Ergonis Software has introduced Typinator 3.0, the latest version of its tool for automatic typing and correction of text across all Mac OS X applications.

Typinator has been transformed into a dockless background-only application in this release, with a small icon in the menu bar offering quick access to Typinator's main window.

Typinator works across all applications to detect specific sequences of typed characters and automatically replace them with text snippets, graphics, URLs, dates and special characters.

The company explains the feature can be of use for automatically finding and typing customer response messages, signatures or contractual terms. It's also valuable for inserting specific codes into documents, website designs or application code.

Typinator 3.0 is free for anyone who purchased the application in the last two years. Otherwise it costs $19.99.