The best automatic clickers for Mac – News Block

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Automator is the best auto clicker for Mac because it’s free, it’s built-in, and it lets you record your own precise actions. Failing that, the free Autoclick 2.0 or OP Auto Clicker apps should give you all the tools you need.

Do you want it to look like you are on your computer while doing something else? Do you need to automate a task that only requires one click? Here are the best auto clicker apps for your Mac.

What is an automatic clicker?

Auto clickers are applications that simulate mouse clicks on your Mac. The idea is to trigger mouse clicks without having to touch the mouse or be present at the computer. They are similar to mouse jigglers, but instead of just simulating movement, they just send triggers to click the mouse.

You probably have your own reasons for using a mouse clicker, but they are commonly used to automate minor tasks like refreshing a web page, to emulate your presence on a computer when you’re not there, and in games to automate repetitive tasks that only require simple input.

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Given the number of free auto clicker options out there, you probably shouldn’t be paying for a mouse clicker app. You can create an automatic clicker using the software that comes with macOS, or you can download free apps that allow for further customization.

1. Create your own clicker with Automator

An easy way to automate mouse clicks on your Mac is to use Automator to record and repeat input. Automator is a handy application that comes pre-installed on macOS, allowing you to create powerful workflows that speed up minor tasks like resizing and converting images.

To get started, launch Automator from Applications > Utilities or search for it with Spotlight. When prompted, create a new app. Now click Workflow > Record and perform any click task you want to complete. You can record multiple clicks if you want. When you’re ready, click the “Stop” button in the Automator “Recording” window that appears.

Record input with Automator

Now click Utilities in the “Actions” section on the left panel and drag the “Loop” action below the “Watch Me Do” action you just recorded. Select “Repeat automatically” and then choose how many times you want the action to run or for how many minutes you want the action to run for. If you leave either of these at “0”, the action will only be executed once.

Creating a clicker app with Automator

You can now press Command+S (or File > Save) to save your app to a location of your choice. Your action will appear as a separate application, with the Automator logo as its icon. Double-click it, and you’ll see a warning that you need to allow the app to control your computer before it will run properly.

Automator Clicker app in the macOS Desktop folder

Go to System Settings > Privacy and security > Accessibility and enable the option next to the app you just created. If the app isn’t there, click the plus “+” icon and locate the Automator app you created. If you’re having trouble running your action even after enabling this, select it and use the minus “-” button to remove it, then add it again.

Let your clicker app control your Mac

You can now run your Automator action and it will perform whatever task you have recorded, for the number of times or minutes you have specified. If you want to stop the process, click the “Automator” option in the menu bar at the top right corner of your screen (it looks like a spinning gear) and then click the “Stop” button next to your Automator application.

Stop your clicker app in the menu bar

If all you want to do is simulate your presence at a workstation, automate a game of clicker while you’re away from your Mac, or a similar simple task, then Automator is hard to beat.

Autoclick 2.0 is a free and simple application for your Mac that simulates mouse clicks. It was last updated in 2022, but still works with modern versions of Apple’s desktop operating system (including macOS 13 Ventura). The author of the project has stated that this is the final version of the application, so do not expect updates if Apple makes major changes to the operating system.

In “Basic” mode, the application gives you the option to choose which mouse button to click, as well as how often this action should be triggered per minute or second. You can then press “Start” and the application will continue until you click Stop. On first run, you’ll need to give the app permission to control your Mac in System Settings > Privacy & Security > Accessibility.

Once you’ve granted permission, restart the app and Autoclick 2.0 should work as advertised. If you need a little more control over the experience, there’s an “Advanced” mode that lets you set when the app should start and stop clicking, as well as a handy switch to only click if the mouse is stationary. You can also record a hotkey shortcut.

OP Auto Clicker is another free and easy auto-clicker app with versions available for macOS, Windows, Android, and Chrome. The app is not signed, so macOS will refuse to open the app unless you right-click (Control + click) and then choose “Open” followed by “Open Anyway” in the window that appears.

OP Auto Clicker for macOS

The app is relatively simple, but it includes a few options. You can choose which mouse button to click, the interval to click (in hours, minutes, seconds, and milliseconds), or even choose to have a random interval range. You can also set how often the click repeats, including an undefined option.

Activate OP Auto Clicker using the “Start” button or by setting a hotkey. Like the other apps on this list, you’ll need to grant permission to control your Mac in System Settings > Privacy & Security > Accessibility (then restart the app) for the app to work.

Be careful when downloading automated clickers

It may be due to the nature of the app (and some of the less honorable uses of these kinds of apps), but it’s best to be careful when downloading these kinds of apps. Some charge a subscription for pretty basic functionality you can get for free elsewhere, and some ask for a few permissions (like the ability to monitor all inputs). We also found some websites that resell free apps.

The safest way to use an automatic clicker on a Mac is to create your own with Automator. You can even create your own “chain” of buttons to press for more complex automation. Learn more about what else Automator can do and how you can integrate it into your daily routine.

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