Automation Workshop v4.5 released

We heard your feedback and we’re taking action! We have added your long awaited subscription plans. Now you can split payments to smaller ones: monthly or quarterly.

The new subscriptions come with great benefits. Once subscribed, you will have free minor and major updates available without any additional fees. You can upgrade and downgrade anytime you want. Everything just works!

We also have deprecated OpenSSL libraries. From now Automation Workshop uses Windows built-in TLS/SSL solution, that guarantees that all security and feature updates are automatically included in the Windows Updates.

Security of communication channels are important for businesses, and we have introduced a setting to control the version of TLS/SSL used. You can now opt-in to use insecure and outdated SSLv3 for legacy systems, or to use industry standard TLS 1.2 to connect to modern systems in the most secure way possible.

Download the latest version today!

Automation Workshop v4.0 introduces FTP & Cloud actions

Automation Workshop 4th version is another major milestone that brings a completely redesigned user interface along with new cloud actions and triggers. As Windows 7 EOL is approaching rapidly, we have aligned the user experience to the new UI paradigm that matches Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016/2019 user experience. While the new interface looks very modern and gorgeous, it does not add significant overhead to the very small memory footprint Automation Workshop has. We have even improved some code, so the newest version require event less memory while running complex tasks.

We have crafted four new triggers that can monitor Amazon S3 file service or any FTP server, be it Linux or Windows based, with the latest security standards right out the box.

With our new FTP & Cloud action you can manipulate remote files in easy and secure manner. These actions are solid addition to Automation Workshop’s already existing comprehensive set of file and folder manipulation actions.

Desktop shortcut
We have heard your feedback! It is now possible to create a shortcut to the task on your desktop. Launch a task with a simple click on your desktop, without opening Automation Workshop every time you need to run a task.

As the Windows versions rapidly move on, we have also dropped support for .NET 2.0 and .NET 3.0 frameworks. Official support for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 R2 are also ended.

New Website
As you may already noticed, the website has also been fully redesigned, it has more pleasant typeface and it is fully compatible with the latest mobile browsing standards.

Stay with us, the year of 2020 will bring many more new features!

View full list of changes. Order now or Download the latest version here.
Free version of Automation Workshop v4.0 will be available after two weeks.

Automation Workshop just passed 1,000,000 (one million) downloads

It was just four years ago when we launched freeware version of Automation Workshop and at that moment the download count of commercial version passed over 300,000 mark.

Today Automation Workshop passed one million downloads (Free+Commercial). That’s about 700,000 downloads in 4 years.

More than a million downloads
More than a million downloads

We are very excited about accelerated growth of our flagship product. It took more than 3 years to achieve 100,000 downloads. And our free software offering clearly expanded our user-base behind what we have initially planned. What now? Setting a new goal – 2,000,000 🙂

Automation Workshop v3.0.0 is available for download

Automation Workshop v3 actions

We have just released Automation Workshop v3.0.0 which introduces 18 new actions in three categories – addition to the File / Folder category, as well as brand new – Loops and Text categories. Long requested actions for text string manipulations and loops are finally there. Now it is possible to use custom named variables and tokens from Split text action. This release also focuses on many improvements and a few bug-fixes. Read detailed information in Release notes for v3.0.0.

Here is a screenshot from Split text action, that is very handy when extracting data from CSV (comma-separated values) files, or when need to get values embedded into filenames.

Split text actions into named tokens
Split text actions into named tokens

Some more highlights below…

Find / Replace test strings with Regular Expressions
Find / Replace test strings with Regular Expressions
Variable Wizard features a new Variables category
Variable Wizard features a new Variables category
A new task examples for latest actions
A new task examples for latest actions

New release – Command line email v6.0 – still easiest way to send emails from your Windows scripts

New release – Command line email v6.0 – still easiest way to send emails from your Windows scripts. Now fully compatible with Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 all editions (Standard, Datacenter, Web, etc.). The release includes some security improvements and other tweaks. More detailed info available in the release notes.

Example syntax for sending emails using Gmail SMTP server. No need for your company or ISP email server.

febootimail -SUBJECT Sending CLE email using Gmail -SERVER -SSL -AUTH PLAIN -USER -PASS *********** -FROM -TO -TEXT This email is sent via Gmail's email server. It is easy and secure!

Latest version v6.0 – Free download

Hex Editor and Hash & CRC now works on Windows 10


We have just released two compatibility releases — one for Hex Editor and one for Hash / check-sum calculator. Now both are compatible with Microsoft newest operating system — Windows 10. And we have fixed one nasty bug in Hex Editor 64-bit version. It seems that Microsoft has begun using a new memory randomization algorithm, and Hex Editor crashed a lot on Windows 10 64-bit due to incorrect casting bug (truncated pointer).

COM Surrogate has stopped working, Windows 10
COM Surrogate has stopped working, Windows 10

[Window Title]
COM Surrogate

[Main Instruction]
COM Surrogate has stopped working

A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.

[Close program]

Latest releases available for Download from

Some screenshots in the gallery below…

[Fix] Class not found in Automation Workshop Free Edition

We have just fixed one nasty bug in the Setup file for Free Edition of Automation Workshop. It prevented running Example Tasks, and tasks that uses Dialog Boxes under Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, if Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 was not manually installed. Version number stays the same 2.3.0 – there are no other changes, only the Setup process was affected.

Again, to fix the issue manually, just install .NET Framework manually (.NET installation instructions).

Task Examples in Automation Workshop
Task Examples in Automation Workshop
You can receive "Class not registered" error, if .NET is not installed
You can receive “Class not registered” error, if .NET is not installed