I used to use PhraseExpress but now use AutoHotkey, which is much more powerful.
How do you back up this statement? I clearly
I also tried a few of these programs like DirectAccess, AutoHotkey and PhraseExpress but PhraseExpress is absolutely the best of them all.
AutoHotkey misses support for formatted text, the AutoHotkey "user interface" is like vomit, it is tedious to add new snippets, it does not allow to assign multiple text strings to one single abbreviation. AutoHotkey also does not allow to group phrases in categories and you can't limit Autotexts to a specific programs. It also cannot import your AutoCorrect entries you created in Microsoft Word.
The only AutoHotkey benefit is that it is more powerful in the macro scripting department but at the cost of complexity.
Name one Autotext related feature which is in AutoHotkey which you miss in PhraseExpress or dump your false statement... ;-)