RoboIntern [DotNET Task Scheduler]

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RoboIntern [DotNET Task Scheduler]

#1 Post by rfithen » Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:51 am

RoboIntern
An automation and scheduling software with focus on repetitive office tasks. Features include MS Excel, Word and Access tasks, emails, ODBC databases, PDFs, FTP operations and many more.

RoboIntern is an automation and task scheduling tool with focus on repetitive office tasks.

With a beautiful UI it lets you get rid of tedious tasks in an intuitive way, without any coding skills required.

Main tasks supported:
- MS Excel, Word, Access operations
- Highly customizable email generation
- ODBC database operations
- File system operations
- Archiving operations
- PDF operations
- FTP operations

Tasks can be set to run manually or with the below triggers:
- On a time schedule
- On file system changes
- On another task having run
- On ODBC database query returning records

Official Website:
https://robointern.tech/


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Re: RoboIntern (DotNET Task Scheduler)

#2 Post by Midas » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:49 am

Hi and welcome to TPFC forums, rfithen.

First of all, I edited the subject of your post to give a more succinct overview. Feel free to revert.

I briefly tested RoboIntern and to the best of my knowledge it behaves portably according to our local definition, i.e., it left no significant traces on my system after running it.

Others must be aware there are different packages of RoboIntern for 32 and 64-bit Windows with the same name -- I ended up running the former by mistake in my Windows 7 x64 SP1 and got a crash.

RoboIntern is a DotNET program and v4.0 seems to be the required version -- there's no info about this in the homepage.

Its UI is also overly wide, taking almost all of my 1440 pixels viewport, and it can't be resized. RoboIntern will also offer to add itself to Windows startup, an option that will evidently make it not stealth.


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Re: RoboIntern [DotNET Task Scheduler]

#3 Post by webfork » Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:36 pm

That looks amazing. Where is it writing settings?

I think I came across this once before and passed it over just because it was too good to be true. Access functionality (really any MS Office automation) is usually in the category of commercial. All that in a 4 meg free is incredible?

If I can get this to speed up some of my operations, I'll definitely donate.

Some related links:
https://alternativeto.net/software/robointern/
https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Sy ... tern.shtml

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Re: RoboIntern [DotNET Task Scheduler]

#4 Post by webfork » Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:59 am

A few quick testing notes:

* If you run something and the settings aren't quite right, the program will crash (I'm on Win7x86). It's frustrating but so far looks worth the extra effort
* One very notable tweak for freeware people is that the program will replace text in DOCX (Microsoft Word) files -- I don't know of another freeware program that does this. I'm not clear as to whether or not this requires a copy of MS Office to run, but I'd be surprised if it didn't. I've got a copy of Office 2010.

Trigger note

There are a huge amount of things that will start one of the tasks, including date/time, file creation, at computer startup, another program errors out, etc.


Upcoming tests

I'm going to try to setup in the days ahead (that I have an immediate use for):

* Delete pages from PDF
* ZIP a folder with a password
* Copy-paste Excel data

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Amusingly, I'd moved over most of my workflow to non-Microsoft tools because so few free options are available.

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Re: RoboIntern [DotNET Task Scheduler]

#5 Post by Midas » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:29 am

RoboIntern v1.18 released 2021-01-10 (changelog at https://robointern.tech/release-log.html=.

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