Simon
Simon
4.3.1

3.9

Simon

Simon

4.3.110 October 2018

Monitor changes and crashes with Web sites and servers.

Simon
$59.00
10 October 2018

3.9

See all reviews (34)
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Simon

Simon

4.3.110 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.

Requirements for Simon

  • OS X 10.10.0 or later

34 Reviews

Rate this app:

17 November 2010

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.
Like (3)
Version 3.0
02 March 2017
Like
Version 4.2.2
24 February 2017
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....
Like
Version 4.2
27 May 2016
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.
Like
Version 4.2
24 May 2016
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Version 4.2
14 May 2016
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Version 4.2
24 February 2016
Like
Version 4.2
04 November 2015
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??
Like
Version 4.1.1
1 answer(s)
Dejal
04 November 2015
I just tried the MacUpdate download link, and it worked as expected. If you can't get it to work, you could download directly via the Dejal Simon website: http://www.dejal.com/simon/
Like
25 September 2015
Excellent app. French localisation should be great but not compulsory :)
Like (1)
Version 4.1.1
21 September 2015
Great monitoring software. I check customers internet connection, mailservers and voip servers.
Like (1)
Version 4.1.1
25 May 2015
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!
Like
Version 4.0.3
1 answer(s)
Bruno-Moreira
25 May 2015
Happened with me too, running latest Yosemite and Simon trial. Uninstalled Simon with App Cleaner, rebooted, downloaded fresh trial from website, and the crashes ended (whenever I started a test, the spinning wheel appeared and I needed for force quit the app). Still figuring out if its a good opportunity to get this!
Like
$59.00

3.9

Category:

Internet

Servers

Developer Website:
DownloadPurchase nowMacUpdateInstall with MacUpdate

Downloaded & Installed 36,507 times

$59.00

3.9

Category:

Internet

Servers

Developer Website:
DownloadPurchase nowMacUpdateInstall with MacUpdate

Downloaded & Installed 36,507 times

Don't like new MacUpdate? Back to old design.

34 Reviews

Rate this app:

17 November 2010

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.
Like (3)
Version 3.0
02 March 2017
Like
Version 4.2.2
24 February 2017
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....
Like
Version 4.2
27 May 2016
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.
Like
Version 4.2
24 May 2016
Like
Version 4.2
14 May 2016
Like
Version 4.2
24 February 2016
Like
Version 4.2
04 November 2015
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??
Like
Version 4.1.1
1 answer(s)
Dejal
04 November 2015
I just tried the MacUpdate download link, and it worked as expected. If you can't get it to work, you could download directly via the Dejal Simon website: http://www.dejal.com/simon/
Like
25 September 2015
Excellent app. French localisation should be great but not compulsory :)
Like (1)
Version 4.1.1
21 September 2015
Great monitoring software. I check customers internet connection, mailservers and voip servers.
Like (1)
Version 4.1.1
25 May 2015
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!
Like
Version 4.0.3
1 answer(s)
Bruno-Moreira
25 May 2015
Happened with me too, running latest Yosemite and Simon trial. Uninstalled Simon with App Cleaner, rebooted, downloaded fresh trial from website, and the crashes ended (whenever I started a test, the spinning wheel appeared and I needed for force quit the app). Still figuring out if its a good opportunity to get this!
Like