Alternatives to AutoHotkey for all platforms with any license

  • AutoIt

    AutoIt is a freeware BASIC-like scripting language designed for automating the Windows GUI and general scripting. It uses a combination of simulated keystrokes, mouse...

    Free Windows

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    • 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. Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • 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 Guest • Aug 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Pulover’s Macro Creator

    Pulover’s Macro Creator is a Free Automation Tool and Script Generator. It is based on AutoHotkey language and provides users with...

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • 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 jorgeeliecerJun 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Karabiner

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X

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  • TextExpander

    TextExpander saves you countless keystrokes with customized abbreviations for your frequently-used text strings and images. Save time and effort with TextExpander!...

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows iPhone iPad

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  • OldAutoKey

    AutoKey is a desktop automation utility for Linux and X11. It allows you to manage collection of scripts and phrases, and assign abbreviations and hotkeys to these. This...

    Free Open Source Linux X11

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer developed. As announced by the developer, last version, 0.90.4, released in May 2012, is feature complete and can be still downloaded from Google Code Archive. A maintained port, updated to run on Python 3, has been hosted on GitHub with the name https://alternativeto.net/software/autokey-py3/ , previously known as AutoKey Py3
    • It does almost the same actions as AutoHotkey. dayfuaimJan 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Actiona

    Actiona (formerly known as Actionaz) is a task automation tool. It allows you to create and execute action lists. You don't need to know any programming language...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Clavier+

    Clavier+ allows you to create global keyboard shortcuts for launching applications, opening folders, writing text and opening websites. Features Create global...

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • Simplicity: Windows 10 has broken storage of shortcuts keys to .lnk files; this is a good replacement with additional capabilities. Guest • Jul 2017 Disagree   Agree

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Comment by aron
about AutoHotkey · Dec 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

Executioner... Wow. This thing is unbelievable. It's not even been downloaded 100 times in over a year and yet it's more advanced than everything on this list other than AutoIt @_@
It's included plugins do 2/3 of the things I need.

WinParrot is quite handy for quick tasks and I'll keep it as well. Very glad I found this site. SO handy.

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Not meant for games

Comment by BjornR
about AutoHotkey · Aug 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

Unfortunately AutoHotKey doesn't always function in games.

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Many advances have been made since this comment in Aug 2011. AutoHotkey now supports games very well without any special treatment.

If you find that you still have difficulty interacting with some applications, explore the SendMode and SetKeyDelay settings.

Comment by ATx
about AutoHotkey · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

AWESOME! It can save you a lifetime of menial tasks, and solve UI shortcomings of other applications, no more waiting for the author to issue an update, you can improve the user experience by yourself.

Only thing I would like to see improved is the reliability of scripts that require the Sleep command to work properly, mostly mouse/keyboard/menu UI operations.

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Comment by RUBn
about AutoHotkey · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

This thing is the best, most lightweight driver that can handle anything you want with your mouse or keyboard!! It's the answer to all the usual keyboard and mouse drivers crap.
Only downside for IT-dummies: you have to set things up by editing a config file (easy for normal shortcuts though!).

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Nota Bene: Config files are no longer necessary.

is AutoHotKey a valid alternative to clipboard tools?

Comment by NanoPi
about AutoHotkey and RecentX · Jan 2015 · Helpful Not helpful -2 Helpful Report as spam
  • a script that accesses the clipboard must be created or downloaded.
  • the documentation provides a link to two clipboard manager scripts.
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