Questions tagged [automation]

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

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A program to make my computer do a certain thing on a website every 30 minutes for two days

So I want to make my computer do a certain thing on a website every 30 minutes, for 2 days straight. I want my computer to post something on a site and the title have to show the time. Does anyone ...
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Automating the conversion of FLAC to MP3

I have a collection of folders, some of which contain .flac files while others contain .mp3 files. I need everything to be in .mp3, but I don't exactly want to go through hundreds of folders in ...
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Tool to generate resource profiles (internal resumes) from a central database?

I'm looking for a tool/service/solution that can automatically generate employee (resource) profiles (which basically looks like resumes) in Microsoft Word or PDF formats from data fed into a central ...
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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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OpenSource Security scan tools for REST APIs

I am very new in security testing. It will be very helpful if any one can suggest open-source/free tools that can run Scans for security issues (E.G SQL Injection) on REST APIs which use JSON ...
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Automate left-clicks (configurable interval + number) on Debian

For cases where I have to left-click many times on the same spot, I would like to have a tool that relieves me from having to do it manually. Setting it up should be easy, ideally self-explanatory (...
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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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Automating GUI operations of Windows applications that are not web-based

Is there an open source application that automates GUI operations? I'd like to automate GUI applications that are not web-based. I want the application to possibly recognize screenshots and ...
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Self hosted service to monitor a HTTP endpoint (for change) and trigger an event

I am looking for a web-based application where you can set up HTTP monitors (to monitor for changes specifically but support for more triggers like HTTP status would also be nice) which then fire REST ...
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Software to automate a phone call, send DTMF tones, and transcribe the responses

I work at a radio station where we have to fill out transmitter logs. We get the values for the logs by making a phone call to an automated system (land-line phone). Here is the process I'm looking to ...
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Document data on webpage at certain times or hourly

There is a particular webpage which has a live display of some data I want to monitor, and I'd like to know how this changes over the course of a day or so, so I'm looking for a program, Firefox add-...
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Applying a generic transformation to a set of files incrementally

Let's say I have a build process where one of the steps is applying a transformation to a bunch of files, such that one source file equals one target file. This could be something like compression, ...
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Quadcopter controller/autopilot with permissive license

Is there an open source quadcopter controller (with or without autopilot) software package (that may run on some given HW) with permissive license (public domain, MIT, BSD etc.) that could be used in ...
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Android and iPhone app automation tools

Please suggest me tools for Android and iPhone app automation testing. I have searched some, like - Appium, Calabash, MonkeyTalk, Selendroid, Robotium, etc. But, I am confused to choose any one. ...
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Office automation: Messages and workflows, with individual dashboard

We are a small startup, and we want to setup an office automation system (internal dashboard, or say, paper-less office), with these features: Send/Receive letters and messages to/from employees ...
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Tool that pastes multiple values into multiple fields

I'm looking for a Windows tool, possibly commercial (budget ~100 USD), that pastes multiple values into multiple fields in a data registration scenario. A client registers key/value pairs (from PDFs, ...
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Alternatives to HP Operations Orchestration and Cloud Slang

HP Operations Orchestration and its community edition are nice. I also like Cloud Slang. But I think there has to be at least one more alternative to these platforms that enable comprehensive ...
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Inexpensive enterprise chat server with an API

In my project we are evaluating Atlassian HipChat server but it is very expensive once you pass the 10 users. I need an alternative that meets as many as possible of following criteria: Deploy on our ...
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What Configuration Management tools are available that doesn't use Linux?

I have started working in a project that uses Windows tech stack exclusively (ASP.NET, Windows Servers, C#, Hyper-V, TFS, TeamCity, etc.) I need to implement Configuration Management. Usually I would ...
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Android app to call a predefined number when a specific text is received

I am looking for an app for my Android phone that when it receives a specific text, for example, "call now", it will then call a specific phone number already defined and then will hang up after a ...
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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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How to make the setup of a system based on Postgres, Ruby and Sinatra easier?

I'm working on an open-source project. In order to start working on it, you need to set up the infrastructure as explained here. It's a tedious process. What software (Gradle, Docker, something else)...
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Tool for downloading music playlists

There are several freely available music APIs listed here: http://musicmachinery.com/music-apis/ I'm looking for a tool for Linux or Windows that can take as an input, the name/link of a playlist ...
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Managing libraries and dependencies for cross-compiling C/C++

Do any specific tools exist for managing libraries and dependencies for cross-compiling C/C++ projects? For example, when compiling for a desktop Linux target, one can easily manage libraries and ...
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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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Auto-respond to Android Phone Call and Send Tone

I'd like to automatically accept calls from a certain number, send a series of tones (e.g. 1234#), and then hang up. Is there an app or Android feature which can accomplish this? It can require root, ...
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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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Is there an autoinstaller for Windows XP?

I got a job where I have to download and install all upgrades, drivers and given software, like Java, Adobe Reader, and Shockwave, to old Windows XP machines. Is there a program to do it ...
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Notification tool for continuous update checking of remote file (by URI)

Usage scenario Somebody regularly uploads new PDFs to his web page and updates the old ones. I do copy them to my hard drive, however, I am unfortunately not notified of any updates to the files. ...
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Managing servers in remote machines

I'm looking for some software which can start & stop processes on remote machines (to be specific, servers we are testing). Ideally, you could set it up on various machines of different ...
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Auto-delete old emails on IMAP account

I have a mail account that receives and stores copies of receipts sent to customers making reservations. As the account gets filled up over time, and as I have no interest in looking at the content ...
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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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Automatically minimize startup programs

I'm on Windows 10, and want the windows of my startup programs to be minimized (as in the opposite of maximized). I would like gratis (free of charge) software.
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Tool to keep branched and refactored C++ code in sync?

I'm searching for a Windows GUI/command line tool or Visual Studio plug-in where I can automate the extraction of C++ code blocks, add some refactoring/renaming steps and insert it into some other C++ ...
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Tool assisting 32 to 64 bits C++ migration on a huge code base

TL;DR : I need tools to locate problematic code in a 32 to 64 bits C++ Linux migration (tools can be under Linux or Widows). So here it is, I have a huge c++ application (we are talking more that ...
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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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Good automatic image annotation software?

I have several thousand photos organized in a quite simple way that works for me. I have kind of projects, then year, and then project title. But, sometimes, I want to look at photos following a ...
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Android App to switch to one handed keyboard on specific events

There are apps in the play store than can do some phone configurations (volume, wifi etc) on specific nfc tags, wifi connections etc. I do not want to name specific apps so as to not advertise them. ...
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What can I use to automatically send sms texts before calendar events?

After Google calendar dropped support for SMS event reminders (June 27, 2015), is there any other solution to receive sms notifications 15 minutes before calendar events?
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Automatic magnifying software or Chrome Extension

I want to automatically zoom to a preset size whenever i'm viewing text. Ideally this would work with my programs as well. I'm using Chrome on Windows 10.
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Home security system for android, with automatic friend/foe detection

I am looking for an app that can turn an old smartphone into a home security alarm / baby-monitor / motion sensor. It should: detect motion. Probably by camera or microphone. silently trigger some ...
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Transfer data between two Windows GUIs

I have two versions of a Windows program which is used to manage employee information. This program is operated by GUI. The old version of the program is filled with data, and I'd like to transfer ...
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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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I need a software to automate routine tasks on windows 8

I have a lot of repetitive tasks to perform such as: Open a .dwg file and print it out as a .pdf Open a .docx or .xlsx file and print it out as a .pdf Now, as far as .docx and .xlsx formats are ...
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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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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 automation app to execute an action when a volume key is pressed but should not show ringer volume slider

I'm looking for an app that can execute an action when Volume Up or Down key is pressed. Not that I couldn't find any app but situation is bit different. OS support: Jelly Bean or above. Pricing: ...
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Calise (camera light sensor and adjuster) for Windows?

Calise detects background light through your webcam and adjusts your screens brightness. Unfortunately, it's linux only. Are there Windows friendly alternatives, or a way of emulating it while using ...
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GUI scripting for Linux

Effectively, I am looking for an AutoIt clone for Linux. I am aware of tools like Sikuli, Javaauto, etc, but they just won't cut it, because they rely on x, y coordinates and for example they are ...
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Automatic Brightness Adjuster with Enviromental Light detection for PC?

Lux or Velis Auto Brightness are Android apps which detect the light levels around you and adjust the screens brightness accordingly. I'd like a Window's 8.1 or Linux version. I'm aware of Flux for ...

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