xdotool Alternatives

    xdotool is described as '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' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to xdotool for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, X11 and AutoHotkey. The best alternative is AutoHotkey, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like xdotool are AutoIt (Free), Sikuli (Free, Open Source), FastKeys (Freemium) and Pulover’s Macro Creator (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 23, 2021

    1. 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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    2. AutoKey is a desktop automation utility for Linux and X11. It allows you to manage collection of scripts and phrases, and assign abbreviations and hotkeys to these. This allows you to execute a script or insert text on demand in any program.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer developed. As announced by the developer, last version, 0.90.4, released in May 2012, is feature complete and can be still downloaded from Google Code Archive. A maintained port, updated to run on Python 3, has been hosted on GitHub with the name AutoKey , previously known as AutoKey Py3

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    3. What is Typinator? Have you ever experienced the tedium and frustration of having to repeatedly type your name, e-mail address, home page url, or other words or phrases again, again and again?
    4. 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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    5. EventGhost is an advanced, easy to use and extensible automation tool for MS Windows. It can use different input devices like infrared or wireless remote controls to trigger macros, that on their part control a computer and its attached hardware.
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    6. Mouse Recorder Pro 2 is a free mouse and keyboard recording application which will record your computer mouse and keyboard input, allowing you to repeat an operation easily and fast. You can play what you have been recording in a scheduled time you set.
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    7. WinAutomation is the most advanced Windows Automation app, featuring a Macro Recorder and a Web Recorder. With WinAutomation you can teach your computer to perform your repetitive tasks automatically.
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    8. Quick Macros automates repetitive tasks, even the most complex.
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    9. CodeExpander is a smart feature with TextExpander and embraces the GitHub Gist client. It saves and manages text or script snippets that require repeated input and can be expanded automatically by setting abbreviations.
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    10. 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.
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