When comparing AutoHotkey vs Take Command, the Slant community recommends AutoHotkey for most people. In the question“What are the best power user tools for Windows?” AutoHotkey is ranked 6th while Take Command is ranked 25th.
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Pro Can map keys to scripts
Pro Fully programmable
With a full programming language powering the hotkeys, including GUIs, it is powerful and flexible
Pro Scripting of common procedures
AHK allows full scripts to be created and used. it is very 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.
Can interact with any Windows program / dialog / form, filling fields, submitting data, etc., without dependency on the window placement.
Pro Text processing tools
Regular expression pattern enabled tools for text filtering, searching, substitution, and conversion.
Pro Powerfull scripting language
Powerfull scripting language with a lot of commands and predefined variables.
Pro File compression tools
File compression tools, e.g. bz2, gz, tar, 7zip and zip.
Pro FTP Command Line Client
Command line driven FTP client.
Pro Batch Debugger
It has a GUI Debugger for Batch files as well the own scripting language (BTM).
Con Programming language is primitive
The base syntax, inherited from the first version of AutoIt, is primitive (a bit like an improved batch syntax). But once used to it, it remains flexible and powerful.