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 Keyboard Maestro (Paid).

    This page was last updated Nov 26, 2021

    1. Words trigger Actions everywhere AutoCorrect and AutoText in every language, everywhere. Automatically correct spelling in every context. Instantly insert plain text and formatted content, including RTF, HTML, and images. Act on selected text.
    2. 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.

      • Mac
      xType allows you to quickly insert frequently used phrases in your applications. Tired of writing the same text over and over again? Anytime you type text into an application, xType can help you do it faster and more accurately!


      The developer discontinued this app because of Apple Sandboxing policy. It's now technically impossible for developers to develop new versions of this kind of product for the Mac App Store. xType is still available via Softpedia.

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    3. Mywe Fast typer is a powerful software solution that aims to improve productivity and helps user work smarter and type faster. Mywe Fast typer can reduce by more than 50% the amount of time you usually spend performing repetitive tasks on your PC.
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      • Mac
      yType is a productivity tool to amplify your typing ability. Type a few characters (shortcut) to paste a much larger block of text (expansion) like your name, a url, picture or even several pages of formatted text instantly anywhere on your Mac in any application.
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