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

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      Perfect Keyboard is a macro program intended for users who mostly need to automate text and data insertion using keyboard.
    1. Quick paste text is a small portable program that allows you to insert (paste) quickly pre-defined text in any Windows applications via keyboard shortcut.
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    2. 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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    3. AlomWare Actions is your ultimate app launcher, text expander, and system automator! Create actions that open apps, documents, folders, and web sites; automate tasks such as typing, moving and clicking the mouse, sending emails.

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    4. You assign a keyword (an abbreviation) for a frequently used text snippet, phrase, sentence or paragraph, and AutoText will auto-type this snippet each time you type the abbreviation in ANY program.
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    5. RapidKey - Autotext and Macros for Windows XP that auto fill web forms. RapidKey provides you with a new Windows functionality. This software autocompletes text phrases and autoexpands shorthands in any Windows applications.
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    6. A keyboard macro tool.
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    7. Fast, Automatic Text Create useful Replacements for repetitive typing. Good examples would be: Your email signatures - perhaps you have a different way of signing your messages depending whom you are addressing.
    8. Text expansion app to expand an abbreviation into a plain text or rich format snippet, with macros to make snippets more dynamic, support of the Mac's Touch Bar, syncing snippets across all your devices using iCloud, export and import of snippets.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      Save hours of typing with Shorthand for Windows, the award winning keyboard simulation, text assembly and document preparation tool that works on top of existing Microsoft Windows applications.
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