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Simon 5 is coming soon!

Simon version 5 is currently in beta testing. It is a massive update, introducing a much-requested feature: syncing the Simon data between multiple Macs, plus a Simon Status service, a Link Checker filter, improved Find filter, iMessage and Speak Error notifiers, a new app icon, and much more.

Important: please note that Simon 5 requires a minimum of macOS 10.12 (Sierra), and will be a paid upgrade from Simon 4 after the beta. Purchasers since September 1, 2020 automatically get a version 5 license (that also works in previous versions).

Read the blog for details.

Import URL list for Simon to check?

Is there a way to import a list of URLs I want Simon to check?

We use the enterprise version and need to check dozens of sites, and for many the URLs change weekly or monthly.

I'd like to generate a list, say from FileMaker Pro, and import into Simon to append/replace the current list.

Let me know if any of this is possible! Many thanks!


David Sinclair's picture

Re: Import URL list for Simon to check?

Yes: simply use the new Setup Assistant to quickly add several Web (HTTP) tests.

It can import from browser bookmarks or any other similarly formatted file.

That's great ... is there

That's great ... is there also a way to associate notifiers with each imported site? I have five email notifiers for each site I need to check (would rather have one notifier with five email recipients, but that didn't work for us!)

So I'd like each newly-imported site to already be set to kick off the same five notifiers ... any way to do this?

Monsieur Demanding

David Sinclair's picture

Re: That's great...

Not yet. I want to add an "Apply Notifier" feature in the future, though. In the meantime, you need to edit each test individually to add the notifiers. That is pretty easy, though.

You should be able to use five email addresses in a single notifier (especially with the Automatic transport, since I specifically fixed an issue with that in version 2.2). Just separate them with commas.