If you’re not using AutoText on your BlackBerry, I have to wonder why you like making life more difficult. It’s a simple process that not only helps you avoid common mistakes, but also allows you to save keystrokes in general. I highly recommend checking out our older guide to BlackBerry AutoText (which will get an update soon). The only drawback is that you can’t backup your AutoText entries via Desktop Manager. So when you wipe your device and start over, or you change devices, you have to re-enter all those entires — I’ll be damned if I can remember every single one of mine. But a new, and free, app in the Store will help you get along with that. With the name AutoTextBackup, this app lets you know what it does right from the start. Actually, it performs three functions. First, it backs up your AutoText entries to your media card. Second, it can restore AutoText from that file. Third, it can delete all AutoText on the device — though it won’t mess with your backup files. It’s really a shame that RIM didn’t include AutoText entries in the Desktop Manager backup functionality. In fact, I expect this to be resolved in the near future, perhaps with OS 7. It does add a step or two to the process, but that’s far better than re-entering everything manually. You can download AutoTextBackup for free from the BBGeeks Store.
Back up your BlackBerry AutoText with AutoTextBackup
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