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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.

SMS Notifier


Sorry if this is old ground but I'm stumped. I have just upgraded to Simon 2.5 and I have just tried to check out the new SMS notifier and I can't find it.

In the New Notifier window I can set up everything from Action to Web, but not SMS. I have attached a screen grab here for your reference.

I took a look in the package contents and I can see it listed there but I don't seem to be able to use it.

I must be missing something obvious, sorry if I am - hope you can help.

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David Sinclair's picture

Re: SMS Notifier

Ah... congratulations, you've found a bug!

If you're interested in the technical details... each plugin is loaded from a bundle, and an info file within the bundle tells Simon which code class within it is the principal class. The SMS plugin had the wrong value specified for that, so the OS had to guess which class to use. Sometimes it got it right, other times it got it wrong. Getting it wrong doesn't cause a crash or anything, it just fails to load the plugin.

Anyway, I've now fixed that, and made a couple of other tweaks, and am rolling out a new release now. Version 2.5.1 will be available within a few minutes.

Thanks for letting me know!


Thanks for the speedy update - all working now!

Ian Blackford