iMacros is part of the Ipswitch family of tools and services.

General Questions

The Professional edition is a great fit for any business user who needs to do automation, data extraction, or web testing but doesn't need to integrate with other applications. It allows you to do straightforward tasks like login to a website, navigate to a page, and delete forum postings (which includes several clicks like: "Are you sure?", "Return to forum", ...)

By comparison, the Enterprise edition includes the iMacros API and support for iMacros Players. It is designed to manage complex automation, extraction, and web testing tasks such as interfacing with online databases and websites sites like Amazon, Ebay or salesforce.com. The Enterprise edition lets you download prices, images, product descriptions, or exchange rates. It supports updating a database with the latest pricing information; regression testing, performance testing, or simulating complex visitor activities (e.g. check hotel room availability or test a complete purchase process). You can also test AJAX, Flash or Java applets with the Enterprise edition.

The Enterprise edition includes five iMacros players, which you can use to run macros from different locations across a single organization. For example, let's say you write a macro to assist your order entry team. You could use the player to load and run the macro on every order entry workstation.

The Personal edition provides an upgrade path for iMacros freeware users who are looking for an unfettered web automation experience but don't need the advanced features of Professional or Enterprise. Just like the other editions, the Personal edition delivers data input and extraction, automation and testing, and the recording and playback functionality required for individual users to perform a limitless number of tasks.

iMacros Players enable distribution of macros across an enterprise environment. They are offered as an add-on to an Enterprise edition license which includes five Players out of the box.

The macros recorded with iMacros work on almost all sites. Even if the standard click methods fail (for example on Flash of Java applets) the DirectScreen command can be used in almost all cases.

If you think you have found a web site where iMacros does not work please let us know. We are very interested to hear of such cases and will assist you in finding a solution.

The free browser plug-in version provides the same functionality as the Personal edition but is limited to 100 rows, 3 columns and 50 actions/commands/lines.

The Enterprise and Professional editions include much more feature rich including the iMacros API (ideal for integration), playback of encrypted macros, support for Flash, Silverlight, Java, and much more. Visit our product comparison page for full details.

Yes, all the macros you create with the free browser plugin can be used with both the Professional and Enterprise editions.

Purchasing iMacros

If you originally ordered the Professional edition and want to upgrade to the Enterprise edition, you can order the upgrade using your Customer Portal.

With your initial purchase of Professional Edition, Enterprise Edition, or the Component for .NET, you receive one year of technical support and one year of access to new product releases and updates. After your first year, you can purchase an annual service agreement, which gives you access to the same level of tech support, new releases and updates.

Each edition includes a license for a single user plus one year of tech support and access to new product releases and updates.

Prior to iMacros 10.1, the iMacros license is NOT hardware locked. You can un-install the software on one machine and move it to another machine without problems as often as you need.

iMacros 10.1 and later utilize online activation. In order to transfer your license to another machine, you must first deactivate the license (Help > Activate iMacros > Remove License) and then reactivate iMacros on the new machine.

Integrating and Distributing iMacros

Yes, to do so you will need iMacros Players. The Enterprise edition is the only edition that support players and it includes five player licenses. This allows you to distribute the macros you create to other users with a player license within the same company or subsidiary.

Yes. For distributing macros to your clients, you can purchase the iMacros WebBrowser Component for .NET separately. The iMacros WebBrowser Component for .NET allows unlimited, royalty free distribution to anyone (outside your company, web downloads, etc.). For more information and pricing for the iMacros WebBrowser Component for .NET, contact our sales team.

If you want to embed iMacros inside your .NET program and have full control over the user interface (no iMacros GUI or branding), you'd need to purchase the iMacros WebBrowser Component for .NET. You also need the iMacros WebBrowser Component for .NET if you intend to distribute your iMacros Enterprise solutions to user external to your company or organization (see the previous FAQ).

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