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Snippits Alternatives

Snippits is described as '- a program that will type text for you. It uses 'snippits', small text files with a simple syntax to determine what to type' and is a Text Expander in the office & productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Snippits for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad and X11. The best alternative is Pulover’s Macro Creator, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Snippits are PhraseExpress, TextExpander, RecentX and aText.

Snippits alternatives are mainly Text Expanders but may also be File Search Utilities or Task Automation Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Snippits.
This page was last updated May 19, 2015
  • FreeProprietary
  • Linux

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  1. Pulover’s Macro Creator is a Free Automation Tool and Script Generator. It is based on AutoHotkey language and provides users with multiple automation functions, as well as a built-in recorder.


    From version 4.5.1, during installation, the user is presented with an offer for software by Lavasoft and a button to decline.

  2. The autotext and text expander software "PhraseExpress" manages frequently used phrases for quick insertion into any application.

  3. TextExpander

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    TextExpander boosts team productivity by cutting the repetitive typing that creeps into every task. A quick shortcode while typing drops in the necessary language to send to clients and customers.

  4. RecentX is an innovative launcher that gives you instant access to your files, folders, programs, websites & clipboard history. It automatically remembers your favorite & recent items so that you can launch them even faster.

  5. aText accelerates your typing by replacing abbreviations with frequently used phrases you define.

  6. Typinator

    • Mac

    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 insert images like your signature, location plan, or.

  7. OldAutoKey

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • X11

    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.


    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

  8. TyperTask

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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

  9. WinAutomation is the most advanced Windows Automation app, featuring a Macro Recorder and a Web Recorder.

  10. Textspansion

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android

    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...

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