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    Anacron Alternatives

    Anacron is described as 'periodic command scheduler. It executes commands at intervals specified in days. Unlike cron, it does not assume that the system is running continuously' and is an app in the backup & sync category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Anacron for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is AutoHotkey, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Anacron are AutoIt, UI.Vision RPA, FastKeys and Pulover’s Macro Creator.

    Anacron is mainly a Task Automation App but alternatives to it may also be Text Expanders or File Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Anacron.
    This page was last updated Apr 14, 2022
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    1. AutoHotkey is a free, open-source scripting language for Windows that allows users to easily create small to complex scripts for all kinds of tasks such as: form fillers, auto-clicking, macros, etc.
      • FreeProprietary
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      Use a straightforward BASIC-like scripting language to automate your Windows GUI. Simulate key presses, mouse movement, window attributes and much more.


    2. Open-source task and test automation tool and Selenium IDE. The UI.Vision RPA software is a browser extension that can do desktop automation as well! Use it for web automation, form filling, screen scraping and Robotic Process Automation (RPA).
    3. All in one Windows automation software. Fully configurable text expander, start menu, shortcuts, auto complete and mouse gestures. User-defined commands to run files, open webpages, send macros or automate anything. Incredibly powerful but yet simple to use.
    4. Pulover’s Macro Creator is a Free Automation Tool and Script Generator. It is based on AutoHotkey language and provides users with multiple automation functions, as well as a built-in recorder.

      Bundleware

      From version 4.5.1, during installation, the user is presented with an offer for software by Lavasoft and a button to decline.



    5. Sikuli is a visual technology to search and automate graphical user interfaces (GUI) using images (screenshots).
    6. Karabiner, previously called KeyRemap4MacBook, is a very powerful keyboard remapper for Mac OS X. In addition to simple key remapping, it has special remapping modes like Emacs-mode, SandS-mode (Space and Shift).
    7. Keyboard Maestro is the leading software for Mac OS X for customizing keyboards. This automation software will increase business productivity just by using simple keystrokes. It is the first choice for all your business efficiency needs.
    8. Automated organization for your Mac.
    9. Automate various tasks on your Android smartphone or tablet. Create your automations with flowscharts, automatically change settings or perform actions based on triggered event.
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