Editors Optimized for AutoHotkey

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+ Best integration for AutoHotkey v2
+ Widely used editor
+ Go-to editor for other languages as well
+ Among the prettiest IDEs out there

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+ Massive feature list
+ Built specifically for AHK v1
+ Very customizable
+ Great for larger projects
- Can be buggy

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+ Great debugger
+ Lightweight
+ Great for smaller projects
-  Not actively being maintained
-  Not very pretty


+ Nice if you're already used to N++
+ Large variety of plugins, easy to automate
-  Not as feature rich, no debugger
-  Not very pretty

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+ Ships as a single, portable, hackable .ahk file
+ Great for short single-file scripts or snippets
+ Test your code without saving to disk
- Not good for large scripts
- No features targeted to multi-file projects
- Occasional glitches

Script Generators

By Pulover


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.

“Pulover’s Macro Creator is very handy as a means of automating various tasks without possessing programming knowledge.”Softpedia.com

It’s more than a Macro Recorder!

You can add not only keystrokes and mouse actions to your scripts but also manage windows, controls, files, strings, search images/pixels and even create If/Else Statements to control the flow of your macros! From simple repetitive tasks to complex automation projects, Pulover’s Macro Creator will save you hours of monotonous work. Everything with a friendly and intuitive interface.

By Geek (GeekDude)


The CloudAHK drag and drop script editor gives you the power of AutoHotkey with the simplicity of Scratch. Built using the open source Blockly engine, developed by Google and tweaked by MIT and Microsoft, the CloudAHK editor looks great and is super easy to use.

A dedicated desktop application for the CloudAHK block editor is available, leveraging the Neutron HTML GUI library to pack it all into a portable AutoHotkey script. The desktop app has all the same great features as the web editor plus a few extras!

By mshafer1


A single page website to provide a UI for the some of the most common uses for Auto Hotkey and defining custom hotstrings and hotkeys to trigger them