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yKey Alternatives

yKey is described as 'Formerly iKey (changed with v2.6, 2017-04-12), yKey creates shortcuts for an action or sequence of actions that can be launched by hotkey, menu, timer, event or a USB trigger' and is an app. There are more than 50 alternatives to yKey for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, X11 and Google Chrome. The best alternative is AutoHotkey, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like yKey are AutoIt, Pulover’s Macro Creator, Sikuli and Karabiner Elements.

yKey alternatives are mainly Text Expanders but may also be Task Automation Apps or Workflow Automation Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of yKey.
This page was last updated Jul 3, 2022
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  • Mac

Formerly iKey (changed with v2.6, 2017-04-12), yKey creates shortcuts for an action or sequence of actions that can be...

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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.

  2. 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.



  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.

    Bundleware

    From version 4.5.1, during installation, the user is presented with an offer for software by Lavasoft and a button to decline.

  4. Sikuli is a visual technology to search and automate graphical user interfaces (GUI) using images (screenshots).

  5. Karabiner Elements

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Karabiner, previously called KeyRemap4MacBook, is a very powerful keyboard remapper for Mac OS X. In addition to simple key remapping, it has special remapping modes like Emacs-mode, SandS-mode (Space and Shift).



  6. 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.

  7. Keyboard Maestro is the leading software for Mac OS X for customizing keyboards. This automation software will increase business productivity just by using simple keystrokes. It is the first choice for all your business efficiency needs.

  8. Actiona

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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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