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What are the best AutoIt alternatives?

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 very popular app in the development category. There are more than 100 alternatives to AutoIt for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Google Chrome and X11. The best alternative is AutoHotkey, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like AutoIt are Sikuli, UI.Vision RPA, Pulover’s Macro Creator and FastKeys.

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

    ⚫︎ LightweightAutoHotkey consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingAutoHotkey supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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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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    Sikuli

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Sikuli is a visual technology to search and automate graphical user interfaces (GUI) using images (screenshots).

    ⚫︎ Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Sikuli.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingSikuli supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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    Sikuli vs AutoIt opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Sikuli is a great alternative to AutoIt.
    TBayAreaPat

    I dunno.. It required Java programs to run which sort of gave ptsd.. lol.. I just couldn't get it running quickly.

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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).

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceUI.Vision RPA either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineUI.Vision RPA can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingUI.Vision RPA supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    It can automate mouse and keyboard, just like AutoIT

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  4. 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.

    ⚫︎ PortablePulover’s Macro Creator can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingPulover’s Macro Creator supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    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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  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.

    ⚫︎ PortableFastKeys can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingAutoKey supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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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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  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.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingKeyboard Maestro supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Hazel

    • Mac

    Automated organization for your Mac.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingHazel supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Power Automate

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome

    Easily create automated workflows with Microsoft Power Automate, previously Microsoft Flow, to improve productivity with business process automation

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