Feb 7 2007
C-Command’s Michael Tsai announced today the availability of BBAutoComplete 1.5 is now available. BBAutoComplete is word auto-completion software that is probably most useful for programmers, who need to remember and type long variable and method names, but it can also help with prose writing. It’s useful any time you need to type long words quickly and accurately.
This new version of BBAutoComplete adds word auto-completion to Affrus, BBEdit, Mailsmith, Microsoft Word, Script Debugger, Smile, Tex-Edit Plus, and TextWrangler. You type the start of a word, press a key, and BBAutoComplete types the letters to complete the word. If BBAutoComplete guesses incorrectly, you can keep pressing the key to cycle through other possible completions. While other auto-completion utilities need to be taught the abbreviations and expansions that you use; BBAutoComplete avoids this hassle by automatically looking for expansions in the program’s open documents. This means that it always suggests completions that are relevant to your current task.
New in this Version
- BBAutoComplete now requires Mac OS X 10.3 or later.
- Now works with Microsoft Word.
- Added “Find completions using spell checker” option.
This is useful when the open documents don’t contain much text, and therefore aren’t very useful for suggesting completions. It can also be used to help type words that you aren’t quite sure how to spell.
- Can now find completions in BBEdit and TextWrangler results browser windows.
- Rewrote the Software Update feature. When a new version is available, it can now show you the release notes. BBAutoComplete now downloads the new version itself, rather than relying on your browser. The **Download & Install** button will cause BBAutoComplete to auto-update itself to the latest version. Also, the software update checker now works behind HTTP proxies.
- Added keyboard shortcut for **Hide Others**.
- Improved compatibility with pre-release versions of Mac OS X 10.5.
- Added Danish localization.
Oh, one other thing… it’s FREE!!