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 one of the leading apps 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. The best alternative is AutoIt, which is free. Other great apps like AutoHotkey are UI.Vision RPA (Freemium, Open Source), AutoKey (Free, Open Source), espanso (Free, Open Source) and Tasker (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 15, 2021

    1. 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 to use it: its intuitive interface allows you to create action lists (scripts) using drag & drop.
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      Actiona vs AutoHotkey opinions
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      cannot create standalone script on linux
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      • Android Tablet
      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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    2. 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.
    3. TextExpander boosts team productivity by cutting the repetitive typing that creeps into every task. A quick shortcode while typing drops in the necessary language to send to clients and customers.
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    4. With Automator, you can accomplish time-consuming, repetitive manual tasks quickly, efficiently, and effortlessly. Automator lets you skip the complex programming and scripting that is normally required to create automations.
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    5. Clavier+ allows you to create global keyboard shortcuts for launching applications, opening folders, writing text and opening websites.
      Clavier+ vs AutoHotkey opinions
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      Simplicity: Windows 10 has broken storage of shortcuts keys to .lnk files; this is a good replacement with additional capabilities.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

    6. 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.


      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 , previously known as AutoKey Py3

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      OldAutoKey vs AutoHotkey opinions
      Most users think OldAutoKey is a great alternative to AutoHotkey.
      dayfuaim It does almost the same actions as AutoHotkey.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

    7. A free, fully-featured, and extensible tool for automating any web or desktop application. UiPath Studio Community is free for individual developers, small professional teams, education and training purposes.
    8. Texpand is a text expansion app that helps you save a lot of time by assigning shortcuts to your frequently used texts.
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    9. This tool lets you simulate keyboard input and mouse activity, move and resize windows, etc. It does this using X11's XTEST extension and other Xlib functions.
      xdotool vs AutoHotkey opinions
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      because it is as easy to use and automate, except that it doesn't really support keyboard shortcuts, but because this is built-in to most desktop environments it isn't really needed in Linux.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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