Alternatives to TextExpander for all platforms with any license

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  • PhraseExpress icon

    PhraseExpress

    Autotext text expander "PhraseExpress" for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.

    Free Personal Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

    • Does not require to subscribe to an online service. Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    FastKeys

    Text expander, start menu, shortcuts, auto complete, mouse gestures, macro recorder, clipboard manager and more.

    Commercial Windows

    • Rather same functionality. Cheap, a few dollars only, active development. Works under Citrix. Guest • Jun 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Keyboard Maestro

    Keyboard Maestro enables you to create or record custom macro shortcuts that you can activate at any time.

    Commercial Mac

    • Keyboard Maestro is much more than just a "text expander". It's a full-featured development environment with no coding required, much like Automator. Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Way more than just text expansion. If you're on a Mac all day this app is ingenious. Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    AutoKey

    AutoKey is a desktop automation utility for Linux and X11. It allows you to manage collection of scripts and phrases, and assign abbreviations and hotkeys to these. This...

    Open Source Linux X11

    • Discontinued The program is no longer developed. As announced by the developer, last version, 0.90.4, released in May 2012, is feature complete and can be still downloaded from Google Code Archive.
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    Typinator

    What is Typinator? Have you ever experienced the tedium and frustration of having to repeatedly type your name, e-mail address, home page url, or other words or...

    Commercial Mac

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  • aText icon

    aText

    aText accelerates your typing by replacing abbreviations with frequently used phrases you define. E.g. make an abbreviation “myname” to insert your name “First Middle...

    Commercial Mac

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    PhraseExpander

    PhraseExpander saves time typing texts, filling forms, launching programs, opening websites and automating common tasks by using customized shorts. It can also correct...

    Commercial Windows

  • TyperTask icon

    TyperTask

    Increase your efficiency by automating your keyboard with TyperTask! This tool simulates keyboard typing, and can be used to instantly type common phrases. Use it to...

    Free Windows PortableApps.com

  • Texter icon

    Texter

    Text substitution app Texter saves you countless keystrokes by replacing abbreviations with commonly used phrases you define. Unlike software-specific text...

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Latest version, 0.6, released in November 2007, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    Breevy

    Breevy is a text expander and AutoText program for Windows that helps you type faster and more accurately by allowing you to abbreviate long words and phrases -- saving...

    Commercial Windows

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    WordExpander

    WordExpander is a free Phrase Expander that provides quick access to your common phrases WordExpander increases your productivity by inserting frequently used text...

    Free Windows

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  • Lintalist icon

    Lintalist

    Lintalist allows you to store and (incrementally) search and edit texts in bundles and paste a selected text in your active program. The text can be interactive, for...

    Free Windows

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  • xdotool

    This tool lets you simulate keyboard input and mouse activity, move and resize windows, etc. It does this using X11's XTEST extension and other Xlib functions. ...

    Open Source Linux X11

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    Quick Macros

    Quick Macros automates repetitive tasks, even the most complex. Your macros can press keys, click buttons, links, menu items, on-screen images and other UI objects...

    Commercial Windows

TextExpander Comments

TextExpander has been a PITA for me

Negative Comment by Awfki
about TextExpander Jan 2014

It works when it feels like and apparently Chrome frequently requests some sort of secure mode that locks TextExpander out until you quit Chrome.

In general I've just a less than satisfactory experience with it. Your mileage may vary.

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Such a Time Saver!

Positive Comment by VivaDesk
about TextExpander Oct 2013

I use this for common typo correction, different email signatures, template'ed emails, common strings of text I type...on and on and on. Highly recommended.

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