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Free Keyboard Maestro Alternatives

The best free alternative to Keyboard Maestro is AutoHotkey, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Keyboard Maestro and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Keyboard Maestro are AutoIt, Beeftext, Quicksilver and Karabiner Elements.

Keyboard Maestro alternatives are mainly Text Expanders but 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 Jul 2, 2022
  • Mac

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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.

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    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

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  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.

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    It is far more modular and extensible.

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

  4. 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.

    Most users think Quicksilver is a great alternative to Keyboard Maestro.
  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).

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    So easy to use compared to Keyboard Maestro

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  6. Actiona

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Clavier+

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

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

  10. Repeat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Java

    Repeat is a full-fledged, Java mouse/keyboard record/replay and automation hotkeys/macros creation using modern programming languages, and more advanced automation features. Working across three major OSes: Windows, OSX, and Linux.

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