Auto-replace frequently typed phrases
As anybody who works with words knows, having to type the same word over and over can become a bit of a chore. There are some set phrases that you just know you'll have to use multiple times in one day. Wouldn't it be great if there was a tool that could detect these frequent repetitions and save you some effort?
Well, Breevy might just fit the bill. This lightweight tool has a basic but sweet interface that can be minimized to the taskbar - bear this in mind, because Breevy won't work otherwise. It is also easy to use, especially because Breevy gives you a variety of examples to show you exactly how it works.
To use Breevy, you pick a term you want to auto-replace. You chose an abbreviation, the replacement text (which can be as long or short as you want), specify if you want the program to replace the text as soon as it is typed, after you press a trigger key (which you can choose) or after a word ending character, such as an exclamation mark. You then describe the replacement so you can find it easily in the list, minimize Breevy and get writing.
Breevy's talents don't end there. The little program also allows you to create abbreviations that launch programs and websites, and has all the configuration options you'll need. One nice touch is that you can specify whether or not an abbreviation is case sensitive, or whether you want the case of the replacement text to be the same as the case of the abbreviation.
Regular writers, online and offline, will find Breevy very useful, even if they only use it for a handful of abbreviations. One piece of advice is to think carefully about your abbreviations, because you don't want to trigger Breevy's replacements accidentally!
Breevy is a great program that will make you more productive.
Now supports TextExpander snippets
Now supports TextExpander snippets
User reviews about Breevy
Version 4.01 is totally broken, avoid buying it.
Breevy is great, on par with AutoHotkey for non-programmers.
Breevy is great, on par with AutoHotkey for non-programmers
An absolute MUST for teachers who assess writing, esp. teachers of English!.
For teachers who, like me, comment compulsively on student work and particularly for teachers of English, Breevy is an ABSOLUTE MUST! For the assessment of writing, for communicating with students and parents, for all of the most tedious and repetitive tasks our vocation demands, Breevy is THE tool. After twenty-two years of teaching high-level English courses, I suspect that I could and do write "Vary sentence structure and length" and "You must use the language of the prompt in your interpretive claim, your topic sentences, and throughout your paper in order clearly to unify your analysis and argument and to make clear to your reader that you have addressed the prompt in its entirety" IN MY SLEEP. No more. Now, I type v-s-s-l (without the hyphens, and THIS appears: "Vary sentence structure and length.You must include simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences.You must also include short, medium-length, and long sentences.A lack of variation in sentence structure and length yields writing that strikes the mind's ear as either monotonous and sing-songy (when you rely excessively upon short and/or simple and compound sentences) or confusing (when you rely excessively upon long and/or complex and compound-complex sentences)."Four letters.I AM IN HEAVEN! The interface is lovely and intuitive. Abbreviations are portable. Had I had this fifteen years ago, I might not be single now! THANK YOU, BREEVY!! Pros:
Allows me to assess student work rapidly, thoroughly, and clearly without sacrificing my entire life to the task!
Productivity increased EXPONENTIALLY! Free time ON THE HORIZON!
Intuitive, customizable, beautiful simplicity!
Hotkeys for folders make shortcuts appear on screen.
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