While browsing webpages or writing emails, we often have to write a series of text that repeats itself. Two of the most common examples are today’s date in any letter or application, and the salutation or ending phrase of such letters such as “Yours sincerely.” These phrases and texts are repeated when we are typing text in any webpage. Typing the whole thing so many times can get tiresome.
A developer thought of this problem and came up with the perfect solution: automating the typing by providing the user with a textual shortcut. This solution was implemented by the greatly convenient Chrome extension called Popchrom.
After installing the extension, head on over to its options in the extensions page of Chrome and select the textual shortcuts.
The left pane includes the abbreviation (or textual shortcut) and the right pane contains the longer text it corresponds. By default two abbreviations are present: “today” which corresponds to today’s date and “sy” which corresponds to the phrase “sincerely yours.”
Thus after installing the extension whenever we are typing on a webpage and our cursor is next the typed word “today,” we can press CTRL+SPACE to convert the word “today” to today’s date. The same goes for the textual shortcut “sy”; shortcuts are converted to their corresponding texts by pressing CTRL+SPACE when the cursor is next to the shortcut phrase.
We can use the ADD and SAVE buttons add any custom textual shortcuts. We can also remove any shortcut we want.
The solution provided by Popchrom’s developer is laudable and highly convenient. Chrome users who type long pieces of text within the browser will surely benefit from this tiny yet useful extension.