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

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Automatic, bootable drive wiper

I'm looking for a bootable tool that erases all data on all hdds in a computer that does not need any interaction whatsoever. On my work, we now and then get quite a few, old, crappy PCs that are for ...
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Update images in documentation automatically

I'm looking for a tool/software to keep software documentation for a website project always up-to-date. Especially the images in the documentation, e.g. explaining user masks etc. gets out of sync ...
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General-purpose automation tool for overlapping execution

I'm looking for a good general-purpose automation tool (not for building software in any sense), well-suited for regular overlapping execution. Wishes: It should be based on modern and concise ...
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Open source Android automation (alternative to Tasker, Macrodroid)

I want to set up a few very simple "automations" on my Android device: Required triggers: Buttons on the home screen At startup ... and the more the better Required actions: Set up notification ...
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Syncing app for cloud based doc files

I have hundreds of pages of notes/notebooks in Evernote and Onenote and recently I've needed to collaborate with others on Google Docs. I need a good syncing app that syncs all of my documents ...
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Game development content pipeline/toolchain?

I'm a software developer at a gaming company, and we're currently undertaking efforts to improve our asset creation and management toolchain. Our initial idea was to code our own solution from scratch ...
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Karnaugh map minimalizer for at least 6 variables

Are there some good Karnaugh map minimalization software that fulfills the following: Can work with at least 6 variables. The more variables the better Free to use It should graphically show the ...
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Sorting scanned documents

Hello there Softwarerecs, is there a bit of software out there, that is capable of sorting scanned documents that have a marker on the page? What I need is something that can auto sort, based on ...
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Severalnines Clustercontrol Alternative software?

I have been dealing with ClusterControl software to provision MySQL cluster and monitor and scale from last few weeks. But they are not really responsive I tried to reach them to get a quote but they ...
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Replacement for Opalis Robot3

Working at a co. with an old server running Opalis Robot 3, an early 2000's era scheduling & orchestration engine. Basically it schedules a bunch of tasks that happen within the enterprise like "...
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Text-to-speech specific page element?

I'd like to convert a web page like this and have the program filter it for the comments, rather than include "permalink, source" or irrelevant page elements.
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Automatically change Gmail signature by recipient

Is there a Chrome extension or Gmail plugin to automatically change/adjust the Gmail signature by the emails recipient? I'm thinking of adjustable rules or a plugin for the Gmail web client. For ...
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Recommendation for open source software to create web font from directory of SVG files

I'm currently working on an open source product that contains a Web UI that utilizes font icons. The build process runs on ANT now, but we're in the process of moving to Maven. To create the font ...
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Silverlight Automated Load Testing

My company needs to load/performance test a Silverlight application on IE they developed. The test needs to generate large loads (2000+ threads/users), and allow for automation (record/replay or use ...
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Looking for an event/data/cron-triggered tasks workflow automation framework

I'm looking for a framework or project that can automate configurable task flows when a particular trigger is activated, or some data becomes available. Here's a list of requirements: tasks can be ...
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Program or Thunderbird add-on to automatically enter calendar data

At work we use a CalDAV calendar which is accessed via Thunderbird with the Lightning add-on. The problem is I log exactly the same thing with exactly the same title every day of the working week, ...
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Software, script or a tool to automate managing which tests to run

I have a batch file that lists all the test files I have and asks me which test I want to perform, like Test. [U]nit, [I]ntegration : i (user input) Integration. [A]ll, [2][U]serInteraction, [3][R]...
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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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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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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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Interactive reporting dashboards

I work in a corporate environment with many reporting streams. Most of these are in the form of Word documents with different sections. The reports are done on a weekly basis by different groups and ...
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Software to autoconnect bluetooth device on win7 or win10 after system start

Is there any software I can use to autoconnect my Windows PC (Win7 or Win10) after a system start to my bluetooth speakers? I am using bluetooth speakers with my PC which is working fine, but after ...
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Software / program language for newsfeed

So first off a little background information about the project i'm working on. I'm doing research in how a local cinema can reach out to a specific target audience and share information with them for ...
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Bot that sends automated reminder messages/emails/whatsapps

I'm trying to create some sort of Bot that sends me automated reminder mails on my email account or text message on my phone. Where I live, trash gets collected according to the trash type (e.g. ...
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Program Status Dashboard for End-Users

We have several small scripts running on a regular basis. For example, say we have 2 scripts to pull order information from 2 different websites (SiteA, SiteB). These scripts can be in a variety of ...
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Web Automation One Step Below Selenium

which libraries are there that go one step down in abstraction level from selenium? Or, differently asked: which libraries or packages are used by selenium to make it work?
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Automatable code analysis tools C#

I'm looking for a code analysis tool for C# that can be automatable, so developers can run it on their local machines, as well as integratable in a CI server. It should be possible to establish a ...
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Is there software or method that can automatically pause and resume screen recording, based on what is my current active window?

For example, pause when I switch to Chrome browser, but resume when I switch to Notepad. OR Resume in Notepad AND Visual Studio, otherwise, pause
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Software for merging git pull requests on a schedule?

I'm looking for some sort of rules-based or scheduling software that integrates with GitHub. Features would be: integrated with GitHub possible to specify a time limit on Pull Requests (example 24 ...
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Auto Clicker - Screen Scraping

I'm looking for a tool (if any exists) that can capture an image from my computer screen, search for something specific in that image and click on that image. Then after it is clicked, it will then ...
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Android app which automatically compresses videos in background to save disk space

I'm searching for an app that converts or compresses my videos in another format without or with minimal quality loss to save disk space. It should compress 1080p, 60fps, or 4K videos. The app ...
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App to automatically tap when certain notifications/screens are shown?

Is there an app that will automatically tap Android notifications like the incoming call screen (it's in fullscreen). What app that can perform auto tap to that screen automatically?
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Event guide, workflows, and automation

I have a number of goals/objectives that fall under the software umbrella, but also life organization, efficiency, and management both personally and professionally. My goal is to find something ...
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Android Macro Recorder

I have been searching around looking for a good macro recorder that will not only record presses or touches but as well as button pressing. I have found no app like what I have been looking for. Can ...
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Batch-install programs

I am looking for a tool that allows me to input installers (.exe and .msi files), and it outputs a single .exe file that can be run on any Windows system to automatically install all the programs I ...
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Automated DVD Burner

At our video production sites we need to create a Video DVD daily. We would like to automate the whole process. Looking for software that can help with the following scenario: Operator sticks in a ...
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Windows Random Text / Lorem Ipsum Generator

Is there a free Windows application that have a shortcut to insert random text to current focused textbox? So the program runs in background, and whenever I press the shortcut e.g CTRL+ALT+R, the ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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