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Editors' Review

PhraseExpress USB Edition provides a toolset not readily available to many Windows PC users. Giving you the tools to create macros and automate various text-based tasks on your PC, you can create hot keys, shortened keystrokes, and editing macros that will make your life easier, all while storing the tool on a portable USB for use on multiple computers.

Pros

Accessible and straightforward: The standard interface for PhraseExpress is very accessible, running from your PC's tray and providing numerous options that make for an efficient toolset. Combined with the USB portability of this version, the tool is more versatile than ever before, a perfect fit for anyone who travels frequently or doesn't bring their own device to work.

Preset macros and suggestions: There are a number of macros and hot key setups already included with the app, allowing you to see what options are available, as well as how to start optimizing and adjusting them to fit your needs. From automated email creation tools to keyboard and mouse layout switching tools, there are a lot of presets here.

Cons

Difficult to master: If you've never used a text expander or macro-building tool before, PhraseExpress can be overwhelming at first glance. Even for some seasoned PC users, the learning curve can be steep, but once you master the intricacies of the app you'll be able to create dynamic macros that greatly increase your efficiency.

Bottom Line

PhraseExpress USB Edition offers the same incredibly effective macro generation tools in a compact, portable package. Whether you edit long documents daily or want to streamline frequently completed tasks on your PC, there are a lot of options here to make the process easier.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 14.0.138

  • Improved error handling if macro functions link to non-existing phrases.
  • Improved clipboard access right check of clipboard related macro functions.
  • Support for super-/sub script and striked-through text.
  • Improved processing of linked phrases.
  • Empty items in form input drop-downs and form groups are now hidden.
  • Global variables now support a selection of non-latin characters if using PhraseExpress with a SQL server.
  • Flag "-required" in form input macros is now processed before additional macro processin.
  • Improved syntax check for form input controls.
  • Improved form group output with embedded macro functions.
  • Form item visibility may now contain (basic) macro programming.
  • In rare cases, space characters have not been output if directly prepending macro functions.
  • Caps sensitive autotext issue fixed.
  • Improved display of hints.
  • Improved processing of specific nested macro functions.

General

Publisher Bartels Media
Publisher web site https://www.bartelsmedia.com
Release Date April 16, 2019
Date Added April 16, 2019
Version 14.0.138

Category

Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Automation Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 10.43MB
File Name External File

Popularity

Total Downloads 14,671
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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