Before I switched to Linux (years ago) I used text-templates a lot -- that made for example answering e-mails a lot easier and quicker. I still do it using Quicktext in Thunderbird sometimes these days. But Quicktext is bound to Thunderbird and sometimes it'd like to have its functionality available other apps (Editor, OpenOffice, ...) as well.
Dear Lazyweb, do you know a Gnome application (integrated into the panel ideally) that makes a similar functionality available desktop-wide (in cooperation with the clipboard if needed)? I asked Google -- all I found that half-way matched my use cases was blah, which seems to be one of those ten thousands of inactive sourceforge apps that were abandoned by their developers.