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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.

2.6 Status?

Another topic mentioned that Simon 2.6 would go into beta in June. Any news on this. We are awaiting the improved change detection features.

David Sinclair's picture

Re: 2.6 Status?

Things always seem to take longer than expected, but work continues on it, and it's getting close. So now it looks like a beta in early August. Or maybe by the end of the coming week, but no promises.

Re: 2.6 Status?

That is great news. Thanks for the update.

JohnDCCIU's picture

Re: 2.6 Status?

I'm eagerly awaiting this, as I'm trying to get Simon to email me the output of a shell command (if there is output) and so far it's a total fail. I think the new Filter feature is just what I need, though.

David Sinclair's picture

Re: 2.6 Status?

I started replying to this, then figured this would be a good blog topic....

David Sinclair's picture

Re: 2.6 Status?

See my new blog post, inspired by your comment.

JohnDCCIU's picture

Re: 2.6 Status?

Ah, you do a Simon devotee's heart good, Mr. Sinclair! I see that my previous objection to "just" in the TestPhrase is taken into account in v2.6 too, thanks!

David Sinclair's picture

Re: 2.6 Status?

Yep. Glad you like. I may have an alpha build available by the end of this week, if all goes well, so you'll be able to try it yourself soon.

(My policy is that alpha releases are feature-incomplete, while I continue to add features, and are only available to licensed users. Once feature-complete, I'll do beta releases, and just concentrate on fixes and improvements to the existing features. Then when I'm satisfied that it's bug-free, I'll do the general release.)