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I've been using AutoHotkey for Windows to have some handy scripts, e.g. auto type some templates: ttyl => thanks, talk to you later

Is there any app for Ubuntu to expand abbreviations like this way in any application?

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Recently recommended by lifehacker

It uses python on the backend and works across applications.

Also of mention is Snippits but it doesn't come with easy installing instructions.

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