Simon
Simon
4.3.1

3.9

Simon free download for Mac
10 October 2018

Monitor changes and crashes with Web sites and servers.

Overview

Simon monitors websites and alerts you of crashes and changes.

Select pages to monitor, choose your alert options, and customize your settings. Simon does the rest.

Keep a watchful eye on your favorite sites
  • Monitor any site. Want to receive an alert when a favorite blog has been updated? Or monitor activity on your personal page? If it's on the Web, Simon can watch it for you.
  • Enjoy flexible alert options. Find out about page changes via alarms, emails, or speech. Whether you're at work or at home, Simon has an alert option to match your level of urgency.
  • Get support for multiple services. DNS, FTP, IMAP, MySQL, Twitter, SMTP. Simon has built-in support for almost any service you can imagine.

What's new in Simon

Version 4.3.1:
  • Fixed a crash when generating a remote report.
  • Further tweaks for dark mode on Mojave.
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25 Reviews of Simon

5
Tonycecala
17 November 2010
Version: 3.0

Most helpful

I've used Simon for several years. Quietly monitoring my own sites for uptime and speed. I've always been impressed with the stability of the product. Over the years, new features have been added and I've really taken for granted just how powerful Simon is. With v3.0 I'm very pleased to be able to fine-tune filters and monitor my sites with more granularity.
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2
Hans_K
24 February 2017
Version: 4.2
I reviewed this software, thinking it would be useful and easy to setup for several monitoring tasks. I find Simon difficult to use. The filters work counter intuitive. One of the things I tried was to check mail with apple iCloud. I could not get the map working, as it does not support TLS out of the box. I really missed a logfile of what the service is doing under the hoods. There is no (conventional) log, just an output line which does not help much when setting up new rules. Also, the help is very basic. No instructions, just a few simple examples. Left me wondering quite a few times. Waste many hours just to get some simple stuff done. I consider leaving Simon and writing custom scripts by myself, so I have full control, debugging facilities and most importantly: understand exactly what is going on. (btw, many of the services are just scripts in the Simon interface as well). too bad, tried to like it and get stuff done quickly....
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3.5
Balanchine
27 May 2016
Version: 4.2
Powerful and reliable, but expensive if you don't need all the features, and I found it complicated to set up initially. My main use is monitoring the pages of some internet sellers who occasionally put up stuff which sells out quickly. Simon can do this, of course, but not with the default settings, since many web pages have ads, counters and other junk that trigger false positives. So setting up an alert in Simon requires digging around in the HTML of the webpage, then adding "block filters" that check for changes in only the parts you're interested in. I feel that some kind of setup wizard could make this task a lot easier.
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Junction10
04 November 2015
Version: 4.1.1
I'm trying to download it - both via the MacUpdate Desktop AND by downloading it via the MacUpdate download page.. but all I'm getting is "An error occurred Application error" on the download... Is there a problem with the MacUpdate download link??
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4.5
Spagh
25 September 2015
Version: 4.1.1
Excellent app. French localisation should be great but not compulsory :)
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4.5
Jef4
21 September 2015
Version: 4.1.1
Great monitoring software. I check customers internet connection, mailservers and voip servers.
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1
Colbatguano
25 May 2015
Version: 4.0.3
I was thinking of using this, but I managed to reliably, repeatedly, crash the software within 1 minute of using it.

Pity because I would like software with this functionality. Perhaps if they could guarantee a fix I would consider it, but I guess it won't be at this good price again!
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2
Why-Not
25 March 2015
Version: 4.0.3
This software is functionally very comprehensive. It can accomplish tasks that few other titles can. But, the new interface is atrocious. The goal of making everything so light, so absolute minimal contrast makes it so you have to stare at the screen, just to find out what is going on.

I really want to love this software. It performs a task we really need. But, the interface has completely killed its viability in our environment. I wish developers would stop trying to copy everything Ive does and make an interface that fits the application it is used in. This is not about making everything disappear. In fact, it is about making the important stuff appear, and not without having to be six inches from the display. Monitoring software should be good at seated position or at 5 feet. Intermapper and Lithium understood that. Your old version might have been a little busy for an interface, but functionally, it worked so much better than this one.

We were ready to purchase three licenses when we heard about the new Simon. We keep evaluating the trial, but in the end, we are not investing in this with this interface. The old systems will have to do.
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4.5
Spagh
19 April 2013
Version: 3.5.1
Outstanding software ! Master Value. I use it to monitor 8 sites : http/ftp/imap ... + . Never had any errors
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5
Jhommy
09 April 2013
Version: 3.5
It simply works, wonderful and easy to use interface, if you are an admin, webmaster or anyone needing a third eye to keep on monitoring servers and network resources Simon is the right tool for the job.
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4.5
pine-cone
20 March 2013
Version: 3.5
I love this app. Keeps track of 6 sites on three different ISPs.
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5
anonymous-rooster-2921
16 March 2011
Version: 3.0.1
I started using Simon about two weeks ago. Since then, it has done exactly what I hoped it would - let me know when my website servers are down without disrupting my workflow or hindering system memory. I'm quite impressed and look forward to seeing just how reliable my web hosts are. :)
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5
Tonycecala
17 November 2010
Version: 3.0
I've used Simon for several years. Quietly monitoring my own sites for uptime and speed. I've always been impressed with the stability of the product. Over the years, new features have been added and I've really taken for granted just how powerful Simon is. With v3.0 I'm very pleased to be able to fine-tune filters and monitor my sites with more granularity.
(3)
Rocurth
05 November 2010
Version: 3.0
I really like Simon - its probably not replacing a permanent monitoring solution but it discovered problems with some off my webservers so often that i really don't want to miss it :)
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5
Mdoher1
04 November 2010
Version: 3.0
I cannot speak highly enough of this product and company. Simon allows monitoring of websites to be performed in the background and records of up/down time to be kept. It also allows sophisticated filtering/conditions to be set up on the sites checking for changes etc. The interface is nice and clean and I had this application downloaded, installed and starting to do its job within 15 minutes of purchasing. IMHO - Simon is the best in its class on the Mac. A word about the company...by far the best customer experience I have had with a software company in a very long time. Quick and honest replies...a real pleasure to deal with. Product, price and customer service are all winners for me!
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5
Kswaterman
31 October 2010
Version: 3.0b2
Lets face it monitoring your website is much the same as backing up your computer, you just don't think about it until you have a problem. If you don't use a program such as Simon then the first time you may know you have a problem will be when you accidentally find the problem or even worse, like me, when you are officially given a take down notice because your website had been hijacked for a week. Simon is a fantastic way of ensuring your personal or business websites are running smoothly and can even let you monitor other (competitors) sites for changes. I've always found Simon to be easy to use and configure and once set up there really is nothing you need to do other than start it and let it alert you to any changes or downtime. I've been using Simon 2 for a few years and after using the beta version of Simon 3 for a little while I can say without reservation that this is the best version of Simon yet. It has managed to remain a simple to use program but has packed far more features into what was already a pretty feature packed program. I would have to say Simon 3 really is a necessary upgrade for existing users, there are just simply too many new features and refinements to not consider an upgrade and if you have any type of web presence or website that you care about and don't have this program then you owe it to yourself or your business to buy this program.
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5
Mrchips
17 June 2009
Version: 2.5.2
This is one of those programs that "runs in the background" and therefore is seldom noticed. It just works! But it's saved my bacon on more than one occasion when a site or blog went down. It pretty much just works out of the box - not hard to figure out at all. Also, I've never had an issue with it. But the developer has a good rep so I suspect I'd have no problem getting help if I needed it.
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Phil-Coates
06 November 2007
Version: 2.3.4
I never even knew this software existed! I have been looking for something like this for a while - the thing I like best is the interface and plug in method - rock on!
(0)
5
Wranglertx
27 August 2007
Version: 2.3.1
I really like this app. Like others, I've tried many different monitoring solutions. I don't remember how I stumbled onto Simon (probably here), but very glad I did.
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5
Garrison
20 February 2007
Version: 2.2.1
I wasn't expecting too much when I started using Simon; I had used various open source monitoring packages and figured Simon was just going to be a nice GUI to do basically the same thing. I WAS WRONG. Simon is full of nice touches and is a very polished package. The flexibility in setting up a variety of tests and customising the different notifications is simply amazing. And it is so easy to configure. The developer is also very helpful and responsive. This is by far the best software I have purchased this year (& maybe will be all year). But more to the point, it has already saved me money by giving me a notification about a misbehaving server before the problem became a serious issue.
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5
David-Chandler
22 November 2006
Version: 2.2c1
I have been using Simon for over a year now and all I can say is what a great product, it does what it is supposed to and the support from the developer is first class, if you have any configuration problems David goes out of his way to help (even at weekends), this product gets better and better with each release, there is nothing else like it. If you want to monitor your servers and keep an eye on what is happening this product is a must have.
(1)
4.75
Sctempelman
24 February 2006
Version: 2.1.1
I use this program to monitor 100+ competitors' websites and it is worth its weight in gold!
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Mmb
16 February 2006
Version: 2.1.1
I've been using Simon for just over a month now and I'm very pleased with it, I currently monitor 3 servers with almost 100 pages and it works flawlessly, I tried similar programs (mostly on windows) but none of them worked as solidly as Simon. I agree with the previous post regarding support, on the couple of occasions I have e-mailed them their response has been excellent even though the problems were my own fault ( I never read the manual) Apart from a couple of features I would like to see added I cannot find anything bad to say about this program and recommend it to anyone who is looking for a program of this type.
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5
Stormymondays
21 January 2006
Version: 2.1.1
This is an absolutely fantastic piece of software. It's easy to use, detailed and comprehensive. At present I use it to monitor 16 servers, using several services (ping, http, etc.). Testing servers via http is essential for me, since most servers would still ping after the webserver has crashed. The ability to detect changes on the page is fantastic to: it allows me to detect mySQL errors in forums and dynamic sites. Above all, the support is excellent. I've gotten in touch with Dejal many times with feature requests and (little) bug reports and they have always replied instantly, fix anything that needed fixing and trying to integrate the feature requests into the next release. Top top it all,my PC friends are jealous when they see it! :-)
(1)
5
Anonymous
08 October 2005
Version: 2.0
Works well. As a web hosting company I have tested this on a variety of web sites all over the world... and I know good software when I see it. Great attention to detail.
(0)
4.75
Vancouveryogi
03 October 2005
Version: 2.0
I've been using Dejal Simon 2 for over a month to track client sites that I host under a reseller service and was so impressed with this solution that I recently purchased a corporate-level license. I've found it to be an invaluable tool that includes a wide feature set and an innovative interface. I've communicated with the developer, David, on several occassions and was very impressed with the level of support he provides and his openness to user feedback. Highly recommended!
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3.9

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later

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