Looking for an application that can send keypresses and mouseclicks to a Desktop application in Windows 8

We have to test various applications and have to enter specific data continuously to troubleshoot a series of data entry screens.  Is there some sort of apps that we can download where we can place the keypress and mouse clicks in a text file or file and have it do the routine automatically unattended?
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NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
See either AutoIT (Free), or Macro Scheduler (Free trial). Macro Scheduler can record your mouse picks and keyboard presses.

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NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
Another is Shortkeys, Macro Express, or Keyboard Express
NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
For Microsoft Office programs e.g. Word, Excel, you can record also mouse and keyboard presses.
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
AutoHotkey can do exactly what you want (and it's fully compatible with W8). It can send any key presses and mouse clicks — simply put them in a text file (with file type AHK) and run the AHK script unattended. Here's an EE article that explains how to get started with AutoHotkey:
AutoHotkey - Getting Started

Here's a link to the list of keys, mouse buttons, and joystick controls supported by it:

Regards, Joe
EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
Another nice program that will do what you need is TYPEITIN

This is small piece of one of my scripts
{Pause 1}{MouseMove 333,97}{MouseLeft}{*** Autofill (Page 1) ***}

{Pause 2}{MouseMove 90,355}{MouseLeft}{*** GoTo Page 2 ***}
{Delay 500}{MouseMove 333,97}{MouseLeft}{*** Autofill ***}

{Pause 2}{MouseMove 90,510}{MouseLeft}{*** GoTo Page 3 ***}
{Delay 500}{MouseMove 333,97}{MouseLeft}{*** Autofill ***}

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Much more complex features are available

You can also record a script (like recording a macro) and edit it.
rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Thanx all!!!!  Will proceed check them out!!!
EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
Another reason to consider TypeItIn is the programmable GUI(s)
I use this one for speeding up editing in Photoshop (from ACDSee viewer)
I've shown the script for my red "Save As" button.

The buttons are Always On Top if needed.
One click is all you ever need.
Always ON TOP Buttons
AutoIt is very powerful but you are the programmer and must write and debug the scripts.  AutoIt can easily be extended to call code you write as well so it could test DLLs for example.
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