Reduce Typing and Speed Up Workflow With Direct Access 1.6, Using Word-like Autocorrect and Glossary in Any Windows Application

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Direct Access is the premier text substitution and application launcher tool. Define abbreviations for your repetitive tasks and fire them by typing a few keystrokes in any application: launch your favorite applications, open or query websites, insert frequently used text or automate any application using keyboard shortcuts.

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Nagarsoft announces the latest release of Direct Access 1.6, a new text replacement and application launch utility. With minimal system impact, Direct Access sits in the background ready to speed up your work by turning a few characters (defined 'abbreviations') into an instant shortcut to open applications, files, web sites or to create and fill in emails -- whatever the user requires done!.

Additionally, it operates as a universal text expander and glossary allowing the user to type an abbreviation which expands automatically to type regularly used phrases such as a web address, a company name or any text of your choice.

New in Version 1.6

  • Create Commands Wizard automates creation of individual user commands.
  • Extended macro power to launch system commands and insert variable context text.
  • Special Keys macro sends keystroke combinations to any application for basic automation and form filling.
  • Usage Statistics panel records time saved with Direct Access.

Direct Access will prove invaluable to anyone who creates many similar documents: contracts, reports, tech support messages...any text...allowing the typist to turn a short abbreviation into a long or complex paragraph. For example: a support specialist often has to re-type the same text content, such as company name, address, support message, etc. With Direct Access, simply typing the specific abbreviation, for instance "addr", will replace those letters with the name of the company and complete address. Therefore, Direct Access vastly expands the utility of the familiar but application limited "AutoCorrect" word processor function to give global access to trigger abbreviations in all the programs you use.

Direct Access also lets users launch applications, presentations, intranet or Internet sites, open documents and files of any type. For example: while working on a document, you may need to refer to your corporate knowledge base. Retrieve it instantly by typing (for example) "getbase" right in the document you are writing and the database will load. You assign easily remembered abbreviations of your choice to trigger the text or commands you want.

The abbreviations can be exported to Command Packs and easily shared among Direct Access users.

The new version of Direct Access offers a Create Commands Wizard to automatically create commands based on user specific settings. More powerful macros allow for launching commands and substitute text with variable content. For example, a command can launch a specific search (say in Wikipedia, Google, the Merriam-Webster dictionary) rather than a search engine's top page. Likewise, an email can be filled in with information specific to its recipient, that can be gathered from manual input, the clipboard contents or an environment variable.
Moreover, the new Special Keys macro lets you send keystroke combinations to any applications for basic automation and form filling.

The new Usage Statistics panel offers a clear indication of how much time you are saving with Direct Access.

Pricing and Availability
Direct Access 1.6 runs under Windows XP and Windows Vista and costs $39.95 (US) for a single user license. Licensed customers are entitled to free technical support, minor updates and considerable discounts on major upgrades. Additional information on Direct Access, including a screenshots tour and a video tutorial, as well as a free 30-day fully-functional evaluation copy is available from

About Nagarsoft
Founded in 2006 by Andrea Nagar, Nagarsoft is committed to simplifying everyday PC use creating powerful user-friendly productivity applications for home users, professionals, and businesses. The company is privately held and based in Torino, Italy.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Please, let us know if you have questions or would like any additional information on Direct Access 1.6 or a free review license. Contact Andrea Nagar or call +1-201-467-4345.

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