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Earlier this week, Meryl reviewed WinAutomation, a package that lets you automate many of the routine tasks you do every day on Windows PCs. The kind folks at WinAutomation have offered us three copies of the Professional Edition of the tool, worth $199 each, to give […]

Earlier this week, Meryl reviewed WinAutomation, a package that lets you automate many of the routine tasks you do every day on Windows PCs. The kind folks at WinAutomation have offered us three copies of the Professional Edition of the tool, worth $199 each, to give away to WebWorkerDaily readers. To get a chance to win, leave a comment below, letting us know how you would use automation to improve your productivity and reduce wasted time. The best three answers (as selected by WinAutomation’s Jag Foo) will win a WinAutomation 3.0 Professional Edition license. Entries close midnight PDT, Sunday, August 8, and we’ll announce the winners next week.

  1. I would utilize WinAutomation to automate AutoCAD Drawing print jobs. My company is way too cheap to spring for the full version of AutoCAD which has batch printing built in so I only have access to the LT version which requires manual printing. It is a terrible time waster when there are hundreds of drawings that need to printed and there are much more important things to do like find somewhere else to work that has competent tools for the job.

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  2. Actually there are many ways to make good use of WinAutomation. But i would primarily use this tool for clearing temporary files and folder automatically because these temporary files and folders give my computer directories a very cluttered look.

    Also being a blogger i liked the data mining feature because that will help me in finding out the topic of my interest to blog about at my blog and at last i would use it for automated Twitter Status Updating too.

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  3. I write alot of web applications, and as of lately I have been using time triggered events to run. I have one application called Z-CRON but i’m not happy with it. I could switch over to CRON jobs or SQL Triggered Events, or windows scheduled tasks with BAT file. WinAutomation would be a god send to keep track of all these events. Plus the UI looks sexy!

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  4. gregsmithsays Friday, August 7, 2009

    WinAutomation makes POWER BROWSING possible.

    I’m a News Addict and have 2900+ bookmark favorites and automation of these routine browsing tasks would be my priority.

    Using WinAutomation, my 30 page per minute browsing rate would be boosted by setting up launches and ‘pre-fetching’ of my favorites allowing me to Win Flip through and close rather than open pages.

    WinAutomation could cut effective ‘reading time’ by 30 min+ per day and further return extra time saving through automation of push-pull like functions for of email, RSS and Feed gathering.

    A smart phone bloggers dream !

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  5. i would use it to make repetive tasks quicker, a lot of support items that i deal with. or pretend that im working when im not.

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  6. Oh, so many choices! Here’s some of the things I’d do:

    * I’d set up a daily check for new MP3 in amazon music downloads folder. If files were found, I’d clean them (Amazon tags them in a way my MP3 player doesn’t like), then back them up and move them to my music folder on my server.
    * I’d check periodically for comments in my blog (servers hosted here) and send myself an email if any of them looked spammy.
    * I’d set up a way to automatically resize images (with a new file name), and then upload the newly resized version onto my blog so it was ready for use.

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  7. In my busy life of SysAdmin I use a lot of different automation tools – scheduled scripts in diverse environment of some 150 servers, various Outlook templates for reporting, etc. The biggest gap that I’m looking to fill is sending daily reports over email.
    Existing CLI mail tools (bmail and such) do not allow for rich HTML content which I’m trying to use. I would like to try to bridge
    this gap using WinAutomation tool.

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  8. Gaurav Kumar Friday, August 7, 2009

    Hello
    I am a network admin and I get easily frustrated by performing repeated tasks every other day. I am really in need of WinAutomation 3.0 Pro. It seems like this is the ultimate tool to ease my daily tasks.
    Thank You

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  9. Hi,
    I’m a game programmer and I have some experiences with a similar product called ‘FinalBuilder’. I’m a fan of DRY principle also. I usually creates AutoIt scripts to automate mundane tasks. I’m curious how WinAutomation can boost my productivity more.

    Give me a chance! Thank you.

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  10. The automated forum searching is a seriously appealing feature – WinAutomation would help us be more responsive to our group’s customers by quickly finding the relevant posts. No more searching through thousands of threads manually to find specific keywords. Thanks! :)

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