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TextExpander Alternatives for Linux

TextExpander is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is espanso, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to TextExpander and six of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to TextExpander are Repeat, OldAutoKey, xdotool and Texpander.

TextExpander alternatives are mainly Text Expanders but may also be Task Automation Apps or Clipboard Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of TextExpander.
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    espanso

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    An open source, cross-platform text expander written in Rust.

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    Almost everyone thinks espanso is a great alternative to TextExpander.
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    Open Source, cross-platform, good configuration interface (yaml!)

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  2. Repeat icon

    Repeat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Java

    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. OldAutoKey icon

    OldAutoKey

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • X11

    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 icon AutoKey , previously known as AutoKey Py3

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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.

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    Texpander

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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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  6. Quikey

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    A keyboard macro tool. Contribute to bostrt/quikey development by creating an account on GitHub.

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