Here's my scenario: I'm a forum admin and people ask the same questions over and over again, and I want to answer them with a boilerplate post that says something like:
This is a common question and you can find a good answer for it here: example.com/useful-link
Ideally, the forum would detect the redundant question and offer the answer automatically, but not everything works as well as StackOverflow. So I have to type the same text over and over again, or else save it somewhere and copy/paste it over and over again.
Therefore, I'm looking for some software or browser plug-in that would let me configure multiple text snippets, but then assign them to hotkeys so that I could just hit, say, Control+Alt+1 to insert the first snippet into the current window, and so on. Or maybe one key would show the GUI, and then I could choose the snippet I want.
I need this for Windows, generally, but my use-case is within a web page, so a browser plug-in would work too. Open Source and free is nice too, but I'd pay a reasonable amount if needed.