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Breevy

Gain Productivity by Typing Faster

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Platforms: Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7
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Do you often find yourself typing the same long word, sentence, or phrase over and over? Maybe it's someone's name, or a scientific term, or a section of boilerplate language that goes into every piece of correspondence that leaves your office. No matter what it is, that sound of your fingers typing away is the sound of lost productivity.

Breevy is the solution for faster typing! With Breevy, you can abbreviate long words and phrases, even entire paragraphs, reducing your obligation to only a few letters! Breevy automatically expands and replaces your abbreviation with the full word, phrase, or sentence of your choosing! Think of the implications -- you could even ELIMINATE your common typos by setting Breevy up to automatically replace them with the correctly spelled words.

But wait, there's more! Breevy is also capable of launching applications, websites, files, and folders, all through the use of abbreviations! Type 'IE' to launch Internet Explorer, or 'FF' for Firefox! You could type 'MD' to open your My Documents folder! The possibilities are endless.

Get Breevy, and start saving keystrokes, time, and lost productivity today!

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Alan What is the licensing like as far as future upgrades?
Can Breevy be copied to a usb drive so it can be portable between say my home computer and my work computer?
Can it be installed on more than 1 computer as long as I am the only user?
Dec 27 2009 at 11:37am Copy Link
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Patrick McCann Hi Alan,

1) By purchasing a license you're entitled to free support as well as a lifetime of free updates/upgrades... just download the new versions whenever they come out and you're good to go.

2) Currently Breevy can't run from a USB drive, though this may change in the future. However, it's easy to import and export your abbreviations so you can have the same abbreviations on multiple computers. Just click File - Export All Abbreviations to export, and File - Import Abbreviations to import.

3) You can install and use Breevy on as many computers as you like so long as you are the only user, correct.
16 Software - Dec 27 2009 at 3:16pm Copy Link
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Jim Slar I am using Typing Assistant which has a portable version.
Jan 1 2010 at 10:39pm Copy Link
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Alan Typing Assistant might be a little intrusive for my needs.
Also more expensive, but yes, they do have a portable version.
Maybe someday they will have a discount on BDJ, and/or Breevy will create a portable version.
I have to run via usb stick because as work, I am not allowed to install programs on my desktop.
Jan 2 2010 at 2:26am Copy Link
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Patrick McCann Hi Jim, while TA does indeed have a portable version, Breevy has quite a few features that TA doesn't have.

I made a list of a few of those unique features in Breevy a couple of weeks ago; you can see the list by clicking "4 Old Comments Reveal" just above the first comment here. :-)
16 Software - Jan 2 2010 at 4:21pm Copy Link
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Michael Mortimer This program is like SureType, a program I bought in 2003 or thereabouts. Since then the software was bought by RIM for use in their Blackberry phones, e.g., the Pearl.

Now if you go to SureType via the program it takes one to RIM instead of Rampell, the developer.

With SureType support and updates stopped back when RIM took over (no doubt part of the sale of the software). But I guess they could not stop those of us with licensed versions to from using the product or giving it back. LOL.

My issue is that SureType is no longer supported. It is only a matter of time before it stops working, say with newer and newer versions of Windows. It works perfect with XP.

Anyway, this program does everything SureType does. So I will be buying it since I need to face the music, that SureType needs to be replaced.

A few questions:

I will be writing a magazine review of this type of software. I see that you say this has more features than Typing Asst. But:

Does this suggest words while one is typing, the same as TA does?

Also, how secure is the data. I ask this because one is tempted to use the program to insert passwords, etc. But if one can easily get the Breevy database, then a thief would have one's passwords and account numbers, for example. Is the information encrypted in any way?

I doubt it since there's no password setup, etc. I guess one line of protection is that a hacker would have to know that the file on the computer is "bvy" and know to have your program in order to open the program. But if one has the program, can they open a stolen archived file?

Let me know, I am impressed with the product. The interface is far better than SureType's simple/basic user interface.
Jan 3 2010 at 12:33pm Copy Link
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Patrick McCann Michael,

1) There is an option in Preferences that you can enable that will have Breevy show a tooltip whenever you've typed an abbreviation that requires further action in order for it to be replaced.

"Further action" meaning you'd either need to press the trigger key (like the "Auto Complete By" key in TA) or type a word-ending character after the abbreviation is typed, depending on that particular abbreviation's mode, in order for it to be replaced.

I plan on improving and extending this feature in the near future, by the way.

2) The abbreviations are not currently encrypted, no. So just like with Typing Assistant (and SureType, unless it asks for a master password that you need to enter whenever you start the program) someone could technically grab a copy of the abbreviation file, import it on another computer, and see the data.

However, you do make a good point about the software being useful for storing and inserting passwords. Thanks for the good idea, I will definitely add that encryption feature idea to the top of my list.

Thanks for the compliments about Breevy, I appreciate them. And if you have any other suggestions (or questions), please feel free to shoot me an e-mail or post here. :-)
16 Software - Jan 3 2010 at 1:31pm Copy Link
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Michael Mortimer Patrick... not sure when I will be doing the article, but probably in a couple months. So I will send you an e-mail to discuss the program and also make suggestions on what I like and don't like.

SureType is a regular Microsoft Excel database file. If one opens the Excel data file one can see everything.

So for passwords what I do is a trick that is 250 years old, which is to make a basic "crypto" type entry on each password, a simply change known only to me and impossible to figure out.

For example, if a password is 1REcb23448zie680 , to "encrypt" I will change certain numbers a certain way. According to one security expert who showed me this it would take a month for a computer to work out all the different possibilities.

And of course I don't ID what the PW is for so that's an additional layer of protection. One would have to hack my computer, hack the program, figure out what PW is for what account and then know the user name, for example, of the account the PW goes to.

All in all my workaround is pretty secure. But an encrypted data file or encrypted PW, that would be nice.

If you want to incorporate some type of "enhanced auto password entry" aspect to the program, you might want to look at Roboform, a program I use and that has been featured on Bits. It's an extremely affective auto password program. It has backup and it also encrypts everything. So even if someone got my password data file they would not be able open it no matter what they tried to do. (Of course, this assumes there is not some dishonest employee who built into the program some kind of master password to access all users' Roboform program. There's those type of people in every company. I digress.
Jan 3 2010 at 4:42pm Copy Link
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Michael Szostak yes again I was going to purchase a program from you, but again it tells me that I have missed this deal. It is still jan 3 and I can not purchase Breevy at the sale price. I hd the same thing a while back, aprogram I went to purchasew it would not let me. What time zone are you in?
Jan 3 2010 at 4:51pm Copy Link
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Patrick McCann Great, look forward to hearing from you about that article.

Neat trick, by the way. I think I do recall reading about it before. Hey, if it works... keep doin' it!

Thanks for mentioning Roboform; I had already planned on taking a look at that.

Patrick
16 Software - Jan 4 2010 at 3:58am Copy Link
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About:blank Simply a great tool for anyone looking for Text Expansion software. It is a pretty feature rich text expansion tool, low on system resources, with an easy and straightforward GUI, and a portable version.
In addition to the text expansion abilities, I find the Auto DB Backup feature very useful.

And Patrick, the developer, is very nice, helpful, and attentive. So you can also expect a great support when having an issue, requesting a feature (no promises that each and every requested feature will be implemented of course, but someone listens), or simply giving your feedback. I think that this is a great added value to the software itself.
Jul 14 2011 at 4:40pm Copy Link
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Atalay Tan Any discount coming on this?
Nov 28 2014 at 6:12am Copy Link
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mix624 I downloaded the trial to test if I get abbreviation suggestions before having typed the whole abbreviation. Unfortunately I do not get any suggestions, I have to type the whole abbreviation. Having hundreds of abbreviations, this wont work for me.
If you add it I will reconsider.
Apr 10 2017 at 1:57am Copy Link
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