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Avoid Simple Typos

If, like me, you find yourself typing 2911 in place of 2011 entirely too often, you can have Mac OS X (either Lion or Snow Leopard) fix such typos for you automatically. Just open the Language & Text pane of System Preferences, click the Text button at the top, and then add a text substitution by clicking the + button underneath the list. It won't work everywhere (for that you'll want a utility like Smile's TextExpander), but it should work in applications like Pages and TextEdit, and in Save dialog boxes.

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There are few classes of software that inspire more loyalty than text editors and email programs, and TidBITS sponsor Bare Bones Software has long provided favorites in both fields. BBEdit 7.1 remains the text editor of choice for programmers and HTML coders everywhere, and Mailsmith 2.0.2 has garnered a vocal following among those email aficionados who want powerful filters and unparalleled text processing power. And TextWrangler 1.5, Bare Bones Software's newest program, has become popular with people for whom BBEdit is either too expensive or too feature-rich.

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In this week's DealBITS drawing, we're giving away one copy each of these three products: BBEdit is valued at $179, Mailsmith is $99, and TextWrangler is $49, and the order in which the winners are randomly selected will determine the choice they receive. Entrants who aren't among our lucky winners will receive a discount on any of the Bare Bones products, so be sure to enter at the DealBITS page linked below. As always, all information gathered is covered by our comprehensive privacy policy. Lastly, check your spam filters, since you must be able to receive email from my address to learn if you've won.

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