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I’ve always been a huge supporter of text expanding applications because I’m a shortcut junky. When it comes to saving time, there is no better way to do it than to transform a few characters into entire sentences. Direct Access doubles as both a text replacement utility and application launcher, and its recently redesigned interface makes managing all of your “macros” a breeze.

One of the things that I really like about Direct Access is how easy they’ve made it to share your commands with multiple PC’s on the same network. It’s as easy as placing a command file in a shared network directory. By doing that you’ll be able to use your commands on multiple computers that are on the same network.

Direct Access provides complete rich text support for your snippets as well. You can format the text using different kinds of fonts and colors, or even have images inserted. This is especially handy when creating spiffy email signatures.

Here are some great ideas where Direct Access would come in handy.

  • Create pre-compiled emails, and even format them using rich text
  • Automatically fill-in forms
  • Keep your commonly used text string and phrases handy and insert them in any application by typing a few keystrokes
  • Directly search your favorite websites like Google, YouTube, Ebay, Amazon or a web dictionary
  • Automate and control other applications sending special characters and key combinations
  • Quickly open applications and folders without browsing

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-The Giveaway-

We have 10 licenses to Direct Access (valued at $49.95 each) to giveaway today! All you have to do is drop a comment below providing both your name and email address in the appropriate fields. We obviously need your email address for contacting you in the event that you should win. Believe it or not we’ve actually had winners in previous giveaways get randomly selected, but since they didn’t provide an email address we had to pick someone else.

Just as with all of our giveaways we will be using a random number generator to determine the winners. For this round here is how we’re going to give out the licenses:

  • 1 winner will be picked from comment numbers 1 through 5
  • 9 winners will be picked from comment numbers 1 through however many comments there are.

Entries for the giveaway will be accepted up until December 11th at 7:00PM Central Time.