Freeware UtilitiesKeyboard Freeware Utilities
Automatically send defined keystrokes
AutoHotkey is a free, open-source utility for Windows. With it, you can:
Automate almost anything by sending keystrokes and mouse clicks. You can write a mouse or keyboard macro by hand or use the macro recorder.
Create hotkeys for keyboard, joystick, and mouse. Virtually any key, button, or combination can become a hotkey.
Expand abbreviations as you type them. For example, typing "btw" can automatically produce "by the way".
Create custom data entry forms, user interfaces, and menu bars. See GUI for details.
Remap keys and buttons on your keyboard, joystick, and mouse.
Respond to signals from hand-held remote controls via the WinLIRC client script.
Run existing AutoIt v2 scripts and enhance them with new capabilities.
Convert any script into an EXE file that can be run on computers that don't have AutoHotkey installed.
Automatically send defined keystrokes: AutoHotkey
MacroMaker allows you to create macros or recordings to automate most anything that you already do by hand.
MacroMaker was written more for the use of people who regularly use computers and programmers rather than the casual
PC user. Most anything you know how to do by hand can be translated into a macro or recording in MacroMaker. If you
are having to perform repetitive tasks, this program will help you out tremendiously. The user can simulate a series
of keystrokes, mouse events, play back previous recordings of keystrokes and mouse events or execute some built-in
functions with just a keystroke. You can even store content from the clipboard in internal MacroMaker buffers for
Automatically send defined keystrokes: MacroMaker
PS Hot Launch is meant to quickly run different applications, open documents, go to the right folders and web
pages, send mail to a specified address, etc.
Automatically send defined keystrokes: PS Hot Launch VVL
RemoteKeys can automate complex control systems, but also simple jobs like inserting text passages into Word and
EMails, filling out (internet-) forms with recurring phrases etc. To do this simply click onto one of the 2500
buttons, which can be freely assigned and labeled. The macros can also be released by using the keyboard if prefered.
For those wishing to make full use of RemoteKeys, there are over 350 commands available, e.g. inserting the actual
date into a text, opening program groups and ordering them on screen or even to automize Excel calculations. The
buttons may be assigned with the help of the integrated macro recorder and an integrated timer can activate these
buttons. Additional features include an image memory and a clipboard history function. RemoteKeys is always at hand in
the systemtray, can be individually configured (button-, form-, fontsizes and -colours), is network - able and
requires no installation. (Engl./Ger./French with manuals).
Automatically send defined keystrokes: RemoteKeys
Easily enter unicode characters
New since version 3.5 are:
secret macros for passwords, logins, etc.
date and/or time macros.
Easily enter unicode characters: AllChars
Remap the keyboard
Keyboard Remapper is a shareware utility that allows you to modify your keyboard as you want and to use hot keys as
well. This utility is just like a wizard - you can change your current Windows layout, have much more freedom using
your keyboard, use some peculiar symbols which are hard to find. Even the special keys like "Alt", "Control", "Win",
"Shift" and so on... can be changed. Not to mention that Keyboard Remapper can make a difference between the left and
right "Win"-keys, for example. You may assign macros to keys as well...
Remap the keyboard: Keyboard Remapper