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AutoHotkey Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to AutoHotkey for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is AutoIt, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to AutoHotkey and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to AutoHotkey are Microsoft PowerToys, UI.Vision RPA, 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.
This page was last updated May 29, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

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  1. AutoIt

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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

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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.

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  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.

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  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

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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

    Negative comment almost 3 years ago
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  4. espanso

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

  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.

    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 about 5 years ago
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  6. 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.

  7. Actiona

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

    Actiona vs AutoHotkey opinions
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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. TextExpander

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    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.

  9. Clavier+

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

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  10. Repeat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Java

    Repeat is a full-fledged, Java mouse/keyboard record/replay and automation hotkeys/macros creation using modern programming languages, and more advanced automation features. Working across three major OSes: Windows, OSX, and Linux.

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