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Comparison Autoit / Macro Scheduler / Macro Express

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Hi,

I'm a newbie here (48 hours) but what I like so far with AutoIt is:

Many features, freeware, possibility to compile to .exe. Scripts seem to be shorter then with competitive products.

Before I used Macro Scheduler (30 days trial). Advantage is as well compiling feature, hotkey-schedule-functionality and easy programming (help brings me from Editor directly to related topic), disadvantage is price.

For many years I used Macro Express. Nice and easy to use tool and price moderate, but was more difficult to make the macros stable, never saw any compiling function what convinced me to look for other tools.

By the way I saw another freeware product: AutoHotkey, which seems to be produced out of AutoIt. Does it offer more features than AutoIt?

So if anybody knows AutoIt and the other mentioned tools, can you tell me what I can await from AutoIt what the other products cannot provide?

Thanks.

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Before I used Macro Scheduler (30 days trial). Advantage is as well compiling feature, hotkey-schedule-functionality and easy programming (help brings me from Editor directly to related topic), disadvantage is price.

As Zedna said, you can install SciTE4AutoIt3, but the current Production version of AutoIt3 also comes with "Lite" version of SciTE4AutIt3 that will do Syntax Highlighting and F1 will bring you to the correct place in the helpfile.

By the way I saw another freeware product: AutoHotkey, which seems to be produced out of AutoIt. Does it offer more features than AutoIt?

Think you are asking the wrong Forum :P

But its probably a choice of language type preferences. AutoIt3 is a Basic alike language and AHK is based on the AutoIt2 Syntax which was a line by line syntax with added C/Perl/Java type coding style.

AutoIt3 also has COM object support available ...

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