Are you tired of doing repetitive tasks on Firefox such as filling out web forms, remembering passwords and downloading information from websites. Then iMacros is the perfect solution for you; iMacros is the world’s first browser-based macro recorder that is designed to automate the most repetitious tasks on the web. Although it can also be used for IE and as a standalone, once you install its add-on for Firefox, you will be able to automate all your daily routine tasks on Firefox.
How to Automate Tasks in Firefox
When there’s a task that you have to do repeatedly, simply record it in iMacros. Whenever you need to do the same task again, simply run the macro you recorded and it will complete that task for you by programmatically interacting with that website, thereby saving a lot of manual labour and time. Similarly you can record any number of tasks and let iMacros execute them for you. You can even share your macros with others over the Internet and embed them on your blog or any social networking service.
What Tasks Can iMacros Automate
When it comes to automating tasks via iMacros, only sky is the limit. Even the most complicated tasks can be automated with the scripting interface present in iMacros. However here are some of the common daily routine tasks that you can automate through iMacros:
1. Complete Web Forms
You can create micros for automatically completing your web forms whenever you need to fill one on any website. Now you must be thinking that since this feature is present in nearly all browsers, why should I use iMacros for it. The reason is that iMacros is the only form filler that can autofill web forms that stretch over several pages!
2. Store Passwords
iMacros lets you store all your passwords with 256-bit AES encryption algorithm, which is the same algorithm that is used by U.S. Government organizations to protect sensitive information. So you need not worry about your passwords getting hacked or leaked over the Internet. iMacros will remember all your passwords and provide a fully automated login experience.
3. Automated Download & Upload
iMacros can help automate all your downloading and uploading tasks such as download of files, images, ppt’s or even entire web pages. Similarly it can also automate the upload of files or images to websites. You can also use its in-built functions including PDF download and Flash/Ad/Image Blocking for distraction free web browsing.
4. Extract Data
iMacros can be extremely useful for you and can save an incredible amount of time for you if you need to gather or compare daily stock quotes and prices of various commodities. It can extract data from any website and export it to CSV files from where you can read it. A user agent switcher and multi-language support is also provided.
These are only some of the tasks you can automate through iMacros. To read more about this excellent add-on, head over to www.iopus.com/imacros/firefox.
Stay tuned for the next article in this series in which we’ll cover examples of how you can use iMacros to automate daily computing tasks.
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