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RoboTask can easily automate any series of tasks on your computer system, whether you are a novice or advanced  user. You don't even have to know how to program—use RoboTask to build your own automated solutions quickly and easily. Yet RoboTask is powerful.

 

For example, RoboTask can help you avoid losing important data when you create a backup task for placing files on a remote server.

 

The software can manage and trigger a wide variety of repetitive tasks to save your valuable time. With RoboTask, you don't need complicated batch files or scripts.

 

Here are many examples of what RoboTask can do for you:

 

Runs applications and open documents.
Manages automatic backups.
Alerts you of any changes in your folders.
Shuts down Windows and powers off your computer triggered by any event you choose.
Processes files and folders (copies, moves, renames, deletes).
Works with FTP and Web servers (downloads, uploads, etc).
Sends letters and files by e-mail.
Starts and stops Windows NT services.
Sends network messages as WinPopups.
Acts as an alarm clock.
Much more!

 

RoboTask can be used for an unlimited number of tasks. When creating a task, you decide what the task needs to do and when. Every task has two parts:

1.Actions
2.Triggering events

 

Actions

 

First, you must decide what actions you want to accomplish. You can select built-in actions in RoboTask to accomplish the following:

Run applications.
Open or print documents.
Emulate your keystrokes.
File and folder processing (copy, move, delete, rename, synchronize folders).
Work with FTP servers (download, upload, rename, delete).
Work with e-mail (check for e-mail, send e-mail).
Work with ZIP files (pack files, extract files).
Work with windows (focus, maximize, minimize, restore, close, hide, unhide).
Flow control (if-then, file loop, text loop, dataset loop, and so forth).

 

Triggering events

 

A triggering event can be one of the following:

A specific time
When something happens on your computer.

 

Practically anything that happens on your computer can trigger RoboTask to perform an action. An example would be when RoboTask automatically updates a log and uploads it to a website whenever you receive an email with a subject that is a particular string of words or contains a word such as "Important".

 

The following are examples of triggering events:

Scheduler (at a specified time).
Hot Keys (when a special key is pressed).
Tray Icon (when you double-click it).
File Monitor (when a particular file is created, destroyed, changed, renamed).
Dial-up Connection Monitor (when a connection is made or broken).
Window Watcher (when a window is created, activated, closed, and so forth).
System Events (time, spooler, device, display changed, log on, log off, on idle).

 

note Related Topics

Getting Started in the RoboTask Window        

Create Tasks

Run Tasks        

Edit Tasks        

Customize RoboTask