On Tuesday, developer
Rampell Software announced the release of
SureType, a utility that allows you to define text shortcuts that open any application, file, or folder, load any Web site in your browser, type predefined text, or start a new e-mail. You can type the shortcuts in any application; for example, typing “excel” will open Microsoft Excel, even if you’re currently using Microsoft Word.
SureType features 30 preconfigured shortcuts, but you can add more. The default shortcut activation key is the backslash, but you can change that too. You can also activate shortcuts through a system-wide menu or by assigning them to hotkeys instead of text.
You can try SureType free for 14 days before purchasing a US$19.95 activation key. System requirements call for Mac OS X v.10.2 “Jaguar” or higher.