New features in PhraseExpress v4 for Mac

Learn more about the new features of the latest Text Expander version for Mac.

Compatible with MacOS "Big Sur"

The latest PhraseExpress version for Mac is compatible with 10.15. "Catalina" and the latest macOS 11.0 "Big Sur".

Document Generator

The built-in document generator creates complete documents with a few mouse clicks.

Applications
  • Lawyers create custom contracts in no time: Select the terms to be included, press OK and the customized contract will be saved as a Microsoft Word file on your desktop.
  • Technical writers can re-use common parts of a documentation to quickly create a variation of existing user manuals.
  • Medical doctors can select applicable items from the list of common procedures to create a customized surgery report.

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Clipboard Manager

The Clipboard Manager provides instant access to earlier contents of your clipboard.

Clipboard items you wish to keep can be moved into your permanent snippet library easily.

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macOS Autotext Import

MacOS system autotexts can now be imported for use with PhraseExpress with advanced feature:

  • Multi-line text
  • Text formatting and bitmaps
  • Synchronization with Windows and iPhone/iPad
  • Powerful macros

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No More Unwanted Text Replacements!

Individual autotext shortcuts can be configured to be active in specific programs to prevent unwanted text replacements.

For example, legal phrases can be restricted to your text editor while bank account information only show up when managing your bank accounts in the web browser.

This also allows you to use the same Autotext text abbreviation to insert different text templates depending on the target program.

Associate individual phrases to specific target programs, e.g. sales text templates to SalesForce
Search and replace text in your phrases including the power of RegularExpressions.

Search & Replace

PhraseExpress for Mac allows you to search any text in phrase descriptions, phrase contents or autotext and replace it with another text of your choice. Power users can even perform complex RegEx queries.

CSV Import

Import CSV files line-by-line for use as phrases in PhraseExpress.

Each line of the CSV file is converted into a phrase that can be triggered by autotext or hotkey.

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Resizable Bitmaps

Bitmaps can now be resized in phrases within PhraseExpress. Where else do you get this magic?

Additional new features in v4

  • PhraseExpress now merges changes of the phrase file made by other Mac/iOS devices instead of loading the entire updated file.
  • Global variables (introduced in PhraseExpress for Mac v3) are converted into regular phrases (important info).
  • Access to last used phrases provided in a dedicated phrase folder. This comes in handy if you need to cycle through recently usely phrases.

New features in PhraseExpress v3 for Mac

Mojave Support

PhraseExpress v3 supports macOS "Mojave":

  • Dark Mode support.
  • Brand-new user interface icon set.
  • Easy access to all macro functions.
  • Extended notary validation.
  • MacOS "Catalina" support is in the making.
PhraseExpress now supports dark mode.
Macro tokens instead of clunky macro code

New lightweight macro syntax

You can now create macros without cryptic code.

  • Slick macro tokens instead of clunky macro code.
  • Better readability of your phrases.
  • Macros can be moved easily with drag & drop or copy & paste.
  • No programming skills required to create powerful macro functions.

Forms adapt as-you-type

Fill-in forms now dynamically display/hide input sections based on your input.

Benefits
  • Slick forms, that show only the fill-ins you actually need.
  • Intuitive, dialog assisted data entry.
  • No programming or quirky "if-then-else" formulas required.
  • Drop-dead simple to create. Promised!
Forms dynamically adapt to your input
Forms now support grid input controls

Tabular Forms

Forms can now include tabular input with radio buttons, checkboxes or text input.

Macro Recorder support

PhraseExpress v3 can integrate the new Windows/Mac automation software "Macro Recorder" to playback repetitive tasks.

  • Automations can be triggered by hotkey or autotext.
  • Macro Recorder macros can be organized in the phrase tree structure.
  • Macros can be shared with other users.
PhraseExpress can call automations from the automation software
PhraseExpress can now translate text by utilizing the paid translation service Deepl.com

AI-based Language Translation

PhraseExpress supports the AI-based paid service Deepl to translate any text into English, German, French, Italian or Polish language.

Date Calculations

PhraseExpress can now calculate the number of days, weeks, months, years or work days between two provided dates.

PhraseExpress can calculate the number of days, weeks, months, years or work days between two provide dates.