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    ShortKeys Alternatives

    ShortKeys is described as 'Windows text replacement utility designed to help you type faster and more accurately. Create abbreviations (shortkeys) for longer words and phrases – which will save you time and ultimately money' and is a Text Expander in the office & productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to ShortKeys for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, Mac, AutoHotkey and iPhone. The best alternative is AutoHotkey, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ShortKeys are AutoIt, PhraseExpress, Texpand and PhraseExpander.

    ShortKeys is mainly a Text Expander but alternatives to it may also be Note-taking Tools or Task Automation Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ShortKeys.
    This page was last updated Nov 23, 2021
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    ShortKeys is a Windows text replacement utility designed to help you type faster and more accurately. Create abbreviations...
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    1. AutoHotkey is a free, open-source scripting language for Windows that allows users to easily create small to complex scripts for all kinds of tasks such as: form fillers, auto-clicking, macros, etc.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Use a straightforward BASIC-like scripting language to automate your Windows GUI. Simulate key presses, mouse movement, window attributes and much more.

    2. The autotext and text expander software "PhraseExpress" manages frequently used phrases for quick insertion into any application.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Texpand is a text expansion app that helps you save a lot of time by assigning shortcuts to your frequently used texts. Features include:
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      well I don't know yet, I haven't used it. I thought you meant did it sound like a good alternative. I cannot get Shortkeys to work anymore and I need it or something like it.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    3. 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.

    4. A free light weight mouse macro that records mouse movements, clicks and keyboard entries. Mini Mouse Macro is totally free, no adds, no banners, no trial, free.
    5. AceText is a companion that eases and speeds up your everyday computer activities, whether that is writing reports or documents, text editing, programming, collecting information, conducting research, sending and responding to email, messaging and chatting, or any or all of...
    6. keystarter automation software. you can make a set of 3d button icons with keystroke command scripts and create your own popup menus - clipboards or virtual keyboards.
    7. 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 blocks, HTML tags, or anything else you can imagine.


      The product is no longer available on the company website. Last version, 1.20, released in March 2012, can be still downloaded from Softpedia

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