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Open Source HID Macros Alternatives

The best open source alternative to HID Macros is AutoHotkey. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to HID Macros and 12 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to HID Macros are Pulover’s Macro Creator, AutoKey, Actiona and Hammerspoon.

HID Macros alternatives are mainly Text Expanders but may also be Task Automation Apps or Programming Languages. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of HID Macros.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

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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.

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  2. 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, during installation, the user is presented with an offer for software by Lavasoft and a button to decline.

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    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.

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    Actiona

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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  5. 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.

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    Clavier+

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Clavier+ allows you to create global keyboard shortcuts for launching applications, opening folders, writing text and opening websites.

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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.

    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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    EventGhost

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    EventGhost is an 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.

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  9. SciTE4AutoHotkey is a SciTE-based AutoHotkey script editor. It provides:.

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    KHotKeys

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Trigger actions when certain keys are pressed.

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