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AutoIt Alternatives for Linux

AutoIt is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Sikuli, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to AutoIt and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to AutoIt are UI.Vision RPA, AutoKey, Actiona and TagUI.

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

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  1. Sikuli icon

    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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  2. 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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    UI.Vision RPA software is a browser extension, but it can do desktop automation as well!
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    antontimber

    It can automate mouse and keyboard, just like AutoIT

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  3. AutoKey icon

    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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  4. Actiona icon

    Actiona

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Actiona without registration.
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  5. TagUI icon

    TagUI

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Google Chrome

    The goal of UI (user interface) automation is to reproduce cognitive interactions that you have with websites or your desktop, so that your computer can do it for you, base on your schedule or conditions.

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    TagUI is powerful. I love it. Has a steep learning curve especially since there isnt much in the form of documentation or help apart from what the author has written. But once you get the hang of it, its fun.

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    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingRepeat supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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  7. OldAutoKey icon

    OldAutoKey

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • X11

    AutoKey is a desktop automation utility for Linux and X11. It allows you to manage collection of scripts and phrases, and assign abbreviations and hotkeys to these. This allows you to execute a script or insert text on demand in any program.

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

    The program is no longer developed. As announced by the developer, last version, 0.90.4, released in May 2012, is feature complete and can be still downloaded from Google Code Archive. A maintained port, updated to run on Python 3, has been hosted on GitHub with the name AutoKey icon AutoKey , previously known as AutoKey Py3

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    Organize

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The file management automation software.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceOrganize either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    xdotool

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • X11

    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.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfacexdotool either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingxdotool supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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  10. Anacron

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Anacron is a periodic command scheduler. It executes commands at intervals specified in days. Unlike cron, it does not assume that the system is running continuously.

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