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Create Shortcuts for Boilerplate Phrases and Quick App/File Access

Typing Buddy lets you type less and write more, featuring text expansion, auto text, and quick file, app, and website launching.

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What are people saying about Typing Buddy

Robert Bull Is there a portable version of Typing Buddy, please?
Sep 20 2018 at 11:40am Copy Link
Alexander User Once you install the application there is no reason why you couldn't just copy installation folder to whatever else place on your computer (or usb stick). It will work from there. So answer is there isn't separate portable version for download but it is basically portable after installation.
desktopmetronome - Sep 20 2018 at 1:12pm Copy Link
ddalian In the demo download when you click on the help button nothing happens. Is there a help file available?
Seems like a very nice piece of software for $10.
Sep 20 2018 at 6:24pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @ddalian, The demo installer is:
BitsDuJour Admin - Sep 21 2018 at 2:52am Copy Link
Alexander User DDALIAN You were right...well there has to be something :)
If you download again help will work now, I fixed it,it was an omission on my part,sorry all...
desktopmetronome - Sep 21 2018 at 4:03am Copy Link
ddalian In the help file under Auto Text it lists the space bar as an action trigger, this option is not available in the download.
Sep 21 2018 at 7:40am Copy Link
Alexander User There are a couple of minor discrepancies between help file and actual download because I update software more often than the help file and today I wanted to fix help button as soon as possible so I didn't go trough help file to update it too, I 'll do it by the day of promotion Sunday 23rd
desktopmetronome - Sep 21 2018 at 7:47am Copy Link
Amit Please answer all the queries -

1. Does it have the option of expanding to different long texts in different applications by same trigger ? for example typing trigger - sed, sends longtext1 in 1st application and sends longtext2 in 2nd application.

2. Does it have the feature of giving multi-options of long texts shown to be selected from, with same trigger ? like for example, trigger s3d shows 4 options of text to type -

3. And if these above features are not currently in the software, can they be implemented in it soon, and when ?

4. How often is the software updated ? And wheres the link to the page showing history of previous updates on the website ?
Sep 21 2018 at 11:47am Copy Link
Alexander User 2. Yes it can show multi options for one trigger, (you can set trigger for a whole group and it will show all available entries in a popup menu)
1. Not in a way you described but using method from point 1 It is simple to choose appropriate action. Unless you want to send to two applications at the same time which can't be done (because it sends to active app and only one can be active at any time)
4. I add features and fix bugs very often,sometimes on daily basis sometimes it takes a month but it is active project. There is no log of updates on the site
desktopmetronome - Sep 21 2018 at 12:04pm Copy Link
Robert Bull Aleksandar, thanks for confirmation that Typing Buddy can be used as if it were portable. But where does it store its data? Windows tries to force users to put data in particular folders. I'm hoping for a program that doesn't leave data behind, or need higher privileges than the current user account has, so I can e.g. use it from a USB stick on computers in the public library.

Also, do you have plans for text *completion* as well as text expansion, and/or text correction?

Sep 22 2018 at 1:46pm Copy Link
Alexander User It stores its data in the same folder where exe file is. I can't guarantee though that it will work in public library or any particular Windows installation,you know
,because there is so many ways for administrators to configure Windows and limit alll kinds of things. It should work though in most cases.
I thought and still am of 'completion'. Correction thing I'm not sure. Somehow I like better to do spell check when I am finished writing than being constantly distracted as I type.
desktopmetronome - Sep 22 2018 at 2:06pm Copy Link
Chris I purchased and installed the full version and upon running it I get the following error:

The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142). Click OK to close the application.
Sep 23 2018 at 10:19am Copy Link
Alexander User Thanks:-)
Did you try demo before?
What windows do you have?
Please try installing it again. Also see what happens if you try to run it as administrator - right click on shortcut and 'run as administrator'

See if this page can help
desktopmetronome - Sep 23 2018 at 10:39am Copy Link
Northern sp. z o.o. Have any possibility to use rich text ? Maybe with image ?
Are You planning this feature ??
Can i install on my three pc's ??
Sep 23 2018 at 10:47am Copy Link
Chris Did you try demo before?

What windows do you have?
Windows 10 64 bit

Please try installing it again.
Uninstalled and reinstalled as administrator and same error.

Also see what happens if you try to run it as administrator - right click on shortcut and 'run as administrator'
Did that as well got same error.

Page had nothing to help.

My Malwarebytes said it was malware but I told it to ignore it always.
Sep 23 2018 at 10:58am Copy Link
Alexander User Northern,
no rich text at the moment,it may be in future
Yes you can install it on all computers you have
desktopmetronome - Sep 23 2018 at 11:07am Copy Link
Alexander User Chris,first please change that angry avatar it makes me fear you and I can't think properly:-)
Him,maybe malware does something to it? Try turning off your AV to try.
Try this-right click folder where exe file is and choose 'take ownership' or something like that. It may be something to do with folder/file permissions.
Also you can take whole folder and move it directly on root c:/ see if it works from there.

I think that's all I can suggest without being at your computer,and not having this issue before.

You can try a little more if you have will and patience. When
/if you give up you can contact BDJ guys for a refund
desktopmetronome - Sep 23 2018 at 11:15am Copy Link
Chris I used my InnoExtractor first and extracted the program and tried running it. It gave the error. I installed it to D and it had the error. I installed it to default location and error.
I even turned off Malwarebytes to instal and run it and same error.

(I used this image because BDJ had blocked my posts for mod review in the past, but I changed my ways so they unblocked me.)

I guess I will get a refund.

Thanks for trying.
Sep 23 2018 at 11:58am Copy Link
Michael R. This offer looks like quiet promising, especially in the fine-print conditions (all computers, lifetime upgrades)!

In a (much more expansive) competitional product, there is a feature, I like very much: If the user types in the first (e.g. 3) characters of an abbreviation, a little window pops up, showing all the abbreviations that start with the entered characters and the user can quickly choose the desired one (or of course continue typing). Is there such a feature in TB?
Dec 17 2018 at 5:36pm Copy Link
Alexander User Not exactly the same,but you can have more than one item with same abbrevation,or you can asign abbrevation to a set of items,than you will have a popup menu to choose from.
desktopmetronome - Dec 17 2018 at 10:30pm Copy Link
Michael R. @Aleksandar: I just tried: If I get it right I have to enter the exact abbreviation (with either nothing or a space before it), than I have to press the Action Key and than the replacement takes place (or if a abbreviation is used twice the popup-menu opens).

It would be great, if the feature, I described above, would be available in a next version!
Would you consider implementeing it?
It's quiet handy: it's an abbreviation of the abbreviation and the user does not know exactly the abbreviation('s end), he can see his fitting abbreviations in the popup-window.
And I suppose the main programming-effort (creating a popup-window and let user select or continue to write) is already done...

Thanks a lot
Dec 18 2018 at 12:07am Copy Link
Alexander User Its worth trying, if it doesn't colide with current design it shuld be easy to implement
desktopmetronome - Dec 18 2018 at 12:12am Copy Link
Michael R. @Aleksandar: Great. Looking forward for it (and just purchased).
Dec 20 2018 at 12:14am Copy Link
Alexander User Thanks:-)
desktopmetronome - Dec 20 2018 at 12:22am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! desktopmetronome has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 21 2018 at 12:11am Copy Link
Bradley MacDonald Question - if you assign a text abbreviation - such as THX for "Thank you" - it is triggered automatically every thing you type THX? Or do you have to type THX and hit a key combination like CTRL-D (or something like that)??
There are many times this would be useful - but I wonder if at times it might be bothersome - and thus controlling it (turning it off/on?) easily might be a solution to that??
Mar 29 2019 at 7:49am Copy Link
Alexander User The other scenario you described is how it works.
I found that first one leads to many anoying things so i went with othert option.
Once you get used to it it realy feels natural and right.
desktopmetronome - Mar 29 2019 at 8:19am Copy Link
David User I installed the demo version on my Windows 10 laptop today and it installed and ran OK. Norton Security checked it prior to installation and said it was "safe."

I purchased the license. When I tried installing it, Norton refused and automatically deleted the setup file. It reported a virus: Trojan.Gen.2. "This file risk is high." Norton also stated that this version was released 6 months ago and that less than 100 Norton community users had used this file.

I realize that with some apps it is necessary to turn off anti-virus software to enable installation but based on the difference between the demo and licensed versions, I believe there IS a problem with the licensed version and dare not risk installing it as it is.

Mar 29 2019 at 4:20pm Copy Link
Alexander User Hi,
because typing buddy by its nature listens to the keyboard input in
background some Anti Virus programs detect that and consider it to be
some spy
To install it again I guess you must somehow whitelist it in your anti
virus application.

These "false positive" detections make more harm to me than I can tell
you,every now and then I get angry
emails from customers accusing me for virus/trojans,when in reality anti
virus companies are just too rude to do something about their 'false
positive' thing. Every software vendor will tell you this.
It is just too easy for Anti Virus software to mark something as a
threat if they are not sure than to refine their detection algorithm.

Hope this helps ,
desktopmetronome - Mar 29 2019 at 5:02pm Copy Link
Alexander User This link rom norton site can also throw some light::
desktopmetronome - Mar 29 2019 at 5:10pm Copy Link
David User Alexander,
I do understand about false positives from antivirus programs. The challenge is trying to determine if it is a false positive or a real bit of malware. I do note that I haven't heard others raise this issue.

Thanks for your link to the Norton site. That issue (Trojan.Gen.NPE.2) was for a variant and was raised last August. It was closed for comments shortly thereafter.

Historically, Norton seems to been more sensitive than other anti-virus programs. Having previously been a victim of identity theft, I am more paranoid than most people and therefore lean toward a very conservative AV programs.

I will continue to check with both Norton and other sources to see if I can get comfortable with your app. I would like to see you succeed!
Mar 29 2019 at 7:48pm Copy Link
Alexander User David all i can do is assure you that it is not virus and let you decide whether you are going to trust me or not.
One thing that can help you decide is to look at my track record here on bitsdujour (5 years and 10+ products,and hundreds of customers), and 10+ years of presence on the internet.
I realy have no business spreading trojans to peroples computers.
desktopmetronome - Mar 29 2019 at 8:00pm Copy Link
CFGuy Hi - Question for Desktop Metronome Rep, Can current date be incorporated into these "boilerplate phrases"? For instance, if I wanted today's date to be pasted in YYMMDD format, could I assign a shortcut in this program to do this? Thanks. -Cfguy
Sep 3 2019 at 6:59am Copy Link
Alexander User Hi,thanks for your interest:-)
At the moment it can't be done, I will look at the source code to see if it could be done without much messing with existing code and if so i will let you know
desktopmetronome - Sep 3 2019 at 8:07am Copy Link
Mary Wilson It looks like a nice program, but I downloaded the trial and could not get it to work.
Sep 4 2019 at 6:53am Copy Link
Jerry User Tried it on three separate computers -- didn't work on any.
Mar 14 at 4:37am Copy Link
JesusInsideMe Does it have android version? :? God bless u.
Mar 14 at 10:38am Copy Link
bvssunnydale So the maker isn't going to respond to "Tried it on three separate computers -- didn't work on any." Not promising. I use older but still very useful Shortkeys program, only works on Windows.
Mar 14 at 2:58pm Copy Link
Alexander User Sorry only Windfows version.
What windows were on all three computers?
You are sure thast you are not using some other key logger that interferes?
desktopmetronome - Mar 14 at 4:47pm Copy Link
bvssunnydale I was remarking on the first comment by "Jerry User" saying "Tried it on three separate computers -- didn't work on any." - there's only three short comments, how could you miss that?
Mar 15 at 12:00pm Copy Link

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