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Pro Cheaper than competition
$4.99, cheaper than textExpander ($35)
Pro Has built-in snippets for common typos
Pro A snippet can be expanded to plain or styled text and include pictures
Pro Compatible with TextExpander snippets
TextExpander snippets can be imported into aText
Pro Snippets can include a wide variety of variables
Possible variables include date, time, other snippets, clipboard content, etc.
Pro Snippets can include editable fields
Pro Data can be synced through cloud storage services
Pro Imports from most alternative text expansion apps
aText can import data from TextExpander, TypeIt4Me, SpellCatcherX, Automaton and CSV file.
Pro Works with VMs
Pro Has common HTML & JS snippets built-in
Con Frequent crashes in MacOS Sierra
aText crashes frequently, and the developer is unresponsive. Not clear if app is supported or under current development: last update was in 11/15; last post to aText Facebook page 10/15.