I need an application to create subtitles that can remember words you typed in and help to type them when you type them again. It may be paid software, any OS would be fine, except Apple's. It may be web.


Not limited to subtitles, PhraseExpress is a text expander program for multiple platforms, including Windows and MacOS. There is a limited free version, although it's not particularly clear what features are not part of the free program.

My sister is a transcriptionist and uses this software to expedite her recording from audio. It works in a simple manner. Common phrases and words, along with formatting, are entered into the editor, with a key phrase assigned to the entry.

As an example "subt" is not a commonly used word or abbreviation. Once entered in the editor, you would type those four letters and a space or tab (I forget which) and the entry would replace them with your desired information/text/formatting.

Your tags indicate that this is for video editing, but the program functions with any text related software.

  • Thanks for attitude. I tried FestKeys does the same, but costs $12. Such stuff doesn't help a lot, I would like if editor would remember words by itself propose options to complete (in a drop-down list may be), I've seen such in IDEs. – R S Apr 25 '20 at 22:25
  • What does "thanks for attitude" mean? I've re-read my answer and didn't see any attitude. – fred_dot_u Apr 26 '20 at 1:19
  • I mean for your attention or proposal. – R S Apr 26 '20 at 1:48

CudaText editor allows this, using two addons:

  • lexer for subtitles. In the menu "Plugins / Addon Manager / Install" you will find lexer for SRT subtitles.
  • plugin to auto-complete words from the current file. In the same menu: Complete From Text.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.