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TextExpander Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to TextExpander for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative 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 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to TextExpander are espanso, Beeftext, PhraseExpress and FastKeys.

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. AutoHotkey is a free, open-source scripting language for Windows that allows users to easily create small to complex scripts for all kinds of tasks such as: form fillers, auto-clicking, macros, etc.

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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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  3. Beeftext is an open-source text substitution tool for Windows.

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    Almost everyone thinks Beeftext is a great alternative to TextExpander.

    It is simple yet very effective and nicely designed. No doubt the best one out there.

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    Simple, free, and open-source. Beeftext does the job.

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    It's free and open source.

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    Beeftext is opensource and works very well in Windows. You can install or use the PortableApps version. RichText support has been added in the last version 6.0.

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

    Main program window to organize phrases in a multi-level folder structure
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    Does not require to subscribe to an online service.

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  5. All in one Windows automation software. Fully configurable text expander, start menu, shortcuts, auto complete and mouse gestures. User-defined commands to run files, open webpages, send macros or automate anything. Incredibly powerful but yet simple to use.

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    Rather same functionality. Cheap, a few dollars only, active development. Works under Citrix.

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

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    Can import TextExpander snippets

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    PhraseExpander

    • Windows

    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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    Lintalist

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Lintalist allows you to store and (incrementally) search and edit texts in bundles and paste a selected text in your active program.

    Main search window. 1: Type query.
2: Menu + search options.
3: Result list with Part 1, Part 2, Key(board shortcut), Short(hand, abbreviation). Columns are dynamic, if part 2, key or short are not present in the loaded bundle(s) they will not be displayed.
4: Preview of top most or selected snippet text. In statusbar: loaded bundle(s) and hits / number of snippets.
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    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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    TyperTask

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    Discontinued

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

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