MessagePad is an application that is used to display a scrolling list of messages. Messages can be sent to MessagePad from the local computer, or more usefully, from a remote computer. These messages are sent from the command line using our SendMsg utility (free with MessagePad), or directly from LogWatcher and AutoPilot. Messages can contain color information that determines how they will be displayed. It is a useful alternative to having message boxes constantly interrupting your work.
MessagePad also allows you to configure alerts, which are triggered when MessagePad detects certain text strings in the incoming message. These alerts can be as simple as displaying a message or beeping, or they can be lengthy tasks that use any of the available actions. These actions are the same as those in AutoPilot and LogWatcher, which means that you can copy and paste your tasks from one to the other.
MessagePad is part of the Avadine suite of automation products, and supports data transfer between our applications via drag-and-drop, and cut-and-paste. Any tasks you build in LogWatcher or AutoPilot are compatible with MessagePad's tasks.Download
AutoPilot is a program that helps you automate tasks. With AutoPilot you can run many tasks based on all kinds of triggers. You can run a task from a hotkey. You can run a task from a popup menu. You can run tasks on time-scheduled intervals or many other trigger types.
AutoPilot is more than just an event scheduler. It is very useful even if you don't have any scheduled events. You can put all of your repetitive tasks into AutoPilot and launch them from a hotkey combination or from a popup menu.
AutoPilot supports multiple simultaneous schedulers. You can use each file as a scheduler or just use it for the hotkeys or popup menus. For example, you could put all your Internet type tasks into one AutoPilot file and have the popup menu hotkey set to Ctrl-Alt-I. Then you could put all your work-related tasks into another file that has its popup menu hotkey set to Ctrl-Alt-W. Then just load both files into AutoPilot and whenever you want to run an Internet task hit Ctrl-Alt-I. When you want to run a work related task you can bring up the other menu by hitting Ctrl-Alt-W.
AutoPilot is part of the Avadine suite of automation products, and supports data transfer between our applications via drag-and-drop, and cut-and-paste. Any tasks you build in LogWatcher or MessagePad are compatible with AutoPilot's tasks.Download
GroundControl is a full-featured tool that lets you build your own macro files to easily automate tasks on your computer. You have at your disposal over 200 functions to do everything from basic Window controls to the more advanced email DDE , SendKeys features. You use the Wizards to quickly add commands to the macro window, or use the toolbars to add commands at the click of a button. GroundControl handles the syntax and structure, and supplies examples that illustrate every function's usage. GroundControl has advanced registry and file functions. Also, powerful variables so you can manipulate data with ease. You also get Internet and SQL functions, plus easy networking features.
This makes GroundControl the fastest and easiest way to get your computer working for you more effectively.
GroundControl saves each macro you write as a single file, and you can run other macro files from inside any given macro file. This means you can specialize your macros for certain tasks ( like subroutines ) and keep your files small. Using the flow control statements , you can make real-time decisions to launch those tasks or not. GroundControl comes with a full set of file functions, and a strong suite of diagnostic functions to monitor disk space and memory, track and log errors, etc.
GroundControl is not just a simple batch file processor - it comes with plenty of functions for user interaction with question boxes and input boxes. This means you can use GroundControl as a front end for other applications you don't want users to have access to, especially if you take advantage of the SendKeys and DDE functions.
All in all, GroundControl is a powerful instrument that is easy to use, easy to maintain, and far-reaching in its capabilities.
GroundControl has received numerous including Ziff-Davis's, and Tucows highest rating!Download
LogWatcher is an advanced utility designed to search through Windows NT event logs to find certain keys that you define, and to execute special tasks when it finds them. LogWatcher will search logs on multiple remote computers, and will examine any of the event logs on those machines for any combination of fields and values you want. LogWatcher provides a convenient place for you to view, clear, and annotate those logs.
LogWatcher also supports text-based event logs, typical of those created by unattended processes that do not write to the Windows NT event log. For text files that are generated daily with date-based names, you can define a simple name template, and LogWatcher will keep track of the appropriate log file name. If you are only interested in text log scanning, then you can install LogWatcher on Windows 95/98, but you will not be able to use the NT Event Log support.
How does it work? To begin monitoring an NT Event log, you simply use our network browser to list all the available event logs on the computers you are interested in, and just check the actual logs you wish to watch. These logs show up in the left pane of the explorer, and you can view their contents simply by clicking on them. This lets you very quickly review recent events, just by working your way down the list.
The value of LogWatcher is its ability to do this searching for you in the background, and perform a task you specify when it finds the keys you want. You do this by defining watch groups for the logs you are interested. A watch group is just the keys you want to watch, and the task that those particular keys will trigger. You can configure as many combinations of keys and tasks as you want.
The keys can be any combination of the fields in an NT event log record. For example, you can define a key to find any occurrences of Event ID 6006 generated by the EventLog service (this is usually logged to the System Log just before a system shuts down). You can easily specify events by types, user, computer, etc. You can even search the translated message text for text keys!
LogWatcher supports impersonation, so you access protected event logs (like the NT Security log) on other machines.
The task is composed of one or more actions, and can be as simple as a pop-up message box, or a lengthy script composed of the following actions:
- Launch other programs
- Send E-mail
- File operations ( copy, delete )
- System operations ( shutdown reboot, etc )
- Run a GroundControl macro ( another Avadine product )
- Write text to file ( handy for sniffer-style applications, like certain paging apps )
- Send Keys
- Download Internet URL
- NT Service control
- Run SQL Script
LogWatcher provides a very handy Quick Start wizard to help you select logs, set up watch groups, and configure keys and tasks, and the help file includes detailed tutorials.
LogWatcher makes working with diverse text and NT event logs very simple. The tedious job of sifting through thousands of lines and records to detect critical warnings is performed continuously and unobtrusively for you.
LogWatcher contains inherent support for MessagePad. MessagePad is an Avadine product that displays a scrolling list of text messages. Messages can be sent to MessagePad from the local computer, or more usefully, from a remote computer. These messages are sent from the command line using our SendMsg utility (free with MessagePad), or directly from LogWatcher and AutoPilot. Messages can contain color information that determines how they will be displayed. It is a useful alternative to having message boxes constantly interrupting your work.
LogWatcher is part of the Avadine suite of automation products, and supports data transfer between our applications via drag-and-drop, and cut-and-paste. Any tasks you build in MessagePad or AutoPilot are compatible with LogWatcher.Download
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