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The best text expander for OS X

Written on 02 Jul 2013 by Kester Dobson

After a short stint in Windows, made easier by AutoHotKey text expansion, I am firmly back in the land of Mac.  I naturally jumped in to TextExpander but at $34.95 it was a struggle to justify it long term for lightweight text-expansion-only use.

So I hit the App Store. 

After a brief stint with "Smart Typer" (subsequently refunded by Apple due to it being grossly incapable and buggy, I found aText.

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

It works perfectly, all for the modestly affordable price tag of $5.  You can save yourself a lot of trial and error if you're looking for straightforward OS X text expansion and go straight to aText.

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