Launch programs, websites, or type text with Clavier+
July 24, 2016 – 05:17 | Comments Off on Launch programs, websites, or type text with Clavier+
Launch programs, websites, or type text with Clavier+

Clavier+ is a simple macro manager which enables launching programs, opening websites or inserting text with your chosen hotkey.
The program has been around for years, but still works well on even the very latest PCs.

How secure is your PC? Try this quick test
September 7, 2015 – 06:58 | Comments Off on How secure is your PC? Try this quick test
How secure is your PC? Try this quick test

It’s easy to get complacent about your PC’s security. You checked your browser settings a while ago, you’ve a good antivirus suite installed, that should be enough – right?
Well, maybe, but it’s still wise to …

Control your PC by spoken commands with VoiceBot
May 20, 2015 – 08:43 | Comments Off on Control your PC by spoken commands with VoiceBot
Control your PC by spoken commands with VoiceBot

Binary Fortress has launched VoiceBot, a macro manager for Windows Vista+ which allows you to control games and other applications with spoken commands.
At its simplest, you might have VoiceBot recognise the word “New”, then issue …

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 …

PhraseExpress 10.1 provides universal AutoCorrect and AutoText for Windows, unveils multiple improvements
June 9, 2014 – 13:12 | Comments Off on PhraseExpress 10.1 provides universal AutoCorrect and AutoText for Windows, unveils multiple improvements
PhraseExpress 10.1 provides universal AutoCorrect and AutoText for Windows, unveils multiple improvements

Bartels Media GmbH has unveiled Phrase Express 10.1, a major update to its versatile tool for extending AutoText and AutoComplete to any Windows app. Version 10.1 contains a number of improvements and adds a new …

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 …

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 …

PhraseExpress extends Autotext and Autocorrect across your entire PC
May 16, 2012 – 13:05 | Comments Off on PhraseExpress extends Autotext and Autocorrect across your entire PC
PhraseExpress extends Autotext and Autocorrect across your entire PC

Anyone who’s tapped into Microsoft Word’s autotext and autocorrect features will know how useful they can be, but what happens when you need that kind of automation in another program? The answer lies with a …

A simple Task Manager – in an Excel spreadsheet?
April 12, 2012 – 06:19 | Comments Off on A simple Task Manager – in an Excel spreadsheet?
A simple Task Manager – in an Excel spreadsheet?

If you believe your PC has been infected by malware then you’ll probably try to launch Task Manager in an effort to find out more. But of course malware authors are well aware of this, …

Use TinyTask Portable to automate common tasks in Windows
April 7, 2011 – 11:45 | Comments Off on Use TinyTask Portable to automate common tasks in Windows
Use TinyTask Portable to automate common tasks in Windows

Macros are something that have somewhat fallen out of favour in recent years. While these handy automation routines are still available in the likes of Microsoft Office, the option to create general macros is no …