extension ExtPose

Magical - Text Expansion

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Description from extension meta

Create custom keyboard shortcuts to expand and replace text as you type!

Image from store Magical - Text Expansion
Description from store Updated Aug 2021: With over 250,000 users from companies like Lyft, Uber, Indeed, LinkedIn, Google and others, we are the leading text expander, email template and messaging app in Google Chrome. The app name was formerly Auto Text Expander For Google Chrome. Tired of remembering zoom links, email addresses, phrases about your company, FAQs and/or frequent email templates that you type repeatedly? Magical can solve all of these and more. This absolutely free, and ad-free, extension allows you to save time and increase accuracy by creating shortcuts and snippets of text you commonly use. You can free yourself from saving snippets in Gmail, Outlook Zendesk, Google Sheets, Facebook, LinkedIn and other surfaces where you type by simply saving it in Magical. Save time, typos, and the satisfaction of going back to things you love the most in your day. ** FEATURES ** - Unlimited backups, and creation of shortcuts with no limitations! - No limitations in editing: Rich text editing to style your shortcuts exactly how you want them to appear - Fully customizable: Customizable list of shortcuts to expand, which are synced across Chrome browsers you sign into. Can use this for website information, Zoom Links, URLs, and much more! - Search anywhere: Ability to quickly reference your saved shortcuts by searching while being in any site you are looking to expand text in - Tags to organize you: Add custom groupings to your shortcuts using Tags to allow for better organization, search, and sharing - Share with your team: Share your shortcuts either individually or by Tag with your colleagues to ensure consistency across your team - Date Variables: Automatically add today's date within your shortcuts, making your shortcuts dynamic. - Clipboard Variables: Add your previous copied text on your clipboard into a saved shortcut. This allows you to dynamically link data from LinkedIn, data from forms, spreadsheets, Salesforce or other CRMs, Customer support apps, recruiting software (ATS) and other websites within the snippet. Simply copy the text, and type in your snippet. Use Cases: Sales and Customer Success: - Build pre-canned emails that are supported across all channels, including email, CRMs like Salesforce, Zendesk Sales, Zoho, Hubspot, Pipedrive, Oracle Sales, Insightly, Microsoft Dynamics, to sales channels like LinkedIn Sales Navigator or LinkedIn Premium, Facebook, Yelp and Twitter. Customer Support: - Can allow you to send messages across multiple channels that your customers are on. This includes replying to customer service requests in Twitter Direct Messages, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram Desktop, to customer apps like Zendesk, Freshdesk, Email and SMS online. Marketing and growth: - Allow you to create a consistent branding across your users and customers. Can be used for advertising platforms like Google Adwords, Facebook Advertising, Buffer, Hootsuite, Shopify and other marketing channels. - Create snippets and shortcuts for social media marketing for easy reference Software Engineers: - Create snippets where you use scripts and code continually. Human Resources (HR) - Can be used for onboarding and off-boarding emails and messages. Can work across HRIS systems like Workday, Oracle HCM online, SAP SuccessFactors, IBM Kenexa, ADP, Ceridian, Gusto, Paychecks, and JustWorks. - Build messages that are reused to check with hiring managers for internal mobility opportunities, performance reviews, and compliance related tasks Recruiting: - Create emails and messages to outreach across all channels with candidates and hiring managers, which include email, messaging apps, social network channels like LinkedIn Recruiter or LinkedIn ATS, hiring websites like Monster, Indeed, Craigslist, ZipRecruiter, Careerbuilder, Seek, College Recruiting sites, niche job boards. Can work across your ATS like Greenhouse, Lever, Jobvite, Taleo, iCIMS, Kenexa, Workday Recruiting, PageUp, Workable, SmartRecruiters, Bullhorn, to CRM systems like Avature, Phenom People, JazzHR, Ultimate Software (Ultipro), Newton, PeopleFluent, CATS, Snaphire, Freshworks, Upwork and many others. Small Business and Entrepreneurs: - Can help with brand consistency, allowing you to answer frequently asked questions by your customers via email or social media channels, and boost productivity while responding to email, to filling out forms. Personal use: - Can be used to send the same outbound message for hiring freelancers, getting a vacation home, sending your bio for dating websites, plus much more! There are other text expanding apps like Magical that are paid products, and have their respective limitations. As we work harder to make this app the best app possible, we want to give you alternatives in case the product does not work for you. These apps include TypeIt4Me, TextExpander®, Text Blaze, Typinator, FastKeys, Keyboard Maestro, FlyMSG, ProKeys, Popchrom, Text Expander for Chrome, LinkedIn Templates, Gmail™ Email Templates by cloudHQ , Templates for Gmail, Gorgias Templates: Email templates for Gmail and aText. Lastly, productivity users of Magical use it alongside Grammarly, Lastpass, Screencastify, Kami, Dashline, Avira, Norton Password Manager, Office - Enable Copy and Paste, Momentum, OneTab, Email Tracker for Gmail - Mailtrack, 1Password, OneLogin, Autofill, Todoist, Noisli and many others! ** TRADEMARK & BRANDING NOTICE ** This is not a Google sponsored product. Google Chrome is a trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google permissions. TextExpander® is a registered trademark of SmileOnMyMac, LLC. All other trademarks might be registered are conveyed to you for reference on compatibility, or alternatives.

Latest reviews

  • (2021-09-20) Hilal Bezirgan: awesome app, very useful.
  • (2021-09-20) Adem Barjami: Really valuable extension.
  • (2021-09-20) Kejsi Lamaj: Makes life so much easier!
  • (2021-09-20) Frida Gjonaj: This has to be one of the most useful extensions I've found
  • (2021-09-20) Elsi L.C: Great app.
  • (2021-09-20) ewchathuri ekanayake: It is very helpful. I use this for my chrome for windows. No problem in chrome for windows.
  • (2021-09-20) Renato Gaytano [C]: alright alright alright!
  • (2021-09-20) Alessandro B: Amazing extensions to improve my workload and speed on reply on the clients.
  • (2021-09-20) John Lai: this extension was stolen by another person before. but it still stand strong. it has proven to be the best text expander
  • (2021-09-20) Charina Algas: Super helpful!
  • (2021-09-20) Rose Mary Rolloque: Great app for us beginners. Especially in working on research field. Would definitely explore this app.
  • (2021-09-20) MONTIADORA JOHANNES VON: The extension is very useful especially when you try to convey a message faster.
  • (2021-09-19) Esteban Calvo O: Excelente, muy amigable.
  • (2021-09-19) aleeza ali: this is fantastic and works flawlessly , love the concept and definitley 5 stars
  • (2021-09-19) Jose Manuel Arreaza: Estaba buscando una extensión o aplicación como esta desde hace mucho tiempo. Es increíble! Justo lo que necesitaba para mi trabajo. Recomendada!
  • (2021-09-19) Laura Donnelly: I use this most every day - It saved me 19 minutes in the last 2 days - I'd love to have it on my phone!
  • (2021-09-19) Anastasija Vucetic: What a great extension! I was struggling with shortcuts because I am not a native speaker. This helped a lot. Thank you!
  • (2021-09-19) Patricia Matondo: This is a must a have extension for students like me, such a perfect a time saver.
  • (2021-09-19) Justin Paul Ong: This is a great tool and I find it really useful in my daily workloads.
  • (2021-09-19) Pring Matondo: What I love is that I can create my own shortcuts to make it more convenient for me to do my task and even web surfing is much easier. It saves time! I just keep getting back to the sign in option each time I go to a different setting or click something from the menu, but for me this ext still works fine.
  • (2021-09-19) Теодора Фадеева: This is a great app and extension for chrome! Now I can easily use all the shortcuts I normally use every day, with little to no effort! An innovative app for the year of 2021! Love it!!
  • (2021-09-19) Amna Adeel: it is a great chrome extension.i find it really helpful.
  • (2021-09-19) Progressive Learner: this extension is very helpful ,i recommend this extension to others.
  • (2021-09-19) Rafael A. Cabello V.: great app! I love it!
  • (2021-09-19) nohely cruz: super useful!
  • (2021-09-19) Sumayya Ilyas: This extension was something I badly needed for my content writings and emails.But it is not working all the time.May be some sort of bugs or errors.But when it works, its magical !!
  • (2021-09-19) Ligia Vivas: I like it. Very useful!
  • (2021-09-18) Marco I: This is an excellent program. I remember manually doing the same thing in Word using the 'Autocorrect' option. It is good that I can set manual shortcut and phrases. This is really a big help when sending repetitive messages. I recommend this to chat support representatives.
  • (2021-09-18) Amin Tannous: I've bee spending less and less time working using this extension
  • (2021-09-18) angeryth: Nice!
  • (2021-09-18) JEWEL FULGAR: well done chrome!
  • (2021-09-18) Nada Gabriel: I'm using this extension and it's making me more efficient.
  • (2021-09-17) zille huma: its a very useful extension and working good for me.
  • (2021-09-17) Laiba Zahid: It is a great extension.t made my work easy and efficient.
  • (2021-09-17) aymen khalid: Excellent concept implemented !
  • (2021-09-17) Karla: Super useful, I like it!
  • (2021-09-17) Felipe Rendon: Muy buena extensión, sigan así, gracias y muchos éxitos.
  • (2021-09-17) Lovely Awangan: This app is impressive. I've been using this for more than a month and I can say this is highly recommended to all people who wants to save their time typing.
  • (2021-09-17) Rolly Amaw: Creative app. Exactly what I need for my everyday multi-tasking needs.
  • (2021-09-17) Lito Gwapo: Magical app. It makes my life easier.
  • (2021-09-16) Leonardo Rojas: Not bad. Last update is quite promising.
  • (2021-09-16) Ray c: Great extension, but the old version has a way to time the triggering the text, i.e if you type slower you can type the whole word without triggering the whole shortcut. Please give us that control back, Thank you Magical.
  • (2021-09-16) Sadia Nasir: It is a very useful extension. I like it the most and recommended to others.
  • (2021-09-16) Herobrine Gaming: It is very good extension. I recommend this to everyone .
  • (2021-09-16) Brian: Very good and reliable App, 100% recommended
  • (2021-09-16) Melvin Shepard: It's perfect extention to work with your browser and very helpful in every way.
  • (2021-09-16) veronica chacon: excelente!!!!
  • (2021-09-16) Usman Murtaza: it is very useful and amazing, loved it
  • (2021-09-16) Benz Shungki: I think this is a good chrome extension. I will surely use this because it helps me with the use of shortcut keys.
  • (2021-09-16) Sana Fayyaz: This extension works very good I like it and I recommend others to use it.

Latest issues

  • (2021-02-12, v:1.9.5) jamesldean: hi its not working
    the extensions are not working can you explain why?
  • (2021-02-10, v:1.9.5) Jason Petorak: Updating
    Is there a way to update via the app store? What is the manual process to update?
  • (2021-02-07, v:1.9.5) Stéphane LE COLAS: Name on Gmail
    Hi, In Gmail, how could I do to get the name of the person I reply to in the shortcut? I'd like to have this type of message: "Hey %Name, blablabla" Thank you!!
  • (2021-02-05, v:1.9.5) Aleena Qureshi: Not Working With Zendesk
    It is initiated it is not working with Zendesk at several points test appears and disappears simultaneously specifically while responding to chats! It is requested to guide and help in this respect as this is a much needed tool. Thanks in anticipation!
  • (2021-02-04, v:1.9.5) Akis Kostopoulos: AutoTextExpander with Zendesk
    Hey there! Thanks a lot for your useful extension I've been using it a lot! It seems that although it used to work with Zendesk ticketing now it does not. Once the shortcut is used, the text appears but once another button is pressed, it disappears :/
  • (2021-02-02, v:1.9.5) Gregory Alberto Fabián García: Hi I need help
    I had previous Shortcuts that I usually use to work and they were sudenly deleted, I do not know if you have the tools to restore them from my backup, Asking since I couln't find the backup. I appreciate you help. Email in files, [email protected] .
  • (2021-02-02, v:1.9.5) Tom Mitchell: Timeout variable
    Hi - Can't seem to get what the "shortcut timeout" does. I would assume it issues a delay do I can type, say "co" and if I pause, it inserts the text, if i type another character, it does not. However, this is not happening. No matter how long I make this timeout, the text is instantly replaced. Resorting to the / character to get around, but would like to save that stroke.
  • (2021-02-01, v:1.9.5) Eugene Carr: Not working inside g-cal?
    I was the case for a while that I could schedule an event in g-cal and utilize your app - but it seems to have stopped working... inside any field in Gcal -- any suggestions?
  • (2021-01-29, v:1.9.5) Maggie Graupera: Not working
    Ive tried multiple times to use this and my codes wont expand.
  • (2021-01-27, v:1.9.5) Rosalind Gahamire: doesnt work on facebook manager
    Hi, I just set up text expander, it works of email and my personal facebook. however the shortcuts dont work when I am using facebook business manager or twitter. I wanted to use text expander to respond to FAQ that I need to respond to for work. Is there a reason it doens'r work of these platforms? Thanks
  • (2021-01-27, v:1.9.5) Mary Ann Scott: how do you use it - no example as to how to insert code into a document or LinkedIn for example
    I would like to use this with LinkedIn. I set up several shortcuts. how do I use it?
  • (2021-01-26, v:1.9.5) Ed Castaldo: Add to Date
    I'm trying to output a date that is 14 days from now. I saw the moment.js site for date formatting, but I'm not clear on how or if your implementation of %d() can work with add(1,"day"). Is there such a functionality in ATE?
  • (2021-01-17, v:1.9.5) Aj Mast: 102400 limit error
    I have 156 entries and it worked for a bit then it gave me this error and stopped working: Over Chrome user storage quota! Chrome max capacity: 102400 characters Any setting I can change to up that max?
  • (2021-01-14, v:1.9.5) Tennille Feldbush: error saving
    I have about 130 shortcuts and it says I can have up to 500. I can no longer add shortcuts. It gives me an error "error saving shortcuts" no matter what I do, restart, restore, etc.
  • (2021-01-14, v:1.9.5) Daria Mykhailova: Shortcuts were deleted
    I had over 250 shortcuts and they were suddenly deleted. How to restore them?
  • (2021-01-07, v:1.9.5) Luisa Fernanda Rodriguez: borrado de autotex
    Tenia bastantes archivos y mensaje en autotex y ahora que lo cargo no me salen, se borraron, como los recupero
  • (2021-01-02, v:1.9.5) Hubert Plummer: inser or replace
    I've set up a shortcut to insert an email address. eg xx -> [email protected] The result of typing xx is [email protected] Is that the way it is supposed to work?
  • (2020-12-30, v:1.9.5) Sean Hartman: Jumbling my snippets
    It pushes together all of my text from top to bottom.....it's perfect until I hit send then all of it is like a long sentence....help
  • (2020-12-29, v:1.9.5) Nikolai Campomanes: Failed to load shortcuts
    I'm having issues with loading my shortcuts. I refreshed the page and it keeps saying the same error. It just prompts me to create a new shortcut. Everytime I refresh the page, I always encounter the prompt "Changes you made may not be saved.".
  • (2020-12-29, v:1.9.5) Sean Hartman: Not working
    I find I need to type the shortcut some times up to 5 times for it to take.....why is that?
  • (2020-12-26, v:1.9.5) Sean Hartman: Takes Multiple inputs to work
    I've been having the problem that I have to delete and re-put the shortcut for it to work.....and on a few of them so it's not just one particular one...
  • (2020-12-22, v:1.9.5) GaryandTeresa Giorgio: Sharing shortcuts
    How can I share shortcuts with other work colleagues so they do not have to repeat the work that I have already done?
  • (2020-12-14, v:1.9.5) Sara Ferreira: Downloading the texts
    My company disabled the use of this extension. Is there any way I can download my saved texts?
  • (2020-12-09, v:1.9.5) Curtis Greer: Trigger event
    Can you make the text completion event trigger on the 'space' key. That way if you are writing a word that contains the abbreviation, it wont auto complete unless you trigger the event using the space key. Example: the abbreviation for "review and analyze" is "ra," but I may want to use the word ratify. In the current config, I can't use any word that starts with "ra" without triggering the full text autocomplete. However, if the autocomplete triggers on the space key event, you could choose when to autocomplete, but maintain the normal typing rhythm.
  • (2020-12-09, v:1.9.5) Steven Bladow: Error retrieving shortcuts.
    All of a sudden the app stopped working, and I keep getting an error "Error retrieving shortcuts" How do I fix this. I have a backup text/code in my email, but I get that error when I try to select the import/export button.
  • (2020-12-08, v:1.9.5) Stephanie Gomez: All my Messages Vanished! HELP
    All the 2.5 Years of Messages created have disappeared. It says Error in retrieving Shortcuts. Please help as this is how I do all my work.
  • (2020-12-06, v:1.9.5) Christine Errington: Edit my text
    I'd like to edit and add to my shortcuts. How do I go about this please?
  • (2020-12-02, v:1.9.5) Jayton Brown: Sharing your shortcuts with other in your organization
    I have this extension set up so it gets installed on all our employees google chrome. Is there a way to synchronize it so that all the users have the same shortcuts and when someone adds one the it gets added to all the other employees?
  • (2020-12-01, v:1.9.5) Micah Mount: Hiccup on Version 87.0.4280.78 (Official Build) beta (64-bit)
    Hello! First off, this is an excellent extension--thank you SO much for making it, I use it constantly, and really love it! Recently I've run into a problem when using this on my chromebook which is running Chrome Version 87.0.4280.78 (Official Build) beta (64-bit). The issue is that when I fire a shortcut everything in the input box is erased. Specifically I'm seeing this when in Zendesk (ironically, I do tech support! :-). Any help you can provide or point me in a direction to resolve would be SUPER appreciated! Best, Micah
  • (2020-11-27, v:1.9.5) Michael Bucher: text expander not working in Chrome's Address Bar
    I've installed the Text Expander plugin on Chrome and added a the shortcut that works in certain places but it does not autofill when i try typing the shortcut into Chrome's Address Bar. Why won't that work?
  • (2020-11-26, v:1.9.5) Lhommedieu: As I understood it, I could specify where the cursor is placed after executing the key sequence for the text I want entered. For example i want the cursor to be placed after "Hey", so that i can type a proper name after that . How is that done?
    Placement of cursor after key sequence entry.
  • (2020-11-12, v:1.9.5) Silvia Kleina: Lost content.
    Hi, today I lost all my macros, is there a way for me to get them back? I was wornking on some of them and suddenly lost access to all of them. I had over 160 macros there. How can I get them back?
  • (2020-11-11, v:1.9.5) Paul Stromberg: Getting started
    How do I use this app? I had no trouble creating and saving a few shortcuts, but my attempts to use them didn't work. I tried them in Text, Outlook, and Google Docs, but nothing happened.
  • (2020-11-10, v:1.9.5) Bob Werley: All saved information in Auto Text Expander GONE!!!
    I was working on notes and one minute the text expander had all my saved work and the next minute it was all gone. Is there a problem with the system? I lost everything!!! a years worth of input. I cannot get the backup to reload the information.
  • (2020-11-04, v:1.9.5) Courtney Leonard: Doesn't Work w/ Pixelbook
    I recently got a Pixelbook and it does not populate my snippets. Is there something I am doing wrong?
  • (2020-10-31, v:1.9.5) Ama Ntow: Backup Restore Issues
    Hi, I'm having issues with restoring my data from a backup. Although I'd made changes to my shortcuts and added at least 60, all of which were saved as the changes were made. Despite having saved multiple times over the course of the month, after a recent refresh, all my new shortcuts disappeared as well as updates I'd made to existing shortcuts. I'd previously had such an issue and as such had fallen into the habit of making backups anytime I made a change so that if there was an issue with my saved changes loading after a refresh I could retrieve it through the backup. However, my most recent backup from October 27th is not working. When trying to restore I get a message stating: "Could not restore backup! Data may be corrupted or storage limits may have changed." I'm reaching out because I wanted to know if there is a way for me to view my backup so that I can save it as a json file and import it back into my expander.
  • (2020-10-31, v:1.9.5) Ama Ntow: Backup Restore Issues
    Hi, I'm having issues with restoring my data from a backup. Although I'd made changes to my shortcuts and added at least 60, all of which were saved as the changes were made. Despite having saved multiple times over the course of the month, after a recent refresh, all my new shortcuts disappeared as well as updates I'd made to existing shortcuts. I'd previously had such an issue and as such had fallen into the habit of making backups anytime I made a change so that if there was an issue with my saved changes loading after a refresh I could retrieve it through the backup. However, my most recent backup from October 27th is not working. When trying to restore I get a message stating: "Could not restore backup! Data may be corrupted or storage limits may have changed." I'm reaching out because I wanted to know if there is a way for me to view my backup so that I can save it as a json file and import it back into my expander.
  • (2020-10-30, v:1.9.5) July Nempeque: PROBLEMAS INSTALACION
    Hola, tenia esta extension, con un listado de auto textos pero ya no me deja usarlo, intento instalar de nuevo y me genera error
  • (2020-10-27, v:1.9.5) RenVilo: Assign a shotcut key
    Awesome tool but is there a way to assign a keyboard shortcut like Cntr + 1 etc
  • (2020-10-27, v:1.9.5) Yvana Wong: Not working on messenger.com
    text replacement not working on messenger.com
  • (2020-10-22, v:1.9.5) Wade Jackson: Not woring in Zendesk
    Hello Any ideas how to get this to work on Zendesk? It will work then revert to the shortcut text for some reason
  • (2020-10-21, v:1.9.5) Alan Malloy: Shortcut timeout
    What's with the shortcut timeout? Whatever value I set it to, the shortcuts are applied instantly as soon as I finish typing them, as far as I can tell in any context.
  • (2020-10-06, v:1.9.5) Lemanami: Doesn't work in facebook
    So in messenger or in posts I write my shortcuts for example *ks which is supposed to make an 'x' but this only closes the chat windows(messenger). Recently I noticed when writing hbd, it first looked like what i set it to say (happy birthday :D with some emojis) but when it was sent it said just that 'hbd' making me look like a psycho...
  • (2020-10-05, v:1.9.5) Мария Григоревич: Date
    How do I add a snippet to display today's date?
  • (2020-09-30, v:1.9.5) John Curtin: Save Does Not Function Consistently
    We are experiencing an issue where only the save button inside of the Import/Export menu actually saves the changes I make
  • (2020-09-25, v:1.9.5) IamRider: Extra character issue
    Hey whenever I type "@wel2" , I should receive "welcome to xyz". However I'm getting "@welcome to xyz". Getting and extra character @ in front the text!! any issue using @?
  • (2020-09-25, v:1.9.5) Ana Sobral Peche: Issues with Facebook
    Hi, thanks first of all for this great extension!! I'm having a bit of trouble getting it to work on Facebook. The text appears when I write the shortcut on Messenger, but when I hit Enter it only sends the shortcut letters and not the text. Also when I add any text to the Auto one, it makes the dialogue box disappear. Help?
  • (2020-09-24, v:1.9.5) Dan G: unable to import JSON
    We' can't import shortcuts "invalid JSON format" - even just cutting and pasting back into browser shows this error. (Using a mac) - when go to JSON formatter - what template (ie three space tab) / specification should we use( RFC 8259)? Or on http://shancarter.github.io/mr-data-converter/ - what are the correct settings? Tried text CSV to JSON from scratch as well and keeps saying invalid format Thanks !!
  • (2020-09-24, v:1.9.5) Chris Fitzgerald: bug - type a snippet and get the word 3 times instead of just once.
    The text expander is repeating the expanded word 3 times every time I use a snippet. seems like a bug?
  • (2020-09-17, v:1.9.5) qqt pie: how do I find instructions for Auto Text Expander for Google Chrome?
    Does anybody have a link to them?


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