Like TextExpander on my iDevices and Mac, Autohotkey is my favorite text expansion program in a Windows environment. I know I have saved hours of time using AHK keyboard shortcuts. You can use the link above to learn more about how to create your own scripts and add the ideas I share below.
Here are 5 shortcuts I use every day, in no particular order (I type the phrase before the | character and the output is what appears after the | character):
- inc | Inc.
- pobox | P.O. Box
- phd | Ph.D.
- eg | e.g.,
- firmname | expanded firm name
Anytime I find myself typing a phrase that is somewhat difficult to type, I add it to my shortcuts script. Over the years, the keystrokes saved really add up.
What are your favorite keyboard shortcuts?