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Software to perform actions by itself without actively being supervised by a user.

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Free Windows alternative to ENTR?

I like ENTR for automatically running test suites when I make changes to code on Linux, but some of my code is on Windows systems. What alternative to ENTR exists and is free (as in beer)?
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Android app to move files automatically to SD card without manually creating folder pairs?

I know that there are already a few threads out there, where people are promoting different applications for Android file transfer. Some even call these «automated», even though you have to define ...
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Linux tool to automatically grab and store URLs from clipboard

I'm looking for a tool that periodically reads the content of my clipboard, scans it for any links/URLs found and saves those as some kind of bookmarks. I often need to extract and store multiple URLs ...
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Email client with automatic translation of inbound/outbound messages

Is there any email client app that can do that, whether web app or desktop app? These are basically the requirements: add a POP3/IMAP account detect a language in inbound emails and autotranslate ...
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Watch and OCR convert new PDFs inside a Folder to a searchable pdf

My scanner automatically puts the PDFs inside a network folder. I would love to have that folder searchable. Therefore, I am searching for a tool that watches the Folder and automatically converts a ...
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Chrome extension that reloads the webpage until a particular condition is met (example: HTML contains "hello")

I often need to troubleshoot rare bugs in webpages. To trigger a rare bug, I typically need to refresh the webpage 100 or 1000 times until the bug appears (for instance an error message is shown, or ...
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Automatic inventory based system for construction company

I work for a cement contracting company. I need a program that already does this or a push in the right direction for a software that keeps track of all inventories that is stored at the main ...
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Android detect double button press

I want to use my Android phone (Samsung Galaxy A41) as a remote for opening garage door. For this to make any sense I need to be able to run some action without unlocking the phone, even without ...
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Tool to convert relevant bash script to docker-compose format

Does anyone know of an AI tool to take a shell script made for setting up an environment in i.e. Ubuntu Server 22.04 and Dockerizing it effectively? (bonus points if it can determine when to grab ...
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Tool to do unattended VAPT / security scan of the system(s)

I am trying to set up an automated VAPT and Security audit tool to test our production systems in detail. The tool needs to run automatically and unattended at regular intervals and tests/audits the ...
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Customer Credit Applications For Invoicing Terms In NetSuite

We currently have a (manual) method for customers to switch from prepaid to invoicing terms. It involves scoring them based on provided data, our research, and prior purchase history. This score then ...
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Synchronous video playback on multiple Android devices

I have multiple Android-based projectors (Xiaomi 4k) and want them to start playback of a movie file at the same time. It's not the same file on each device, so casting wouldn't work. What I need is ...
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Automating the screen recording of a web app for documentation purposes

Using Selenium webdriver we can record an automated test of our web app to produce a video for documentation purposes (example), but it could look far more polished & smoothly animated (webdriver ...
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Free PDF text highlighter: how to permanently highlight all occurences of a word at once?

Objective: I need to speed read hundreds or academic articles when doing Systematic Literature Reviews; the main idea is to do skimming in order to find just the information that I need to exclude/...
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Android app to run actions on Windows computer

I have an Android phone and a Windows 10 computer. I would like to have an app on my phone that I could use to run commands on my Windows computer. I would like to define in advance what kind of ...
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How to batch highlight (permanently) keywords on PDFs for free?

Considering that: I'm doing a Systematic Literature Review; the relevant information is so much easier to find when the keywords I need are already permanently highlighted; however, manually ...
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Need a RPA solution to go through a PDF to know to detect whether all required pages are signed

We need a RPA solution that would go through all pages of a PDF file and confirm whether all pages that require signature are signed or not. Few points to keep in mind: The RPA solution could be a ...
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Library for chat bot conversation flow

I want a chat bot library with these specific requirements: I should be able to integrate it with my messenger of choice to which I have API access. I can design a set of conversational strategies. ...
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How to batch highlight keywords on PDFs for free?

Considering that: I'm doing a Systematic Literature Review; the relevant information is so much easier to find when the keywords I need are highlighted that I must have this done; however, manually ...
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Software to automatically sync my Facebook events to Google Calendar

I'm using Google Calendar for my time planning. I need to see all Facebook events I declared I'll attend, I'm interested in, or was invited. Manually copying events is tedious and prone to errors. Is ...
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Tool(s) for automated software development processes on multiple platforms

I'm looking for some ready made solution for automated building of software. In the past, we had a fully manual system where we had a dedicated machine for each supported platform ( Windows, MacOS and ...
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Alternative to Microsoft Flow

Been trying Microsoft Power Automate (Flow) for some time now and i'm tired of having to do workarounds for the simplest task due to poor support and connectors. I'm automating database related tasks (...
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Space Travel Generator

I'm looking for software with a 3D galaxy / universe that will automatically choose interesting features in space and fly to them for you. It will keep flying to different objects until you stop the ...
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Using Computer Vision Techniques to Detect and Overlay Books in Images

I want to use computer vision techniques to find a book in a random background image, figure out how it's rotated, and then overlay a new book onto it. Here are the steps I plan to take: Use object ...
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Looking for web browser plugin to automate text update in modal

I need to automate updating text in some modals. I will open the modal by myself manually but then inside a modal I need to click text "Show hidden fields" so additional fields are ...
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Looking for an open source PDF automation tool that works with Adobe Acrobat

We are manually filling PDF forms and these forms have an inbuilt validation logic using JavaScript when we select the validation button. I am looking for a tool that can automate data entry into this ...
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Best tool for visualizing results of test runs and integrating with Jenkins

I have created a python tool to run regression tests that use FIX messages and compare the expected and actual FIX responses. I want to integrate this python tool with Jenkins as I want to automate ...
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Infrared codes for Air Conditioners & Heat Pumps

I need to enable an ESP32 to control any air conditioner / heat pump. The application requires autonomous remote control. Database I am aware of a few online databases that cover some but definitely ...
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Scan thousands of paper form responses, and export all information into a sheet

I have a thousand handwritten responses to the following paper form: I need to scan them (I have a scanner) and export all the data in a table like this: Is this possible? With an OCR? With LATEX? ...
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Ways to automate data in excel from various websites

I work in IT for bank and my team work on obsolete software tech. So we have to daily make trackers to update our bank software with current ones in market. Every time We have to go on specific sites ...
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batch-processing PDFs with automated edits

I have 100 pdfs. All of them have a portion at two parts within them which I want to hide. ALSO, I have to put a .jpg image at a fixed position (in all pdfs). The image is different in all pdfs. The ...
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What AI/automation software can help me with Desktop File Management and Desktop Customization?

I'm looking for AI/automation software that can help me with: A) Desktop File Management Declutter my devices by removing unnecessary files and apps. Reorganize my most-used apps and categorize them ...
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Automatic website navigation tools

I am looking for some automatic website navigation tools to use on a website. On some websites, one clicks on a button, and then a new form appears. Choose an option, then a new form appears (could be ...
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Is there something similar to PostSharp logging, but for Java?

Using PostSharp, one can add and customize logging to an existing .NET project. For example you can log the entry and exit of every method or all methods except getters and setters, along with ...
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Send mail if file content NOT changed [closed]

I'm looking for a way to check if file content is not changed since 10 min and if not send a mail File only contains 1 line with a number like this 1653014463445 edit: file "final" only ...
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Free or very cheap software for Windows that would allow me to demo an web application with smooth cursor movement

I need to create a video demo of my company's web application. Camtasia offers a feature that will "smooth" out the cursor movements in a screen recording. However, Camtasia is quite ...
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Mail merging and automatic receipt of responses

I am tasked with collecting and updating a table with some performance metrics (e.g. no of metrics, no. of citations etc), for about twenty people. One specification is that I don't want the different ...
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Crash report, bug and task management automation

I need to collect logs from users, automatically merge them and track how many different users have the same bug. I don't even know good keywords for such programs. I believe it should be BugSplat or ...
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Open-source software to automatically generate simple flow chart

I want to programmatically create small, really simple flow charts like the one below: Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:LampFlowchart.svg What is a good open-source software choice to ...
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Software Testing Library to connect and test external system

I'm looking for library recommendations in python (or other languages) that can help me connect to a remote system and then deploy applications asynchronously and then test the output of the stdouts ...
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How to strategize a slow data generation step of automation framework?

I have a sample website I am working with, where you can create an appointment using UI elements. Also, the same appointment can be created using API calls (Chaining endpoints). Another way (which I ...
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Automation Tool for Native Windows Application?

I have an application running on a windows server which does not have API access or command line access. In other words you have to start the application and manually interact with it to use it. I ...
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Backup daily/weekly/monthly - but only the files that changed

If anyone can improve the title, then please edit it. Thanks. I am currently using Bvckup2. which I find to be well worth the price. Most of my data, I just mirror, but for some of it, I backup into ...
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Overview of using Grafana for automated sql reports?

I have a couple types of databases (postgres, mysql) that I regularly run queries on and email the reports. I want a reporting dashboard to automate these tasks. I've heard Grafana is a good way to go,...
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On a Windows PC, is there a software that I can automate a left down mouse-click at a specific location using a keyboard shortcut

I have checked out the recommendations of this page. However, I've found that "AutoHotKey" has a pretty steep learning curve and "Auto Mouse Click Generator" does not have the ...
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Program to automatically screenshot or notify if certain numbers, $0.00 is shown on the screen?

I'm testing a website to see if a price is $0.00 and set up an automatic clicker to click through the different options. It will take hours to go through though. Is there a program that reads the ...
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Tool for automating the process of getting inside a webpage, clicking around and downloading its new state

Quite often I solve problems related to getting a lot of information that I need on webpages by opening the browser on the developer mode, clicking around the page (or doing it automatically with ...
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Cheapest solution for phone number with automated message

What is the cheapest solution to buy a phone number (could be an international number anywhere in the world) that just plays a message that I've recorded then hangs up? I don't have a phone number. I ...
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What CI/CD tool to use for a web-based game?

For school I need to do research about the possibilities for CI/CD for a web-based game. I would like to automate the testing (and deployment) after a push to the GitHub repository. Currently I’m ...
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RPA Software for macOS

I'm currently an RPA developer using UiPath, I'm looking for a similar software to perform surface automation on a Mac running macOS Catalina (10.15.4). I have tried Automator, however I am struggling ...
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