I own a license for SmartAssist. It was implemented 2002 by Thorsten Schleinzer (author of Lion and LingoClick), but was never released to the public and stopped after the beta. I still have the software and a license (potentially the only one, because I knew the author personally and I was a beta tester), but after 13 years, I wonder whether there's a similar software that can achieve the same result which is still actively maintained.
- monitors the keyboard input like a key logger, thus works across all programs
- it keeps track of special keys like backspace, thus still recognizing a shortcut when correcting a spelling mistake
- when it detects a shortcut, it
- replaces the shortcut by the defined term, including placing the cursor to a specific position (e.g. inside an HTML tag) or
- opens a dialog to ask for input ("variables") and then replace or
- shows a tooltip or
- executes a command (runs a program)
- runs portable (no installation required)
- works on Windows 7 and higher
The editor allows
- organizing shortcuts in groups, allowing to enable/disable groups depending on the task. In the screenshot below, "Java Tips" is disabled.
- allows enabling/disabling single shortcuts. In the screenshot below, "<abbr>" is disabled
My budget would be ~20 USD for such a tool.