Workspace Macro Pro Automation Edition

Workspace Macro Pro Automation Edition

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 30 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7.0
File Size:
3.4MB
Date Added:
June 20, 2013
Price:
Free to try (40-use trial); $39.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
107,192
Downloads Last Week:
63
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Computers would be much simpler if they could read our minds. Workspace Macro Pro takes a small step in this direction, allowing a user to automate commonly performed tasks and trigger them at the click of a button or on a daily schedule. The program creates its macros by recording a user's series of keystrokes and mouse movements, and then reproducing them later. Shortcuts can be created for almost any repetitive task, such as software testing, system maintenance, or importing data into Excel. We would have liked to see a wizard that would help users unfamiliar with the idea of macros ease into the program, but the interface itself is simple and welcoming. Individual macros can have notes and descriptions added to them, which can be helpful if you're automating many tasks. On the whole, this could be a powerful way to take the drudgery out of everyday computer operations, but novice computer users may need to spend some extra time running the program through its paces.

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  • 4 stars

    "Good program"

    February 05, 2014   |   By DAVE_MALLOCK

    Version: Workspace Macro Pro Automation Edition 6.5.3

    Pros

    Easy to set up, runs with IE,FF, and opra. Also easy to edit and update.

    Cons

    Shuts down and moves out of full screen for background programs.

    Summary

    I have been running this program for 4 years and love it, but still have the same problem with the background programs shutting down a running automation.

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  • 3 stars

    "Fairly Good Program.."

    July 01, 2011   |   By The_Boss-1-0-1

    Version: Workspace Macro Pro Automation Edition 6.5.4

    Pros

    -> Does what it claims.
    -> Very good compared to the many others I've used.
    -> Excellent, easy-to-use interface.
    -> Features are outstanding!
    -> Relatively small size.. considering it's capabilities
    -> Quick Installation

    Cons

    -> Not free.
    -> Trial is too short.
    -> Too expensive to buy.
    -> Hard to pirate!

    Summary

    Program is good all-around... but 40 bucks is to steep a price for the simple tasks I want it for. Even sadder.. it's extremely hard to pirate =7.
    If you are a user looking for advanced long term automated tasks carried out on your computer this.. my just be that good investment..

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  • 2 stars

    "Not a free upgrade from 6.5.3"

    March 09, 2011   |   By Lloved

    Version: Workspace Macro Pro Automation Edition 6.5.4

    Pros

    When it works properly, it can save you a lot of effort.

    Cons

    It occasionally tends to get lost, and you have no idea what it's doing.

    Summary

    My 6.5.3 registration key doesn't won't work for 6.5.4. Their tech support says this is not a free upgrade. Who charges for a minor version release?

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  • 1 stars

    "worthless ."

    March 07, 2011   |   By dmil4802

    Version: Workspace Macro Pro Automation Edition 6.5.4

    Pros

    You can record your mouse moving and clicking

    Cons

    Bugs in the trial version (version 6.5.4) interfere with and disable the actual *automation*, which is the entire point of the product.

    Summary

    You are told the trial version will work for 40 uses before you must purchase or delete it. Fair enough. It records the macros (mouse moving and clicking), and you can play them back to fix any errors (which occur, for example, when the program is supposed to click on a window, but suddenly "thinks" that's the wrong window.. so you have to disable the artificial unintelligence and try again). Finally it all seems to be working right- Then you schedule the automation for a certain date/time, and the program suddenly "needs" to know your windows password, insisting macros can never function without it (really? then how did you just play the thing back for me to check for errors?)... whatever, since this is important, we indulge the program. It then schedules the task, and we walk away, trusting it to automate the necessary procedures.

    Well think again. When your macro is set to automatically run, what should happen but the stupid nag screen pops up, requiring you to click "Try It!" before it does your automation. But of course, you aren't THERE to click through the nag screen, and so your procedure does not even start until you come back hours later, and click "Try It!"... ooops, too late.

    Eight thumbs down.

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  • 1 stars

    "Lack of Technical Support & Updates"

    November 08, 2010   |   By eastleigh1

    Version: Workspace Macro Pro Automation Edition 6.5.3

    Pros

    Before I had to reinstall Windows 7 & Internet Explorer on my PC, it, almost, "worked like a dream" - much better than other comparable mackro software that can work OK with the internet

    Cons

    Now the program keeps crashing even b4 it starts running, I've used various internet options - Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Opera - all with the same result... I've wasted my money...

    Summary

    An initial good product that is completely "let down" by the lack of technical support & appropriate updates.

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  • 4 stars

    "Excellent and Easy to use"

    October 22, 2009   |   By techie_geeek

    Version: Workspace Macro Pro Automation Edition 6.5.3

    Pros

    Being non-technical, creating macros is really easy and accurate. The GUI is also very user-friendly. I tried editing the task in the editor, piece of cake...did not expect it to be so user friendly.

    Cons

    Haven't come across any as yet.

    Summary

    As I mentioned, it is very easy to use and accurate. I am not really a technical person but even I could create macros quite easily. I was a little apprehensive about how well it would record mouse moves, but it works like a charm. I am very satisfied with the product.

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  • 5 stars

    "Easy to Use"

    September 27, 2009   |   By rd10968

    Version: Workspace Macro Pro Automation Edition 6.5.3

    Pros

    Easy to use even for the macro-challenged individual.

    Cons

    no cons to report

    Summary

    simple, easy to use

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  • 1 stars

    "Trojan Reported By Antivirus Program on 2 Computers"

    September 11, 2009   |   By armin1us

    Version: Workspace Macro Pro Automation Edition 6.5.3

    Pros

    Old Workspace Macro Pro Version 6.5, bought by me over 1 year ago, worked well in 98% of all cases. There was never a virus or trojan reported.

    Cons

    Major problem with Antivirus program Avira Antivir in my 2 computers, further explanation below in Bottom-line summary.

    Summary

    While the old Workspace Macro Pro Version 6.5, bought, installed and used by me over a year ago, worked well, the new Version 6.53 is reported to contain TR/Agent. 1978368.B Trojan, according to the
    very good Antivirus Software Avira Antivir Premium. Antivir does not allow me to ignore it and makes it impossible to use on two of my computers. (BUT ONLY THE NEW VERSION!!!)

    I have upgraded the software on one computer ... and newly installed a trial version of Version 6.53 on the other. I even downloaded the setup file from 3 different sources, just to make sure that the alleged trojan did not come from a third party. In both cases, the Antivirus program went absolutely ballistic on me.

    The publisher explained in a prevous e-mail, that Workspace Macro Pro contains a keylogger, and some antivirus programs report that. I understand that, and it makes sense. However, the old version 6.5 worked almost flawlessly until today in both of my computers, although I used exactly the same antivirus program. ONLY THE NEW version, 6.53, is causing the uproar!

    Avira Antivir has received top ratings by CNET and other reviewers and is used around the world. I believe that the Workspace Macro Pro publisher should not continue to ignore the problem and work on it, before they lose sales.

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  • 1 stars

    "Does not work"

    March 12, 2009   |   By DanB65

    Version: Workspace Macro Pro Automation Edition 6.5.3

    Pros

    Sorry, nothing good to say.

    Cons

    Does not work.

    Summary

    It simply does not work. I have tried running it on 2 separate systems. I have tried running as the administrator and as a user. I have tried XP Pro and Vista Ultimate. I have tried simple macros and very simple macros. It has never completed one while unattended since It will not auto start. I have run it manually and about 30% of the time it will properly run the macro. The other 70% of the time it fails. I have tried every single speed and configuration setting . It doesn't help.

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  • 5 stars

    "Works Great"

    March 03, 2008   |   By wolf1296

    Version: Workspace Macro Pro Automation Edition 6.5.3

    Pros

    It is nice software. It was very easy to create a macro and check it to make sure it works. I used it for the whole test period and will probably buy it as it works great.

    Cons

    I want to use this software to run a macro of mouse movements and clicks several times a day when I'm not using the computer. It would be nice if it could recognize that I am using the computer and not run while I am using it.

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