When comparing AMPPS Stack vs aText, the Slant community recommends aText for most people. In the question“What are the best power user tools for macOS?” aText is ranked 48th while AMPPS Stack is ranked 62nd.
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Pro MySQL Support
including phpMyAdmin and MySQL server
Pro Built-in FTP Server
Convenient for moving files between desktop and server
Pro SQLite Support
SQLite management tools included
Pro No Update
Pro Cheaper than competition
$4.99, cheaper than textExpander ($35)
Pro Compatible with TextExpander snippets
TextExpander snippets can be imported into aText
Pro Works with VMs
Pro Imports from most alternative text expansion apps
aText can import data from TextExpander, TypeIt4Me, SpellCatcherX, Automaton and CSV file.
Pro Has common HTML & JS snippets built-in
Pro Has built-in snippets for common typos
Pro Snippets can include editable fields
Pro Data can be synced through cloud storage services
Pro Snippets can include a wide variety of variables
Possible variables include date, time, other snippets, clipboard content, etc.
Pro A snippet can be expanded to plain or styled text and include pictures
Con Doesn't work in Mojave
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.