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Text Inserter

Type of Program: Text inserter/application launcher
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98/ME,/2000/NT 4
Company Name: Burrotech
Version: 1.0
Price: $14.00
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I wasn't going to review this program but I was persuaded. Now I can't stop using it, what a wonderful little gizmo. It was originally created because the author was fed up with typing out snippets of code that were repeated so he wrote this to save time.

Text inserter allows you to copy bits of text that you are likely to use again and again. This text is represented by a button in an on screen menu (can be hidden) all you have to do is place your cursor where you want the text and press the button and in it goes. It will work in any text box area. Wonderful! Just think of the possibilities : Form filling, web site submissions, html code, Java, standard signature, Standard Salutation and so on and so on.

It doesn't stop there. You can also set buttons to open URLs or to launch applications. Once the text insert has been set up it can be called in one of three ways:
1: From a button on the floating bar.
2: Minimize the bar and you can then right-click on the system tray icon to produce a menu with all the available items
3: Each item can be assigned a shortcut (like CTRL + F4) which can be used anywhere, at any time.

Be warned it is addictive but it is also probably the most useful tool I have.

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Reviewed by Simon Baillie

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