WebSentinel
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Monitor Web pages for search terms at interval times.   Demo ($10.00)
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WebSentinel is a utility for monitoring the content of Web pages for search terms at a scheduled time, optionally on a periodic basis.

Drag and drop URLs or use the "Current Browser" button to add URLs to the list window. Then Click in the "Search Terms" column of each row to open an editor, then type or copy the terms you want to search for in the content of that URL.

Select one or more items and use the "Date-Time" chooser to schedule their search time. Use preferences to specify a repitition, such as repeat every 24 hours. Various other options are available using
What's New
Version 1.0.4:
  • For the "Current Browser URL" feature (for loading the URL of the front window of your supported browser into the URL list) support for Opera, Flock and Google Chrome has been added. Also, support for Camino and Firefox has been fixed.
  • The console log file is now saved to the WebSentinel folder of the Limit Point Software folder of the Application Support folder.
  • The app icon has been changed to support sizes up to 512x512
Version 1.0.4:
  • For the "Current Browser URL" feature (for loading the URL of the front window of your supported browser into the URL list) support for Opera, Flock and Google Chrome has been added. Also, support for Camino and Firefox has been fixed.
  • The console log file is now saved to the WebSentinel folder of the Limit Point Software folder of the Application Support more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later



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Basti79 reviewed on 27 Aug 2012
Sorry but this software is too complicated to use. First of all, you can't just type in a URL. You HAVE to open it with your browser and the use a button to retrieve it from the current browser's URL. It uses Safari as default, what if my preferred browser is Firefox/Chrome/Camino/iCab/...?
Next, you can't make a comment for URLs. Just imagine having a long list of URL. How are you supposed to remember from the URL what the contents of it was?
Then, there is the "Date-Time" think. I cannot see any reason why the developer chose to program a visual clock and how it is supposed to work. I cannot drag the dials and there is no way to manually edit the time. Therefore I could only change between AM and PM which is rather useless and left me with a schedule of 12 hours or so.
Furthermore there is a feature to adjust the row heights of the main window - also useless because URL will not get a line break anyway.
Quite frustrated with this.
[Version 1.0.4]


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Downloads:2,186
Version Downloads:827
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Demo
Date:01 Jun 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $10.00
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WebSentinel is a utility for monitoring the content of Web pages for search terms at a scheduled time, optionally on a periodic basis.

Drag and drop URLs or use the "Current Browser" button to add URLs to the list window. Then Click in the "Search Terms" column of each row to open an editor, then type or copy the terms you want to search for in the content of that URL.

Select one or more items and use the "Date-Time" chooser to schedule their search time. Use preferences to specify a repitition, such as repeat every 24 hours. Various other options are available using the Preferences window. In particular enter your email address, and your mail server settings so that WebSentinel can email you to inform you of the search results.

Click the "Start" button to run the schedule. WebSentinel also logs its results to its own console log file named "WebSentinel.log" in its Application Support folder..

WebSentinel is part of the Limit Point Software Utilities Bundle : http://www.limit-point.com/Utilities.html. Purchase a Utilities password to activate all the utilities, including WebSentinel. Updates are always free, new products always included!


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