xType is described as 'allows you to quickly insert frequently used phrases in your applications' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to xType for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Android, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Beeftext, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like xType are TextExpander (Paid), aText (Paid), Texpand (Freemium) and CodeExpander (Freemium).
Are you tired of repeatedly typing the same text over and over again? - The custom email signature you only use for your close friends. - The markdown snippet you use 5 times a day. - The text emoji you like so much (\/) (°,,,°) (\/).
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 typing the same thing over and over.
CodeExpander is a smart feature with TextExpander and embraces the GitHub Gist client. It saves and manages text or script snippets that require repeated input and can be expanded automatically by setting abbreviations.
Write emails faster! Increase your productivity with templates and keyboard shortcuts on Gmail, Outlook, or LinkedIn. Create templates out of repetitive pieces of text. Insert them in your emails within seconds with shortcuts, and respond faster to your customers!
TastenTrick (german for a trick with keys) is a productivity tool providing the following features: 1. Text expansion 2. Local note-taking by using the Caps Lock key 3. Userdefined keyboard shortcuts (invoke websearch for selected text, start programs etc.)