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Open Source AutoHotkey Alternatives

The best open source alternative to AutoHotkey is Microsoft PowerToys. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to AutoHotkey and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to AutoHotkey are UI.Vision RPA, AutoKey, espanso and Pulover’s Macro Creator.

AutoHotkey alternatives are mainly Text Expanders but may also be Task Automation Apps or Workflow Automation Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of AutoHotkey.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

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  1. Windows system utilities to maximize productivity.

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    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.

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  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).

    UI.Vision RPA software is a browser extension, but it can do desktop automation as well!
    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

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    ramonavforvendetta

    UI.Vision only works in webbrowsers

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    omarjokr

    AutoHotkey works everywhere, UI.Vision works only inside web browsers

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  3. AutoKey icon

    AutoKey

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • X11

    AutoKey, previously known as AutoKey Py3, is a Python 3 port of the discontinued OldAutoKey , the desktop automation utility for Linux and X11.

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    Most users think AutoKey is a great alternative to AutoHotkey.
    SergioInToronto

    Simple, efficient, full access to python in scripts.

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    espanso

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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  5. 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.

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    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

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    Karabiner Elements

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    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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    Actiona

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Actiona (formerly known as Actionaz) is a task automation tool. It allows you to create and execute action lists.

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    didn't show in previews or text the software had the ability to press a few keys and have a presaved text document entered into/onto a form, or a text field.

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    cannot create standalone script on linux

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  8. This is a tool for powerful automation of OS X. At its core, Hammerspoon is just a bridge between the operating system and a Lua scripting engine.

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    Clavier+

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

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

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    Simplicity: Windows 10 has broken storage of shortcuts keys to .lnk files; this is a good replacement with additional capabilities.

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  10. OldAutoKey icon

    OldAutoKey

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • X11

    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 allows you to execute a script or insert text on demand in any program.

    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 AutoKey icon AutoKey , previously known as AutoKey Py3

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    Most users think OldAutoKey is a great alternative to AutoHotkey.
    dayfuaim

    It does almost the same actions as AutoHotkey.

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