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What is ActiveWords?

ActiveWords is user interface technology that adds a simple and powerful attribute to Windows®, it turns words into actions. Type, ink, or select any words in any context at any time, and be directly connected with services you relate to the meaning of those words. For example, trigger the word "weather" and a web page showing your current local weather appears. ActiveWords allows you to leverage your vocabulary and innate naming ability to get what you want instantly.

What Can I Do With ActiveWords?

Feature Benefit
Substitute Text
It's "Auto-Correct" on steriods (learn more).
For the first time you can rely on text substitutions as a property of your computer rather than as a feature of a specific program or set of programs. The investment in applying text substitutions now pays off across the entire computing environment. You realize tangible improvements in productivity and in the accuracy of your work. Learn More.
Substitute Rich Text and HTML segments. You can now substitute formatted rich text and HTML in contexts that accept these formats allowing you to instantly add complex formatted segments to documents and email messages.
Open Programs, Files, and Folders Stop digging through nested folders and hierarchical menus to get what you already know you want. Need to launch Microsoft EXCEL? Just enter and trigger the word "excel" when the thought occurs to you. Need to open your folder that contains tax information? Just enter and trigger the word "taxes" and the folder comes to you. Name all your most frequently used programs, files, and folders, and have them available instantly!
Navigate the Internet Stop digging through browser bookmarks and history to find that web site address you want. Stop typing in URLs. Need to get to the CNN web site? Just enter and trigger the word "cnn" when you think of it and the web site comes to you. Name all your favorite web sites and have them available instantly! FREE ActiveWords includes over 125 ActiveWords for the most popular US Web site like facebook, twitter, and google.
Send E-mail Give your most frequent correspondents an ActiveWord. When ever you want to send an email just enter and trigger the ActiveWord. For example, enter and trigger "boss" to instantly create a new E-mail message pre-addressed to your boss.
Open Window Settings
(Control Panels and
Special Objects)
Assign ActiveWords to Windows Control Panels and special services like My Network Places. Need to change your display resolution? Just enter and trigger the word "display".
(automate action sequences)
ActiveWords PLUS and ENTERPRISE include access to the ActiveWords Scripting Language. Use the scripting language to create your own commands. Many of the free ActiveWord add ins rely on the scripting language to provide advanced services like automated web searches and time/date stamps. Use these applications as examples and build your own ActiveWords.
Leverage your vocabulary Use the extensive collection of free add ins to get instant access to date and time stamps, Web services like Google and Bing, as well as many other frequently used Windows and computing resources.

Why Use ActiveWords?

ActiveWords allows you to leverage your vocabulary and innate naming ability to extend the user interface, providing:

  • Spontaneous access
  • Instant results
  • Significant time savings
  • Increased accuracy
  • Improved ease of use

Download ActiveWords to get started (60 day risk free trial).