As you guys know I am all about working efficiently and using automation in my day-to-day tasks. Anything that is slightly repetitive or tedious I like to automate. You should make the iMacros FireFox plugin your best friend when automating tasks within your browser. iMacros is an AWESOME plugin and the best part is that it is free. All you have to do is install the plugin and then simply record your actions within your browser. Then to automate that process the next time you simply play back those tasks.
You are probably thinking that in your day-to-day activities that you don’t have many repetitive tasks, and I thought the same thing when I first discovered iMacros. But after learning different ways to use the iMacros plugin and being a little creative, I have been able to discover several tasks that I can save several hours each day with iMacros. iMacros has a great wiki and by spending a little time learning and experimenting I have been able to learn how to run loops from Microsoft Excel files and also to execute copy and pastes by saving what I copy as a variable and then using the variable later in the iMacro script. When you start to get your feet wet with iMacros you really start to see how powerful this plugin really is.
Your probably thinking that from my enthusiasm for iMacros that I am going to insert an affiliate link at the end of this blog post, but it is completely free and I have nothing to gain. I just think that iMacros should be part of everyone’s arsenal of tools when working online.