Alternatives to AutoHotkey for all platforms with any license

  • Automator

    With Automator, you can accomplish time-consuming, repetitive manual tasks quickly, efficiently, and effortlessly. Automator lets you skip the complex programming and...

    Commercial Mac

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  • xdotool

    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. ...

    Free Open Source Linux X11

  • Texpand

    Texpand is a text expansion app that helps you save a lot of time by assigning shortcuts to your frequently used texts. Features include: • Expand text on almost all...

    Freemium Android Android Tablet

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  • Hammerspoon

    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.

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • Mouse Recorder Premium

    Professional macro recorder freeware to automate repetitive tasks for automation tasks. Like a tape recorder, it records mouse clicks and keystrokes for infinite...

    Free Windows

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  • Jitbit Macro Recorder

    Macro Recorder is not only a mouse recorder, keyboard recorder and player. It is also a very powerful automation software and EXE-compiler.

    Commercial Windows

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    • Very easy to use.....best performance.....friendly interface Guest • May 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Key Manager

    Key Manager reveals the full potential of your keyboard and mouse and allows you to save time and efforts while working with your computer. Thanks to its flexible...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Auto Text Expander for Google Chrome

    Create custom keyboard shortcuts to expand and replace text as you type! Ever get tired of typing out long email addresses, phrases you frequently use, or just...

    Free Web Chrome OS Chrome

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  • cliclick

    “Cliclick” is short for “Command-Line Interface Click”. It is a a tiny shell/Terminal application that will emulate mouse clicks or series of mouse clicks (including...

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • Typinator

    What is Typinator? Have you ever experienced the tedium and frustration of having to repeatedly type your name, e-mail address, home page url, or other words or...

    Commercial Mac

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  • UiPath

    A free, fully-featured, and extensible tool for automating any web or desktop application. UiPath Studio Community is free for individual developers, small professional...

    Free Personal Windows

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  • Mjolnir

    mjolnir - Lightweight automation and productivity app for OS X Mjolnir is an OS X app that lets you automate common tasks using the language Lua. At its core, it...

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • Action(s)

    Action(s) is a free automation software that lets you build workflows that accomplish manual tasks quickly, efficiently, and effortlessly. It doesn't require any...

    Free Mac Windows

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    • Discontinued Since November 2013 the program is no longer supported. Last version, 1.1.8, released in December 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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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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