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  • PhraseExpress icon

    PhraseExpress

    Maker of the Autotext Text Expander "PhraseExpress" for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.

    Free Personal Windows Android Android Tablet

  • FastKeys icon

    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
  • Typinator icon

    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 phrases again, again and again? Do you frequently need to quickly...

    Commercial Mac

  • Keyboard Maestro icon

    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 • 2 days ago Disagree   Agree
  • Texter icon

    Texter

    Text substitution app Texter saves you countless keystrokes by replacing abbreviations with commonly used phrases you define. Unlike software-specific text replacement features, Texter runs in the Windows system tray and works in any...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated.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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    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 Last” in any application. With aText you can easily avoid...

    Commercial Mac

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    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 automate chat conversations, website logins, programming code...

    Free 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 phrases into any Windows application. Type a pre-defined text...

    Free Windows

  • 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 example you can automatically insert the current time and date, ask...

    Free Windows

  • Breevy icon

    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 you time and money. Simply define an abbreviation for a longer...

    Commercial Windows

  • QuickTextPaste icon

    QuickTextPaste

    Quick paste text is a small portable program that allows you to insert (paste) quickly pre-defined text in any Windows applications via keyboard shortcut.

    Free Windows

  • CanRemember icon

    CanRemember

    CanRemember is a canned speech manager, which allows you to quickly access stored procedures. This program is designed to add, store, edit and delete text snippets, ready to copy and paste on forums, with BBcode already prepared....

    Free Windows

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  • Quick Macros icon

    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, manage windows, run and manage files, wait for various events, show...

    Commercial Windows

  • AlomWare Actions icon

    AlomWare Actions

    AlomWare Actions is your ultimate app launcher, text expander, and system automator! Create actions that open apps, documents, folders, and web sites; automate tasks such as typing, moving and clicking the mouse, sending emails.

    Freemium Windows

  • Auto Text Expander for Google Chrome icon

    Auto Text Expander for Google Chrome

    Create custom keyboard shortcuts to expand and replace text as you type! Ever get tired of typing out long email addresses, phrases you frequently use, or just looking to save keystrokes as you type? Well fear not! Auto Text...

    Free Web / Cloud Chrome OS Chrome

  • 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. Additionally, you can search for windows and move, resize, hide...

    Open Source Linux X11

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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 your spelling mistakes and includes a clipboard history manager....

    Commercial Windows

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    Texpand

    Texpand is a text expansion app that helps you save a lot of time by assigning shortcuts to your frequently used texts. Features include: • Expand text on almost all apps • Works with any virtual keyboards (Swiftkey, Google...

    Freemium Android Android Tablet

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  • AutoText

    You assign a keyword (an abbreviation) for a frequently used text snippet, phrase, sentence or paragraph, and AutoText will auto-type this snippet each time you type the abbreviation in ANY program.

    Commercial Windows

  • Blueduino Softkey Expander icon

    Blueduino Softkey Expander

    Use text expander capabilities within any app. A configurable and fast soft keyboard, offers autocompletion and text expansion. The app also works efficient with bluetooth keyboards and supports different key layouts. This is 14 days...

    Commercial Android Android Tablet

  • Keymosabe icon

    Keymosabe

    Autocomplete, text expander, snipped organizer all-in-one. Average 30% fewer keystrokes as you type. Eliminate all typos.

    Commercial Windows

    • Discontinued Site/download unavailable.
  • Rapidkey

    RapidKey - Autotext and Macros for Windows XP that auto fill web forms. RapidKey provides you with a new Windows functionality. This software autocompletes text phrases and autoexpands shorthands in any Windows applications.

    Freemium Windows

  • FastFox icon

    FastFox

    Simple to use Text Expander and Macro Shortcut Software for Transcriptionists, Data Entry, High Volume Emailers, and more!.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Textspansion icon

    Textspansion

    Access your commonly typed phrases with Android’s first “text expansion” app! Access a database of your commonly typed phrases with Android’s first “text expansion” ap...

    Free Android

  • TypeMate icon

    TypeMate

    TypeMate text expander makes typing a breeze by converting shortcut text into fully formatted phrases or sentences as you type. TypeMate works in almost any Windows application that can accept text input, including word processors...

    Commercial Windows

    • Discontinued Official website unavailable.
  • Auto Typer icon

    Auto Typer

    The Auto Typer Software Utility can be used to type Text on Keyboard with a configurable Hot Key or Shortcut Key.

    Commercial Windows

  • TypeIt4Me icon

    TypeIt4Me

    Available since 1989, TypeIt4Me is the original text expander for Mac OS. Any time you enter text in your Mac by typing it at the keyboard, TypeIt4Me can help you do it faster and more accurately. Define a number of abbreviations...

    Commercial Mac

  • TastenTrick icon

    TastenTrick

    A text expander and note taking tool for Windows. Replace abbreviations with full sentences and take notes just by tapping caps lock .

    Commercial Windows

  • TapIt4Me icon

    TapIt4Me

    TapIt4Me allows you to create a list of short abbreviations on your iPhone that will instantly expand to whole words, sentences or paragraphs of your choosing, when typed. As you might imagine, that's pretty handy when you're...

    Commercial iPhone

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    Snippet Bin

    How it works: if you are running Snippet Bin and type "//for ", it can turn this into: for ( $i = 1 ; $i <= 10 ; $i++ ) { //stuff } But Snippet Bin also pastes dynamic snippets using parameters. Other...

    Commercial Windows

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    QuicKeys

    QuicKeys is software that makes it easier to use your computer. With QuicKeys you can automate common things you do all the time. And you can automate tedious things you don't do all the time — things that are hard to remember. ...

    Commercial Mac

    • Discontinued The software seems to be no longer developed: the official website says that it has been designed for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and 10.6 Snow Leopard, and it substantially works with 10.10 Yosemite
  • Mywe Fast typer icon

    Mywe Fast typer

    Mywe Fast typer is a powerful software solution that aims to improve productivity and helps user work smarter and type faster. Mywe Fast typer can reduce by more than 50% the amount of time you usually spend performing repetitive...

    Commercial Windows

  • xType icon

    xType

    xType allows you to quickly insert frequently used phrases in your applications. Tired of writing the same text over and over again? Anytime you type text into an application, xType can help you do it faster and more accurately! ...

    Commercial Mac

    • Discontinued The developer discontinued this app because of Apple Sandboxing policy. It's now technically impossible for developers to develop new versions of this kind of product for the Mac App Store. xType is still available via Softpedia.
  • Shorthand

    Save hours of typing with Shorthand for Windows, the award winning keyboard simulation, text assembly and document preparation tool that works on top of existing Microsoft Windows applications. Shorthand Version 10 works with...

    Freemium Windows

  • Type Pilot

    Type Pilot is an automatic typing software that helps you to quickly type phrases in document. You just define keywords (an abbreviations) for a frequently used text snippet, phrase, sentence or paragraph.

    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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