Mar 08, 2010: Simon 2.5.6 and other updates

Simon

The free update version 2.5.6 of the powerful website monitoring tool Simon for Mac OS X brings some important bugfixes and enhancements.

Simon - New in 2.5.6 :
(2010-03-08, R 2052)
  • Changed the reports to trim off the filename for the OutputLocation report variable when using the file:// protocol, to avoid breaking reports like the iPhone template.
  • The License window is now brought to the front when the application is activated, if it is open, to avoid it being mistakenly hidden behind the Montor window (e.g. if it is automatically hidden).
  • Fixed an issue with counting the number of active tests, where it was mistakenly counting waiting tests as active, even if they're normally paused.
  • Added a hidden preference to output debug information about the internet connection (for use with the automatic offline mode). It can be activated by entering defaults write com.dejal.simon2 InternetConnectionDebugMode YES in Terminal.

Simon monitors websites and servers for changes or failures.

Dejal Simon is the essential site monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks servers for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, Twitter, or other means. You can use it to track updated sites, and to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers. Developed in Cocoa, it is a native Mac OS X application with an intuitive and attractive interface.

Simon is very versatile. It can be used to monitor your own website and servers, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, and many other uses.

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Other Updates

  • In our Homepage, you will see which apps have been updated most recently, just above the Newsletter column.
  • Furthermore, the homepage's teaser texts are sorted for the recent application updates. The last three before Barcody were TidyUp 2.2.0, Narrator 2.0.7, BlogAssist 2.2.2, and Caboodle 1.3.5.
  • In the Search chapter you find a Site History which lists the recent website updates.