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PhraseExpander saves time typing texts, filling forms, launching programs, opening websites and...

  • Windows

PhraseExpander saves time typing texts, filling forms, launching programs, opening websites and automating common tasks by using customized shorts. It can also correct your spelling mistakes. PhraseExpander can quietly suggest words, phrases and actions you may want perform, as you type. And you don't have to change your habits: because it integrates fully with any program that uses typing, it's easy for new users to pick up and use immediately. More Info »

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PhraseExpander (sometimes referred to as Phrase Expander, Direct Access) was added by PhraseExpander in Nov 2011 and the lastest update was made in Feb 2016. There is a history of activites on PhraseExpander in our Change Log and Activity Log. It's possible to update the information on PhraseExpander or report it as discontinued, duplicated or spam. If you want a nice widget to put on your website check these out.

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Phrase Expander

Positive Comment by bcanz about PhraseExpander 8 days ago

You get it. Then you have got it. Use it. Saves you heaps of time. And money.


I am a happy user. At first thought it was expensive but it has already paid for itself. I find myself using it all day every day. I write a lot of emails and fill out a lot of forms on the internet. Their implementation is very clever and useful. I have added lots of phrases and the best part is I don't have to remember which one. Just start typing and the list of choices come up to choose from. It is a great business tool and I highly recommend it.


Clone of the freeware Instaphrase

Negative Comment by Tenesseerules about PhraseExpander Also mentioning: WordExpander Nov 2011

Strange, this PhraseExpander looks like a total clone of the freeware Instaphrases. Check it out here Small WordExpander iconWordExpander and see for yourself.

Why would anyone copy and sell something for an insane $140 bucks while there is a freeware doing the same?

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Gunnar Bartels is declared as the author of InstaPhrase and Gunnar Bartels is also the author of PhraseExpress. Why does he compete his own product?


Hey folks, InstaPhrase is far away from being vaporware. We just had to change the name. Download WordExpander from - Enjoy!


So which is the original and which is the fake? Or is one a clone?


phrase expander is bigger, more sophisticated
the pro version with smart complete is best feature of all programs of this kind, because you dont have to write correctly the short, you put a trigger like "1" then a part of your word you want, it will suggest and show all avaliable options
plus works in most programs (adobe air based programs may be the exception)
also the automation has more options
this 3 reasons plus the easy interface makes this best choice
i was lucky to get the pro in a giweavay


Unlike Texter and PhraseExpress, Direct Access does text expansion/replacement by pasting instead of typing. This is great for people having sounds assigned to keyboard events via programs like Ksound, because instead of playing a miriad of key stroke sounds in rapid succesion upon expansion, Direct Access just plays one clean key stroke :-)


Wrong. PhraseExpress also offers this quick paste method and it is FREE for personal use.

Check out their manual:

PhraseExpress is MUCH better than DirectAccess.