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FastKeys is described as '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' and is a popular Text Expander in the office & productivity category. There are more than 100 alternatives to FastKeys for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Microsoft Edge. The best alternative is AutoHotkey, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like FastKeys are Ditto, Keypirinha, Open Shell and espanso.

FastKeys alternatives are mainly Clipboard Managers but may also be Text Expanders or Application Launchers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of FastKeys.
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  • Windows

All in one Windows automation software. Fully configurable text expander, start menu, shortcuts, auto complete and mouse...

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

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
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    Ditto is an extension to the standard windows clipboard. It saves each item placed on the clipboard allowing you access to any of those items at a later time.

    ⚫︎ PortableDitto can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableDitto is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ LightweightDitto consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeDitto supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Ditto allows you to easily view and search past entries
    Ditto vs FastKeys opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Ditto is still a legitimate alternative to FastKeys, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    if you want a rapid and easy to use program to gain time. This program will help you in many ways, from a simple clipboard.

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    Keypirinha

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    A lightning fast and flexible keystroke launcher for Windows. No installation required (portable). Extensible with Python3 plugins.

    ⚫︎ LightweightKeypirinha consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableKeypirinha is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableKeypirinha can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsKeypirinha can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Open Shell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Open Shell is a fork of Originally Classic Shell by Ivo Beltchev.

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    espanso

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    An open source, cross-platform text expander written in Rust.

    ⚫︎ Works Offlineespanso can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingespanso supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ Portableespanso can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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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  7. 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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  8. The autotext and text expander software "PhraseExpress" manages frequently used phrases for quick insertion into any application.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModePhraseExpress supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Main program window to organize phrases in a multi-level folder structure
  9. Beeftext is an open-source text substitution tool for Windows.

    ⚫︎ PortableBeeftext can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    StartIsBack

    • Windows

    StartIsBack returns Windows 8 a real fully featured start menu and start button, behaving exactly like the ones in Windows 7. StartIsBack radically improves desktop usability and makes new Start screen clutter-free.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableStartIsBack is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableStartIsBack can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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