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  • 5.0 stars

    "Reliable task automation -- multi-level task nesting"

    January 30, 2011  |   By Wordensong

    Version: RoboTask 4.3.1

    Pros

    Feature-rich, affordable, solid, capable. Numerous triggers, wide variety of commands. Simpler than many competing products.

    Cons

    Interface takes some getting used to -- you'll need to actually learn how to use the product.

    Summary

    We use Robotask constantly here at the radio station. One of the common needs for broadcasters is a method of gathering content - MP3 files, etc. - from various sources through FTP and HTTP at different times. As I thought about what I really needed, I came up with this list:

    * File move, rename, delete
    * Built-in scheduler
    * Keystroke logger / macro builder
    * Multi-protocol downloads (HTTP, FTP, various credentials, etc.)
    * Task ordering (do this first, that second, etc.)
    * Run external tasks (call MP3gain after downloading a new MP3)
    * Task / event logging
    * Error handling (do something else if Plan A fails)

    I reviewed the specifications and features on more than two dozen different automation tools, file downloaders, sync / backup utilities, and keystoke loggers / macro builders. Most were missing key required features. Also, any utility costing more than $200 was dropped from the list. Your budget may allow for several other possiblities such as RepliWeb or MOVEit - mine did not.

    I installed and trialed VisualCron, Do It Again, Free Download Manager, Automise, AutoIT and RoboTask. I created five identical jobs in each utility [or attempted to, anyway].

    VisualCron had fatal errors when creating macros on our quad-core Windows Server 2008 64-bit machine. It also has a very cumbersome method of creating new tasks but a lovely user interface.

    Free Download Manager was great for downloading, but lacked other required features.

    Do It Again is a great keystroke logger / macro builder but lacked other required features.

    Automise lacked key features. FDM, Do It Again, and Automise all required external scripting, use of the Windows Task Scheduler or both.

    AutoIT was too complicated. More than what we needed.

    It is possible to stitch together a home-grown content automation system for "free" using Do It Again, Free Download Manager, Windows command line scripts, and the Task Scheduler. What is your time worth? For me, the price of RoboTask was less than the amount of time it would take to roll my own system.

    RoboTask seems to be the best-of-breed for us. It is a single utility with rich functionality, a simple task creator, very thorough logging, a multitude of triggers to launch tasks (for example, if a new file is dropped into a monitored folder I can trigger MP3gain to normalize automatically), and is less expensive that many other products in the genre. It is also very reliable running on Window Server 2008 R2 64-bit.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Only this software solve my problem!"

    June 26, 2010  |   By iqdesigner

    Version: RoboTask 4.1

    Pros

    It really works :)

    Cons

    I don't find how to stop cycles automatically.(so I did it manually) I know it is possible, but I don't know how. May be I have to read manual.

    Summary

    I tried many different programs (Comfort Keys Pro, SureType, Aldo's Macro Recorder, Type Recorder, RemoteKeys) and may be some other soft that I don?t remember now. But any of it couldn't do my task. I needed only to cut from MS Word first description, than switch to internet explorer, change several fields of the website, and paste my description there. Than switch to MS Word, cut next description? And repeat this action 500 times :)

    I was very tired to try different soft, but I didn't want to do all this stuff manually much more. Then I searched in Great Gooooooogle, and found 2 programs, that can (as I understood from their descriptions) automate everything. Oh, it is a dream of every user of computer, to have a program with one big button "Do everything" ? just one click, and all your boring work this program will done by itself ;)

    First program that I found was "Automate". To download it I had to register on their website. I don't like it, but it promised to me amazing possibilities, so I had to agree. When I installed this soft, and push many buttons, I understood that it is too difficult to my mind. I didn?t understand how it works yet. To tell the truth I didn't read the manual, but I didn't want to read any manuals at all, because I spent a lot of time without any positive result.

    Second program, named "RoboTask". And Yeah!!! It has done what I wanted. I wrote into script all actions in two minutes (thanks to templates). Then I started a cycle of repetition of my task, and this soft made all my work. So I was very happy, and so I express my great respect to the creators of the RoboTask!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great, simple to use, but doesn't have macro recording."

    December 28, 2009  |   By polocanada

    Version: RoboTask 3.5

    Pros

    Great to use and simple to learn, consumes little resources.

    Cons

    No macro recording.

    Summary

    If you need macro recording you need to go either with Automation Anywhere or Automate from Network Automation or Asoftech Automation or Workspace Macro Pro. These are your choices.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great upgrades in new version"

    July 15, 2006  |   By drpops

    Version: RoboTask 2.4

    Pros

    Authors have added email actions in new version. Now I can automate my server via email. Great!

    I love it.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Does not work"

    May 12, 2006  |   By avatarx

    Version: RoboTask 2.4

    Pros

    I downloaded this program to save some time (e.g. ms office work) but the macro just doesn't work. I uninstalled this program and downloaded Quick Macros. Quick Macros just works.

    Cons

    Program doesn't work as advertised.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Almost the best"

    November 19, 2005  |   By Mr.Arachnid

    Version: RoboTask 2.2.1

    Pros

    Powerful, easy-to-use, flexible, very stable, can be running as a service. Come with many examples. The price is very reasonable (against AutoMate that costs $800).

    Cons

    Can't be directly managed from a remote computer.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best task scheduler ever seen."

    November 11, 2005  |   By karpolan

    Version: RoboTask 2.2.1

    Pros

    I don't use Windows scheduler anymore. RoboTask is much better!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great tool."

    November 10, 2005  |   By Alex13051976

    Version: RoboTask 2.2.1

    Pros

    Small and very powerfull programm. I was very impressed by that programm. And that money they want for price is not too much! Any programm don`t give you so many opportunitys for your everyday tasks. Great thanks to developers! I wait for the new releases.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Just super!"

    November 10, 2005  |   By kodav

    Version: RoboTask 2.2.1

    Pros

    I like it, very useful tool.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great utility!"

    November 10, 2005  |   By drpops

    Version: RoboTask 2.2.1

    Pros

    Powerfull and flexible, can work as service. It have enough tools to automate any routine processes. If you are able to write small scripts on Basic you can download Basic plugin for RoboTask from RoboTask's site.

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