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Snippet Expander

for Linux

Your little expandable text snippets helper

Auto Expand Snippets

Save your often used text snippets and then auto expand them whenever you type their abbreviation.

For example, you could have an abbreviation "ser`" that expands to "Snippet Expander rules! 🤘" when you type it 😃.

Screenshot of Snippet Expander's Add Snippet window
Screenshot of Snippet Expander's Search & Paste window

Search & Paste Window

Use the search and paste window if you can't remember your abbreviation, or happen to be using an application that does not allow auto expansion of snippets.

The most recently used snippets are shown first, with numeric quick select keys.


As well as the desktop application, you can use a fully featured command line interface to manage your snippets and settings.


In the body of a snippet you can use placeholders for date and time, with calculations and formatting, the clipboard, other snippets, and where the cursor should go after expansion.

Screenshot of Snippet Expander's Select Snippet window
Screenshot of Snippet Expander's Settings window


You can control whether Snippet Expander starts when you log in, whether snippets should auto expand, how the Search & Paste window is opened and whether the search box is focused at first.

Import & Export

You can export your snippets as a backup, or to then import on another machine.

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