When comparing AutoHotkey vs IFTTT, the Slant community recommends IFTTT for most people. In the question“What are the best automation tools?” IFTTT is ranked 1st while AutoHotkey is ranked 5th.
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Pro Easy To Learn but extremely Powerful
Basic Stuff is very easy and even advanced programming is possible, as the language is now able to use objects and classes and has a ton of free libraries and one of the most helpful and friendly communities on the Internet.
Can interact with any Windows program / dialog / form, filling fields, submitting data, etc., without dependency on the window placement.
Pro Good help documentation
Pro Fully programmable
With a full programming language powering the hotkeys, including GUIs, it is powerful and flexible.
Pro Allows for extremely easy remapping keys and buttons on your keyboard, joystick, and mouse
You can reprogram any key combination, including the Windows key with a syntax like this one:
that automatically remaps the H key to show a message box.
Pro Helpful forum
Pro Programming language is easier to learn and to use
Pro Scripting of common procedures
AHK allows full scripts to be created and used, it is very flexible.
Pro Can map keys to scripts
Pro Extremely simple
While this app can complete complex tasks, it is very easy to use.
Con Programming language is primitive
The base syntax, inherited from the first version of AutoIt, is primitive (a bit like an improved batch syntax).
Con Recipes aren't guaranteed to work
Sometimes recipes don't work as expected, or fail to launch completely.
Con Limits only one action per trigger
Instead of allowing users to have a large amount of actions launch based off of one trigger, the limit is only 1:1.