When filling out an online shopping form the other day via my browser, it sucked that I needed to manually type my email address, street address, postal code, etc. Even credit card number (though I realize there are security implications there).

Is there a way to store commonly used snippets of text somewhere for quick and easy cut & paste? Perhaps something integrated via a soft keyboard and key combos?

This relates a bit to Share (through share menu) directly to own email address, but I want my email address to be accessible from any application.

  • possible duplicate of Quickly input frequent used phrase by choose-and-paste
    – GAThrawn
    Mar 28, 2011 at 14:01
  • It does sound like both your initial question and your example of how you'd like to use it sound exactly the same (but worded slightly differently) as that previous question android.stackexchange.com/questions/3117/…
    – GAThrawn
    Mar 28, 2011 at 14:02
  • The questions are very similar but looking for a solution to enter an email address vs a solution to enter all form data including secure data like a credit card number is a distinction that I think is sufficiently different to warrant a separate question.
    – Matt
    Mar 28, 2011 at 14:54

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I would put it into the keyboard's user dictionary.

There are a few clipboard/snippet manager application, you might be interested if you need to store longer texts:

  • Clipper seems like a nice solution. Mar 28, 2011 at 15:49

For quick access to your email address I agree with Lie Ryan, entering it into your user dictionary will bring it up as an auto suggestion as you type, however I wouldn't do this for more sensitive information.

For a more secure and even faster method I'd recommend using Dolphin Browser HD with the LastPass plugin. LastPass lets you securely save user login and password info, as well as different profiles with addresses and credit card numbers. With this setup you can fill out a whole form with one click. If you don't use Dolphin browser you can accomplish the same thing with the auto-fill bookmarklets that LastPass offers.


You might be interested in my answer on this question

Application to switch among multiple running applications

Additionally, Smart Keyboard Pro does text macros.

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