Learn Robotic Process Automation (RPA) free online

Many Robotic Process Automation (RPA) vendors provide free tutorials and also allow you to download their tools.

Here are some free mainstream and Open-source tools with useful links.

Mainstream Tools

One of the most widely used (as suggested by others too) is UiPath. UiPath is easy to learn and get started. You can download the tool, learn from their academy and get rolling in no time. There is a decent community to support as well.

Here are the links to get started:

Download Uipath tool

Uipath tutorials

You can read more details including pros, cons, and pricing for UiPath here.

Automation Anywhere is another great RPA tool to learn. Please be aware that Automation Anywhere is a trial and expires in 30 days while UiPath has a free community edition that you can continue using.

Here are the links to get started with Automation Anywhere.

AA 30-day trial download (Fill out the form to get download link)

AA Tutorials

Learning edition

BP University

WorkFusion got popular offering completely free RPA. With the free RPA Express version, you can write scripts to automate tasks.

Free tool download

Workfusion courses

Pega Academy – Robotics

Kofax 12-month trial tool download

Kofax course (RPA intro only)

Tool & Tutorials

Open Source Tools:


TagUI does not use flowcharts but “human language” like Command line syntax to automate. So, you tell it things like this: click login; type username as xyz etc. You can also do Visual automation for Websites and Desktop.

Open RPA

Open RPA is an easy to use RPA tool with drag-drop interface like mainstream RPA tool vendors. Open RPA uses Windows Workflow Foundation and the entire platform is built using a microservice architecture.

Robin | RPA language

Robin is a free open-source programming language specifically for building RPA software bots. It runs on Microsoft .Net Common Language Runtime (CLR), the virtual machine component of Microsoft’s .NET framework. You would need a basic understanding of that to get started. I have more details about Robin in this post.

Auto Magica

Automagica  is a company out of Belgium that has an open-source RPA platform that they call “Smart Robotic Process Automation (SRPA)”. They have a portal where you can sign up and go about building your bot. Here is how to get started



  1. Ankit Gupta
    14th November 2019

    Hey Nandan,
    Interested to know your views about Microsoft RPA tool and stuff to move ahead with that.

    1. Nandan
      14th November 2019

      Ankit, Microsoft RPA is at it’s early stages – still basic stuff in terms of RPA. Good to explore for the low code AI and overall automation though.


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