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Typinator Alternatives for Windows

Typinator is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. 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 Typinator and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Typinator are espanso, Pulover’s Macro Creator, Beeftext and PhraseExpress.

Typinator alternatives are mainly Text Expanders but may also be Task Automation Apps or Workflow Automation Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Typinator.
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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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  2. espanso icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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


  3. Pulover’s Macro Creator is a Free Automation Tool and Script Generator. It is based on AutoHotkey language and provides users with multiple automation functions, as well as a built-in recorder.


    From version 4.5.1, during installation, the user is presented with an offer for software by Lavasoft and a button to decline.

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

  5. 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

  6. TextExpander icon


    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    TextExpander 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.

    Some users think TextExpander is a great alternative to Typinator, some don't.
  7. Actiona icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Actiona (formerly known as Actionaz) is a task automation tool. It allows you to create and execute action lists.

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

  9. Clavier+ icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Clavier+ allows you to create global keyboard shortcuts for launching applications, opening folders, writing text and opening websites.

  10. Lintalist icon


    • 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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