PhraseExpress is a clever text replacement tool that adds productivity-boosting features to almost every Windows application.
It can automatically expand commonly used phrases, for instance. Type "adr" and the program can replace it with your address; enter "sig" and it could be expanded to your regular signature. You're able to create as many phrases as you need, and they'll work in most Windows programs.
Automatic spell check is another useful benefit. There's nothing to set up, no options to configure, PhraseExpress simply works in the background, monitoring whatever you type, and correcting any errors as they appear. And again, this works everywhere, in Notepad, all browsers, wherever you type blocks of text.
There's a clipboard cache, which keeps track of everything you've pasted into the clipboard recently. If you'd pasted a lengthy URL to the clipboard, say, then accidentally overwritten it with something else, this isn't a problem. Just right-click the PhraseExpress system tray icon, click Clipboard Express and select the URL from the list.
The program also recognises repetitive text automatically and can complete full sentences for you. A macro facility carries out special tasks just by typing text shortcuts, so, for instance, you might type "word" to launch Microsoft Word. And a comprehensive settings dialog ensures you can customise every aspect of PhraseExpress to work exactly as you'd like.
What's new in 13.5.9 (see What's New for more)?
- New experimental "variables" feature in the Enterprise Edition for Windows to extend macro code for better phrase readability. Please note the important restrictions in the manual.
- The phrase file restore feature now allows you to restore individual phrases into yout current phrase file.
- Improved dialog to resolve version conflicts of shared phrase files.
- New optional column "size" in the 3-column view.
- Warning message if a critical phrase file size is reached.
- Bitmaps can now be inserted into Gmail.
- Slightly rearranged ribbon menu.