Twitter only allows you 140 characters, and even though no one really pays attention to it anymore, SMS limits you to 160 characters. There are of course ways to get around at least the Twitter limit on the web, however, you're a little stuck on the phone. Trimit is an iOS app, which works on shortening text so you're easily able to tweet longer thoughts. The app costs $0.99 (approx Rs. 44), and it allows you to shake your phone or iPod touch and your text will be shortened. The app is developed by Frimby Limited, who have also developed another app, FaceMood, which reads your Facebook friends' status updates and analyzes their moods from certain word algorithms.
Trim your text
Based on a similar word algorithms principle, Trimit 'reads' your text and decides how important sentences are based on their structure. The most important thoughts are then pieced together in a way that is cohesive. The app also looks at facts like dates, proper nouns, facts and figures and gives them special importance. Users also have the option to omit vowels in text (like vwls) and/or abbreviate (“forget” becomes 4get). Once you paste your text in the editor or it imports it from a URL, you choose whether you want to shorten for Facebook, Twitter, email, or SMS and then give it a shake and voila! Your text is shortened. It's obviously not the best version of English, but the job gets done.
Publish date: July 7, 2011 5:37 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 8:08 pm