I'd been using a spelling auto-correct in Windows that worked amazingly well (without being annoying). It basically uses the list of most commonly typos from Wikipedia and substitutes any occurrence from it, if the user types that, with the correct spelling.


It uses the software Autohotkey to do this.

Is there any way something similar can be done on the Mac? (Karabiner is a software that does some of the things AutoHotkey does, but from what I know I wouldn't be able to do this.)

  • Is your question more specifically about third-party auto-correct integration? – bassplayer7 Jan 26 '15 at 0:02
  • My question is about a way to implement autocorrect in the way I have described of the on the Mac. – Himanshu P Jan 26 '15 at 8:22
  • Ok, someone misunderstood your question, I believe, when they answered. Because OS X has autocorrect built in it, but nothing super obvious as far as compatibility with 3rd-party autocorrect extensions. – bassplayer7 Jan 26 '15 at 13:06
  • The autocorrect built into OS X is pretty lousy in comparison–it misses most of the common typos and at times incorrectly "corrects" words. The autocorrect program I am talking was many orders of magnitude better–I speak from a long experience of using both. Hence my question specifically specifically being if there's any "text replacement" programs for Mac (free or paid) that could do something similar. – Himanshu P Jan 26 '15 at 20:34
  • Have you looked at Typeitforme? – Tom Gewecke Jan 27 '15 at 1:08

You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .