Running a small business can be a challenging task, especially when you’re short on staff and time. In such cases, automating certain business processes can be a game-changer.
One such process is clicking–repetitive clicking, to be exact. While it may seem like a trivial task, clicking can be time-consuming and tedious, taking up valuable hours that could be better spent on more important tasks. That’s where autoclickers come in.
In this blog post, we’ll explore open source autoclicking software or libraries to help automate productivity in your SMB or startup.
For Platforms: Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, MacOS, MacOSX, & Windows XP to 11
XClicker is one of the most straight-forward & lightweight autoclickers that works on any operating system that can run an X11 server. It is easily programmed in the GUI to click in locations & intervals. This may include a desktop instance running on common VPS servers & Amazon AWS.
This open-source tool is written in C and utilizes the GTK framework, providing users with an easy-to-use interface that may vary in appearance depending on the gtk theme used. With advanced features and lightning-fast performance, XClicker is an excellent choice for businesses looking to streamline their clicking processes.
You won’t find more advanced programmable functions, unless your team is willing to fork the source code to create custom addons.
For Mobile Platforms: Android, LineageOS
Smart AutoClicker is an app for Android (or open source derivatives) that can automate repetitive tasks by automatically clicking on your screen. Unlike other auto clicker apps, this one allows you to capture an image from a part of your screen and execute the click once the image is detected again.
You can organize clicks by scenario and execute either clicks or swipes. You can also add an image condition from the screen and modify the tolerance for the condition detection. Additionally, you can combine multiple conditions and configure the delay before the next click. Finally, you can modify the priority order of a click to ensure that it is executed when you want it to be.
It’s available as an independent APK installer or through the F-droid app store.
For Platforms: Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, MacOS
Open source Autokey auto clicking software is a powerful tool that can automate repetitive tasks within a computer or server running an X11 session.
With open source Autokey auto clicking software, you can:
- Automate mouse clicks with just a few lines of code
- Customize and fine-tune your automation scripts to suit your specific needs
- Increase your productivity by automating repetitive tasks
- Save time and effort by letting the software handle the clicking for you
Fast Mouse Clicker
For Platforms: Windows, Linux (wine64)
Fast Mouse Clicker is a powerful open source tool that enables lightning-fast mouse clicks. With this tool, you can use your keyboard keys or mouse buttons as triggers to position the mouse and execute up to 9999 clicks per second with just a single keystroke. This includes middle and right mouse clicks.
Now, this velicity is absurdly unrealistic if your goal is to reproduce human-like behaviour. It may prove to be useful in benchmarking software or pen-testing apps.
The source code is built with C++ in a single main file, making editing, compiling & forking incredibly easy.
For Platforms: Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, MacOS, MacOSX
Using Xdotool is like using a swiss army knife on any X11 session – and it handles mouse clicking just well. It utilizes the X11’s XTEST extension and other Xlib functions, which can be seen in its elaborate source code made in pure C.
A simple command to autolick where you mouse pointer remains looks like:
xdotool click --delay 5 --repeat 1000
The main drawback is that xdotool can only be called within one command. To create loops or anything outside the scope of the program, you will have to use an external program to handle that.
With that being said, xdotool may be implemented into elaborate Bash, Perl, or Python scripts – and I can imagine it being scaled across an array or Linux servers.
For Platforms: Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, MacOS, MacOSX, Windows
Selenium is an incredibly powerful automation tool that is widely used in the software testing industry. It allows developers to automate web browsers, which can greatly speed up the testing process and improve the overall quality of the software being developed. This includes programmable mouse clicks in x,y coordinates within a headless web browser session.
It supports cross-browser testing, allowing developers to test their applications on different browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.
Eonza Automation Application
For Platforms: Linux, FreeBSD
The Eonza Automation Application is powerful tool is designed to streamline your workflow and save you time and effort. And yes, this includes programmable mouse clicks.
Here’s what you can expect from the Eonza Automation Application:
Simplify your tasks: With Eonza, you can automate complex processes and eliminate the need for manual intervention. Say goodbye to repetitive tasks and hello to increased productivity.
Customizable automation: Eonza offers a wide range of automation options, allowing you to tailor the application to your specific needs. Whether you need to schedule tasks, trigger actions based on specific events, or create custom workflows, Eonza has got you covered.
User-friendly interface: Don’t worry if you’re not a tech whiz. Eonza features an intuitive interface that makes it easy to set up and manage your automation tasks. You’ll be up and running in no time.
If you’re looking for a little more than just automating mouse clicks, they invite you to take a look at their list of scripts.
Most auto-clicking software online is closed source, and sometimes even behind a paywall with the developer. If you browse through the source code of the above projects, you’ll find that auto-clickers are not so complicated to warrant premium prices or large binary blobs that can do who-knows-what on your computer.
If you have any other projects that we missed, feel free to leave suggestions down in the comments.