A Personal Edition license provides additional functionality to iMacros for Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer beyond what the freeware versions offer, as well as grants users the right to use the software in their company/business.
|Feature||Free edition||Paid version (any)||Affected commands|
|Play macros||Only as bookmarks, up to 50 lines.||As bookmarks and files, any length|
|Record macros||Only as bookmarks, up to 50 lines||As bookmarks and files, any length|
|Save macros||Only as bookmarks||As bookmarks and files|
|Read input from CSV files||No||Yes||!DATASOURCE|
|Save extracted data to file||No||Yes||SAVEAS, SAVEITEM|
|Make screenshots of webpage||No||Yes||SCREENSHOT, SAVEAS|
|Save stopwatch data to a file||No. Data can still be referenced in macro via the !STOPWATCHTIME variable||Yes||!FILESTOPWATCH, !FOLDER_STOPWATCH|
|Profile macro performance||No||Yes||!FILE_PROFILER|
Installation & License Activation
Please see the iMacros WebExtensions page for steps on installing the required software for these browsers and activating the license.
Note: You cannot activate the license with the freeware version of iMacros for IE.
- Install iMacros for IE using the installer available in your Ipswitch Community account.
Note: File Access for iMacros Extensions is not required for iMacros for IE.
- After installing, start IE and make sure to click Enable when prompted to enable the iMacros Browser Helper Object.
- Click the iMacros icon on the browser toolbar (or select iMacros for IE from the browser's Tools menu).
- Click the Person icon (to the right of Home and Tools) in the lower portion of the iMacros sidebar.
- Click the License button then enter the activation code for your license and click Validate.
If you encounter any errors or have any issues activating the license, please submit a new Account/Access Question using this form. Specify "Help activating iMacros Personal Edition license" as the subject and provide the serial number for your license in the problem description.
After you have installed the iMacros extension in your browser you will see the iMacros icon in the toolbar, which is used to open the iMacros sidebar. First we recommend that you look at a few demo macros. After this start recording your own first macro. To get started, a simple website like this wiki or our company website are good. To record, open the iMacros sidebar and click the record button. When you are done recording, click the stop button. You can then playback the macro or view/edit the macro code.
Spend some time to get familiar with this wiki, it has lots of in-depth information on all iMacros functionality, as well as have a look at the Resources page on the iMacros website.
For issues activating the license, see the above section. If you run into any other issues, please don't hesitate to reach out on the iMacros forums. Take a good look through the forums before asking your question, we might already have a solution or work around available!
For direct email and phone support from an Ipswitch technical support representative, consider upgrading to a Professional or Enterprise Edition license.