best app to paste in stock text responses

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Jungo, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. Jungo macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2007
    is there a app that allow me to program a key and paste in a few paragraphs of text into say an email responses ... I used to use quickeys but it long dead.

  2. onekerato macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2011
    Instead of a hotkey, you can type say "ABC" and have it substituted or expanded into other text. Sort of like a shortcut in the text itself.

    You can use System Preferences > Language & Text > Text substitution and set up custom autoexpanders such that if you type "\rtfm" it can replace it with paragraphs of text.

    The grand-daddy of autoexpanders is TextExpander app, but its pricey.

    If you really need a hotkey or keyboard shortcut, you can roll your own:
    (1) Create an automator service which takes no input & just has one action "Get Specified Text". Set the text to whatever you want.
    (2) Assign a shortcut to the automator action using System Preferences > Keyboard
    (3) Select any text input area, hit the shortcut and the boilerplate text will be pasted.

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