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    AutoKey Alternatives

    AutoKey is described as ', previously known as AutoKey Py3, is a Python 3 port of the discontinued OldAutoKey , the desktop automation utility for Linux and X11' and is a Text Expander in the Development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to AutoKey for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is AutoHotkey, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like AutoKey are AutoIt (Free), espanso (Free, Open Source), Pulover’s Macro Creator (Free, Open Source) and Sikuli (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 23, 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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    2. Use a straightforward BASIC-like scripting language to automate your Windows GUI. Simulate key presses, mouse movement, window attributes and much more.
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    3. An Open Source, Cross-platform Text Expander on steroids.
    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.

      Bundleware

      From version 4.5.1, the official installer contains bloatware and the dev has closed multiple issues on GitHub without responding when questioned about the bloatware.

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    5. Sikuli is a visual technology to search and automate graphical user interfaces (GUI) using images (screenshots).
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    6. aText accelerates your typing by replacing abbreviations with frequently used phrases you define. E.g. make an abbreviation “myname” to insert your name “First Middle Last” in any application. With aText you can easily avoid typing the same thing over and over.
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    7. 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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    8. 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.
    9. Clavier+ allows you to create global keyboard shortcuts for launching applications, opening folders, writing text and opening websites.
    10. What is Typinator? Have you ever experienced the tedium and frustration of having to repeatedly type your name, e-mail address, home page url, or other words or phrases again, again and again?
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