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With the automation steps, you can now log in to a website and take multiple screenshots of different pages. The automation steps can handle complex logins over multiple pages. We have added the Initial Automation steps to make it easier to capture multiple pages after a login.

In this post, we’ll show you how to log in to a website, Browshot, and take several screenshots after authentication. The Initial Automation steps run once, before any of the capture URLs, to log in to the website. Then, Blitapp accesses each URL to take a screenshot.

To log in from the home page of https://browshot.com/, a user must click on Login. This displays a login form where the user will enter his username and password. Then the user clicks on “Login” to obtain access to his dashboard.

Login to Browshot

Find the element to interact with

We’ll build the different steps to log in; then we’ll navigate to different pages and take a screenshot. The hardest part of the process is getting the identifier (called CSS selector) for each element we want to interact with: the button to click on, the input box in which to enter our username, etc. To find this identifier, we must use the Developer Tools from our web browser. Press F12 to open the Developer Tools. Navigate to https://browshot.com/. In the Developer Tools, click on the mouse cursor at the top left corner (highlighted in red below).

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February 15, 2021

We have added the ability to hide most full-page ads and popups from most websites in just one click. These popups and overlays hide the main content and can be an issue for many of our users. Until now, you could use the automation steps to deal with them individually on each site. Now, however, you can hide these annoying popups by toggling one option.

Under Advanced Web Page Options, there is a new option at the top: Hide Popups. Change the option to Yes to turn on the new feature.

Hide popups in your capture

How does it work?

If you enable the option, the browser will try to find elements that hide the main content. Here are a few examples.

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December 20, 2020

Capture, Review and Archive your Aamazon listings

Many users subscribe to Blitapp to monitor their Amazon listings: product page, search results, reviews, special deals, etc.

Amazon tends to make unannounced and unwanted changes to listings. Our users want to quickly see when a change happens, and be able to prove what their product page or search results looked like before the change. They the e-mail to quickly spot any changes to their page. The apps (typically Google Drive or Dropbox) keep an archive that they can produce at any time.

With Blitapp, you can set up daily captures of all your listings and Amazon pages, and receive screenshots directly in your inbox. You can split the captures to contain multiple screenshots — for example, to group the product description, reviews, and search into one e-mail.

You can also set up captures at specific dates — for example, to track limited special offers. Set up an App, like Google Drive or Dropbox, to share screenshots or archive them for years.

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September 07, 2020

You can customize the capture e-mails sent by Blit with different templates, as well as a a different sender and reply to.

From and Reply To

Under Account, there are two fields that you can use to customize the e-mail. The first is the From field. It will change the sender that is displayed in your e-mail client. You can change it to any value. For example, if you use My Company, it will look like this in Gmail:

From field

The second field, Reply To, is the e-mail address used when a user wants to reply to the e-mail. It should be a valid e-mail address.

Choose a template

You can choose between two templates: Default and Minimal. Click on preview to see what the e-mail subject and content will look like for each of them.

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June 07, 2020

You can upload your screenshots directly to your cloud storage through Apps. The Slack App allows you to receive your captures in a Slack channel.

To start sending captures as Slack notifications, follow these steps:

  1. Create an App in Slack.
  2. Create a Slack App in Blitapp.
  3. Add your new App to any capture.

Create an App in Slack

First, you will need to create an Incoming WebHooks App in Slack.

Click on this link to create a new Slack App. Enter the following information:

  • App Name: Choose a custom name, for example, Blitapp.
  • Development Slack Workspace: Use the workspace where the App should be active.

Then, choose Incoming Webhooks. Make sure you Activate Incoming Webhooks.

Incoming Webhooks in Slack

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May 08, 2020
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