Macro Recorder v2 beta Documentation

This documentation refers to the latest beta v2. The documentation of the production version v1 can be found here.


Thank you for choosing Macro Recorder as your automation solution.

Macro Recorder for Windows and Mac records your mouse and keyboard actions for infinite playback.

  • Automate repetitive tasks on your computer.
  • Hand out recorded procedures to your team.
  • Create streamlined presentations and screencasts.
  • Auto-fill complex forms.
  • Automate system maintenance tasks.
  • Auto-login to online accounts.
  • Auto-click websites or programs.
  • Software test automation.


  • Recording of mouse movements, mouse clicks and scroll-wheel actions.
  • Recording of keystrokes and text input.
  • Set program focus and its window position & -size.
  • Image and text detection (OCR) on the screen.
  • Pixel color detection to wait for specific program states, e.g. if a web page is loaded.
  • Built-in macro step editor.
  • Variable playback speed.

Special benefits

Macro Recorder offers a unique set of features:

  • Macro Recorder can smooth shaky mouse movements into swift curves.
  • Mouse coordinates and colors can be captured without affecting the recorded application.
  • Automated program window sizes & positions can be auto-restored/adjusted.
  • Mouse movement are not represented as a dump of X/Y coordinate but elegantly combined as a single action item for easier editing.
  • Mouse paths are visualized as a overlay on your desktop.

PhraseExpress integration

Macro Recorder can be integrated into our popular productivity solution PhraseExpress to get additional features:

  • Organize macro recordings in a custom folder structure.
  • Trigger macros by hotkey or text shortcuts.
  • Select & launch macros from a handy popup menu.
  • Schedule Macro Recorder macros with Windows Task Scheduler.
  • Combine Macro Recorder macros with powerful PhraseExpress macro functions.

The Macro Recorder export is available for PhraseExpress Enterprise Edition v14 for Windows and v3 for Mac.