Website-Watcher 2016 v16.0

2.6 out of 5 stars 2.6 (971 votes)


Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP / Shareware; $29.95 / 24,778 downloads

WebSite-Watcher checks an unlimited number of web-sites for updates and changes with a minimum of time and online-costs. When changes in a website are detected, it saves the last two versions to your hard disk and highlights all changes in the text.

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  • Limitations

    Yes - 30 day timeout

  • Latest Changes

    - Highlight keywords: Multiple keyword colors supported. Just add #colorname on the right side of a keyword definition to use an alternative color. Supported color names are: red, green, olive, lime, teal, blue, aqua, magenta, orange. You can also use

    - Performance improvement: Bookmarks that use the check technology "Internet Explorer/Browser" or Internet Explorer Macros can be checked with multiple connections. The limit of one check at a time is no longer required and the checks work similar to t

    - Performance improvement: HTTPS bookmarks from the same domain can be checked with simultaneous connections. So if you have many HTTPS bookmarks from the same domain (eg., you might see a huge performance improvement! Default value: 3 co

    - Black/Whitelist for RSS feeds to include/exclude certain articles

    - New option to ignore RSS feed article bodies

    - Multiple Proxies. It's possible to define multiple proxies which can be used on a per-bookmark level. So it's possible to monitor different bookmarks with different proxies. This will work with bookmarks that use the http or https protocol

Reviews of Website-Watcher

  1. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 13.0 (Feb 14, 2013)

    great app!

  2. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 13.0 Beta 2 (Jan 25, 2013)

    This program is perfect. Highly customizable and goes the extra miles to do everything you ask of it. I love using it.

  3. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 11.5 Beta 1 (Oct 3, 2011)

    "lots of free products around which do the job correctly"

    Alright, it would have been easy to just name one then. It obviously has to support regular expressions like Website Watcher to "do the job correctly".

  4. 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 11.3 (Jun 20, 2011)

    Looks likes a 20 years old thing, behaves like a 20 years old thing, and is slow like a 20 years old thing. Indeed, lots of free products around which do the job correctly, this one doesn't (and probably never will)

  5. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 11.0 (Feb 4, 2011)

    This top-of-the-line software is being lanced by morons simply because the author doesn't want to work for free.

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