Texter v0.6

billon on 14 Apr 2018

Texter is a text-substitution app thats sits in the system tray and replaces user-definable abbreviations with commonly-used phrases in any application. You can also set return-to markers for your cursor, insert clipboard contents into your replacement text, or create advanced keyboard macros.

Great for frequently used phrases, email signatures, or words with great length such as medical or biological terms.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download texter.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: PhraseExpress
What's new? See:

12 comments on Texter  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

tazzy 2008-01-03 22:44

it wont run under windows vista .... only the first start is ok but after closing the app and restarting it wont start.

SteveIT 2008-03-19 02:23

It does run under XP but the replacement doesn't work.

Mark 2008-11-04 09:29

I use this on a regular basis at work. However, the replace has a major bug. If you type "larg" it will add the e on the end immediately, as if you're mistyped it. Then, when you put the e on the end, it will see the "largee" and change it to larger. So, I disable that. Worked on XP for me. SP2 and now SP3. Also has some deal with making hundreds of strange files that do nothing. Flawed, but lighter than the other auto programs.

Nick 2010-05-14 09:42

Problems here on XP, it seems to interfere with my special keys (ie win+e for explorer etc.) As soon as I close texter all the windows shortcut keys work again....

Ralph 2010-10-21 18:04

I agreee with Nick's comments. I don't have Mark's problem because I use it on phrases i have to use over and over and I give them a name like COD2 that can't possibly be mistaken for a word. Despite its problems, this program exactly meets my needs and I haven't found any other free program like it.

T W Naing 2011-02-17 03:36

Download link shows HTTP 404

I am Baas 2011-02-17 03:55

@T W Naing
Thanks & Fixed.

JohnTHaller 2011-02-17 05:02

@I am Baas - That was a link to the local installer. The plain texter.exe you need isn't hosted on lifehacker.com anymore so I switched it to Adam's repository which should work fine.

IanFromBarrie 2016-06-21 19:40

Download link returns:
can't find the server at svn.adampash.com.


xor 2017-06-21 19:02

I find Texter more practical and intuitive than TyperTask but I'm having some Keyboard key combinations to be in conflict with other Applications (eg Ph0t0sh0p) and Win10 global shortcuts (eg Win+I) so I have to constantly disable it as a workaround to it. TyperTask on the other hand is more "TEXT-ONLY" configurable but I get NO CONFLICTS at all. Pity.


smaragdus 2018-04-14 00:42

The download link does not work. I can provide the executable if needed.


webfork 2018-04-14 14:26

@smaragdus: all fixed, thanks for that


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