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Automation Workshop includes the If App Action that incorporates the If–Else logic for checking the specified running application or background process. Distinct steps are executed based on whether a specified app is running (or is not).

ProcessSelect a process or app to check its status:
  • Simple · choose a name from the list.
  • Dynamic · provide a name of executable (with an optional path). Utilize the Variable Wizard to incorporate input from variables.
  • Process ID · use a process identifier (usually using the Variable Wizard PID value that is returned by other Actions or Triggers).
App infoShows the current status of a process or application, for example:
  • The application "Settings" is currently running.
  • The process "Lighting" recently was closed.

The tooltip displays extended process information in real-time.
Condition Choose the condition to wait for:
  • is running · the application is currently active, operational, and processing data as intended.
  • is not running · the application is inactive (closed or terminated).
Start menuStart menu buttonChoose an App using the virtual Windows Start menu. All the necessary app parameters will be prefiled automatically.
BrowseBrowse buttonUse Browse to select a particular file or folder on local disk, network share on LAN (local area network), etc.
Variable WizardVariable Wizard buttonUse dynamic data input—substitute a parameter from a file, web, connected Trigger, other Actions, date and time presets, etc.


  • Dynamic variables & Events of the If App. Access the process ID, executable, and selected condition, along with data indicating whether the comparison condition has been met. Additionally, events indicating whether a specific app is running or not, and any errors, are logged.


  • When multiple instances of the same application are running, the condition is considered true, and the first set of Actions will be executed.
  • Providing only the program name (without path) will trigger the execution of the specified steps for any running instance of the program, regardless of its location on the disk.

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