Automate almost any PC task with AlomWare Actions Lite
February 16, 2016 – 10:30 | Comments Off on Automate almost any PC task with AlomWare Actions Lite
Automate almost any PC task with AlomWare Actions Lite

AlomWare Actions Lite is a scripting tool which allows even novice users to automate many PC tasks.
There are commands to launch applications, download web pages, send emails, type text, simulate mouse clicks, work with files, …

Z-Cron is a smart PC task scheduler
March 15, 2015 – 05:58 | Comments Off on Z-Cron is a smart PC task scheduler
Z-Cron is a smart PC task scheduler

Z-Cron is a free-for-personal-use Windows tool which advertises itself as a “task control tool”, something which can “have programs of all kinds started automatically by the system even if no user is logged in”.
This isn’t …

MouseController records and replays your mouse actions
June 16, 2014 – 08:34 | Comments Off on MouseController records and replays your mouse actions
MouseController records and replays your mouse actions

Tedious PC tasks can sometimes by automated by scripting, command line switches, maybe an application’s own built-in scheduler. But if those options don’t work for you then you could try MouseController, a very lightweight tool …

FastKeys is an ultra-versatile PC automation tool
November 24, 2013 – 09:06 | One Comment
FastKeys is an ultra-versatile PC automation tool

When writing about new programs we’ll normally start with a general outline of what they do, but FastKeys ($9.99) makes that unusually difficult. It’s an highly versatile Windows automation program with support for several time-saving …

SendMessage can control applications from scripts, shortcuts and more
September 10, 2013 – 10:54 | Comments Off on SendMessage can control applications from scripts, shortcuts and more
SendMessage can control applications from scripts, shortcuts and more

Most Windows programs are controlled by “messages”, signals which keep it up-to-date with what’s happening (you’ve moved the mouse) or tell it what to do: close down, perhaps.
If you’re thinking “so what?”, then you may …

Easily automate many PC tasks with System Scheduler
May 28, 2013 – 08:37 | Comments Off on Easily automate many PC tasks with System Scheduler
Easily automate many PC tasks with System Scheduler

If you’d like to automatically run an antivirus scan at a particular time, or maybe defragment your hard drive, then it’s usually very easy. And that’s because security packages and defrag tools almost always include …

Locate helpful PowerShell scripts, snippets and more with Microsoft’s Script Explorer
December 5, 2012 – 11:09 | Comments Off on Locate helpful PowerShell scripts, snippets and more with Microsoft’s Script Explorer
Locate helpful PowerShell scripts, snippets and more with Microsoft’s Script Explorer

If you’re at all interested in PC scripting then you’ll probably already know that Windows PowerShell is a very powerful technology which presents all kinds of interesting management and automation possibilities.
Figuring out how best to …

Batchrun: an easier way to create simple batch files
November 1, 2012 – 10:00 | Comments Off on Batchrun: an easier way to create simple batch files
Batchrun: an easier way to create simple batch files

Batch files can be a great way to automate common PC maintenance tasks, but to get the most out them you’ll need an in-depth knowledge of the various Windows command line tools. Otherwise you may …

WinParrot: Easily automate common PC tasks with this powerful macro recorder
September 3, 2012 – 12:45 | One Comment
WinParrot: Easily automate common PC tasks with this powerful macro recorder

Are you tired of repeating the same task on your PC, over and over again? Launching a particular sequence of applications, say, or perhaps carrying out the same string of actions online? Then you may …

Save time and boost your PC productivity with HotKeyMan’s custom keyboard shortcuts
June 5, 2012 – 10:52 | Comments Off on Save time and boost your PC productivity with HotKeyMan’s custom keyboard shortcuts
Save time and boost your PC productivity with HotKeyMan’s custom keyboard shortcuts

When you’re looking to speed up your PC’s operations then learning any available keyboard shortcuts can often help, by minimising the time and effort required to perform common system tasks.
If you’ve already mastered the standard …

Mayhem automates simple tasks without programming
March 20, 2012 – 12:11 | Comments Off on Mayhem automates simple tasks without programming
Mayhem automates simple tasks without programming

The standard Windows solution for automating a PC function is Windows Task Scheduler. And that’s fine if, say, you just need to run some program once a week, but if you need to trigger a …