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Giveaway of the day — Easy Macro Recorder 3.9

Easy Macro Recorder is a handy utility that makes your computers automatically do tasks for you.
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Easy Macro Recorder is a handy utility that makes your computers automatically do tasks for you. It records all operation of mouse and keystrokes and saves them as macros, then Easy Macro Recorder can play back the recorded macros to automate your work any number of times. It works on any Windows applications.

Easy Macro Recorder is very easy to use, just three steps: record, save and playback. It doesn't require any programming experience.

Key features:

  • Record all events of mouse and keystrokes of any Windows applications;
  • Repeat playing back macros for any number of times;
  • Allow you to do things that are tedious or time-consuming without actually doing them yourself;
  • Play back macros at schedule time;
  • Easy to use macro editor with several commands;
  • Easy to use and don't need any programming knowledge.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ SE/ ME/ NT/ 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 7

Publisher:

GoldSolution Software

Homepage:

http://www.flashplayerpro.com/MacroRecorder/

File Size:

2.42 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#33

My apologies, the "easy macro" referance should have been "EZ macro"

Reply   |   Comment by demonloan  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

I read through the comments...number 28 had it right on, why be negative on someone who chooses to use macros just because it is being used for the repetitive, boring and tedious parts of a game?
Really, is this not what macros are for? (the boring, tedious and repetitive tasks..be it in a working situation or gaming)

Number 19 suggested Rss synch, google it, it really seems to be something that there is a lot of interest in...something that is a current interest should not have generated -10.
Really makes me question the value of the comments.

Now, for macro programs, be it the built in MS office macro software, easy macro, autoit, auto macro, joytokey (which technically is only to record the keys pushed on a keyboard so they can be assigned to the buttons on a joystick or gamepad (I used THAT program to adapt a ps3 guitar to play frets of fire on My PC lol), this one could make even the workstation a gaming console, "insert imagination here"), to keyboards and mice that have the ability to record macros built right in, each program has it`s pros and cons, and each has it`s fans.
That said, this program is not that bad, number 19 said it was a bit retro, yea kinda, but the whole idea of macros are base, when it comes to automating tasks.

Bottom line is, it does seem to be a decent program, although I cannot see it being $30 worth of decent unless it gets a few facelifts and upgrades.

Really, there are just way too many good or better alternatives available.
Thanks for offering it Goldsolution and GOTD. Much Appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by demonloan  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#31

#2

this post is not really about the software, however I feel stongly enough that I must post on the issue.

You should be extremely careful using bots in any online game, as it may result in your account being banned.

for example

Runescape EULA states
"You must not use other software to gain an unfair advantage in our games. This includes automation tools, macros, bots, or auto-typers. You may not circumvent any of our mechanisms designed to automatically log out inactive users."

Eve online EULA states
"You may not use macros or other stored rapid keystrokes or other patterns of play that facilitate acquisition of items, currency, objects, character attributes, rank or status at an accelerated rate when compared with ordinary Game play. You may not rewrite or modify the user interface or otherwise manipulate data in any way to acquire items, currency, objects, character attributes or beneficial actions not actually acquired or achieved in the Game."

Its the clauses like "unfair advantage" or "accelerated rate when compared with ordinary game play" that can get you banned.

I assume that when your out at school you cant play the game ?, so technically if you run a bot while you are out breaks the EULA in both of these examples, as it gives you an advantage compared to another player who is also out but does not use similar software.

You should also be aware that many game companies now have teams of people and employ specialized applications for monitoring user activity in order to identify accounts using bots.

That being said I prefer Autoit, yes its more complicated to learn but extremely powerful for windows and game automation.


By the way before anyone asks I am not associated in any way with these games, I just dont want to see you banned :)

Reply   |   Comment by Delboy  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#30

Just wanted to say kudos to number 28 for that great comment.

Reply   |   Comment by Computer Inept  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#29

I cant record anything - the program says in the middle of the recording process "macro recording interrupted" - no macro is recorded , seems useless. Win7 64 bit in use here.

Reply   |   Comment by Anselm  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#28

Poor #9, Macro Processors for Games, and #2
Sorry, but I just *have* to complain. I've gotten so tired of seeing negative, offensive comments in our GAOTD community -- like #9's comment about #2. I find people's comments one of the best features of this site, and I welcome them all, even if they don't particuarly add value to me personally. Why would anyone want to discourage a first-time contributor rather than help them? Why would anyone want to ridicule the person -- not the person's question, mind you, but the *person* -- just because their comment/question doesn't appeal to you? We don't need such stuff on GAOTD, IMHO. Besides, he *said* it was his first post and that he *hoped* it was a good one!

Cutting to the chase I like RoboTask for developing gaming macros. It's very powerful and easy to learn. Yes, some game companies have a problem with bots, but writing keyboard/mouse macros to automate something that's already allowed in a game is no problem. There's a difference between bots designed for cheating and macros designed to help. Game companies do *not* mind macros that help you grind, as far as I know. So, I'd recommend RoboTask. I've written quite a few gaming macros with it, especially for my fishermen in Dofus!
Also, playing computer games is an excellent way to study, learn, and research AI, bots (NPCs), 3D graphics, agents, artificial dialogs, social computing, and much more. I've taught game design and theory at the graduate level in Europe, and some of our brightest students were not only avid gamers but had developed entire game systems of their own! Wow!

Finally, itdontwork, thanks for making your first post here on GAOTD. Comments and questions from GAOTD's fans are a very valuable part of this site. It's sometimes intimidating to jump into the fray because of people like Sooks. But please ignore him (and any others like him). For some reason, they seem to thrive on hating, belittling, and ridiculing. Not sure why Sooks couldn't have been content with clicking "no" on the "useful" question, but most likely he was more interested in pontificating than creating value for the rest of us who frequent this site. Too bad he screwed up so badly by being so ignorant. Anyway, please keep posting comments and questions here about GAOTD's offerings. If we don't like them---or you don't like mine--we can all simply click on the "not useful" link (something I'm sure numerous people are going to do to this post! :-)

Reply   |   Comment by slim2none  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#27

Hot Key Ctrl-Alt-S is already in use by another program. Does it tell me which program? NO. Will it let me run this one so I can change it? NO.

This program is NOT READY.

Reply   |   Comment by Howie Doohan  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#26

@18 - Totally agree that anything "recording all of your keystrokes" can be potentially dangerous! Good old "orthodox" methods of recording anything important - SnapShot (free and tiny Software) and copying and pasting into Notepad - once a habit always a habit, but at least a safe habit:)

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#25

Improvement.1: A startup wizard might be useful if a lot of time and effort was put into creating one, but I don't think that macro-recorders are intended for or even very useful to basic users.

Comments.2: Isn't that cheating?

Comments.4: Exactly, If/Then functionality would make this outstanding.

Comments.6: If the ActivateWindow function is used (and working) properly, that should solve most problems of accidental mouseclicks in the wrong window. With the scripting feature you can run macros consecutively inside other macros and not have to run them stacked, thereby minimizing the likelihood of multiple windows being open simultaneously for input. Also, if they added "If/Then" or InWindow" functions, that would fix the problem by directing clicks to the appropriate window, regardless of which has the focus control. However, if you tend to have problems with programs wanting to format hard disks, I don't think I would be running macros on those systems anyway.
I'm not sure why you added the paragraph relating to spyware, unless you somehow think that this publisher is silently receiving your typed passwords. If you want assurance from all GOTD applications, sandbox them to an optional port on your firewall and monitor all traffic coming/going from that workstation.
From your recommendation, I will try AutoHotKey and see if it has the same ailments as the others I tried. Of course, if it's really just a development program that has some macro-recording, I may as well continue use Visual Studio instead.

Comments.7: There isn't much you can do if a developer doesn't incorporate basic structuring into their programs such as controlling windows with sizing locks, remembering last size and position, or measuring coordinates as distance from (0,0). Again, if a program omits these EXTREMELY BASIC controls, and I concede that many do, you shouldn't use macro-recorders with them anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Schuuz  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#24

@itdontwork ( currently number 2)

I would definately caution you against using any type of macro software for mmos like RuneScape and such. Most major games like those have strict rules and safegards aginst using macros and will possible get you banned. From the useful comments Ive read so far Im going to avoid todays giveaway anyway.

Hope this helps
Mr Rate

Reply   |   Comment by Mr Rate  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#23

I was looking for a program that was able to work with Word 2007 for those repetitive tasks. Unfortunately, it didn't work. The right click menu for Word wouldn't work at all, which just defeated the purpose.
I tried this program before and thought it was a cute program but it was more of a security risk in the end. It just didn't pick up things the right way.
Perhaps if they improved it.

Reply   |   Comment by Xanonite  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#22

I have tried many macro recorders and have not kept any, simply because they have too many errors to perform basic tasks, such as logging into a program. To date, this is the only one that is even remotely reliable, which makes it a keeper for me. As an MSP it is paramount that I have as many tasks automated as possible, primarily because my time is so valuable.

That being said, I think that the next version of the program might actually be worth paying for, provided the items below are fixed and at least some of the requested features are added.

Broken features:
1) Program starts with Windows correctly, but doesn't run the specified macro (workaround - place a shortcut to the macro in the Startup folder)
2) During the recording steps, too many options depend on the mouse position, which varies with screen resolution. Screen resolutions will vary from user to user, so occasionally this leaves program windows outside of the desktop viewing area.
3) During editing, you cannot backspace over established wait times (workaround - highlight the time and type over the selection)
4) Unless I'm not using it correctly, the "ActivateWindow" step doesn't reliably activate the window properly before proceeding to the next step. More than once the correct window lost focus, without me at the console.

Feature requests:
1) In editor mode: ability to open more than one macro for comparisons
2) In editor mode: ability to copy/paste steps between macros
3) In editor mode: allow manual step entry in free text form like other development environments
4) In editor mode: under Manipulate Window, add a feature to move a window to a specific coordinate
5) In editor mode: allow key to remove steps instead of requiring use of the toolbar
6) In editor mode: maybe some better recognition of steps for consolidation. Eg: "KeyDown J, Wait 25, KeyUp J, Wait 32, KeyDown i, Wait 28, KeyUp i, Wait 67, KeyDown m, Wait 15, KeyUp m" can be translated directly to "KeyStrokes 'Jim'" and reduce the bloated size of the macro.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Schuuz  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#21

I have been waiting for this one to come back around.

I used to play games that would accumulate points (to convert to cash) but the games were boring so I'd set this puppy up to play while I took a walk and I'd come back and cha-ching! Yes it was cheating but the company was too (as I found out after they went belly up)

I don't play that way any more but I fell in love with the ease and "make-sense-ness" of this program and was bummed when my XP crashed and I didn't have it anymore.

Thanks GAOTD for bringing it back around!

Reply   |   Comment by Keith Monson  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#20

If this compiled the macro into an self-contained executable that could run anywhere, it might be worth something. Even then, do the macro elements target icon label or POSITION? Even on one system, icon positions often change.
As has been cited already, just replaying coordinate movements without directing them to named applications, relative to their current position and window size is a recipe for disappointment if not disaster.

Reply   |   Comment by CA_AH  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

This is great, but very retro.....with the advent of more browser based games and interactions, what is really needed is macro processing software with RSS synch.....

Reply   |   Comment by phased  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#18

First, this is a very dangerous program, when banking online and recording all of your keystrokes in the background is not wise thing to do.

Second, what is there to automate that You can not do with a win. macro or few keystrokes.

Third, there must be a conditional "if" for the next recorded keystroke in order to do the job properly. Many times clicking on next button is conditional for the previous job to have been loaded and is ready to receive the next click. This program will just miss the logical loading and program ready feature of many software that require ready next conditional proceed forward.

Overall, this is a basic, play along with no conditional logic and may expose your privacy and someone may steal your passwords and user names just by replaying your recorded mouse and keystrokes. I already uninstalled it.

Reply   |   Comment by Fred2  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

Another always free and time tested alternative would be Do it Again. Available here http://www.spacetornado.com/DoItAgain/

Reply   |   Comment by Always Free  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#16

Thanks. Been using this v3.9 since it was out as it accepted the previous giveaway code.

Reply   |   Comment by Buzz  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#15

I use this program for long time, the problem I face are:

1, inaccurate timing, often proceed to next step before it's time up(or as #4 Flan said)
2, no mouse original location function,for start the easy Marcro recorder wherever the mouse locate.
3, Would be easier to edit if it can add remark on every end of Marco Scripe line

Hope this suggestions will inprove your product, thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by old_old_7  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#14

These sorts of programs are a lot easier for people who have learned a few keystroke shortcuts. Most keyboard shortcuts don't depend on the position of the window. So all the people complaining about mouseclick problems, you're probably right, but the problem would go away in most cases if you used keyboard shortcuts instead.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#13

Agree with rOlz; this one is easy to install and run. But AutoHotKey is better and firefox users also have DejaClick, as an addon. This is FREE and also does the same stuff. Less bulky too so no burnden on your computer's resoruces.

Reply   |   Comment by Charlie  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#12

go grab AUTOIT. free, exceptional, quite stable. Much better than this offering:

http://www.autoitscript.com/site/autoit/

Reply   |   Comment by oxxygen  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#11

Fair program but the only safe way to run it on the Desktop is to right click there, go to view and uncheck "Show Desktop Icons." Otherwise, when you run the macro you might launch a multitude of programs.

I got this here months ago; I'm not doing the update.

Reply   |   Comment by hwy61visitor  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#10

There are many free alternative for macro programs. Here are just a few. http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-hotkey-macro-recorder-utility.htm#autohot and
http://dottech.org/freeware-reviews/19439

Reply   |   Comment by Doug  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#9

Hahahaha #2 - you want a macro to play the game for you!! I've heard of people who substitute the lack of a real life by playing computer games, but this is something different! Maybe u should try to chop some real wood, make a real fire, etc., IOW - live a real life! I know this comment has nothing to do with the software, but... really... I couldn't resist ;)

Now then... if I can keep myself from shaking with laughter (not spiteful - just tickled, honest!), I can download the software and give it a try...

... hahahaha... hahahaha...

Reply   |   Comment by Sooks  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#8

Here is a review for anyone not sure about this software.
http://dottech.org/shareware-reviews/14987
Ave a gr98 weekend ;)

Reply   |   Comment by Haych  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#7

I have never seen any macro recorder really working or which is easy for an average user. The mouse click is recognised only when the screen cordinates match.
Just make a mouse click with a window maximized and repeat when the window is smaller. It will not work

Reply   |   Comment by manoj  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#6

The problem with ultra-basic macro recording programs like this one is that they record your mouse clicks and key presses and replay them stupidly. Instead of doing that, a good macro recorder should inspect what is running in your system, and redirect the mouse and keyboard events to the application that has received them when the macro was recorded. And if that application is not running, it should refuse to play the macro, and issue an error message explaining the problem.

Since it's not the case with this GOTD, it is useless, and even dangerous. Sending mouse clicks without being sure that the right app will receive them is indeed terribly dangerous. For example, if you have recorded a macro that accepts a dialog, and when you replay it, another dialog is open at the same location, it will accept the wrong dialog. Imagine the disaster if the new dialog is "Format hard disc. Are you sure?"!

Also, note that all macro recording apps are dangerous for another reason: they can be considered as spywares, as they record what you type, including your passwords. A good antivirus should therefore at least flag them as a potentially dangerous application. Of course, you may want to trust the company that did the program, but anyway, you should not ignore the risk.

IMO, to do a good job, you need a real language, such as AutoHotkey (http://www.autohotkey.com/). With AutoHotkey, you can do almost anything, but of course you have to learn the language and write your macro. (It has a simple macro recorder that is not as powerful as the language itself, but you can use it to generate a basic script, and edit it later to suit your needs.) I highly recommend AutoHotkey. It is free, and has a great forum where you can request any help.

Reply   |   Comment by r0lZ  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+110)
#5

Don't really know if this is any easier than Windows built-in macro utility but it seems to be a resource lightweight,which is always good IMO. Thanks GOTD for anotherone

Reply   |   Comment by Bobby Baker  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-19)
#4

Nice basic macro program, but no single "if" command makes it useless for me. If any program lags, macro wont notice it. Seting highest delays expected is not time efficient. Please add at least "if pixel color or if window open"

Reply   |   Comment by flan  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+56)
#3

Despite other comments I like the interface. It's ready to use when needed.

So far so good.

Reply   |   Comment by Eric  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-29)
#2

Haha first comment, and I hope it's a good one.
Can this app make the grinding of mmorpg's one hek of a lot easier by say making a macro to chop wood, attack, make a fire, etc. and make the leveling up process much more efficient in mmo's. I ask this because I play Rune Scape and many other games that are extremely time consuming and I think it would be nice to have a macro to do those tedious tasks like chopping wood, to level up my wood cutting stat, while I'm out at school or out at a restaurant or whatever. So if any one uses this app today while it's here I will greatly appreciate the help you might give me in this area.

Reply   |   Comment by itdontwork  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-185)
#1

Fun program, but when i tested in VirtualPC it didnt correct for screen change from 800x600 to 1024x768. Nothing was in place for mouseclicks.

Reply   |   Comment by AnonymousTester  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
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