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Quick Macros for PC

Enjoy Extensive Automation of Repetitive Tasks

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Quick Macros

Enjoy Extensive Automation of Repetitive Tasks

$40
for PC 
Platforms: Windows 2000, XP, Vista ,7, 8 Download Trial
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Sure, there are programs that purport to let you automate repetitive tasks on your PC. But most of these are extremely limited in scope, and soon you find yourself frustrated with the limitations. Today's discount software promotion, though, takes automation to the next level, offering practical advantages in a package that's powerful and flexible. It's called Quick Macros!

Quick Macros lets you automate tasks on your PC, including program launches, file management, text processing, and custom dialogs. With Quick Macros, you'll enjoy a level of flexibility and customization never before offered by a program of this type - record keystrokes and mouse actions, trigger actions through hotkeys, mouse movement, a scheduler, toolbars, or menus. You can even use Quick Macros to create programs using its API, running them as executable files from within the program, or distributing them to run on computers without Quick Macros.

Tired of performing repetitive administrative processes? Quick Macros can help you with those, as well. Install software, monitor files and processes, backup files, even shutdown, restart, or sleep your computer, automatically. There's even support for conditional execution using variables, functions, classes, error handling and more!

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N L Hi,
Feb2014
I tried to run your trial version as Quick Macros is coming up on BDJ later, but it says trial expired. Is it possible to get a temporary code so I can see how it goes before it's on offer?
Thanks
Feb 12 at 4:20am Copy Link
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Gintaras Didzgalvis Yes, possible. Or, if you have an older Quick Macros version with expired evaluation period, download current version (2.4.0) and you will have another 30 days.
quickmacros - Feb 12 at 8:54am Copy Link
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Stefan Weber What is the coupon code to get the License please?
Feb 13 at 4:16am Copy Link
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Gintaras Didzgalvis Don't need a coupon.
quickmacros - Feb 13 at 4:18am Copy Link
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Watcher1924 This is a new, stable version. Even without the discount the price is very good plus you get ***lifetime*** upgrades and the license for commercial usage (check "THE FINE PRINT", above)! Plus creation of exe files and portable capabilities. If you are interested in automation software don't even consider to not try this gem; you owe it to your self. If you're not interested, it's a matter of time before you will be. @Laurent Darrambide has put it in few words, regarding this program, in the old comments here ( http://www.bitsdujour.com...ntId=68369 ) (or another user here http://www.softpedia.com/...6563,.html ) but you should definitely visit the program's site to get an overview of the features: http://www.quickmacros.com/ http://www.quickmacros.com/features.html How many times have you wished for a program to perform some of its tasks in somewhat different ways, more convinient to you - or objectively better (because, let's face it, you often get the feeling that the developer wasn't thinking of the user's convinience)? How many times you wished it had some more buttons or keyboard shortcuts or more features? A good automation program can help you cope with many such issues, sometimes in direct and sometimes in indirect ways. It can counterbalance some of the "bad behaviors" of programs. It can perform repeatitive and tedious tasks. It prevents you of wrist panes and can save you time, effort, tranquilizers (although sometimes can make you spend more of the latter, but it's most possibly due to a user's mistake). It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that sometimes it feels like it is producing money. One of the effects of the use of Quick Macros for me is that I rarely feel the need to run some of the utilities or programs I used to have running constantly (e.g. my TTS or shutdown or zipping ones) because it has helped me substitute some of their features - more advanced users can substitute many more. ...Tons and tons and tons(!!!) of features.... They are waiting to help you accomplish your tasks. When I was trying or reading about automation programs my first concern was to find out if they had two specific features. Quick Macros has them but it took me a long time (you wouldn't believe me) before I felt the need to use them because it has several other features that get the job done. It's worth investing some time to learn it better and don't be afraid of the many features and options (both of them contributing to the high versatility); you don't have to learn how to use them all at once. For many things you can use the various dialogs and the program is well documented. @Gintaras has put a lot of work in this program (the documentation alone must have been a huge task!). Plus he is very responsive at the forums. @Gintaras Didzgalvis wrote: “The language is used only in Quick Macros and does not have a name. It is an ordinary language and does not have significant advantages or disadvantages. It was created to be easy for non-programmers, but also allows to use programming features such as classes and Windows API. When you start using Quick Macros, you can automate many (easy) tasks almost without writing code. You can record keyboard and mouse, and use dialogs to create code for often used functions. Of course often then you have to edit the code. Later you'll probably want to use more and more functions, and it means more and more writing code.” Some other features (copied from the site): Convert macros to programs (exe files) that can run on computers without QM. Add custom toolbars to windows. Auto-hide toolbars. Custom popup menus. Text autocompletion or replacement as you type an abbreviation in any application. Macro code editor with syntax highlighting. Information features. Debugging. Run QM from a USB drive as a portable app. Run macros on other network computers. Extend QM. Add new functions, classes, triggers, use various libraries. More...( http://www.quickmacros.com/features.html ) Note: You can define the transpanency, the position and the dimensions of the toolbars. Also - I don’t know how to use it but - it can compile and execute C# and VB.NET code. You can create dialogs. It can control other program’s windows (activate, make always-on-top, minimize, resize etc.). You can use mouse gestures(!) to control the windows or trigger macros. It can display text or/and picture on the screen. “can get mouse and text cursor position, can wait for specified cursor, get or waitfor CPU usage %, get disk usage %. To get process CPU usage, look for GetProcessCpuUsage in forum. To find other functions, use the 'Find help, functions, tools' tool in the main window.” Some details that are important to many users: small file size loads very quickly (even in my very-very slow machine) small memory footprint beautiful GUI polished very practical - when you get used to the interface and all these tools you will feel like you are operating a fine instrument. ...Plus a powerful and versatile one. You can get more resources and solutions in the forums. For example I have found a function that detects the buttons of joystick/gamepad controllers and can trigger macros accordingly (although for my controller I will need some help). A couple of days ago I found an example of how to use VBScript or JScript to do arithmetic calculations. A Softpedia review: http://www.softpedia.com/...cros.shtml
Feb 13 at 5:22am Copy Link
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Richard King I tried to buy, but the web form wouldn't accept the order.
Feb 13 at 1:34pm Copy Link
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Pedro Laurent I bought Quick Macros today and used it at work in portable mode, I can only say thank you to Gintaras Didzgalvis for making this software it's in my opinion worth more than the regular price and the discount for today is a bargain for what it does. I still need time to learn most of the function to really take full advantage. I wish there was a video tutorial since it looks very intimidating going thru all the interesting options it has. I will take the challenge to master this software. Any one still undecided don't wait you won't regret it!
Feb 13 at 2:34pm Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Great News! quickmacros has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 14 at 12:11am Copy Link
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Heraldo To bitsdujour.com: why my 2 commenrs were not posted?
These were not stupid or spam questions!

Please explain.
Feb 14 at 12:15am Copy Link
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Roberto another plus of QM, the memory usage.

it gets around 2,5mb of memory in my system.

you will not find any automation software so lightweight and responsive.

the price is a nonsense.

i just a happy camper... i mean, customer :)
Feb 14 at 12:47am Copy Link
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Watcher1924 Not to be confused with other programs; the precise name is “Quick Macros” (the name has an "S" at the end).

Check out these candies the program offers (some of them need the Archive.qml file from the forum):

Sticky notes
(I don't know if the programmer and the guys in the forums have finished the sticky notes but it seems to work, at least as a demo.)

Features related to checking the colours of pixels.

Features related to finding specified images on the screen.

Transparent on-screen keyboard

Keyboard Detector:
If you have more than one keyboard, you can use this to make
keyboard-specific triggers. For example, F7 trigger that
works when you press F7 on your attached USB keyboard, but
does not work when you press F7 on your notebook keyboard.

Mouse gestures
(e.g. to control the windows or trigger macros)

Mouse Chords:
You press the first mouse button, which is common for all chords. You press the second mouse button, which is the trigger of the macro that you want to launch on mouse chord. You can also make Middle+Key triggers (eg Middle+A) and Middle+MouseMovement triggers, e.g. a trigger will be activated only within certain time period after the Middle mouse button was pressed.

Mouse triggers using LL hook

Two mouse pointers:
Creates two virtual pointers to be used by two mouses.
If there are two monitors, each pointer will be in its monitor.

Scheduled task functions

Power management triggers:
Starts macro after Windows returns from hibernate or standby mode. Can be extended for other system events.

Features related to processes management

Macros related to specific widely spreaded programs (Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet Explorer, Firefox)

Creation of windows

and the list goes on and on...

BTW, some macros take into consideration the existance of more than one monitors or keyboards.
Feb 14 at 8:47am Copy Link
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Heraldo Nice program, but some questions:
1) i tried trial program and there is, as i remember, a file "qmserv.exe" in windows services. So why you need this prog all the time in background (serv for server or service?) and would Quick Macros work correctly without it?
2) i mean, of course i have to trust the programmers and Quick Macros and it sounds a little bit paranoid, but how i can be sure, that no information and key logs, e.g. PayPal password, are transfered to somewhere?

Or lets say so: Does Quick Macros transfer some information to the company?

Thanks in advance!
Feb 14 at 8:48am Copy Link
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Gintaras Didzgalvis 1. The service is used mostly to run Quick Macros main program with various integrity levels - admin, uiAccess. The default level is too limited, eg cannot automate admin windows, etc, etc. Also it is used for some trigger types, and more. The portable QM version runs without the service. The main QM version also could run without it, if you stop it, but with limitations.

2. Does not transfer. If in Options is checked "Check for new version", at startup connects to quickmacros.com to look for new version. It is unchecked by default. To be sure and secure, use software that monitors internet activity.
quickmacros - Feb 14 at 9:05am Copy Link
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Dexter Bell Bought this yesterday and have been using it as a scripting plugin (well it is not a plugin but the effect is close) to my main plain text editor. The Regular Expression engine is one of the best and most complete I've seen. That along with a fairly easy scripting language (albeit a bit different from what I'm used to) I've made quick work of manipulating 2+ MB HTML files with thousands of conditional search and replace and moving sections (such as HTML divs) from one section of the HTM file to another. The program was fast, and rock solid.

I have also used it to scrape public domain data from web pages into both my text editor and web page editor what a finger saver.

Great stuff. I'm glad it is on BDJ not because of the discount but rather that I found the program. I would have gladly paid much more for it.
Feb 14 at 1:01pm Copy Link
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Watcher1924 Just in case some people think I copied my previous comment from the other user... believe it or not, the text next to @Jeroen Heijster’s name is mine. I have contacted the BDJ staff about this issue. I don’t say it’s his fault, of course (unless he used a recently purchased program to do some hacking ;) ) You can see his real comment in the following text:


“Really happy with this. I used to use TypeItIn before but the development is gone there and features are much more limited. This actually lets me search for an element in an application/webpage and click that instead of putting in hard values of the location. Love it!”
Feb 14 at 3:42pm Copy Link
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Chris Dino Wish the deal would be there for another day. I cant buy it till then :(
Feb 14 at 10:27pm Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Great News! quickmacros has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 15 at 12:11am Copy Link
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Gde Swart Brilliant program! I bought this the last time it was offered here at BDJ.
The learning curve is about average, maybe a little harder if you have zero scripting or programming experience, but the rewards are worth it so don't let that scare you away. The help and support have been excellent.
Quick Macros can be used to automate anything. It's a small program and very light on resources. Its easy to manage multiple scripts. Plus it can create a portable version and even let you create an .exe file of your script which will let you run it anywhere. This is a real winner! A++
Feb 15 at 12:44am Copy Link
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B Isaac Just thought I'd stop by to say I bought QM about a year ago. The nearest competing product is around $300. So I took a chance. It's a great deal. Easy to use and makes my life easier.

If macros interest you, this is the way to go.
Feb 15 at 11:40am Copy Link
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Chris Dino Damn! Late again!! :/
Feb 16 at 12:38am Copy Link
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Jeroen Heijster Yeah.. not sure what happened to my comment...
Feb 17 at 12:34am Copy Link
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Watcher1924 Any user that gets email notifications about new comments at the BDJ pages can see that the comment between the ones of @Roberto and @Heraldo doesn't belong to @Jeroen Heijster and it was sent by me. His comment appears in an email with the subject "New Comment on Quick Macros", that was sent on Friday, February 14th. If somebody uses this user name (Jeroen Heijster) in the search field of his email account he will probably find it. Normally, an email with my coment, too, must have been sent a little later that day.

Because my comment (with my name) was right bellow the comment that has his name (but my text), it seemed like I had copied from him. That's why I mentioned this issue here, at this page. Plus I contacted the BDJ staff about it and I got an answer that they will investigate it further. So, I have just been waiting, but today I saw that somebody decided to delete my comment and leave the other user's one, like it was written by him! @Jeroen Heijster, too, says that that isn't his text.
Feb 18 at 2:16pm Copy Link
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