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Too much tapping? Create your own Android and iOS keyboard shortcuts

Ben Patterson | Nov. 17, 2014
We all have a phrase, a number, or another string of text that we type over and over again: a lengthy street address, your office number, or any other common bit of data you wish would simply flow from your fingertips to your touchscreen.

In the "Shortcut" field, tap in the shortcut that'll trigger the full phrase you just entered; again, try a short string of letters that won't be easily confused with a common word.

All set? Tap the "Save" button.

Let's give it a try. Compose a fresh email, type your shortcut, and the phrase you entered should appear as a bubble above the cursor. Tap the space bar, and pop! The phrase will jump into the message, right where your shortcut was.


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