I felt that current text editors were lacking. Everyone uses different abbreviations, and I wanted an app that would translate each user's language individually.

What it does

Shorthander is a text editor that allows the user to enter abbreviations and their meanings as rules. These rules are then used to translate the text that the user enters in the editor tab, converting abbreviations to their true meaning.

How I built it

I used HTML and CSS for the website aesthetic, and Javascript with JQuery for the text processing and interaction.

Challenges I ran into

I had trouble finding just the right music. Also I didn't have time to make a way to save rules.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Including so many useful keyboard shortcuts. The keyboard shortcuts could make using this tool much more efficient.

What I learned

How much music and keyboard taps add to the experience of typing.

What's next for Shorthander

I plan to use it to see how much it speeds up my writing. Eventually I might add the ability to export text files and save rules in the future if I use it enough.

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