Thanks for making this wonderful software. I am an avid user for this software for a long time. The below are some of the suggestions for improvements to the software which I think would enhance the quality of this software even more.
1. If Then Else
I know imacros supports all major Object Oriented languages and I can implement this using any of them. But, many of us using imacros either don't know coding or hate it. The reasons I would still request you to look to implement this suggestion is given below
- Many of Imacros users dont know coding / scripting.
Even for basic tasks like checking whether captcha filled correctly they have to do coding.
It becomes impossible for these users to repeat a part of macro if something goes wrong.
It helps in error rectification at the macro level itself.
Again this can be implemented with many coding languages. But since u already have a prompt command, if its possible to implement images with it (for captcha filling) where the image comes on the top and input text box at the bottom the imacros can truly become minimised or in system tray. This really helps people who dont know coding.
3. Random selection in TAG TYPE=SELECT
Another suggestion is to implement random selection in any selection drop down menu, it would be great if random selection in a range can be implemented say select any item between 2-7
4. Compiled exe
Compiled exe is one of my most important suggestion. If we are able to compile into exe its easy to distribute and outsource stuff which is not possible otherwise as we will be sending out our whole macro which anybody can then copy and use. With exe for any future changes it becomes imperative to have source code.
5. Inbuilt coding
I know imacros concentrate more on being the best software to do web automation and leave the scripting part to the users. But, if some useful functions can be implemented in imacros it will greatly enhance the utility of imacros as the overall web automation tool. My ideas of some functions are
- Random Number Generator
Read Random Line from File/csv
Please have a look at these suggestions as they will go in a long way to increase the usability of this software. Also, users if you have any other suggestions to make please feel free to suggest it here. Also, if out of my suggestions there are some which u also like please let us all know.
PS: There is a software which is cheaper than imacros and gaining in popularity, and is utilising some of the above shortcomings of imacros as a selling point. I am not saying its inherently better than imacros as it has a somewhat different niche and is not as good as imacros in multithreading and ajax handling etc. The point here is we should work collectively to keep imacros the best software for web automation.
You can read more about the comparison here http://www.ubotblog.com/ubot-studio-faqs/#comparing