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AutoMate Desktop Alternatives

AutoMate Desktop is described as 'Small-scale robotic process automation for desktop applications' and is an app in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to AutoMate Desktop for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Google Chrome and AutoHotkey. The best alternative is AutoHotkey, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like AutoMate Desktop are AutoIt, Pulover’s Macro Creator, UI.Vision RPA and FastKeys.

AutoMate Desktop 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 AutoMate Desktop.
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Small-scale robotic process automation for desktop applications.

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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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    AutoIt

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

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

    ⚫︎ PortableAutoIt can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  3. 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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  4. 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!
  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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    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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  7. 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.

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    Hammerspoon

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    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.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsHammerspoon can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    UiPath

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    A free, fully-featured, and extensible tool for automating any web or desktop application. UiPath Studio Community is free for individual developers, small professional teams, education and training purposes.

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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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