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Karabiner Elements Alternatives

Karabiner Elements is described as '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)' and is a popular Key Mapping tool in the system & hardware category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Karabiner Elements for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is AutoHotkey, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Karabiner Elements are AutoIt, Beeftext, SharpKeys and BetterTouchTool.

Karabiner Elements alternatives are mainly Key Mapping Tools but may also be Text Expanders or Task Automation Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Karabiner Elements.
This page was last updated Apr 14, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac

Karabiner, previously called KeyRemap4MacBook, is a very powerful keyboard remapper for Mac OS X. In addition to simple key...

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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. Beeftext is an open-source text substitution tool for Windows.

  4. SharpKeys

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    SharpKeys is a utility that manages a Registry key that allows Windows to remap one key to any other key. Included in the application is a list of common keyboard keys and a Type Key feature to automatically recognize most keyboard keys. It was developed in C# using .NET v2.

  5. BetterTouchTool is a great, feature packed app that allows you to configure many gestures for your Magic Mouse (1 & 2), Macbook Trackpad and Magic Trackpad (1 & 2) and also Mouse Gestures for normal mice.



  6. Quicksilver

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Quicksilver is a fast and free Mac OS X productivity application that gives you the power to control your Mac quickly and elegantly. Quicksilver learns your habits, making your everyday chores simple and efficient.

  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. TextExpander

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    TextExpander boosts team productivity by cutting the repetitive typing that creeps into every task. A quick shortcode while typing drops in the necessary language to send to clients and customers.

  9. Actiona

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

  10. aText accelerates your typing by replacing abbreviations with frequently used phrases you define.

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