Free TextExpander Alternatives

    The best free alternative to TextExpander is AutoHotkey, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to TextExpander and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to TextExpander are espanso (Free, Open Source), Beeftext (Free, Open Source), Karabiner Elements (Free, Open Source) and FastKeys (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jun 24, 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


    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

      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

      It is simple yet very effective and nicely designed. No doubt the best one out there.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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

    4. 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).
    5. 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


    6. 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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    7. Lintalist allows you to store and (incrementally) search and edit texts in bundles and paste a selected text in your active program.
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    8. 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

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    9. Texpand is a text expansion app that helps you save a lot of time by assigning shortcuts to your frequently used texts.
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    10. Repeat is a full-fledged, Java mouse/keyboard record/replay and automation hotkeys/macros creation using modern programming languages, and more advanced automation features. Working across three major OSes: Windows, OSX, and Linux.
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