Desktop & Browser Recorder

Easily build, update, and create robust screen recordings for real-world automation


The Automate Recorder is an enterprise-class RPA screen recording tool that enables you to quickly and easily build, accelerate, and distribute automation for desktop and browser-based applications.

Purpose built for practical use, the Automate Recorder empowers simple, do-it-yourself UI-driven automation without writing a single line of code. Included as part of the top-rated Automate RPA solution, the Automate Recorder provides the right balance of flexibility and power suited for real-world, complex recordings. 

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Benefits of the Automate Recorder

Easy Record and Replay 

See the immediate impact of each step in the recording process. Start, stop, replay, edit, update, and re-enter recordings as often as you need to tailor your automation.

Seamless Movement Between Task Builder and Recorder

Work between the Automate Task Builder and the Automate Recorder with the click of a button. Create robust, UI-driven automation without writing code.

Flexible, Do-It-Yourself Automation

Easy-to-build and easy-to-maintain automation empowers citizen developers to build RPA faster with an adaptable, forgiving, step-by-step approach.

Complimentary Automation Connector Hub

With the Automation Connector Hub, you can access more than 150 free pre-built conectors designed for your specific automation needs.

Designed for Enterprise Business Use

With configurable automation capabilities and enterprise-class features, the Automate Recorder is well-suited for complex business processes and workflows, and can seamlessly integrate UI and non-UI actions.

Powerful Orchestration Without the Price Tag

With Automate's simple pricing model, ROI will not go down the more you use the tool. Avoid hidden costs that diminish automation value. Automate pricing structure is based on scalability, not tasks. 

The speed and safety with which ordinary business users can build, test, and deploy new bots to support their daily work has been taken to a whole new level with the Automate Recorder.

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How Does the Automate Recorder Work?


Through the recorder interface, user actions, such as keystrokes and mouse clicks, are converted into automation actions within your Automate workflow. From there, you can update, edit, and manage recordings easily. Add programming logic, including loops and conditional logic, and incorporate non-UI automation, like calling an API.

Mix UI, recorded tasks together with back-end automated tasks and personalize the automation to your organization’s unique workflows. This leads to more robust rules-based decision making and easier management of your recordings because they can be edited in real-time.

What Types of Recordings Can You Make?

With the Automate Recorder, you can easily record different types of automation actions.


Desktop Recordings

Record step-by-step automations for a variety of tasks common to desktop interactions, including Microsoft automation for Excel, Share Point, and Active Directory. Query databases and write to a spreadsheet, or run/manage your existing macros.

Document process recordings for pulling and manipulating data from numerous sources, including Excel, Crystal Reports, SQL, or ERP systems. Then capture how you format data to build intelligent reports that can be distributed across your organization.

What Makes the Automate Recorder Superior to Other Desktop & Browser Recorders?

As you build the UI automation, you can test steps along the way. Breaking recordings into multiple steps of the workflow ensures that you get real-time guidance and feedback—without waiting until the end of a recording to find out if a step is broken. If you encounter a glitch, you can address it right away without starting the recording over. It also eliminates the need to reconnect with your browser session as you build web-based automations.

Because recordings can be edited within the Automate Recorder, you can easily add, modify, move or delete individual steps within recordings as needed. Come back as many times as you need to re-enter recordings and apply fixes or separate updates at any time.

The Automate Recorder enables you to mix UI actions and back-end automation to mimic human thought processes with non-UI business logic. While traditional macro driven recorders capture only what the user performs on-screen, intent is not easily translated. To satisfy logical decisions, a recording must be able to add non-UI steps, including loops, expressions, and if-statements.

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