EventGhost is described as 'advanced, easy to use and extensible automation tool for MS Windows. It can use different input devices like infrared or wireless remote controls to trigger macros, that on their part control a computer and its attached hardware' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to EventGhost for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, AutoHotkey and X11. The best alternative is AutoHotkey, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like EventGhost are Hammerspoon (Free, Open Source), Repeat (Free, Open Source), Mjolnir (Free, Open Source) and xdotool (Free, Open Source).
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.
WinLIRC allows you to transmit and receive standard infrared remote control signals. This allows you to control your computer using almost any standard infrared remote control. It also allows your computer to control other equipment which uses these signals (stereo equipment).