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Macro Express Alternatives

Macro Express is described as '® is the premier Windows automation macro utility. Record, edit and play back mouse and keyboard macros. Or develop sophisticated macros with the macro script editor. Boost your productivity with its powerful tools and robust features' and is an app in the office & productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Macro Express for a variety of platforms, including Windows, AutoHotkey, Mac, X11 and Linux. The best alternative is AutoHotkey, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Macro Express are AutoIt, FastKeys, Karabiner Elements and Keyboard Maestro.

Macro Express alternatives are mainly Text Expanders but may also be Task Automation Apps or Key Mapping Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Macro Express.
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Macro Express® is the premier Windows automation macro utility. Record, edit and play back mouse and keyboard macros....

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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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightAutoHotkey consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingAutoHotkey supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableAutoIt can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  3. All in one Windows automation software. Fully configurable text expander, start menu, shortcuts, auto complete and mouse gestures. User-defined commands to run files, open webpages, send macros or automate anything. Incredibly powerful but yet simple to use.

    ⚫︎ PortableFastKeys can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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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  5. 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.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingKeyboard Maestro supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    xdotool

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • X11

    This tool lets you simulate keyboard input and mouse activity, move and resize windows, etc. It does this using X11's XTEST extension and other Xlib functions.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfacexdotool either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingxdotool supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Automation Workshop

    • Windows

    Automation Workshop is software for automation of complex and recurring processes that would otherwise take a lot of intensive and repetitive user work time. Create automated tasks easier than ever before. Automation Workshop requires no scripting, programming or coding skills.

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    Mini Mouse Macro

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    A free light weight mouse macro that records mouse movements, clicks and keyboard entries. Mini Mouse Macro is totally free, no adds, no banners, no trial, free.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingMini Mouse Macro supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Quick Macros

    • Windows

    Quick Macros automates repetitive tasks, even the most complex.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingQuick Macros supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ PortableQuick Macros can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    keystarter

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • AutoHotkey

    keystarter automation software. you can make a set of 3d button icons with keystroke command scripts and create your own popup menus - clipboards or virtual keyboards.

    ⚫︎ Portablekeystarter can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingkeystarter supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    keystarter 1.0 all in one software
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