Website Watchman
Website Watchman
2.5.0

5.0

Website Watchman free download for Mac

Website Watchman

2.5.0
25 September 2019

Monitor, archive, go back in time.

Overview

Website Watchman is an easy to use website archival utility.

Note: this app's name has had to be changed slightly because of a pre-existing project called Watchman. Existing licence holders shouldn't be affected.

Features:
  • Monitor a whole website, part of a website or a single page
  • Set up configs for multiple sites / pages
  • Schedule hourly, daily, weekly, monthly scan
  • Be alerted to any changes, visible text, source code or changes to the page's resources
  • View and be able to demonstrate what a page looked like on a particular date
  • Be aware of every change to a competitor's page / site
  • Runs locally, not a cloud service. Own your own data.
  • An archive is kept, including all changes to pages, images, style sheets and js
  • View a 'living' version of a historical page, not a screenshot
  • Switch between versions of the page to compare them
  • Export a historical page as image or collection of all of its files
  • Export the entire site, preserving all files as they were on a given date, or processed to make a browsable local copy of the site.

What's new in Website Watchman

Version 2.5.0:
  • By popular demand, now has an option to exporting a local copy of the entire site, either the most recent scan or as the site stood on any date that a scan was made
  • Site export has an option to preserve files as they were retrieved under their original filenames, or process the files to make the local copy browsable

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2 Website Watchman Reviews

Rate this app:

momijigari
04 January 2019

Most helpful

"Initial release is beta, It's free to try with no restrictions in return for feedback. It has an expiry date, before which there will be an updated version."
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Version 1.0.0
RJC.NJNYC
11 July 2019
Can Not Connect to Develop[ers Website to get Update
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Version 2.4.3
1 answer(s)
Sheadixon
Sheadixon
16 August 2019
I'm not sure what the problem was when you tried but it was definitely temporary.
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momijigari
04 January 2019
"Initial release is beta, It's free to try with no restrictions in return for feedback. It has an expiry date, before which there will be an updated version."
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Version 1.0.0
1 answer(s)
Sheadixon
Sheadixon
09 January 2019
Thank you for the opportunity to clarify this. The message you quote applied to version 0.x which was beta. (The web page is now updated.) Since v1.0.0, it is considered stable and the expiry is removed, ie it'll work for free for good with all features (and there will be a free reader to read the web archive files it builds). As time goes on and depending on its popularity, future versions may not be free (in that case, version 1 will continue to work).
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