Improving Windows Productivity: PhraseExpressBrandon Carnahan
Ah… typing. Far from most modern workers’ favorite task, it is however completely unavoidable, and a necessary component of almost anyone’s work day. What many do not know is …
Ah… typing. Far from most modern workers’ favorite task, it is however completely unavoidable, and a necessary component of almost anyone’s work day. What many do not know is the enormous amount of wasted time – and additional repetitive stress – that is caused by unnecessary typing of common phrases. If you’re on Windows, PhraseExpress offers a software solution that is free for personal use. It can save time, money, and stress. Here’s some of the things that it can do:
Pasting of commonly used phrases with a keystroke. This comes in super handy when writing emails or filling out forms where certain sentences are repeated over and over. Simply press a keyboard shortcut to paste in a pre-determined string of text, like an email signature or greeting.
Automatic detection of commonly used phrases. If a user is typing the same thing over and over again, PhraseExpress will intelligently detect this, and offer to fill out the rest of the phrase instead of having to type out the whole thing. This can also be used to make “smart templates” that can be typed out on the fly.
Dynamic shortcuts. PhraseExpress has pre-built dynamic phrases, such as “#now” to insert the current time, that can be used whenever needed.
Enhanced clipboard cache. Normally, only one item is held in the clipboard. With PhraseExpress, a cache of past clips is maintained, so users can go back and select an older copied item if needed.
In addition to these features, PhraseExpress also has an auto-correct feature to fix those pesky typos as they happen, as well as the ability to add new phrases on the fly and even look up highlighted words instantly in Wikipedia.
As it’s free for personal use, PhraseExpress is a must-have productivity tool for anyone who spends a lot of time in a computing environment, be it writers, programmers, salespeople, administrative workers, students, you name it!
PhraseExpress can be downloaded at www.phraseexpress.com.