comic book.

you can find details of each with download links over in the game discussion forums. I've not yet posted any images, but will later today.


Thanks for todays giveaway.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)

Hi all, my 2nd attempt at posting - sorry in advance for the potential duplication, if GOTD does not catch my 1st post - my review follows:


* Successful download, installation, activation, registration on Vista HP x64 SP2 OS.
* Registration info. successfully displays in About section of software program.
* Pleasant, clear, simple easy-to-understand, easy-to-navigate GUI.
* Software program may be installed on many PCs for use by 1 person, or on a network for use by many users.
* Supports 13 install languages: catala, dansk, deutsch, english, espanol, euskara, francais, italiano, nederlands, norsk, portugues brasil, portugues portugal, suomi.
* Supports 6 non-english interface/GUI languages: french, german, hungarian, italian, spanish, portuguese.
* provides use of 52 different keyboard-language layouts (too many to list here.)
* Supports right-click context menu to custom-tailor programm settings, features and functions.
* Supports two typing-level categories: skilled, unskilled.
* Allows for 7 windows delay for real-time suggestions: 0ms, 100ms, 200ms, 300ms, 400ms, 500ms, never show (where ms = millisecondss).
* Provides 6 dictionary options: basic, auto-learn, auto-correct, auto-expand, auto-clipboard, auto-launch.
* Allows for user to designate security settings to customize words to learn and exceptions to the learning rules.
* User can designate specific windows apps/programs to use the typing assistant's word-learning features and functions.
* Providess 5 different windows-style themes: default, sky blue, olive green, silver, pink.
* User may designate program to: run at windows startup (or not), show balloon when launched (or not).
* Help Guidance (including support contact information) located wholly within program.
* User may designate auto-complete settings.
* User may designate hot-key settings.
* User may click default key to re-designate all settings to default status.
* User may "enable/disable" typing assistant program.
* Typing Assistant program integrates with: MS-Word, MS-Outlook, Outlook Express, Notepad, UltraEdit, Wordpad, ICQ Messenger, MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, commonly-used web browsers, etc.
* Smooth, easy, intuitive program operation.

CONS: - nothing significant to note at the moment.

SUMMARY: - Program is easy/intuitive to use, is feature-rich, and does what it says it will do. A definite keeper for me. Thanks, GOTD & Sumit Software.

Freeware Option:

Autotext Typing Assistant - Download from CNET.COM

Reply   |   Comment by Happy Person  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+89)

The Good
* Has multiple typing assisting features, such as learn commonly used phrases, allowing user to create custom phrases/abbreviations, correcting typos/spelling errors, and pasting recently copied words/phrases.
* Has a "skilled typist" and a "unskilled typist" mode.
* "Unskilled typists" allows user to take advantage of a 75,000+ English dictionary for word suggestions.
* Full Unicode support.
* Application independent - works with most programs that involve typing.
* Has the ability to exclude specific programs so Typing Assistant won't give suggestions while typing in those programs, or the ability to set Typing Assistant to only work with specific programs.

The Bad
* Does not have the ability to make anything truly "automatic" - you must use the pop up menu every time.
* Sometimes it works (gives suggestions like it should) and sometimes it doesn't.

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Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+81)
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