Quick Macros is a software application which was developed specifically in order to automate repetitive tasks, insert text, and launch programs and so on.
The installation process is smooth and uneventful, and after completing it, you come face to face with a clear-cut interface. It is comprised of a menu bar, several buttons and a few panels which enable you to view all items created and currently opened one.
This tool integrates a large number of templates, including callbacks, hooks, toolbars and filter functions, a feature which might be especially helpful to novice users. Aside from that, it also comes packed with a few examples, so as to further help you.
You can create all sorts of trigger, such as a mouse click, a keyboard combination, a window popping up, the launch of a process or a file being opened. In addition to that, you can configure properties such as running applications only when a specified macro ends and unlocking the computer temporarily (if locked).
This software utility enables you to assign an icon by importing it from the HDD or by designing it with the built-in editor, as well as debug, run and compile your project, and create EXE files in a certain macro or directory. You can use a search tool, undo or redo actions, and copy, cut, paste or delete elements.
All in all, through the abundance of options enclosed, an intuitive environment, good response time and insignificant usage of CPU and RAM, Quick Macros proves to an efficient and powerful piece of software.
Quick Macros (QM) is a universal and extensible Windows automation program, designed to make your work more convenient and productive.
With Quick Macros, you can record or create macros to automate repetitive tasks, e.g., insert text, launch programs, simulate clicks on menu items, buttons and links, copy files, automatically close annoying popup windows.
Macros can press keys, insert text, launch programs, copy files, click menu items, buttons and links, automatically close annoying pop-up windows, process text, send/receive files and email, access databases, automate programs without using the keyboard and mouse (including Excel, web pages).
To launch macros, can be used hot-keys, text, mouse, window title, scheduler and other triggers. Recording, dialogs, syntax highlighting, lists of available functions, a dialog editor, an icon editor and object-finder tools make creating macros easy.
An integrated programming language allows extending Quick Macros. You can create functions, classes, windows, new trigger types, and use DLL/COM functions. You can convert macros to standalone programs (exe files).
- Macro commands: sending keystrokes, inserting text, mouse actions, file operations, working with windows and controls, simple and complex delays, messages and dialogs, Internet functions, string manipulation functions, database functions, flow control, and more.
- Macro editor is designed so that creating macros, as well as programming, is especially quick process. Simple interface, auto save, object finder tools, various info features. Macro commands can be entered directly (they are short and easy to remember), or through dialogs, or recorded. Comments, keywords and other identifiers are colored. Mouse position related info in status bar (mouse position, window, control, . . .).
- Programming language: variables of any type, including structures and pointers, functions, callback functions, dll functions, COM, constants, string manipulation methods, classes, and more. Programmers can create functions and complete applications with windows and dialogs, even new trigger types. Shows type-info for functions and types, lists of members and globals. Supports type libraries and ActiveX controls. Highlights errors and gives error description. Can convert macros to standalone programs (exe files).
- Various triggers (events that launch macros): hot keys, text (e.g., replace “.email” to “firstname.lastname@example.org” when typing), mouse click, quick mouse movement to screen edge (12 areas), quick mouse movements in screen (12 movement types/areas), mouse wheel, window events (created, activated, etc), pop-up menus, toolbars, shortcuts, Windows Scheduler or other scheduler app, file, process, event log, and more. Triggers can be global or program-specific.
- You can create pop-up menus and toolbars, and launch macros, files, and commands from them. Toolbars can be free or automatically attached to windows or screen edges. To save space or create an auto-hide toolbar, you can use the “Auto shrink” feature.
- QM can extend the user interface: replace menus with toolbars, use mouse movements to switch to previous window or show menu, etc.
- Other features: recording, importing, exporting, shared files, security, simultaneous execution (multiple threads), dialog editor.