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Cross-platform Text Expander written in Rust

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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

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Last updated
25 September 2020

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