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PhraseExpress v10.1.27 Updated

Checker on 2 Apr 2014
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by JohnW

PhraseExpress is a keyboard macro utility that manages all your frequently used text phrases from a taskbar icon and allows you to paste them into any application with a single mouse click, a keyboard shortcut, or a text macro command. The program is ideal for email reply templates, signatures, addresses, and any other information that you find yourself typing repeatedly.

PhraseExpress also includes powerful macro functions to launch programs, files or email messages, offers support for dynamic macro commands and comes with a unique text-prediction feature.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract:
  1. Download and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch phraseexpress.exe -portable
Similar/alternative apps: Texter
What's new?
  • New feature "SmartComplete" which can be enabled by launching PhraseExpress in beta mode via the command-line parameter -beta. (SmartComplete Video Demo)
  • Improved email and URL input syntax validation.
  • Popup menus are shown regardless of their hidden setting if the popup menus are directly triggered by their Autotext or hotkey.
  • Solved issues if SHIFT is used as a confirmation key.
Latest comments
Ennovy on 2013-04-11 07:01

7 Awesome Uses For PhraseExpress Text Expander:

bartelsmediagmbh on 2013-04-18 10:00

PhraseExpress is one of the most popular Text Expander software and available for more than 10 years. Hundred thousands of happy users have no problem with PhraseExpress at all and enjoy it every day.

We invest all our time and hear to make what PhraseExpress is today. The portable feature alone cost us a lot of extra efforts to meet the portable app specification requirements, particularly those by

All that is provided completely free-of-charge as advertised at

The quality hopefully shows you that PhraseExpress is no hobby project but made by fulltime developers. So, we need to generate revenue by asking Professionals to license it.

Sadly, a few individuals who may have been caught cheating our fair use license policy try to harm our reputation rather than taking responsibility for their license abuse. Which is a shame.

You can easily identify those people as they don’t provide evidence. We know why – The license notification in later PhraseExpress versions would debunk in plain English why it has been triggered.

Here is our deal to those people:

Download PhraseExpress 9.1.29 (or later) and publish a screenshot of the alleged “false commercial use detection” which allegedly differs from what we advertise. If someone really should find a bug we will fix it instantly and give away 5 PhraseExpress Professional Edition licenses worth US$ 699.- to the next 5 posters (providing real identity to us) here.

“Abraxas”, we are waiting for you!

@Midas: PhraseExpress NEVER secretly transmits personal information anywhere. It just checks locally, if it is running from a Windows Server OS. This certainly is no privacy issue Would you claim “the same if a scanner application checks the OS for a connected scanner or if a photo organizer application would prompt to import photos if it detects a camera being connected to PC?

@IanFromBarrie: Please note that the commercial detection has changed drastically with latest PhraseExpress version 9.

Midas on 2013-04-19 08:46

Thanks for the input, bartelsmediagmbh. On behalf of other TPFC users that appreciate your software, I thank you also for the generosity of providing Phrase Express as a freeware.

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Textreme v2.7 Updated

webfork on 29 Mar 2014

Textreme is a TEXT REModelling Engine that lets you remodel text and modify its appearance. You can delete blanks, move or insert words, and otherwise modify text. Great for updating text files with lots of minor changes that would be manually tedious, the program offers a variety of string-based functions (deleting sections, inserting into a specific place, switching bits around, etc.) for text files. There are currently nine different actions that can be performed in various ways and actions can be cascaded in so that many changes can be made in a single pass.

Tip: use "TextEditor="dummy\..\..\PathToYourEditor.exe" to specify an editor with relative path in Textreme.ini.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Textreme.exe.
What's new?
  • Additional functionality in the General Settings area that offers a line-splitting function.
  • The option to word-wrap the split lines at any one of a set of user-definable word-endng characters (apart from the space which is built-in).

X-WinMerge v2.14.0 [rev12]

webfork on 29 Dec 2013
  • 18MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Lupo73

WinMerge is a visual text file differencing and merging tool. It can be used to determined what has changed between project versions, and then merging changes between versions. It comes with a built-in editor with syntax highlighting, line numbers and word-wrap, and handles DOS, UNIX and MAC text file formats.

X-WinMerge is a portable wrapper for WinMerge. Alternatively, WinMergePortable is also available.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: MFC71.DLL, MSVCR71.DLL, MSVCP71.DLL
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch X-WinMerge.exe.

Optionally, to enable unicode:
  1. Edit the file X-WinMerge.ini
  2. Under [FileToRun], modify line to read:
What's new? see
Latest comments
DeepAnger on 2008-11-19 09:31

Warning, this one stays in Italian language :-/

Drone242 on 2012-03-15 18:29

You need to modify the X-WinMerge.ini file to set the locale used on application start. Search this line:
Replace the dword number with the one you need:
00000000 = "Language Neutral" (uses english on my box)
00000407 = German
00000409 = English
0000040c = French
00000413 = Dutch
0000041d = Swedish
00000c0a = Spanish
For a full list check this list on Microsoft Technet ->

webfork on 2012-12-07 02:37

I've had this program on my computer for several years without having a real need for it. Knowing the nature of what it does and some of my projects, it was there just in case. Well, today I screwed up a script (evidently what one browser thinks is commented isn't something other browsers agree upon) and this helped me fix it quickly and easily. An excellent program.

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Chopping List v1.0.5

Wolfghost on 16 Jan 2014
  • 899KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by dmg

Chopping List will split the content of text files into multiple new files based on a user-provided delimiter.

Written in AutoHotkey.

System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder\config.ini
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ChoppingList.exe.
What's new?
  • Added "Add Files" and "Add Folder" to the File menu.
Latest comments
skwire on 2012-03-08 21:57

Hi, outskirter, and thanks for the feedback and bug report. I've just posted v1.0.4 which should remove the temp folder when the program exits. =]

outskirter on 2012-03-09 00:58

Perfect! Thanks, skwire!

Checker on 2012-03-09 10:43

Thanks ... and updated.

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Yadabyte Subtext v1.0

Checker on 25 Aug 2012
  • 68KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Yucca

Yadabyte Subtext is a text-substitution app that saves you time and keystrokes on frequently used words, phrases and text. For example, entering a text selection and pressing space/enter will instantly substitute your address into the current application.

For example:

  • "DNA" to automatically expand to Deoxyribonucleic acid
  • "Aaddress" (misspelled deliberately) can be set to turn into 1234 Your Address, City, State, etc.
  • "Sig" changes into your email signature

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch YadabyteSubTextApp.exe.
Latest comments
Patrick on 2008-09-12 07:18

Nice tool which I use a lot in my office (XP) but somehow this tool seams not to work under Vista. I could not figure out why.

RomainR on 2012-07-13 09:09

You can download them on

webfork on 2012-08-25 19:52

Worked well and dead-simple but oddly didn't seem to work on LibreOffice maybe because of it's own autocomplete system

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