Product comparison

Automation Workshop is available in a Free Edition as well as affordable Personal Use and Commercial Editions. The chart below will help you choose the edition that is best for you.

The Free Edition is only available to home users for non-profit use. The Personal Use license is available for educational institutions and its expanded feature set makes a good choice for home users, too. The Commercial license grants unrestricted use of Automation Workshop in government and business environments.

Feature Free Editon Home Business
Automation Triggers: Yes Yes Yes
· File Watcher for local & network drives Yes Yes Yes
· DigitalOcean Spaces Watcher Yes Yes Yes
· FTP and WebDAV Watchers Yes Yes Yes
· Secure FTPS and SFTP Watchers No No Yes
· Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Storage Watchers No No Yes
· Scheduler, Logon, System Startup Triggers Yes Yes Yes
Full set of automation Actions Yes Yes Yes
Task import & export Yes Yes Yes
Maximum number of Tasks 10 Unlimited Unlimited
Maximum concurrently running & parallel Tasks 10 Unlimited Unlimited
Maximum number of Actions per Task 10 Unlimited Unlimited
Maximum number of Triggers per Task Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Maximum number of folders to organize Tasks Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Orchestrate other AW instances 1 2 Unlimited
Concurrency policies & process queuing Yes Yes Yes
Complete error handling for workarounds Yes Yes Yes
View & filter unlimited log files Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Automatic log archive & rotate Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Email with secure SSL connection Yes Yes Yes
Complete email reporting Yes Yes Yes
Email notification templates No Yes Yes
Free Edition label not added to email footer No Yes Yes
Automatic backup schedule ¹ No Yes Yes
Full UI customization Yes Yes Yes
Knowledge base & online help Yes Yes Yes
Technical support (Standard & Premium) No Yes Yes
32-bit version Yes Yes Yes
64-bit version ² No Yes Yes
.exe installer setup Yes Yes Yes
.msi installer / Active Directory deployment No Yes Yes
Free to try ³ Yes Yes Yes
Upgradable ⁴ Yes Yes Yes
Service Guard for increased reliability yes Yes Yes
Security updates Yes Yes Yes
Instant new version availability ⁵ No Yes Yes
Applicable for accredited educational institutions No Yes Yes
Applicable for government & commercial use No No Yes
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Footnotes & disclaimers
  • ¹ Automatic backup of Free Edition is performed on fixed "Once per week" schedule.
  • ² Although Free Edition only comes in 32-bit version, it can be used both on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating systems.
  • ³ While Free Edition is totally free, Home and Business editions are free to try for 15-day trial period.
  • ⁴ Free Edition can be easily upgraded to licensed version without reinstalling or reconfiguring the software.
  • ⁵ New versions of Free Edition are released about 60–90 days later than those of Home and Business editions. Some versions may be skipped entirely.
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Recent news
  • March 20, 2024
    Automation Workshop Free Edition v7.6.0 brings new and improved Actions, new remote features, multiple bug fixes. Numerous interface and security improvements.
  • May 26, 2023
    Automation Workshop Free Edition v7.0.0 offers new actions for managing Windows services and applications, enhanced FTP/cloud operations, UI fixes, and improvements in the Variable Wizard and Advanced Fallback handling.
  • May 25, 2023
    Automation Workshop Free Edition v6.5.0 adds 2 new Triggers—Service Monitor and Process & App Monitor. 5 new Actions—Start & Stop Service, Service Maintenance, List Services, Terminate App, and List Apps.
Automation Workshop provides just the functionality to facilitate my everyday work.—Lee S.
Last updated: March 20, 2024
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