PhraseExpress Text Expander

PhraseExpress Text Expander

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 159 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
10.5.16
File Size:
13.43MB
Date Added:
August 20, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
366,844
Downloads Last Week:
132
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

PhraseExpress allows you to create many different types of macros to automate various tasks on your computer. While you may barely notice this program running in the background at times, it will quickly make your life much easier and can significantly reduce your total keystrokes each day.

Pros

Demonstration Macros: There are quite a few different Demonstration Macros included in this program that can give you an idea of what the app is capable of. Options include Date and Time, Data Picker, Multiple Choice Text, Mouse Cursor Control, Keyboard Layout Switching, and Automatic Email Creation.

Basic interface: As soon as you install and open this app, it begins running in the background and is accessible from the toolbar in the lower right-hand corner of your screen. Clicking the icon brings up a straightforward menu, with some options that expand to show other, more detailed menus. There are no bells and whistles to be found here, but the streamlined design is efficient and effective.

Cons

Learning curve: This app offers tons of functionality, but it can take some time to learn all of the ins and outs. This isn't the type of program you can just install and begin to use right away, but the effort you put in to learn how to use all of its features will be worth it in the end.

Bottom Line

PhraseExpress is a versatile and efficient program that can help you ease all types of repetitive tasks. It's completely free, and although it may take some getting used to, especially for novice users, the benefits are worth the effort in the end.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.0

    out of 159 votes

    • 5 star: 82
    • 4 star: 40
    • 3 star: 15
    • 2 star: 6
    • 1 star: 16
  • Current Version:

    4.5

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 4 stars

    "Good for windows 7 less so for windows 8"

    September 04, 2014

    Version: PhraseExpress Text Expander 10.5.16

    Pros

    Use this for entering lots of quick keys so e.g. type ra for
    Regards

    Alex

    Cons

    On Windows 8 when entering in a web form or various other pieces of software and tabbing to trigger will put the phrase in the box below the one you want it entered.

    Summary

    Good on windows 7 needs above bug fixed on windows 8.

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  • 5 stars

    "One of the best product I've seen"

    August 23, 2014   |   By phbk

    Version: PhraseExpress Text Expander 10.5.16

    Pros

    Ease of use
    Possibillities
    Spelling correction (can even import from Word and Outlook)
    Advanced features like multiple variables, yet easy to use
    if-then-else option

    Cons

    None so far.
    Many Things I didn't thought was possible, could be found in their forum.

    Summary

    I liked this product right after it was installed.
    Only after about 5-10 minutes, i knew I woudn't uninstall this great Tool.
    I was amazed over the auto-text, with variables, option to make a 'Dear [name]' (you enter name in a popup menu, or leave it with a default like 'Customer')
    Theres a option to open a calendar for dates, and much much more.
    I can only advice you to Watch the videoes to show some of the powers in this Tool. It does so much more.
    If you use lots of standard text but to different people, this program make sure you don't accidentally send out a mail from a text template, so receiver get's a ie. 'It will be delivered at [date] to your address' this program can be programmed to make you select a date from a calendar.

    PhraseExpress is now one of my standard programs to start up with Windows, and to stay with me forever.
    Now I have tried it, i have purchased it, and coudn't live without it.
    This is defently one program to try out.
    You are able to try it out for a month, and even keep ity for free, if you are not going to use any advanced features.

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