Requirements and Setup

  • What are the PC requirements?
    Windows® 7 or later (64-bit only), with or without admin rights; but running as admin gives it better functionality. There is no setup or installation as AlomWare Toolbox is portable software (a true standalone exe).

  • How do I install AlomWare Toolbox?
    After downloading the zip file, "unzip" it so that the folder inside named "AlomWare Toolbox" gets extracted for use somewhere on your PC. (If you don't know how to unzip a file, then learn how by watching our video, or use a free tool like PeaZip 🡥 to do it). Then, just run the exe file. Easy!

Privacy and your Data

  • Does AlomWare respect my privacy?
    Yes! Everything you do with AlomWare Toolbox is never seen, known, or accessible to us at any time; and there's no code in the app to secretly send your data to us. You don't even need an internet connection to run it, but if you're not convinced then learn how to block AlomWare Toolbox with a firewall 🡥. There are also Privacy Settings in the app that may be of interest to you.

  • Will I ever get locked out of my data?
    Never! The app mainly stores your data as plain text (aside from any optional encryption as explained above), and as PNG images for your screenshots and clipboard images. This means you can always get your data from outside of AlomWare Toolbox - there's no "vendor lock-in" here.
  • Can my Notes and Actions be encrypted?
    Yes. By default, your data is not initially encrypted, to (a) save you having to enter a password every time the app starts, and (b) keep your important data accessible if you forget your password. Click the "user" icon at the top-right of AlomWare Toolbox's window to set a password for that session, and then wrap the sensitive text in your notes and actions between these markers: {? and }. Watch our video.

  • How do I upgrade AlomWare Toolbox?
    First, quit the app if it's running, and then just unzip the new version over the old version's folder. Yes, it's literally that simple, and you won't lose any existing settings or app data such as your notes and automated actions. And unlike other products, our updates are always free of charge!

Operational FAQ

  • Do you have any videos about AlomWare Toolbox?
    We sure do! Please see our Videos page on this site, or subscribe to our YouTube 🡥 channel. New videos will be added from time to time. If you have a suggestion for a video (such as to learn how to do something with AlomWare Toolbox), then please contact us and let us know what you'd like to see.

  • Why can't I auto-type on some windows when using an action?
    Make sure the window is activated (has the focus) first, and that if it's an admin window that AlomWare Toolbox is also running as admin (see the "General" menu). You may need to use the "Window: Activate" step before using the macro or typing steps in your action. You may also need to set a slight delay before the typing starts, such as specifying "{z50}" (without quotes) at the start of the macro or typing step, to pause for 50 ms before typing.

  • Why aren't windows auto-moving when using an action?
    Make sure the window is activated (has the focus) first, and that if it's an admin window that AlomWare Toolbox is also running as admin (see the "General" menu). Also make sure you're specifying the actual correct target window - for example, its title may have changed since it opened. A window has to be an exact match.

  • Why doesn't the Power menu appear for some windows?
    This is because the window is of admin type and AlomWare Toolbox is not currently being run as admin. Restart it as admin (see the "General" menu) and it will work. Note also that sometimes middle-clicking a window's icon area to show the Power menu makes that window open another tab as well, such as web browsers or with Windows® 11's new "Folder Tabs". You can use an automated action with a hotkey to open the Power menu on these windows instead (it looks like this).