Federico Terzi (federicoterzi) Publisher

Install latest/stable of espanso

Ubuntu 16.04 or later?

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Install using the command line

sudo snap install espanso --classic

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Cross-platform Text Expander written in Rust

Visit the [espanso website]( or the [GitHub page](

What is a Text Expander?

A text expander is a program that detects when you type a specific keyword and replaces it with something else. This is useful in many ways:

  • Save a lot of typing, expanding common sentences.
  • Create system-wide code snippets.
  • Execute custom scripts
  • Use emojis like a pro.

Key Features

  • Works on Windows, macOS and Linux
  • Works with almost any program
  • Works with Emojis 😄
  • Works with Images
  • Date expansion support
  • Custom scripts support
  • Shell commands support
  • App-specific configurations
  • Expandable with packages
  • Built-in package manager for [espanso hub](
  • File based configuration

Get Started

Visit the [official documentation](


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Details for espanso

Last updated
29 May 2021

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Ubuntu 20.04
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Ubuntu 16.04
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Zorin OS 15
Raspbian 10

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