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With CodeWatcher, do away with the "save" switch to browser" refresh" cycle.

CodeWatcher is a simple developer WebBrowser that automatically reloads its contents whenever a file in the base directory changes. It is the perfect tool if you are building Websites. Just give it a local html file to display and it will scan the folder for changes and reload appropriately.

CodeWatcher realizes whenever you save or rename or delete a file in your project directory, be it CSS, HTML, JPG, PNG, CFG, and automatically reloads your html so you can see the results immediately ?" without the cumbersome switch-and-reload more...

What's New

Version 1.0.1:
  • Added a loading bar to indicate when the app is loading a new site (for slow connections).
  • Fixed a bug that caused the default font to be in a different size than that of Safari.
  • Fixed the bug that would cause the app to not work if the sites to be watched contained spaces or non-ascii characters.
  • Fixed a typo in the menu


OS X 10.6.6 or later

*Previously available here

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Ronny-Mac Member IconReview+1

This is decent and useful; hardly a one star app. Forget AppleScript. 99-percent of Mac users won't bother with it to automate a reload. Forget the Safari Extension. It doesn't do the same thing. If you want to code and tweak and see a live preview and don't want to spend much money, CodeWatcher works as advertised. At 99-cents it's a bargain (consider workflow, time and effort, etc.).

For those who hate the Mac App Store, get used to it, folks. It's the future but it's here now. It won't be long before many very good Mac apps, including those from Apple, will ONLY be available on the App Store.

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Version 1.0.1
MacBunny Member IconComment+66

This can actually be achieved with the Tab Reload Safari Extension. So its not so useful.

P.S. This is a comment and not a review because don't need to purchase this app hence my comment above.

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Version 1.0.1
Orefalo Member IconReview+27

The same functionality can be achieved with AppleScript + Safari.

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Version 1.0.1

I'm sorry but you must be a huge jerk.
0.5 rating because this can be achieved with AppleScript???
Are you rating this app or AppleScript???
How many people know AppleScript and have the time to do that???
Learn how to write a review, else go away damn hater!

hced Member IconComment+171

I have two questions which I couldn't find answers to in the product description:

1. What rendering engine is this? Webkit?

2. If Webkit, does it provide Web Inspector (which I think is more complete than Firebug Lite).

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Version 1.0
Darrel Member IconComment+40

If this were freely available instead of only at the Apple Store, I would try it out. Since it isn't, I'm not.

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Version 1.0

Well your loss then...

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Downloads 609
Version Downloads 530
License Commercial
Date 06 Apr 2011
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $0.99