Why use Beeftext?
Beeftext makes your typing life easier
Are you tired of repeatedly typing the same text over and over again?
- The custom email signature you only use for your close friends.
- The markdown snippet you use 5 times a day.
- The text emoji you like so much (\/) (°,,,°) (\/).
Beeftext is made for you. Define a combo - a short word that you are unlikely to type in a normal situation - and associate it with the long or complex text you often type. From now on, every time you type the combo, in any text area of any application that support copy/paste (99.9% of them do), the combo is automatically replaced with the substitution text you defined. And thanks to unicode encoding, this text can be in any language.
Beeftext is open-source
Text substitution tools are not new. Beeftext exists because on the windows platform, the existing solution are either expensive, closed-source, unmaintained, complex to setup, or any combination of those. Beeftext is free - as in free beer - and contains no ad nor malware.
You can verify that because Beeftext is open-source. The source code for the application, its installer and even this web page is hosted on GitHub.
Beeftext respects your privacy
To perform its jobs and be able to work everywhere, Beeftext 'listens' to your keystrokes. Beeftext is notified of every keyboard (and mouse) interaction, as long as the program is running. But Beeftext does not store any information related to your typing, and absolutely no data is sent to any server for whatever reason. The only network activity performed by Beeftext is a daily download of a text file from the Beeftext website to check if a newer version of the application is available. This feature can be disabled in the application preferences.
Beeftext is young
Beeftext is still in an early phase of its development. Bugs can occur and the author will do his best to fix them. Do not hesitate to report them in the issue tracker on our GitHub project page. A lot of new features are planned for future releases, including:
- Rich text support.
- Combo categories.