The best boilerplate text manager

Ah, the Darwinian struggle for software survival on my PC continues. CastlePaste, my longtime favorite utility for inserting snippets of boilerplate text into documents, has just been bumped off by KeyText. It’s quicker than Castle Paste when you need to enter new text, has a neater way of inserting the snippets into other documents, and has fewer formatting problems when inserting text into html email. On top of that, KeyText has a scripting language that lets you add variable fields such as dates to your text snippets as well as allowing you to record macros to automate repetitive tasks or assign hotkeys to specific functions. If your work involves re-using standard blocks of text, you should check this one out. Shareware, $25, 518KB.

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