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Introducing Simon 5!

Simon version 5 is now available. 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 is a paid upgrade from Simon 4. Purchasers since September 1, 2020 automatically get a version 5 license (that also works in previous versions).

Read the Simon What's New page for details.

Repeating Notification Logic?

Hey folks,
For some reason I can't figure out the logic of repeating notifications.

I simply want Simon to notify me by email every 3 minutes if a page is changed or failed.

But for whatever reason I set up the item to monitor a page, then I rename the page so the page does not exist and get one change notice then nothing there after.

Am I missing something obvious?


David Sinclair's picture

Re: Repeating Notification Logic?

Notifiers don't currently support repeating notifications. It will notify only when a change, failure or recovery occurs (as specified in the test). It'll only notify you repeatedly if the test keeps changing or failing, and you don't have the option to not notify if already done so enabled.

Repeating notifications is a good idea, though. Someone had previously suggested a similar idea, for playing a sound repeatedly until Simon is brought to the front, so such a concept could be useful for you, too. I've added your vote, and will consider it for a future version.