New Feature: Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts to Expand and Replace Text as You Type

alex
June 23, 2021 ·
3 min read
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The average typing speed is about 40 words per minute, which is equal to around 200 characters per minute. Also, according to research by McKinsey, the average professional spends around 28% of the working day managing emails. Assuming that the average office worker’s salary in the US is as much as $42,350, email takes up $11,858 of the payroll per individual. That’s quite a lot! 

But what if someone told you there is a way to reduce the time and money spent on email and social media writing by 90%? That would definitely be great. But is this REALLY possible? 

Meet Linguix Shortcuts, our brand-new feature that allows you to save $18 per hour and $10,600 a year on email writing by speeding up the writing process by 90%.

How this works

Tired of repeatedly typing something like “Hi all, I’ve applied changed to the project. Looking forward to your feedback” on corporate emails, or “I’ve come across your profile, and thought it would be nice to connect” on LinkedIn? Now you can create a shortcut i.e. a template of an email, pitch, invite, or social media update, assign and then instantly insert it where needed by typing //yourshortcut.

How do I create my shortcut?

You will need a Linguix account. Then you’ll be able to login to our web app. In the left-hand menu choose the “Shortcut” menu. Then either browse through our system shortcuts library or create your own from scratch. 

After the shortcut is saved, all you need to apply it on Gmail, LinkedIn, or any other website. To do this, install our browser extension (available for Chrome, Firefox, and MS Edge) and type //yourshortcut.

I don’t remember my shortcut

Forgot your shortcut? No problem, just type // to instantly see all your shortcuts:

Just browse it, choose the right shortcut, and insert it. Even better, as you now have the Linguix extension installed, your shortcut-based text will be instantly checked for grammar and writing errors.

Upgrade to use unlimited shortcuts

We provide our shortcuts as a free feature just as we do with both our grammar checking engine and our templates library. However, to experience the full power of the shortcut-fueled writing, we recommend upgrading to our Premium plan. This will allow you to create an unlimited number of custom shortcuts and insert them as many times per day as you need. 

Now boost your writing skill
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Let us know what you think!

Have questions about the browser extension or Premium access? Found some bugs? Tweet us or ping us at [email protected] to provide feedback or ask for help.