Mac Alternatives to Phrase Express?
August 21, 2010 7:29 AM   Subscribe

Phrase Express alternatives for Mac. Bonus point for FLOSS.

Promise, I've searched and searched and found nada that fits the bill.

What I like about Phrase Express: simple hierarchical inventories; easy hot keys; easy visual select-and-paste from pull downs; runs quiet in sys tray.

I'd like something similar for my 10.5.8 macbook. Even tried installing Phrase Express in Wine (and with Wine Bottler) but missing netsh consistenly vexes my install process.

Fwiw, I've got all my grade level's articulated state standards in a Phrase Express .px3 and, I've gotta tell ya, for writing lesson plans that must include state standards, Phrase Express has been a real blessing... allowing me to visually select (by subject area, from dozens of individual entries) and input the proper standard with a couple key strokes.

It'd really help me to find something with similar utility, either as a .dmg or online in the cloud.

Open to ideas/suggestions
posted by RockyChrysler to Education (3 answers total)
Best answer: TextExpander will do the boilerplate/snippets. I don't know Phase Express, but if you also use it as a launcher/for its keyboard history then look at Quicksilver and Launchbar. Of these, only QS is free, but I'm not sure if it's Free.
posted by caek at 7:46 AM on August 21, 2010

For all app launcher, I prefer Namely (also free) to Quicksilver. Quicksilver is much much more than a launcher, whereas Namely is only a launcher. But I never used QSs other tools. And QS was sometimes a drag on my system. Namely has a tiny, tiny footprint.
posted by grumblebee at 8:05 AM on August 21, 2010

Response by poster: textexpander'll do the trick, i think. thanks!
posted by RockyChrysler at 6:45 PM on August 21, 2010

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