Today (Aug 13, 2014) we are proud to announce the release of free edition of our flagship software product – Automation Workshop. We believe that our step will attract much more attention, and to not confuse commercial and freeware communities, we have created dedicated website for it. AutomationWorkshop.org is a new official home for Automation Workshop Free Edition.
When you visit AutomationWorkshop.org, the first thing you notice is the counter, besides that it is very beautiful site with very pleasant typography. The counter does not show zero as you have expected for the software that has just been released. It shows a little more than 300,000 downloads.
The count comes from all Automation Workshop downloads, not just these of Freeware kind. We celebrated 100,000 downloads a little more than two years ago. Also, the version number is not v1.0, but the same as for commercial version – v2.1.0. File is signed with cryptographic certificate and some popular cryptographic hash check-sums are provided. The official download page is here.
Automation Workshop update to version 2.1.0 adds new Split file path Action. Improved Task Finder and Variable Wizard now provide better user experience. View release notes for more information. Download latest version from our website.
See, screenshot of the new Action running under Windows 7.
After more than a year of development we are proud to announce release of a new major Automation Workshop version — v2.0.0. This release introduces two new action categories — Compare and Flow. From now on it is easier than ever to create tasks, that have easy to use comparison logic included right into the task without writing a single line of code. You can use comparison actions to check for file / folder existence with various options, such as, folder is empty, file is accessible, and much more. Also, you can use generic IF, that supports various data types out of the box, for example, strings (text starts with, text ends with, text contains, etc.), numbers (equal, grater than, less than, etc.), and even PCRE compatible Regular Expressions for advanced users.
If you are one of Automation Workshop users that has many tasks in multiple folders, then you can take advantage of Task Finder — a new tool that allows you to quickly find task by name, trigger/action count, and more.
Version 2.0 is fully compatible with Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, and also introduces a numerous bug-fixes and improvements.
Use links below to check out new features, and download the latest version!
Febooti Hash & CRC v3.5 is available for download now. Febooti fileTweak Hash & CRC is freeware cryptographic hash value calculator that allows computing MD5, SHA-1, CRC32 and other popular hash checksums of files.
Febooti Command line email v5.0 is available for download now. We have made some new command line parameters and many improvements, including ability to use separate log file for email sending success/failure, added support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, updated OpenSSL and many more. See release history for more details.
We are proud to announce that all of our software programs are Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 RC compatible. The official release of Windows Server 2012 is scheduled to early September. We will do another round of extensive testing at that time and most probably we will be compatible with Windows Server 2012 without need to rewrite any code, because there should be no breaking changes in RTM.
General availability for Windows 8 is scheduled for October 26, 2012. For Windows Server 2012 — September 4, 2012. If you have a MSDN or TechNet subscription, you can grab a copy right away.
What’s new in regards to the Microsoft new OSes? There are some improvements and bug-fixes in Automation Workshop v1.3. There were some code path that we were not aware of, and due to some changed behavior in Windows 8 API implementation, we needed to make some tweaks and fixes for File / folder watcher. Also, with every Windows release we need to update known OS list in Variable Wizard. See full list of changes.
All other programs work without any problems. Automation Workshop is the most complex of our software, so naturally it gets more bugs and more attention.
Screenshots from Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.