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#48028 - 02/21/18 09:07 AM Anyone have a text inserter for iphone?
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
I have a great text inserter or expander for computers. But iphone.. so tedious to type emails etc in letter. Any app out there that does this? Thanks


Edited by kevs (02/22/18 05:56 AM)

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#48029 - 02/21/18 10:59 AM Re: Anyon e have a text inserter for iphone? [Re: kevs]
joemikeb Online
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Registered: 08/04/09
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I have good luck dictating text in Mail or Messages. It has trained me to be a bit more precise in enunciation and to be care to say each word distinctly, but I probably should do that anyway. And one other thing, never dictate with the television on. You can get some really interesting results that way, but it is unlikely to be what you want. confused laugh
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#48030 - 02/21/18 11:28 AM Re: Anyon e have a text inserter for iphone? [Re: joemikeb]
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
Thanks Joe, that's what I'm doing, but emailsand website, real tedious and the phone does not seem to remember them well.

And dictation as you point out, is great, but cannot sometimes work or be tricky.

Funny, once there was some TV or radio, and it all went in and I hit send! 5 crazy paragraphs

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#48035 - 02/22/18 09:17 AM Re: Anyone have a text inserter for iphone? [Re: kevs]
Ira L Online


Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
Check out on the iPhone: Settings>General>Keyboard>Text Replacement.

Also, in the same place "Predictive" turned on can speed things up with anticipatory suggestions, especially on typos.
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#48036 - 02/22/18 06:16 PM Re: Anyone have a text inserter for iphone? [Re: Ira L]
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
thanks Ira will look, no apps invented that do keyboard shortcuts that turn in to blurbs?

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#48037 - 02/22/18 10:11 PM Re: Anyone have a text inserter for iphone? [Re: kevs]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
App Store > Productivity > Text Expander PhraseExpress?

But it almost looks more cumbersome than typing.

And then, there's ios text expander - Google Search


Edited by artie505 (02/23/18 12:14 AM)
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#48038 - 02/23/18 06:37 AM Re: Anyone have a text inserter for iphone? [Re: artie505]
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
Have you tried it ARtie? (better than supplied Mac one?)

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#48039 - 02/23/18 07:47 AM Re: Anyone have a text inserter for iphone? [Re: kevs]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: kevs
Have you tried it ARtie? (better than supplied Mac one?)

I haven't got an iOS device, kevs...just the inclination to search.
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#48040 - 02/23/18 09:34 AM Re: Anyone have a text inserter for iphone? [Re: kevs]
Ira L Online


Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: kevs
thanks Ira will look, no apps invented that do keyboard shortcuts that turn in to blurbs?


On the iDevice that is exactly what "Text Replacement" does. Set it up in the Preference and, for example, when you type "yt" on the keyboard, you will get "Yours truly,". Pick your key combinations and the associated replacement phrase.

Keep in mind that the iDevice keyboard is more limited—no function keys, no command, control, option, etc.
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#48041 - 02/23/18 01:46 PM Re: Anyone have a text inserter for iphone? [Re: Ira L]
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
Thanks Ira, yes, looks like the winner.

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