At a Glance
- Easy to use
- Supports TextExpander and Dropbox Sync
- Interferes with some system-wide hotkeys
- Pricey compared to AutoHotkey
Breevy saves you time by replacing abbreviations you type with complete text.
Breevy allows for creating abbreviations that, when typed, can
substitute in a block of text, launch a program, or open a Web
For example, you can create a ‘sig’ abbreviation that will
automatically substitute your full e-mail signature for ‘sig’ when
typed. Or an ‘ffx’ launcher that will fire up the Firefox browser
when you type those three characters.
You can define any given abbreviation so that its substitution
or command runs automatically when you type the abbreviation, or
require that you also type a certain trigger key that you choose
(CTRL by default). Or, you can choose to use any given word-ending
character after the abbreviation (such as a period or comma). It’s
quick and easy to create a new abbreviation or launcher.
Compared with similar utilities such as the Enso Launcher,
Breevy appears more focused on substituting text. If you frequently
type out the same sentence or block of text, Breevy would likely
save you a fair bit of time. However, unlike Enso
Launcher, Breevy isn’t free. After a 30-day trial it will run