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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.

Growl Notifications between 2 Networked Computers

This is really a Growl question, but one would be led to believe that I should be have a machine running Simon elsewhere on the LAN send Growl Notifications that would show up on my desktop. Has anyone that is using Simon done this? Any tips on what was required to get it to work?


ps - Any ETA on 2.6?

David Sinclair's picture

Re: Growl Notifications between 2 Networked Computers

I can't really answer the Growl question. I vaguely recall seeing a remote Growl notifier somewhere, but I might have imagined it.

I do plan to enhance Simon in the future to enable sharing data between multiple machines, which would enable notifying via Growl, sound, speech, or whatever on a different machine than the test is performed (and checking on multiple machines). But that's in the future.

Re 2.6, I am currently wrapping up my secret new iPhone app... then I'll be working on an iPad edition of it in March. Once that's done, I'll be moving to Simon 2.6, in April. I'm looking forward to getting back to Mac development!

(Oh, and there will be Simon 2.5.6 next week, too; just a quick bug-fix update.)