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TextExpander Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to TextExpander for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac 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 18 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to TextExpander are PhraseExpress, Keyboard Maestro, Karabiner Elements and aText.

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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  1. espanso icon

    espanso

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    29 alternatives to espanso 

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

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    1.  Works Offlineespanso can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Support for scriptingespanso supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    3.  Portableespanso can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Almost everyone thinks espanso is a great alternative to TextExpander.
    jonleibowitz

    Open Source, cross-platform, good configuration interface (yaml!)

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    PhraseExpress

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    46 alternatives to PhraseExpress 

    The autotext and text expander software "PhraseExpress" manages frequently used phrases for quick insertion into any application.

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    1.  AutocompletionPhraseExpress can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
    2.  Dark ModePhraseExpress supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    Main program window to organize phrases in a multi-level folder structure
    The phrase menu allows users to quickly select the desired phrase.
    Phrases are suggested as you type
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    Does not require to subscribe to an online service.

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    Keyboard Maestro

    49 alternatives to Keyboard Maestro 

    Keyboard Maestro is the leading software for Mac OS X for customizing keyboards. This automation software will increase business productivity just by using simple keystrokes. It is the first choice for all your business efficiency needs.

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    1.  Support for scriptingKeyboard Maestro supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Almost everyone thinks Keyboard Maestro is a great alternative to TextExpander.
    Guest

    Keyboard Maestro is much more than just a "text expander". It's a full-featured development environment with no coding required, much like Automator.

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    Guest

    Way more than just text expansion. If you're on a Mac all day this app is ingenious.

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    Karabiner Elements

    73 alternatives to Karabiner Elements 

    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).

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    aText

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Parallels Desktop
    42 alternatives to aText 

    aText accelerates your typing by replacing abbreviations with frequently used phrases you define.

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    1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    2.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in aText simultaneously.
    3.  Import CSV DataaText can import data from a CSV (Comma seperated values) file.
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    Most users think aText is a great alternative to TextExpander.
    Guest

    Can import TextExpander snippets

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    Typinator

    • Mac
    65 alternatives to Typinator 

    What is Typinator?

    Have you ever experienced the tedium and frustration of having to repeatedly type your name, e-mail address, home page url, or other words or phrases again, again and again? Do you frequently need to quickly insert images like your signature, location plan, or.

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    Almost everyone thinks Typinator is a great alternative to TextExpander.
    philrj

    Fast, simple, and efficient. Gets the job done, stays out of your way, easily customizable, and zero latency.

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    works perfectly, simply, great

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    Repeat

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Java
    57 alternatives to Repeat 

    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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    1.  Support for scriptingRepeat supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    typedesk

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Chrome OS
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    3 alternatives to typedesk 

    typedesk supercharges your canned responses. Use typedesk with your current tools (help desk, email client, chat, social media) to quickly and easily answer your customers.

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    CodeExpander

    • Mac
    • Windows
    52 alternatives to CodeExpander 

    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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    Shortery

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    139 alternatives to Shortery 

    Tired of manually executing a Shortcut every morning when starting to work? Just add the Shortcut to Shortery and let it run automatically.

    Shortery offers seven different triggers to run a Shortcut:

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