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Free AutoIt Alternatives

The best free alternative to AutoIt is AutoHotkey, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to AutoIt and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to 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 File Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of AutoIt.
This page was last updated Apr 14, 2022
  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

Use a straightforward BASIC-like scripting language to automate your Windows GUI. Simulate key presses, mouse movement,...

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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.

    AutoHotkey vs AutoIt opinions
    Almost everyone thinks AutoHotkey is a great alternative to AutoIt.

    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).

    Sikuli vs AutoIt opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Sikuli is a great alternative to AutoIt.

    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).

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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.


    From version 4.5.1, during installation, the user is presented with an offer for software by Lavasoft and a button to decline.

  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.

  6. 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).

  7. 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.

  8. Actiona

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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