AutoMate


Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 18 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
9.0.3
File Size:
187.88MB
Date Added:
November 30, 2012
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $1,495.00 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
274,353
Downloads Last Week:
29
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

AutoMate is more than an application--it's practically a platform. Its raft of features relieves the burden of monotonous tasks. The clean interface easily manages numerous tasks and carefully guides you through adding new ones. If a problem occurs, you can refer to the extensive documentation. AutoMate can run any combination of actions triggered by conditions, such as time, keystrokes, and system-configuration changes, even if the PC is logged off. Actions include running a program, opening a Web page, sending keystrokes to an application, clicking a button, downloading a file, and running a database query. Triggers include the start, end, or nonresponse of Windows processes or services, as well as start-up events, such as a specified user logging on. Administrators can control an AutoMate client from any machine on a TCP/IP network and send tasks to several computers at once. Automation Markup Language and BASIC engines let advanced users script complex tasks with data-formatting and retrieval capabilities. AutoMate isn't for everyone, but the program will pay off big for corporate users who need to automate complex tasks.

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    4.0

    out of 18 votes

    • 5 star: 8
    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 1
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    5.0

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  • 5 stars

    "Best for complex enterprise systems, not individuals."

    December 15, 2012   |   By mellington2012

    Version: AutoMate 9.0.3

    Pros

    - The most powerful automation tool available (for Windows OS)
    - Relatively easy drag-n-drop for most scripting
    - Most powerful not only in automating workflow among applications but among computers within networks

    Cons

    - Very little internal application scripting (is Windows OS fault)
    - Sometimes impractically slow to start or complete a script (fine for enterprise work but not for individual users)
    - Crashes or freezes sometimes (probably due to app conflicts)

    Summary

    Automate is unsuitable for almost all individual users due to its high cost, but it is irrefutably the best solution available for mid to large size enterprises, or the rare small business or professional with exceptionally complex automation processing needs—hence the justified high cost that the high-end market can bare to get the best automation tool (for the Windows OS...there are much better for Mac and Linux/Unix).

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