PhraseExpress for Mac

PhraseExpress for Mac is a powerful Text Expander and text snippet manager:

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Easy Access to your Snippets

Snippets at your finger tips

Snippets can be organized in a customizable multi-level folder hierarchy for more flexibility.

Organize your phrases by languages and sub groups for departments, products, purposes.

Separate hotkeys can be defined to open specific phrase folders.

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Powerful Autotext Options

PhraseExpress allows you to assign the same shortcut for multiple snippets.

Ambiguous shortcuts trigger a phrase selection menu next to the cursor.

Ambiguous acronyms

No more Autotext memorization

Tired of ;xdly and ;rjcd?

Instead typing cryptic abbreviations, just type the beginning of the desired phrase.

A smart menu narrows down matching items as you type.


Dynamic Snippet Contents

Powerful macro functions can insert user input, clipboard contents, external file contents and date/time stamps into snippets. Conditional statements, loops, variables, math and string operations allow you to create powerful automations.

The real power comes by nesting macro functions: User input can feed conditional statements, that branch into can link a variety of snippets, randomize phrases, define variables, perform calculations, adapt the gender to the recipient, trigger phrases depending on date, create counters, e.g. For auto-incrementing invoice numbers, etc.

Learn more in the macro documentation.


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Multi-Platform Text Expander

Available for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android

PhraseExpress has been established more than 15 years ago for Windows. We are developing on the Mac platform for more 6 years.

All versions have been created with native development tools of each platform, allowing for snappy apps which utilize the best features of each operating system.

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Advanced Form Feature

Customize boilerplate templates with additional input:

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PhraseExpress does so much more than just inserting user input into a snippet:

  • The whole snippets adapts to the gender ("he/she", "her/his") entered in the form.
  • Checkmarked items are enumerated including conjunction "and".
  • Calculations have been made based on the user input.
  • The form input can be stored and re-used for other subsequent snippets.


  • Life-time license - No subscription and no recurring charges.
  • No forced use of cloud services - You can keep your snippets on your own computers.
  • Syncs with Windows and iPhone/iPad - Save time on your desktop PC and your mobile devices.
  • No search hotkey required - Suggestions show up as-you-type.

Notable Features

  • Multi-level phrase structure instead only flat groups
  • Reusable autotexts to create multiple choice phrases (no "conflicting autotext").
  • PhraseExpress macro functions really make a difference. Those can be combined and nested to perform powerful tasks (multiple choice phrases, input forms, linking phrases, math calculations, string operations, conditional statements, loops, etc.).
  • Advanced autotext settings can be configured individually for each phrase.
  • Import of text snippets from TextExpander incl. a selection of macro functions.
  • Powerful SmartComplete feature saves you from memorizing abbreviations.
  • ForceTouch and Touchbar support
  • Available for Apple iOS, Microsoft Windows and Android devices.

Freeware App

The PhraseExpress for Mac Freeware version is free for personal use and can store up to up to 10 phrases.

Other product editions with additional features are available in the shop section.


Download PhraseExpress for Mac

  • Compatible with Apple Mac OS 10.10 ("Yosemite") or later.
  • English/German version (changelog)
  • Features and specifications provided on other web pages of the PhraseExpress website refer to the Windows edition.