Is there a way to setup a shortcut to insert my email address when typing?

About once a day I need to type my email address on some login form or order page. It would be really nice to have a kind of paste function that inserts my email address.

Of course this is also a feature request: Long (context) tap while typing - cut/copy/paste/select menu pops up -> in that menu I would like to have an additional item: "Insert email address". Even better: Allow me to define additional "paste items".


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Built in to the operating system is text replacements, so if you open Settings -> General -> Keyboard -> Text Replacement you can add your own text replacement shortcuts. For example, you might add "e@" and have it expand to your full email address, such as "[email protected]". It will automatically expand when tabbing away from a field or hitting the space key on your keyboard.

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  • I recommend using @@ because there's no time when that comes up naturally; using something like e@ may inadvertently replace text when typing something like [email protected].
    – joanwolk
    Jul 3, 2017 at 12:53
  • @joanwolk Good point, however, in my (very limited) testing, I haven't managed to have it replace e@ unless I absolutely write it on its own. It's definitely an issue with some other text replacement apps though.
    – Lizzan
    Jul 3, 2017 at 12:56
  • Amazing, thank you very much! I just wish I'd known about this earlier. Jul 3, 2017 at 20:58

It seems the Clips app provides what you're looking for. It's basically a clipboard manager, which comes with a custom keyboard extension that lets you paste copied texts into text fields. It's a free app available in the App Store.

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