Enter Your Email Address Quickly On Your Phone With The @@ Shortcut

Enter Your Email Address Quickly On Your Phone With The @@ Shortcut

Text expanders (“keyboard shortcuts” in iOS and “personal dictionary” in Android) are great timesavers: tap a few keys, and whole words or phrases are entered instantly Here’s a very efficient shortcut if you have multiple email addresses.

Use @@ as the shortcut for your main email address and add another @ symbol for each additional address. (For example, @@ = [email protected] and @@@ = [email protected]). When you have to type in one of your many email addresses, it’s just a matter of tapping @ to quickly cycle through them and get to the one you need.

That’s on iOS at least. I tried this on Android, but it didn’t work with the @ symbol. However, it did work when I used “qq” or “qqq” as the shortcut. The concept is the same though: You’re unlikely to ever type in “qqq” otherwise, and when it comes to entering one of many multiple email addresses, all you have to do is tap the same letter a few times.

You can see the email cycling in action on Rocket Ink or just try it out for yourself (in iOS, go to Settings > General > Keyboard and add a new shortcut. In Android, go to Settings > Language & input > Personal dictionary).

The iOS “@@” Shortcut as a Text Expander for Emails [Rocket Ink via Cult of Mac]


    • They make me want to qq as well.

      Hang on, did Melanie say that we are never likely to use ‘qq’ in our text so it’s great to use as a substitution anchor? One can only imagine the huge personal information disclosure issues on any RPGMMO Forum.

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