TIP: Use Phrase Express for Text Expansion on Windows Lifehacker Phrase Express is a powerful, simple text expander for Windows that will make you more productive. The Phrase Express app is still my favorite free app for text expansion on Windows. By just typing in a short phrase, your computer will type the whole phrase or sentence. There are a lot of apps that do this, but it is just a time saver. Lifehacker's review explains more. (It is an older review, but I just reinstalled Phrase Express on my new Windows 8 computer and it is working like a charm.) You can use text expansion throughout Windows to: Use it to memorize commonly typed items. Import your Autotext entries from Microsoft Word so you can use them anywhere. Correct spelling everywhere Assign hotkeys to certain words to enter them. Text Expansion Productivity Tip for Windows and beyond: So, if you have repeated phrases you type often, use Phrase Express to save time. There is limited text expansion on most mobile devices. Enable it where you can and work to use the same snippets on all devices.