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iMacros is Amazing

Automate Everything.

Every online professional should be using iMacros for Firefox… simply amazing.

I was first introduced to it when I was working on a client’s Facebook, and their profile’s wall was from top to bottom, full of other people’s advertising posts. So naturally, these should and need to be cleaned up. After scouring Facebook’s settings, it became apparent that I would need to delete every one of these 100’s and 100’s and hundreds of posts one by one by hand manually :(.

I got started, instead of dwelling on the daunting task, I usually just get started, it’s said we stress and spend more energy thinking about tasks than actually doing them. After a while of doing this I thought, there MUST be another way to do this? So I put my Googling cap on and found the solution; iMacros.

With this Firefox Add-on I was able to record once the task of removing one of these wall posts and then setting it to play and automate the rest. I set it to replay 1,000 times just to play it safe, went into town and got lunch and when I got back… there was one beautiful clean wall!

I reminisced about sooo many tedious, repetitive tasks I’d done in the previous years that would have been made a breeze. There are so many automation tasks that iMacros could be used for; it could be used as a friend adder for any social profile, it could be used for approving requests, deleting spam and whatever you could think of for the most part, could make for a very good WordPress assistant.

I’d love to hear tangible uses of iMacros that have been implemented that otherwise would have been daunting. Also, if you need help automating something, maybe I can take a shot at making iMacros work for you.

Thanks for reading, Bryan

  • Joost Schuur

    Not quite the same thing, but along the same vein is Fake, a scriptable Mac browser client that let’s you automate unit tests on web sites. It’s like Automator meets Safari.