- What happened to StepShot? What is UiPath and why did StepShot decide to join it?
StepShot started its journey with a focus on process documentation but always aimed at providing more value for our customers and, thus, shifted its direction toward Process Definition. That’s why UiPath and StepShot decided to combine their development efforts and deliver the next-generation product for Process Discovery named Task Capture (formerly Explorer Expert). The tool enables each user to document step-by-step processes, build diagrams, and automate those business processes to get rid of mundane tasks.
UiPath is a global software company that provides a platform for robotic process automation. It’s a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for RPA Software, Forbes #3 private cloud company in the world.
- What will happen to my Manuals/Guides account?
We provide you with access to the latest version of your StepShot product until May 15, 2020 according to our Terms of Service. On May 15, the original StepShot product in offline mode becomes available for all our users respectively to their account plan – Basic or Pro. The number of user seats will be preserved, too. To use the offline version, generate offline activation code(s) by June 15, 2020.
Please make sure to generate the offline code(s) by June 15, 2020 even if your renewal date for a current yearly subscription is later than May 15. This will allow you to access the tool offline after online access is discontinued.
Also, we encourage you to start using the Community version of Task Capture (see question #9), that we’ve developed with UiPath, completely for free.
- Where can I download the offline version?
For StepShot Guides, the offline version can be downloaded here.
For StepShot Manuals, the offline mode has been enabled in your existing version of the product. There’s no need to install a new version.
- How to generate code for offline version?
For StepShot Guides, go to our login page at https://guides.stepshot.net/login by June 15, 2020. Click “Generate activation codes,” a button to copy the code will appear.
Open StepShot Guides offline application and paste the code to activate your access.
You receive the possibility to generate as many offline codes as you have active licenses. Thus, please generate a new code for each user you want to add to your account.
For StepShot Manuals, the offline mode has been enabled in your existent version of the product. Please log in your account here and go to the User Management section and then Activation codes. Delete the email of the user in the Invited users section and enter it in the Activation Codes table below to provide offline access, then click Generate a Code.
Press Get a Code, copy the one you received and send it to the user, whom you want to provide the offline access to your account.
- How can I log in to the StepShot offline version?
For StepShot Guides, please download the offline version from the link in question #3. Install and open your desktop app and you will be asked to enter an activation code (see question #4).
For StepShot Manuals, the offline mode has been enabled in your existent version of the product. See question #4 to learn how to generate an activation code, and paste it in the corresponding field in the app.
- Will I still be supported?
The product support continues in the usual mode until May 15, 2020. After that and until June 15, 2020, we will be responding only to the queries regarding the proper work of the StepShot offline version at [email protected] Please expect delays in our response.
Since June 15, 2020, the customer support is discontinued unless you have an active StepShot Guides yearly subscription—in this case, you’ll be supported until the subscription expiry date. Please make sure to generate your code for the offline version by June 15, 2020.
- What does an offline mode of StepShot products include and who can use it?
An offline mode is offered to those StepShot lifetime users and subscription customers (at the moment of acquisition) who prefer to stay with the product after the end of its support (May 15, 2020).
An offline mode is available for both StepShot Manuals and StepShot Guides (depending on what product you have). The offline version will include all the features according to your account plan, except for support, Cloud storage, and auto narration in video export. Please note that StepShot offline version is not part of a UiPath product line. Thus, UiPath can’t be held liable for any potential issues in connection therewith.
- What will happen to my guides?
All your exported materials in different formats (Word, PDF, Video, PowerPoint, HTML, separate images, WordPress posts) will remain unchanged. You can benefit from them as much as you need.
For local .ssg files, you can use your current version of the StepShot product to work with all locally saved documents in the unique StepShot Guides format (.ssg) until the end of your license or May 15, 2020. After that, you .ssg files will be available for editing just in the StepShot offline version.
- What is the alternative to StepShot offline version?
As an alternative to StepShot offline version, you can use Task Capture – a process discovery tool to help you describe and provide detailed insights into the processes you consider for automation.
Working in the background, the tool captures your steps, makes screenshots with every mouse click, and collects smart data about the process statistics (execution time, number of steps, text entries, etc.). Thanks to its powerful editing functions, you can seamlessly edit and annotate each screenshot, as well as provide a valuable text explanation for each step.
Based on the captured data, UiPath Task Capture will build a comprehensive workflow diagram and provide details about each step. What’s even more impressive is that you can easily customize the diagram or even build your own one from scratch. All the collected findings can be quickly exported to UiPath Studio as a workflow template (XAML format) or can be presented as an insightful Process Definition Document.
- Where can I try Task Capture?
Task Capture is already available and you can download it here for free with the Community version.
- How does UiPath handle my personal data?
UiPath respects your right to privacy and processes your personal data in accordance with GDPR and other applicable privacy laws.
Please check out here how UiPath processes your personal data, for what purposes, and with whom it is disclosed, if you are a customer or if you are using any UiPath products or services.
For more information about UiPath’s security and privacy practices please click here.