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Keyboard Maestro Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Keyboard Maestro for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Quicksilver, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Keyboard Maestro and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Keyboard Maestro are Karabiner Elements, TextExpander, aText and Hammerspoon.

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.
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  1. Quicksilver icon

    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.

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    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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    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.

    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Expanding text is just a subset of KM capabilities

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    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.

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

    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in aText simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Import CSV DataaText can import data from a CSV (Comma seperated values) file.
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    Hammerspoon

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    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.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsHammerspoon can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  6. 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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    Paletro

    • Mac

    With Paletro, by pressing ??P, you have access to all of the functionality of current focused app, including keyboard shortcuts for the most common operations.

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    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingRepeat supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    iCanHazShortcut

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Simple shortcut manager for macOS 10.8 or higher. It lets you execute any command that works in your terminal by pressing a combination of keyboard keys. No rocket science involved!.

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    Mjolnir

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Lightweight automation and productivity power-tool for OS X.

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