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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.

Watch specific part of a webpage for updates?

How would you set up Simon Express to watch a block of html on a webpage for changes, then notify you when it detects changes? I've been trying something which I'm not 100% sure works (example of what I've been trying attached). I probably just missed the bouncing dock icon somehow, but I'd like to be sure I'm doing it the right way.

Also can the block filter detect changes on its own without a subsequent change filter? I thought I read that somewhere but it seems like it doesn't do that.

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David Sinclair's picture

Re: Watch specific part of a webpage for updates?

Your configuration looks okay, but you do not need the second filter. The Block filter will detect changes. (The second filter would only get used if the first one resulted in a change, anyway, since the condition is Changed.)

You can look in the log views to see if you missed a change. The Activity log is particularly useful when looking at filters, since it shows the output and status of each step.

Re: Watch specific part of a webpage for updates?