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HID Macros Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to HID Macros for Windows and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is AutoHotkey, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to HID Macros and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to HID Macros are AutoIt, Pulover’s Macro Creator, FastKeys and Actiona.

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.

    ⚫︎ 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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  2. AutoIt icon

    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. 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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    Actiona

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Actiona without registration.
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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.

    ⚫︎ PortableClavier+ can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceEventGhost either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Key Manager

    • Windows

    Key Manager reveals the full potential of your keyboard and mouse and allows you to save time and efforts while working with your computer.

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  9. SciTe4AutoHotkey icon

    SciTe4AutoHotkey

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

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

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingSciTe4AutoHotkey supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ PortableSciTe4AutoHotkey can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Mouse Recorder Pro 2

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Mouse Recorder Pro 2 is a free mouse and keyboard recording application which will record your computer mouse and keyboard input, allowing you to repeat an operation easily and fast. You can play what you have been recording in a scheduled time you set.

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