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Most programmer's text editors and IDEs have it, automatic completion of the first few characters (letters) of a keyword or function name. Also, most address bars or search fields feature this (like the tag input below the posting form). I would like the same for a few, often-occuring words in business correspondance. Since I could not find an extension for the application in question, Mozilla Thunderbird, I would like to know if there are applications or methods that suggest the complete words from a dictionary like


PS: Here's an article on Wikipedia: Word completion

Here's a product for $25: Type Booster

Ideally, the solution is free.

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Here's another one: PhraseExpress, personal free, commercial from €30 –  None Feb 12 '11 at 13:42
And another one, although web site looks like type booster's: foretype.org –  None Feb 12 '11 at 13:51
Finally, Typing Assistant and LetMeType which is GPL'ed and undeveloped since 2006, but supposedly also works on Windows 7. –  None Feb 12 '11 at 13:56
LetMeType didn't do the trick for me, but I found AutoHotKey-based Texter and TypingAid (site down, download). For plenty of reviews, just google the application names. –  None Feb 12 '11 at 14:42
TypingAid also made with AutoHotKey. –  None Feb 12 '11 at 14:51

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