What are the best AutoIt alternatives in 2021?

    AutoIt is described as 'Use a straightforward BASIC-like scripting language to automate your Windows GUI. Simulate key presses, mouse movement, window attributes and much more' and is a well-known app in the Development category. There are more than 100 alternatives to AutoIt for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is AutoHotkey, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like AutoIt are Sikuli (Free, Open Source), UI.Vision RPA (Freemium, Open Source), Karabiner Elements (Free, Open Source) and FastKeys (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jul 21, 2021

    1. AutoHotkey is a 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.
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      Almost everyone thinks AutoHotkey is a great alternative to AutoIt.
      Wajinn Easier to understand, easier to use, easier to build GUIs with, easier to make hotkeys (shortcut keys) with, has image search built-in, is open-source, has more forks (like AutoHotkey_H), forum is more friendly, has OOP and Objects built-in and in an optional type of way, and supports more languages.
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    2. Sikuli is a visual technology to search and automate graphical user interfaces (GUI) using images (screenshots).
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      Almost everyone thinks Sikuli is a great alternative to AutoIt.


    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).
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      antontimber It can automate mouse and keyboard, just like AutoIT
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    4. 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).
    5. 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.
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    6. 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.
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    7. 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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    8. Keyboard Maestro is the leading software for Mac OS X for customizing keyboards. This automation software will increase business productivity just by using simple keystrokes. It is the first choice for all your business efficiency needs.
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    9. Automated organization for your Mac.
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    10. 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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