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    Keyboard Maestro Alternatives

    Keyboard Maestro is described as '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' and is a Text Expander in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Keyboard Maestro for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is AutoHotkey, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Keyboard Maestro are AutoIt, Beeftext, Quicksilver and Karabiner Elements.

    Keyboard Maestro is mainly a Text Expander but alternatives to it may also be Task Automation Apps or Application Launchers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Keyboard Maestro.
    This page was last updated May 23, 2022
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    Keyboard Maestro is the leading software for Mac OS X for customizing keyboards. This automation software will increase...
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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.
      AutoHotkey vs Keyboard Maestro opinions
      Almost everyone thinks AutoHotkey is a great alternative to Keyboard Maestro.
      AutoHotKey only works for windows, and I would expect only mac alternatives to a mac app.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

      Allows for full customization, as well as scripts to be executed. There is simply no equivalent software that does the job as well as autohotkey does
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Use a straightforward BASIC-like scripting language to automate your Windows GUI. Simulate key presses, mouse movement, window attributes and much more.
      AutoIt vs Keyboard Maestro opinions
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      It is far more modular and extensible.
      Positive comment 7 months ago


    2. 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.
      Most users think Quicksilver is a great alternative to Keyboard Maestro.
    3. 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).
      Karabiner Elements vs Keyboard Maestro opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      ilaymyloveonyou2 So easy to use compared to Keyboard Maestro
      Positive comment about 1 year ago


    4. Actiona (formerly known as Actionaz) is a task automation tool. It allows you to create and execute action lists.
      • 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.
      TextExpander vs Keyboard Maestro opinions
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      Expanding text is just a subset of KM capabilities
      Negative comment 6 months ago

      For simple text substitution, TextExpander and Keyboard Maestro can do a lot of the same things. However, Keyboard Maestro can replicate in-app functionality (by specific apps), run scripts based on events like USB / device insertion and joining a specific wifi network, etc. TextExpander is just a macro / text replacer.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

    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.
    6. aText accelerates your typing by replacing abbreviations with frequently used phrases you define.
    7. 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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