GUI Automation – Auto It makes automating Abacus Easy
Wow. I went looking for GUI automation such that I could automatically dump our deadlines to PDF and email them offsite. I found:
- Automation Anywhere for $700 to $7,000
- Ranorex for $300 to $1500
- a bunch of test suites
- Auto It for FREE
I went and looked Auto It up and I couldn’t believe the power. The scripting was easy to understand and I loved that I could emulate keyboard shortcuts. It took me about two hours from install to finishing automating Starting Abacus (our docketing program), logging in, running a report, selecting cutePDF as a printer, saving the PDF with the date in the filename, exiting Abacus and using blat to email the PDF to two people.
Check Auto It out. Its awesome.