Automize Your Web Tasks With iMacros

What is iMacros?

Oftentimes tasks on the internet will be repetitive and similar in nature; whether it’s filling in forms, transferring/copying data, clicking, or performing some other menial task, people often get tired of the repetition. IMacros is a user friendly program that works with Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer. It also runs on multiple platforms such as Windows, Linux and Mac. This program is a browser based recorder that can record/replay actions and also allows you to edit the macros script to perform your own defined functions.

Click here to view an example of iMacros at work extracting data: Extract Data via iMacros (2 MB Downloadable file).

What are the different variants of iMacros and what do they cost?

For iMacros, there are three different versions: the free edition, the pro edition, and the scripting edition. Most people will generally settle with the free edition because well…its free, but there are some who have advanced iMacros needs and will need an upgraded version. Below are the three different editions with links and prices.

Free Edition – This edition is an add-on for Firefox and is completely free. It gives you the basic tools to record online processes, replay the recording, edit the script, and much more.  This should be more than sufficient for any personal use.
Price – Free
Link – https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/imacros-for-firefox/

Pro Edition – This includes a few extra features such as: iMacros web browser, password encryption,
Price – $199.00 USD
Link – Free 30 Day trail of the Scripting and Pro edition: http://www.iopus.com/download/imacros/

Scripting Edition – This edition offers a bit more user options and is only a fraction of the cost for competing software. This edition allows iMacros to work with Windows Scripting Host, Visual Basic, and more. These features make it simply to have iMacros perform complex automated tasks without any interference from the user.
Price – $499.00 USD
Link – Free 30 Day trail of the Scripting and Pro edition: http://www.iopus.com/download/imacros/

Now, obviously you are going to use the free edition, unless your parts of a business or you’ve got some other obscure reason for purchasing the more expensive versions. Once you’ve got the free version installed click here to view a screenshot of iMacros. You’ll see that there are several parts boxed in red and numbered. Below we’ll explain what each one of these are:

  1. This is the icon to open up iMacros on Firefox. When you click it will open up iMacros on the left side of your web browser.
  2. This is the iMacros tray; in here are your various demos, iMacros scripts, and your options.
  3. These are your demos. Click here to see a screenshot of the various demos that come with iMacros.
  4. These are your actual scripts that you’ve recorded yourself. To play them simply double click or highlight one and then click ‘Play’.
  5. This is your options. From here you can Play/Record/ Loop your script for a specified number of times, edit your script, and more. Click here to see what the script editor looks like.

The demos that come with your free download will give you an idea on how to properly use iMacros. Once you get more familiar you can edit the scripts, and even create your own.

Edit / View Word Documents In Firefox With ThinkFree Document Viewer

Easy Viewing of Documents with ThinkFree Viewer

So many a times while browsing over the internet we come across certain documents that we need to view or edit, but we may not have the Office Suite installed into our systems.

At such the situation seems really difficult as the only solution we then have is to install the Office Suite or download the document into another computer that has the Office Suite. However, these solutions are no longer required as Firefox has a feature known as the ThinkFree Viewer.

The ThinkFree Viewer is a solution provided by ThinkFree that is ideal for situations when the Office Suite is installed in a system. This allows the user to view all the documents that are of the Windows Office file format, directly from the internet. This tool is installed as an add-on in Firefox.

It is very easy to view documents like word processing, presentations, and spreadsheets using ThinkFree Viewer. All you have to do is right click on the link of the document and select ‘View with ThinkFree’ from the context menu and your job is done.

The document will take some time to load in the Firefox Browser, depending upon the speed of your internet connection. Once it opens up in the viewer, you are free to format it in any desired manner. You can also print out the document. The interface of the viewer is built on the grounds of the Microsoft Office which makes it very easy to work on it.

Some versions of ThinkFree Viewer have come up, but it’s still in the experimental stage. New versions are being released every now and then.

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Preview And Download Music And Videos From Any Website For Free (Firefox Extension)

If you are fond of music, then this Firefox add-on is simply the best thing for you. NetVideoHunter is a Firefox add-on (extension), which provides you the facility of downloading videos and music from most of the sites like You Tube, MySpace, metacafe, Google Video, Dailymotion, Break, Putfile, and Vimeo etc.

It is simple to use and can be of great practical help at the time of downloading. Net Video Hunter has an in-built media player that shows preview of videos and music before downloading them. It also has full screen and video smoothing functionalities, which gives this player a new dimension. Even before downloading it you can get a glimpse of how the videos will appear and based on it you can make your choices. Almost all the videos that you are downloading with the help of Net Video hunter are in FLV (flash player) format. In order to run these files you need to have a media player like VLC which supports this kind of file.

These are the instructions on how to use the Net Video Hunter. For better understanding explanations are also given.

1. Open the Net Video Hunter application

2. You find a window with three options that are called Right – Click options

  • Copy URL: get the direct link to the video ( FLV ) or ( MP3 ) file with
  • Save from cache: save the file from the browser’s cache
  • Open source page: visit again the source webpage of the video or music

3. Choose the appropriate option and start downloading.

After the downloading is finished you can see all the downloaded files on the list. Net Video Hunter works with Firefox 2.0 – 3.6a1pre, Firefox 3.5 the latest version. Once you have downloaded the add-on, you have to restart the Firefox and you will be ready to use this function.

Get NetVideoHunter for your Firefox.