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    AutoHotkey Alternatives

    AutoHotkey is described as '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' and is a leading Text Expander in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 100 alternatives to AutoHotkey for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Google Chrome. Most alternatives are Text Expanders and Task Automation Apps. The best alternative is AutoIt, which is free. Other great apps like AutoHotkey are Microsoft PowerToys (Free, Open Source), UI.Vision RPA (Freemium, Open Source), AutoKey (Free, Open Source) and espanso (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 14, 2022
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    1. Use a straightforward BASIC-like scripting language to automate your Windows GUI. Simulate key presses, mouse movement, window attributes and much more.
      AutoIt vs AutoHotkey opinions
      Almost everyone thinks AutoIt is a great alternative to AutoHotkey.
      Very easy, well documented and powerfull script language. Once you start using it you will never stop. But, one thing is missing to make AutoIt perfect: Debugger
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

      It is a really powerful tool, it enables easy automation of desktop App (at least that is what i used it for) with an easy programming language. i think that anyone with basic programming experience can easily use it and do some cool stuff avoiding repetetieve tasks.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

    2. Windows system utilities to maximize productivity.
      Microsoft PowerToys vs AutoHotkey opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Raygen PowerToys is not able to remap keys to other characters, macro, or actions. But just to remap keys to other keys. Even system keys though.
      Negative comment 7 months ago


    3. 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).
      UI.Vision RPA vs AutoHotkey opinions
      Most users think UI.Vision RPA is a great alternative to AutoHotkey.
      chunghuahua Kantu is better for browser automation
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

      ramonavforvendetta UI.Vision only works in webbrowsers
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      omarjokr AutoHotkey works everywhere, UI.Vision works only inside web browsers
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

    4. AutoKey, previously known as AutoKey Py3, is a Python 3 port of the discontinued OldAutoKey , the desktop automation utility for Linux and X11.
      AutoKey vs AutoHotkey opinions
      Most users think AutoKey is a great alternative to AutoHotkey.
      SergioInToronto Simple, efficient, full access to python in scripts.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

    5. An open source, cross-platform text expander written in Rust.

    6. 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.


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

      Pulover’s Macro Creator vs AutoHotkey opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      jorgeeliecer It needs polish but is a powerful tool to get started fast with autohotkey even if you know nothing about programing, the catch is that some times it get stuck and need to restart but is totally worth it if you wand a macro knowing almost nothing and geting done really quick
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

    7. Advanced automation app for Android that lets you trigger actions like alarms and app launches based on configurable events like phone calls or time of day. Tasker also lets you create apps using these automation features.
    8. 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.
    9. BetterTouchTool is a great, feature packed app that allows you to configure many gestures for your Magic Mouse (1 & 2), Macbook Trackpad and Magic Trackpad (1 & 2) and also Mouse Gestures for normal mice.
    10. 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).
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