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Open Source WinAutomation Alternatives

The best open source alternative to WinAutomation is AutoHotkey. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to WinAutomation and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to WinAutomation are Pulover’s Macro Creator, Sikuli, AutoKey and Actiona.

WinAutomation alternatives are mainly Task Automation Apps but may also be Text Expanders or Workflow Automation Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of WinAutomation.
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WinAutomation is the most advanced Windows Automation app, featuring a Macro Recorder and a Web Recorder.

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  1. AutoHotkey icon

    AutoHotkey

    • Windows
    149 alternatives to AutoHotkey 

    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.

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    1.  LightweightAutoHotkey consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Support for scriptingAutoHotkey supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    3.  PortableAutoHotkey can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Most users think AutoHotkey is a great alternative to WinAutomation.
  2. Pulover’s Macro Creator icon

    Pulover’s Macro Creator

    • Windows
    57 alternatives to Pulover’s Macro Creator 

    Pulover’s Macro Creator is a Free Automation Tool and Script Generator. It is based on AutoHotkey language and provides users with multiple automation functions, as well as a built-in recorder.

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    1.  No Coding RequiredPulover’s Macro Creator can be used without an coding or programming skills.
    2.  PortablePulover’s Macro Creator can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Support for scriptingPulover’s Macro Creator supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    From version 4.5.1, during installation, the user is presented with an offer for software by Lavasoft and a button to decline.

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    Sikuli

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    64 alternatives to Sikuli 

    Sikuli is a visual technology to search and automate graphical user interfaces (GUI) using images (screenshots). The first release of Sikuli contains Sikuli Script, a visual scripting API for Jython, and Sikuli IDE, an integrated development environment for writing visual...

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    1.  Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Sikuli.
    2.  Support for scriptingSikuli supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    3.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
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  4. AutoKey icon

    AutoKey

    • Linux
    • X11
    62 alternatives to AutoKey 

    AutoKey, previously known as AutoKey Py3, is a Python 3 port of the discontinued OldAutoKey , the desktop automation utility for Linux and X11.

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    1.  Support for scriptingAutoKey supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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  5. Actiona icon

    Actiona

    • Windows
    • Linux
    64 alternatives to Actiona 

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

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    1.  No Coding RequiredActiona can be used without an coding or programming skills.
    2.  Works OfflineActiona can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  PortableActiona can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Actiona without registration.
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  6. Karabiner Elements icon

    Karabiner Elements

    73 alternatives to Karabiner Elements 

    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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    Clavier+

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    56 alternatives to Clavier+ 

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

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    1.  PortableClavier+ can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Hammerspoon

    84 alternatives to Hammerspoon 

    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.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsHammerspoon can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    TagUI

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Google Chrome
    21 alternatives to TagUI 

    The goal of UI (user interface) automation is to reproduce cognitive interactions that you have with websites or your desktop, so that your computer can do it for you, base on your schedule or conditions.

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    xdotool

    • Linux
    • X11
    58 alternatives to xdotool 

    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.

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