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5 Best Text Expander for Android (Free & Paid) in 2022

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When working on a project on your smartphone, it can be mentally tiring if you continue writing the same thing repeatedly without a shorter way to get the same result. This is where Text Expander comes into play. It helps you to replace your custom acronyms or other methods of shortening the way you type without their original longer equivalents. So if you are a smartphone user that types a lot, you can make use of a good text expander to get the work done quickly without writing repeated phrases and sentences. Below are the best Texpander Apps for Android you should give a try.

1. Texpand- Text Expander 

Texpand
Texpand

Texpand is a popular app for Android when it comes to text expansion. It has a clean user interface, and it allows you to create custom phrases or phrase lists with a single tap. You don’t need to go through all the complicated menus. Once you install the application, it will prompt you for Accessibility service permission so that it can track and manipulate text as you type.

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One good thing about this Texpand is that it supports different types of input methods like voice input, software keyboard, hardware keyboard. The hardware keyboard requires you to connect a physical keyboard to your Android device via USB. By default, it expands text after space, punctuation mark, or a manual delimiter. However, you can still change the setting to expand the text immediately or in-between words after creating the phrase.

Some of its features include support for phrase lists, include or exclude apps from text expansions, support for variables to create complex dates, smart cases, support for clipboard content, support for Tasker intent, highly customizable abbreviations, and many more.

The Texpand is free but has some features limitation and no ads. The free version is limited to just 10 phrases. You will have to upgrade to Pro to unlock large clipboard history, unlimited shortcuts, tasker integration, and phrase lists for a price of $2.99.

2. Text Expander – Typing Hero

Typing Hero Free Text Expander
Typing Hero Free Text Expander

Typing Hero is a new application that comes with a minimal design interface and some features. It is similar to Texpand and runs a service in the background that detects the keywords. And once the keyword is detected, it is replaced with the word of your choice. To begin, you will have to allow the app to run in the background, then add your custom phrases and words paired with a unique keyword.

Don’t use existing words as your keywords or replace them with the phrase you set. You can set a keyword phrase in two ways. The first method is manual, and it’s slow, but you can create custom keywords for your longer phrases. The second method is to import the entire backup from the Texpand app. Once you have imported the keywords, you can start using the app. One of the little downsides is that it does not work on some apps like Gmail, Google Docs, etc.

You can easily change the settings options in the app, like adding extra space to the replaced phrase. This app will request anonymous spp usage data, but you can opt out of it by toggling the options in the settings. Typing Hero does not have any ads, and it’s completely free.

3. Blueduino Quick Text

Blueduino Quick Text
Blueduino Quick Text

The Blueduino Quick Text is a simple and powerful application. It comes with a nice user interface. You can easily create a new text abbreviation in Blueduino Quick Text when you tap the “Add” button and then fill in the fields as required. What makes this app special is that it has both the features of Texpand and Autotext PhraseExpress. Simply put, it is highly customizable text abbreviations and supports macros.

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When creating a text abbreviation, you will insert predefined macros like emojis, special characters, dates, URLs etc. Or better still, you can create your macros and insert them into phrases. You can use the Blueduino Quick Text to expand text after space or punctuation mark. You can also customize the text expansion behaviour while or after creating the text abbreviation.

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Other features on the app include a custom keyboard and the ability to create macros and combine shortcuts, smart casing, integrated shortcuts, powerful text prediction, repeat delays, and more. This is a paid app, and it cost $4, but you can still try the 14 days trial.

4. Autotext PhraseExpress

Autotext Phraseexpress
Autotext Phraseexpress

Autotext PhraseExpress is one of the popular text expander apps for Windows. The good news is that some guys have created Autotext PhraseExpress for Android users as well, and it’s powerful. It supports both automatic and manual delimiters to auto-expand text. What’s more, you can organize all your abbreviations into different folders. You can also customize the phrases with additional user input for better control.

The Autotext PhraseExpress supports Macros, and this macro can be used to create complicated text expansions. Macros are useful mostly to those that want something more than a simple text expander. If you already have PhraseExpress on your Windows, you can sync it with your Android device using Google Drive. Autotext PhraseExpress is a free app, but the free version is limited to 10 phrases and lacks other features. The in-app purchases will unlock extra features and also remove the limit.

5. EverClip

Everclip
Everclip

EverClip is a popular text expander app, and it does more than a simple text expander. Yes, the app can monitor your clipboard and also act as a web clipper to capture information from URLs and then send it to Evernote. One good thing about this EverClip is that it’s straightforward to use, thanks to its straightforward user interface. You can create a new shortcut when you tap on the “New” button and then choose an appropriate category and create abbreviations.

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While doing that, you can use markdown to create HTML content. Interestingly, no matter what abbreviation you are creating, you can preview it with just a single tap. Another thing to keep in mind is that the app doesn’t prompt you to enable Accessibility Service. Still, you will have to manually enable it so that you can automatically expand the text.

That being said, EverClip is a nice application with rich features similar to Texpand, and the premium version is affordable. It cost $3, and it also has a free version that is limited to only five abbreviations, and it has ads.

Wrapping Up:

Texpand is one of the best apps that any Android user will enjoy having. It has an easy-to-use user interface and is also loaded with all the features you will find on any good text expander. However, if you want macros, then give Autotext PhraseExpress or Blueduino Quick Text a try. Those that make use of Evernote should try the EverClip since it allows you to clip web pages and send them to Evernote.