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 Text Expander 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 Karabiner Elements (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 26, 2021

    1. 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.

      Discontinued

      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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      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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    2. 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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    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.
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    4. This tool lets you simulate keyboard input and mouse activity, move and resize windows, etc. It does this using X11's XTEST extension and other Xlib functions.


    5. 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.

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

    6. Quick Macros automates repetitive tasks, even the most complex.
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    7. Save time and keystrokes by assigning shortcuts to commonly used text.
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    8. I just want a quick way to expand a text snippet into a longer chunk of text. For example, I want to type 'sig' and have it expand into my complete email signature – no matter what browser or email client I’m using.
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    9. CodeExpander is a smart feature with TextExpander and embraces the GitHub Gist client. It saves and manages text or script snippets that require repeated input and can be expanded automatically by setting abbreviations.
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