typedesk offers 2 main ways to insert a text template, with both the extension and the desktop app.
Quick Access is a great way to find a response when you don't have an assigned shortcut, or want to search by keyword.
In order to use Quick Access :
If you have added variables to the template, you'll be asked to fill in the variables, and the template is then inserted automatically!
For each template you create, you can assign a text shortcut allowing you to quickly insert any template. For instance, if you assign eml to your email address, you simply need to type %eml to insert your email address.
In order to assign a shortcut to a template, go to the template editor, and in the sidebar, under the "Settings" section, choose a shortcut.
Then, you can use your newly created shortcut in other apps and websites, by typing % followed by the shortcut you've chosen, for instance, %eml.
You can customize which characters will trigger shortcuts in the app preferences (for instance, %, / or :).