Simple automated web requests with Automation Workshop v6.2

Automation Workshop v6.2.0 introduces the Use web content feature that enables you to use contents from a file or page that is automatically downloaded from a website. It allows you to use raw HTML or extract plain text from the HTML file.

Use web content

Version 6.2.0 also introduces 4 new Actions to:

Adjust automated variables

Variable Wizard has been greatly improved. It allows you to make quick in-place value adjustments without adding additional Actions to your workflows. You can trim whitespaces, find/replace numbers or text, and change text capitalization—all this right from Variable Wizard. But wait… there’s more… a new Characters category, the Freeform text feature, UNIX epoch time, and a lot more improvements.

We also have updated our cloud and networking engines. The Remove Folder Action is retrying folder removal automatically, the Show Message Action can display maximized dialog windows, and many more

Download the latest version from our website and check our YouTube channels: Demos and Tutorials.

Schedule and automate tasks on multiple Windows computers with Automation Workshop v6.0.0

Automation Workshop v6 introduces Remote Tools, Global Variables, Task Execution Policy (Schedule), and a ton of other improvements and bugfixes. The newest release brings remote task automation to an entirely new level. Now it’s possible to automate and schedule your workflows on hundreds or even thousands of computers with a few mouse clicks.

You asked and we listened carefully—Automation Workshop introduces the Task Execution Schedule and Global Variables. Please keep your feedback flowing, as we are committed to continuing improving our no-code job automation and scheduling solution. There are a lot of improvements in our backlog and your valuable feedback helps to prioritize them.

Remote Servers Manager and Deployment Tools

Got a lot of workstations and servers where you want to run unattended tasks? Now you have a solution! Simply create your remote computer list in the Remote Manager.

Then use the Deploy feature to Push (upload), Run (execute), Enable, Disable, or delete remote jobs on any selected servers and workstations. You got a server farm or many desktop workstations, and you want to run automatic tasks on them? Create a Task locally, and push/upload it to all your servers with a single mouse click.

Global Variables

Many users asked for email templates, email signatures, credentials, and other values that are shared between Tasks on a single machine. Now you got them! Define a global variable, and reuse it in any of your Tasks. Even more—you can backup/export the variables to any of your other computers!

Task Schedule

Let’s say you want to watch for new files on the local folder or FTP server, but you want to skip monitoring them on weekends, or when a server maintenance is performed. Easy! Just define months, days, weekdays, and time when a Task and all its Triggers becomes inactive.

Command line API

We got a lot of Triggers and means to start a Task in an automated manner. However, some of you asked to start a Task from API. This is our first iteration of the command line API. You can manipulate Tasks from your custom app or database. This feature is particularly useful when your custom app is modifying the Task’s XML structure.

Full Text Search

Two big improvements were just released. First, our website now has an instant search functionality that allows users to swiftly navigate to any page or help article using an intelligent full text search engine. The second—we are using the same engine in Automation Workshop. Now you can instantaneously find menu Commands, your Task files, and any Documentation article directly within the app.

New Queue Manager status: Disregarded

In the previous versions of Automation Workshop you had to guess, why a Task was not started? Now we have introduced a new Queue manager status “Disregarded Task”. Tasks now appear in the Queue Manager when they are disallowed to run due to Run As or Schedule settings.

Remove Folder Action improvements

Users have a lot of empty folders and they want to get rid of them. For some users it’s OK to remove or not to remove an empty folder, but other workflows require very strict rules, and a Task must stop with an error if a folder is not empty, or when it doesn’t exit. Now we got all the scenarios covered!

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We have a lot, lot, lot more improvements. Check the complete Release Notes here:

Automation Workshop v5.5 released

We have released a new update for our flagship no-code tool for Windows—Automation Workshop v5.5. The update features a couple non-critical bug fixes, a lot of improvements, 2 new Triggers, and 3 new Actions. This is a free upgrade for all registered users. Download now!

As of today Automation Workshop supports Google Cloud Storage and DigitalOcean Spaces storage. Both clouds can be monitored using cloud watcher triggers—Google Cloud Storage Watcher and DigitalOcean Spaces Watcher. All of the cloud Actions work with these new clouds. You can automate file uploading and downloading, you can easily synchronize whole buckets/directories on the Google and DigitalOcean clouds, and a lot more.

We have also introduced an Action that can execute remote commands on SFTP servers. You asked, and we heard you! Automating your Linux/Unix servers from a GUI with a no-code tool has never been easier. The Remote SSH Command Action allows to run one or multiple SSH commands on a remote SSH server, and coupled with other Actions, such as the For Each, you can automate hundreds of Linux servers easily.

Some other notable improvements:

  • A new default view/toolbar that combines the most used items (the old toolbars are available via the customization settings)
  • A new view mode for “Actions List”
  • A password policy for AW main password
  • SHA-256 fingerprints for FTP and WebDAV servers
  • Full compatibility with Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022

What’s next?

Major update to v5.0.0 of Automation Workshop introduces Text to Speech and Trigger Manager

We are excited to announce the major upgrade for Automation Workshop. The version v5.0 introduces 6 new Actions, the Trigger Manager, and a lot of improvements. One of the most requested feature is the Trigger Manager. It allows to view upcoming schedules for all the Triggers, but this feature is particularly interesting for the users of the Task Scheduler Trigger.

In the Trigger Manager you can view:

  • Next launch times for all Task Schedulers.
  • Next execution times within next, day, week, or month.
  • All other triggering conditions.
Trigger Manager
Trigger Manager