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Text Expander for Windows, Linux, Mac, iPhone, Androids


Press a certain key combination on your keyboard and your computer / phone writes out any predetermined phrase you want wherever your your keyboard cursor is located. ๐Ÿ˜ Useful for pasting common things like email, address, phone number, btw expands into "By the way", etc. This is going to save me some keystrokes! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Don't use this for passwords, financial information or other sensitive information!


AutoText for Windows

https://sourceforge.net/projects/autotext/


AutoKey for Linux Mint

Search for "autokey" in the Linux Software Manager. AutoKey has some other nice features. Press CTRL+F7 and it shows you a numbered list of your phrases you can paste. You can also set custom keyboard combinations. Be sure to hit the save button to activate the shortcut! ๐Ÿ˜…


Macs

Go to Apple menu > System Preferences > Keyboard > Text. Works almost everywhere on your computer. Espanso is another great alternative. :)


iPhones / iPads

Go to Settings > General > Keyboards > Shortcuts.


Androids

Go to Settings and search for "Personal dictionary." Usually located under Settings > System > Language & input > Personal dictionary. Tap on "For all languages" or on your desired language. Tap on the "+" button. Next time you type your shortcut, the suggestion will appear on the top of your keyboard.


AutoHotkey

Honorable mention. ๐Ÿ˜„ Another program for automating repetitive keyboard and mouse actions on Windows is AutoHotkey. Great for data mining too.

https://www.autohotkey.com

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