ActiveWords: what a fool I’ve been…

by Lee Hopkins on May 15, 2009 · 2 comments

in tools

Click on the image to download your own 60 day trial of ActiveWords I have just downloaded and re-installed ActiveWords onto my office desktop, after installing it onto my laptop.

I purchased ActiveWords a couple of years ago, but for some bizarre reason never really got the hang of it fully and so when I formatted the hard drive to clean it up, didn’t think to reinstall it.

What a fool was I!

A video by affiliate marketer par excellence Rosalind Gardner about her favourite application and productivity tool reminded me that I hadn’t used ActiveWords in yonks.

Her idea of prefixing her shortcuts with ‘/’ was brilliant, and helped me create some great on-the-fly shortcuts for tweeting material at the Affili@SYD conference.

Her software tool (can’t remember what it is) works like ‘auto-correct’ in Office products, but across all applications – and I’ve just read the help file to figure out how to do it in ActiveWords – cool; that was the ‘missing ingredient’ that probably stopped me from taking full advantage of it before – amazing what happens when you read the ‘how to use this software’ file, hey?!
;-)

Anyway, I’ve downloaded and reinstalled ActiveWords onto my office pc and have fallen in love all over again :-)

p.s. Have a look at an earlier post of mine with some cool productivity tips.


  • http://www.phraseexpress.com/ Greg Fenkings

    I agree, Autotext rocks. It saves me so much time.

    There are quite a few software utilies out there for that purpose.

    AutoHotkey is opensource and free but kinda nerdy. Pretty steep learning curve. Then there is DirectAccept v2 but it crashed a lot and certainly needs a major rework to make it a professional app.

    My personal favorite is Phrase Express. It is free for home use and is easy to work with.

    The video presentation gives a nice overview: http://www.phraseexpress.com/demo.htm

    Greg

  • http://www.phraseexpress.com Greg Fenkings

    I agree, Autotext rocks. It saves me so much time.

    There are quite a few software utilies out there for that purpose.

    AutoHotkey is opensource and free but kinda nerdy. Pretty steep learning curve. Then there is DirectAccept v2 but it crashed a lot and certainly needs a major rework to make it a professional app.

    My personal favorite is Phrase Express. It is free for home use and is easy to work with.

    The video presentation gives a nice overview: http://www.phraseexpress.com/demo.htm

    Greg

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