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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.

Grouping Items

Is it possible to create groups in Simon? Specifically, I would like to group devices in the html summary. For example, I want to group my routers together, dns together, or certain locations together. It would also be nice if devices UP were green, whereas items DOWN were red.


David Sinclair's picture

Re: Grouping Items

Grouping isn't possible at present, but is definitely coming in a future release (after 2.6).

In the meantime, you can simulate groups by using a name prefix, and sorting by name.

Regarding status colors, you can achieve that now bu switching to simple statuses in the General Preferences.

By default, the status icons are time-sensitive: bright green when a change occurs, slowly fading to gray; bright red when a failure occurs, then orange when recovered, again slowly fading to gray. But you can use simple green is good, red is bad icons via the prefs.