Is there an Auto Text App?

Discussion in 'iPhone Apps and Games' started by gaelg, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. gaelg

    gaelg New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    I really want to be able to type in abbreviations and have a whole sentence actually type out so i can send in a text mssg. I've searched and searched to no avail. anyone help me?

    example:
    type "topo" and have the text read "Top of the morning to you"

    etc

    thanks much!

    :) Gael
     
  2. Youngbinks

    Youngbinks Zealot
    Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2007
    Likes Received:
    3
    I think with something like this, it would be virtually impossible to find it on the App Store. Sentences like that would be very subjective to the person using the application.

    There are applications that allow you to speak into the iPhone and it uses voice recognition technology to type out what you're saying. Beyond that, I don't know of much.
     
  3. Apple4me

    Apple4me Evangelist
    Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Likes Received:
    124
  4. dturner

    dturner Zealot
    Gold

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2007
    Likes Received:
    12
    Yeah, that would be pretty much impossible. As Philip said, it is too subjective. Topo could mean topographical to someone else.
     
  5. gaelg

    gaelg New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    hi,
    that text was just an example of what I want.... even just typing hith into a text mssg would then expand into hi there.... etc...make sense?
     
  6. Youngbinks

    Youngbinks Zealot
    Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2007
    Likes Received:
    3
    I understand what you mean, I'm just saying such an application probably won't ever come to fruition because what "hith" to you means "hi there" it could mean "he insisted they have..." to someone else.
     
  7. styfle

    styfle Zealot
    Gold

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2008
    Likes Received:
    7
    I think I know what he gaelg wants: macros. This would never make it to the appstore but maybe to Cydia. I'm guessing in order for it to work, a dev would have to modify the iPhones dictionary (or whatever it uses for autocorrect) and allow user defined shortcuts.
     
  8. gaelg

    gaelg New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    ok...so I'm not making myself clear I guess... what I am looking for is an app where one can CREATE one's own phrase and THEN also the appreviation for it. I had it for my BB Storm, (can't recall the name of it right not tho I think it was "Quick Text"), where WITHIN the app I'd type in a phrase like "be there soon" and the abbrviation I'd actually type in the SMS would be 'bts' but the WHOLE phrase would appear on the receiving persons text box. does that make more sense? it's an individuals preference what abbreviation is used
     
  9. BrownGem

    BrownGem Zealot
    Gold

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2009
    Likes Received:
    22
    Right. He wants to create macros. Don't know of any app that will do this.
     
  10. applejosh

    applejosh Member
    Bronze

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2009
    Likes Received:
    4
    There's TextExpander in the AppStore, but it does not integrate with everything (and not with any of the native apps - you have to open up the app and type and then I think there's a "transfer to SMS" or something option; also, Tweetie 2 and SimplyTweet have direct support, IIRC). For jailbroken devices, there may be something (I remember hearing about an app called Xpander or something, but I don't know if that does the same thing).
     
  11. ivantwilliams

    ivantwilliams Evangelist
    Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2009
    Likes Received:
    219
    Dragon Dictation is nice. Albeit if you have an accent it's not very forthcoming! I've since deleted it...
     
  12. BrownGem

    BrownGem Zealot
    Gold

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2009
    Likes Received:
    22
    Thanks Josh. That app will do what he wants although you do have to copy and paste into SMS app. Direct support for mail and Twitter clients. Might have to pick this one up myself. It's on sale right now for $1.99.
     
  13. iphonewarrior

    iphonewarrior Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2008
    Likes Received:
    701
    Xpandr does this perfectly, it's available through Cydia.

    I use this all the time, it's handy when typing something you type all the time really quickly i.e email addresses and phone numbers etc.. It's just hard remembering your custom macros.

    You have to start off with a special character, I use '!'

    For example, if I wanted to write
    'Regards,
    John Smith
    07841000000!

    I would/could write in any text box (that's how good Xpandr is) '!JS'
    Typing the macro in will automatically complete the phrase..
     
  14. BrownGem

    BrownGem Zealot
    Gold

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2009
    Likes Received:
    22
    You can type in the SMS text box using a macro and it will expand? Unlike the app store versions?
     
  15. applejosh

    applejosh Member
    Bronze

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2009
    Likes Received:
    4
    I thought that's what the description said when I saw it (never used it, though). Amazing what you can do with a JB device. :)
     
  16. iphonewarrior

    iphonewarrior Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2008
    Likes Received:
    701
    Indeed you can. It really does work, well too.

    It's a paid app, but if you like to be quick and fast then it's good to have. :eek:k:eek:k
     
  17. iphonewarrior

    iphonewarrior Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2008
    Likes Received:
    701
    Jailbreak ya phone! :sneaky:
     
  18. Napoleon PhoneApart

    Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2007
    Likes Received:
    4,436
    I just picked up Xpander based on its mention in this thread. I like it!
     
  19. iphonewarrior

    iphonewarrior Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2008
    Likes Received:
    701
    It is really good and handy, I use it primarily because I can be lazy, I hate using abbreviations so this is pure genius in my eyes.

    Glad you like it, Kevin.
     
  20. gaelg

    gaelg New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    hi all,
    just fyi... I'm a "she".
     
Similar Threads
  1. D-Wade
    Replies:
    9
    Views:
    5,371
  2. dijital
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    3,022
  3. Alkali
    Replies:
    9
    Views:
    2,009
Loading...

Share This Page