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xdotool Alternatives for Windows

xdotool is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is AutoHotkey, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to xdotool and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to xdotool are AutoIt, Pulover’s Macro Creator, FastKeys and Beeftext.

xdotool alternatives are mainly Text Expanders but may also be Task Automation Apps or Workflow Automation Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of xdotool.
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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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    AutoIt

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    118 alternatives to AutoIt 

    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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    1.  PortableAutoIt can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    • 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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    • FastKeys icon

      FastKeys

      • Windows
      118 alternatives to FastKeys 

      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.

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      1.  AutocompletionFastKeys can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
      2.  PortableFastKeys can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      Beeftext

      48 alternatives to Beeftext 

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

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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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      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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    • TextExpander icon

      TextExpander

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      60 alternatives to TextExpander 

      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. In the words of your best writer, gather the knowledge of your most experienced...

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      1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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      Repeat

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Java
      57 alternatives to Repeat 

      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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      1.  Support for scriptingRepeat supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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      EventGhost

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      16 alternatives to EventGhost 

      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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      1.  Command line interfaceEventGhost either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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