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Monday, January 23, 2012

Typ-O HD- writing is for everybody

Typ-O HD- writing is for everybody by SecondGuess ApS is a very good app for word prediction to help with spelling errors. This app is very helpful if you are dyslexic or just really trouble with spelling. The integrated synthetic voices included in this app will allow you to check your words before selecting them. This app also will check your text before email or pasting it to other applications. The iPad version includes spell checking, file management and a choice between 4 voices. I really like the option to hear the text before you choose the words and sentences. Everyone that knows me knows I'm not a very good speller and while not officially diagnosed may have a mild form of dyslexia myself. I've been very well known to mix up letters and don't always notice it before hand. This app allows me to hear what I wrote before hand. The new version now includes air print and a less aggressive profanity filter. If you have problems with spelling or have dyslexia I highly highly recommend this app :)

***additional review****

Typ-o is a nifty app. It allows you to type a sentence by typing only a few letters of each word or just choosing a word from the prediction list. It works best for those who know what they want to say but either aren't verbal or are poor at spelling. It would be very useful for a dyslexic person. Once messages are input they may be emailed or sent to the clipboard for pasting into other apps.

Users have the ability to have a word spoken before adding it to the sentence to make sure it is the intended word. The spelling prediction is very good but the grammar engine less so. Also the app does not seem to learn as you use it. I found no ability to save proper names or other odd words. The app is a hefty 915 mb which seems extreme for having no images or animation.

One fun feature is that if shit is typed in, the program will automatically display it as s***. The same was not true for other bad words though. The app is a welcome addition in its price range as it offers more functionality than the free Verbally but is still affordable compared to
the more robust

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iTunes links:
Typ-O HD for the iPad: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/typ-o-hd-writing-is-for-everybody/id372971659?mt=8

Typ-O for the iPhone and iPod Touch: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/typ-o/id370829089?mt=8

Typ-O: Writing is for everybody for Mac: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/typ-o/id412194836?mt=12&ls=1
Promo code: AALEHE7LWFXH


  1. Dont know if anyone else tried to use the promocode, but I just did and it is "expired"

    1. Christine: The codes expire after a few weeks if not used. I will be happy to send you a new one if you contact me via the feedback page for Typ-O at http://www.secondguess.co.uk/Typ-O/Support_and_FAQ.html

  2. Hi,

    New version of Typ-O is out, featuring - among other things - better voices. They are "cloud" voices, and so are only available when your iPad or iPhone is connected to the Internet.

    Trust me: The app will blank out a lot more words than just "shit", but it's hard to get them all. This can be switched off in the settings.

    Predictions are now presented at the cursor to make it easier for the user to keep track of their typing.

    Best regards,
    Anders, SecondGuess ApS, makers of Typ-O