Time has its value and developers know the value and importance of time. Everyday tricks and tools for developers are being developed so that your time can be saved and used for other important tasks. Developers spend a lot of time doing automotive and repetitive tasks like editing, storing, etc. However, there are automation tools that help perform repetitive tasks in the web browser and save time.
What is iMacros?
First is iMacros, the most popular extension for web browsers include Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer which adds logs and replays similar to those found in web testing and form filler software. iMacros was developed by iOpus on February 26, 2013 and is available in 11 international languages for Windows XP and later. In fact, it is a social scripting utility that allows users to share macros and scripts in a similar way to sharing bookmarks on many social bookmarking websites. Both free and proprietary version of iMacros are available.
What is Greasemonkey?
Greasemonkey is also an extension that is available only for Mozilla Firefox. It allows users to store scripts that make on-the-fly changes to web page content before or after the page loads in the web browser. This utility is useful for customizing page appearance, adding new features to web pages, fixing errors, collecting data from various web pages, and much more. Hundreds of scripts are already available for free and if you are one of the most manipulative, you can also write your own.
- The first apparent difference is in availability. The iMacros extension is available for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. While Greasemonkey extension is only available for Mozilla Firefox.
- iMacros is useful for those who want to earn more points on websites like Addmefast etc. While Greasemonkey is useful for developers.
- iMacros is used for form filling, scripting, server monitoring software testing, and web scraping. Greasemonkey is used for scripting and web scraping.
- iMacros requires Windows XP or later for the operating system, while Greasemonkey deals with cross-platform operating systems.
- Greasemonkey is a free tool, while iMacros is available in both free and proprietary versions.