This week has been like a reunion of sorts; first, we heard about a longtime Mac developer (Circus Ponies) closing up shop. Coinciding with that news, I personally heard from my old friend Jim Rea, who runs ProVUE Development. ProVUE's first product for Mac (OverVUE) shipped in August of 1984, and its current database product -- Panorama -- has been marketed for Mac continuously since 1988. A major revision to Panorama is scheduled for this year. Now we've received word that another venerable Mac app -- TypeIt4Me -- is celebrating 25 years of continued existence with a new update.
TypeIt4Me was the first text expander application for the Mac way back in 1990 when I still had hair, and the update to the latest version (5.5) was timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the 1.0 release. To celebrate, developer Ettore Software is selling the app at 75% off of its usual $19.99 price tag -- just $4.99. That price is good through the month of January. You can download a free 30-day trial of the app, which should be enough to convince you that it's exactly what you need to speed up your work.
Ettore Software also has an iOS version of TypeIt4Me called "TypeIt4Me Touch" available on the iOS App Store for just $4.99. Congratulations to developer Riccardo Ettore and company director Guy Ettore on achieving this remarkable milestone!