I'm looking for a list of tools for a single seat license that has the ability to record and play back GUI test. The one I have tested is TestComplete which works well just looking to see what else is out there. I have search the forums for a list but the post I found are rather old. I'm looking for a more updated list. The tool needs to handle winform testing not just web.
I use Ranorex. Less than your 2K max.
May I suggest downloading the free trial and giving it a shot. It's quite easy to use. Quickest thing would be to install, run the RanorexSpy utility an point it at your AUT. It will immediately tell you if you AUT is recognized or not by the Ranorex toolset.