I am intrigued by AHK but I am a long time Powerpro user. I saw that a couple of you are familiar with both programs. Does AHK offer any advantage over Powerpro?
Be aware that DC is awash with AHK zealots whose fiery evangelism makes Billy Graham look wishy-washy...
Both AHK and PowerPro are fine products, but they are very different. Edvard's approach of using whichever does a particular job best seems the right one to me. Many other choices exist; I think Mouser, for example, said he uses Macro Express.
Can AHK control the clipboard?
Small part of the AHK help file entry on clipboard:
Clipboard is a built-in variable that reflects the current contents of the Windows clipboard if those contents can be expressed as text. By contrast, ClipboardAll contains everything on the clipboard, such as pictures and formatting.
But if you want the kind of clipboard support you get in PowerPro, maybe you'd be better off staying with PowerPro, or try one of the many other clipboard enhancers such as Mouser's (Donation Coder's) own Clipboard Help + Spell
Likewise with sticky notes, try e.g. Zhorn software's Stickies
or Magic Notes
and I don't think AHK has anything remotely like PowerPro's excellent scheduler, or its support for virtual desktops. Again, you can find plenty of alternatives; but PowerPro already has it all built in...