TextExpander Alternatives

    TextExpander is described as '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' and is a popular app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to TextExpander for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is AutoHotkey, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like TextExpander are espanso (Free, Open Source), Beeftext (Free, Open Source), PhraseExpress (Paid) and Keyboard Maestro (Paid).

    This page was last updated Oct 23, 2021

    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.
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      Some users think AutoHotkey is a great alternative to TextExpander, some don't.
    2. An Open Source, Cross-platform Text Expander on steroids.
      espanso vs TextExpander opinions
      Almost everyone thinks espanso is a great alternative to TextExpander.
      jonleibowitz Open Source, cross-platform, good configuration interface (yaml!)
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    3. 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 (\/) (°,,,°) (\/).
      Beeftext vs TextExpander opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Beeftext is a great alternative to TextExpander.
      Simple, free, and open-source. Beeftext does the job.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      Beeftext is opensource and works very well in Windows. You can install or use the PortableApps version. RichText support has been added in the last version 6.0.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      It is simple yet very effective and nicely designed. No doubt the best one out there.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      It's free and open source.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    4. The autotext and text expander software "PhraseExpress" manages frequently used phrases for quick insertion into any application.
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      PhraseExpress vs TextExpander opinions
      Some users think PhraseExpress is a great alternative to TextExpander, some don't.
      Does not require to subscribe to an online service.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    5. Keyboard Maestro is the leading software for Mac OS X for customizing keyboards. This automation software will increase business productivity just by using simple keystrokes. It is the first choice for all your business efficiency needs.
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      Keyboard Maestro vs TextExpander opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Keyboard Maestro is a great alternative to TextExpander.
      Keyboard Maestro is much more than just a "text expander". It's a full-featured development environment with no coding required, much like Automator.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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      Way more than just text expansion. If you're on a Mac all day this app is ingenious.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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    6. Karabiner, previously called KeyRemap4MacBook, is a very powerful keyboard remapper for Mac OS X. In addition to simple key remapping, it has special remapping modes like Emacs-mode, SandS-mode (Space and Shift).
    7. All in one Windows automation software. Fully configurable text expander, start menu, shortcuts, auto complete and mouse gestures. User-defined commands to run files, open webpages, send macros or automate anything. Incredibly powerful but yet simple to use.
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      FastKeys vs TextExpander opinions
      Some users think FastKeys is a great alternative to TextExpander, some don't.
      Rather same functionality. Cheap, a few dollars only, active development. Works under Citrix.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    8. AutoKey, previously known as AutoKey Py3, is a Python 3 port of the discontinued OldAutoKey , the desktop automation utility for Linux and X11.
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    9. 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.
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      aText vs TextExpander opinions
      Most users think aText is a great alternative to TextExpander.
      Can import TextExpander snippets
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    10. 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?
      Typinator vs TextExpander opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Typinator is a great alternative to TextExpander.
      philrj Fast, simple, and efficient. Gets the job done, stays out of your way, easily customizable, and zero latency.
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

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      works perfectly, simply, great
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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