aText is described as 'accelerates your typing by replacing abbreviations with frequently used phrases you define' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to aText for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is espanso, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like aText are Karabiner Elements (Free, Open Source), FastKeys (Paid), PhraseExpress (Paid) and AutoKey (Free, Open Source).
- 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 allows you to execute a script or insert text on demand in any program. View 64 alternatives to OldAutoKey
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. A maintained port, updated to run on Python 3, has been hosted on GitHub with the name AutoKey , previously known as AutoKey Py3
- Free • Open Source