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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.

Browser Type

Is it possible to allow us to change the "Browser Type" that Simon sends to servers? I assume right now it's something about Simon, but I've come across a site that tosses up an error message saying the browser is incompatible with the server. If I were able to change the Browser String then I think it would work, and I could use Simon to monitor it.


David Sinclair's picture

Re: Browser Type

Hi Gord.

That isn't possible in the Basic service yet, though could be added. I've made a note of the suggestion.

In the meantime, if you were adventurous you could add a Script service to fetch the page via the curl command, like:

curl -A "{UserAgent}" {TestURL}

With {UserAgent} being a custom variable.