eType: Spell Your Way to An “A” (1,000 Free Invitations)
My College Guide is all about online tools, like eType, a user-friendly tool to help change the way you type! In fact, we even go so far to say it could help you pave your way to an “A.” We’ve got 1,000 invitations for My College Guide readers to download eType and use it: absolutely free! But first, let’s back up a bit and see what Daniella Toaf Lieber, the eType Product Manager, has to say about eType – before you download away!
So — what is eType?
In one sentence; eType is a multi language dictionary that completes your words while you type. While you type, the eType window pops up and suggests completions for your words. You can easily download eType to your computer, add a dictionary in the language(s) you speak, and use it to help your typing.
eType has many features that you can configure, to suit different needs and typing levels. For example: You can define the number of keys before the window opens, set eType to open with a delay (so it will open the suggestions box only when you find yourself dawdling), or you can set eType to assist you only on your second language (and not while typing in your native language).
How did this idea come about?
The idea came from our founder, Daniel Scalosub, who is the Co-Founder of DSNR, DMG and more. One day, he started playing around with Microsoft’s programming suite Visual Studio. What Daniel liked most about VS is the fact that the program would automatically pull up a history of variable names typed in the past, before he even had the chance of misspelling a variable.
Later while working on a presentation for work, Daniel found himself waiting anxiously for a dropdown list of words to assist him as he began to type the word “Methodology.” He came to realize that people could really benefit from software that would complete their words for them in other environments as well. Eureka! The idea for eType was conceived.
Translation, eh? What languages are currently supported on eType — do you have any others currently in the works?
Our new version 220.127.116.11 came out this morning as planned and it supports English (Thesaurus), Spanish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Arabic, Greek, Turkish, Polish, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
We’ve also released beta dictionaries for Chinese, Japanese and Korean – I call it beta because for the moment it will complete you only in English, showing a Chinese/Japanese/Korean translation (and will not complete you in the opposite direction). We will progressively add more languages.
Our next goals are:
Create dictionaries from any language to any language (for example German-French).
To let the users create their own dictionaries by supplying API files.
What can someone do with eType? Why do you believe that this would this be a useful tool for a college bound student?
We’ve added a new feature – The scoreboard which includes statistics of the users’ typing and contributions. It has badges, which users can earn by participating, typing, adding new words, etc. and later share with friends on Facebook and Twitter.
So, eType doesn’t just help users’ spelling on Facebook (or should I say help them not get into Lamebook…) but it also became a popular group with over 11,000 followers and a cool topic for statuses (see above image).
eType sounds too good to be true! What’s the catch? How much does it cost?
eType is free. There is a price for being free though, our dictionary is not perfect. Some words and translations are still missing, that’s why we call it beta, and that’s where our beta users come in. Our goal is to create a dictionary that’s always relevant and up to date.
A community based dictionary where people will add words and translations, which later on the entire community can enjoy. Think for a minute about the word “tweet” which until not long ago, had a whole different meaning, and I’m not sure anybody used “tweeting.”
And on a privacy note:
eType doesn’t record the words the users type.
User contributions (added words and translations) are sent to our servers
My College Guide has 1,000 free invitations to eType so you can instantly try it out for yourself! Give it a spin, see what it can do for you – and enjoy! eType could be that must-have college accessory! While you’re at it, don’t forget to enter My College Guide’s Apple iPad and iPhone Giveaway, too!