Théo BlochetProduct Guy. Currently @GetQonto

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?
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  1. 14
    Dash

    Instant offline access to 130+ API documentation sets.

    If you are a developer, Dash is your choice. It also does text-expanding and works great!
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  2. 12
    Alfred 3

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

    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.
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  3. 10
    aText

    Type faster using abbreviations for common phrases

    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 CaegFounder, NorthStories.io · Written
    Looks compelling at $5 one-time fee
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    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.
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  4. No subscription, powerful features
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    Luz Aracely DiazI been working in Real Estate Business · Written
    for practice.
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    Charles MagnusonProfessional Consumer · Written
    Significantly more powerful than TextExpander and it doesn't include any of the crappy design features of TextExpander.
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  5. I recommend you check out PhraseExpress. PhraseExpress is available on Windows, Mac, iOS & Android. PhraseExpress can also import Textexpander snippets.
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    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!
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    Keyboard Maestro

    Conduct your Mac like a pro

    JayDeveloper · Written
    I use this before I subscribe TextExpander
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  7. Adem BilicanMaker, Mobile Dev. · 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 High Sierra

    Apple's newest MacOS update

    André Bose do AmaralFounder/CCO/CEO, Mecenato.co · 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. Cedric DebonoCopywriter - Direct-Response · Written
    Text Blaze is a chrome extension so it works anywhere in chrome and goes with you everywhere your chrome is installed, regardless of OS. It's extremely powerful, allowing for fillable text fields, drop down and toggle options, notes, formulas, if/then conditions etc. I've been an active user for 2 years and it's become one of the few apps I can't love without. The free version is great and the pro version is dirt cheap. In fact, I upgraded within 30 mins of using it and never looked back. Dev team is super hands on too.
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  10. Théo BlochetProduct Guy. Currently @GetQonto · 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.
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    typedesk

    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.
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