I wanted an app that would allow me to input emojis into any other app & Texpand was the answer. It can be deactivated for specific apps as well. Though this app isn't targeted specifically at emoji support, it works perfectly. I just set up the emoji characters I want to use & the shortcut word(s). It also supports backing up directly to Google Drive. So restoring your shortcut list to a fresh install or new device is easy. The price is fair for the pro version & definitely worth paying for. ☺️
Great concept and nicely done app, worked like a charm on my previous device (LG G2). However, since I moved to Xiaomi Redmi 3S, the app loses the accessibility option as soon as it's cleared from the memory, and generally hardly ever works. I disabled battery optimization for it, I allowed it to run in background, I set the memory management to a less aggressive mode, but nothing seems to solve the problem, so I conclude I must be the problem of the app, not the device. Buying the pro version only made it worse. I'll happily give you 5 stars once the app is made actually usable.
I usually don't have the time to review the apps I use but this one has freed up so much time that it's only fair I spend some of it singing its praises. It just works. Ever since the days of BlackBerry where this functionality was built-in, I've been searching for something that comes even close to replicating it's utility. Needless to say, I hadn't found anything until now. Truthfully, I would have paid more. Kudos to the developer. Keep on with the great updates.
4.8-5 Stars: Excellent, time-saving app. Have the PRO version and it's very worthwhile. I use it constantly for calendar entries, emails, texts, notes. It can also insert emoji, symbols, icons, or almost whatever you want to include in your commonly used entries. Sometimes it doesn't expand immediately without prompting it to do so with the pop-up (minor thing). Love the app.
Would be 5 stars if it worked in email. Works in the subject line but not the body. I have submitted a support request but no feedback. The problem exists on multiple devices and both the Gmail app and stock Samsung email app.
PLEASE fix and make work in Gmail. I'm happy to pay more to have it working! Suddenly stopped working after latest update of Android. Using on nexus 5x. Please please fix - I'll put my glowing review back.
Texpand 1.7.1: February 20, 2017:
• Fixed issue where "Disable smart case" option gets disabled after using it through the suggestion window
• Fixed issue where phrase list changes gets lost when screen is rotated
• Removed unnecessary system dictionary permissions