Tag UI – A useful Open Source RPA that is also cross-platform

Tag UI is an open-source RPA maintained by AI Singapore, a government-funded initiative. It has quite a few contributors and has good documentation.

Here is a demo of the tool from creator Ken Soh.

Let us check out this Open source automation option.

Tag UI

TagUI is an open-source, cross-platform, command-line RPA tool that allows you to automate your desktop web, mouse, and keyboard actions easily.

The automation software uses “human language” like Command line syntax to build your workflows. So, you can automate with “language” like this:

Tag UI code

You can also do Visual automation for Websites and Desktop using integration with Sikuli. Under the hood, it converts that “language” you wrote or recording into JavaScript code.

Here are some key features:

  • Human readable code – can be written in 20 languages
  • Screen-based automation possible using computer vision
  • Basic and Pro UI Steps – there is a cheat sheet
  • Can integrate with AI/ML using API calls, Python
  • For specific requirements, Javascript, XPath, HTML is required
  • Live mode for development and debugging. See outputs as you type
  • Simple installation: Just unpack and run
  • Automate Chrome in visible/invisible mode
  • Chrome extension for recording web actions
  • Python & R integration for big data / AI / ML

How does it compare to other RPA?

Advantages

Tag UI has some advantages when to compared to other mainstream RPA tools:

  • Cross-platform works on Windows, macOS, Linux
  • $0 to use, under Apache 2.0 open-source license
  • Headless, runs in the background – you can continue using the computer uninterrupted.

With, TagUI you can also create the automation in Python with Python RPA.

If you like to try out Tag UI , let us check out a few resources to get you started.

Resources

Official resources
TagUI homepage – https://makerspace.aisingapore.org/do-ai/tagui
TagUI GitHub page – https://github.com/kelaberetiv/TagUI
Demo videos – https://github.com/aimakerspace/TagUI-Bricks

Tutorials
J Bot Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1n_P6zyRA4D3o7OIcdSl2Q

Community contributions
TagUI Editor – https://github.com/adegard/tagui_scripts
RPA for Python – https://github.com/tebelorg/RPA-Python
Moxie RPA – http://moxierpa.com (free and closed-source)

Presentation videos
TagUI session: https://youtu.be/PrnBDnnABwE
Talk on TagUI RPA – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzE4tKlzzg4
Talk on RPA for Python – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2aQKWx_EAE

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Last Updated on 4th March 2021

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