Théo Blochet
Théo BlochetCurious human. PM @ Stripe

What's a good alternative to Textexpander for Mac?

Use case : if you constantly find yourself copy-pasting the same text (especially within a team), what's an app that could host a collection of text snippets and associated keyboard/keyword shortcuts?
10 recommended
  1. 14
    Alfred 3

    The Mac's best launcher just got a whole lot better

    Rogin Farrer
    Rogin FarrerDesign Systems Engineer @Wayfair · Written
    I used to use aText and Dash, and Alfred replaced both for me. The snippets have gotten a lot smarter over time, with support for smart variables, like date, time and cursor.
  2. 14
    Dash 3.0

    Offline docs & reference for 150+ APIs, languages & tools

    If you are a developer, Dash is your choice. It also does text-expanding and works great!
  3. 11

    Type faster using abbreviations for common phrases

    Michelle Nickolaisen
    Michelle NickolaisenOwner, Bombchelle Industries · Written
    I use aText and I've had 1-2 very minor issues with it over the years, but nothing major. It's definitely worth the $5 fee if you just want something that does text shortcuts & don't necessarily want or need TextExpander's other features.
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    Allan Caeg
    Allan CaegFounder, · Written
    Looks compelling at $5 one-time fee
    After looking through all of these I can't believe how it's not higher on this list. $5 for a super powerful and easy to use TextExpander. Clean interface with dynamic variables. Great for code, emails, etc. The aText team could/should be charging even more than they are for this.
  4. 6
    No subscription, powerful features
    Luz Aracely Diaz
    Luz Aracely DiazI been working in Real Estate Business · Written
    for practice.
    Charles Magnuson
    Charles MagnusonProfessional Consumer · Written
    Significantly more powerful than TextExpander and it doesn't include any of the crappy design features of TextExpander.
  5. 4
    Phrase Express
    I recommend you check out PhraseExpress. PhraseExpress is available on Windows, Mac, iOS & Android. PhraseExpress can also import Textexpander snippets.
    Mike Springer
    Mike SpringerCustomer Experience at a Fortune 500 Inc · Written
    We use it for a long time on Windows. The Mac version is also working just fine. Very easy to use. Has some unique features. No subscription!
  6. 2
    Keyboard Maestro

    Conduct your Mac like a pro

    JayDeveloper · Written
    I use this before I subscribe TextExpander
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    Adem Bilican
    Adem BilicanRelai Co-founder and CTO · Written
    Adem Bilican made this product
    I recently released canSnippet, it is a snippet management application that works really well with code snippets. Sharing option is not implemented yet but will come in future releases. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any question.
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    macOS Mojave

    The next generation of software for Macs

    André Bose do Amaral
    André Bose do AmaralFounder/CCO/CEO, · Written
    I actually found the Keyboard > Text settings on System Preferences of MacOS (any version, really) to be quite handy for most of my uses. I just create a bunch of "$variables", and every time I type them across apps, it just expands to full copy.
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  9. 1

    Full-featured PDF editor for Mac, with OCR and Word export.

    Théo Blochet
    Théo BlochetCurious human. PM @ Stripe · Written
    TextExpander is great, but I feel the subscription model makes it insanely expensive for the little value we'd get out of it as a team of ~20, and it probably does way too much.
  10. 1

    A shortcut to all your canned responses

    Michel Vermeulen made this product
    It's like Text Expander but it works on all OS/platforms and it's much easier to use.