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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.

New File in Directory

Can this application be used to check if a new file has been added to an ftp directory? If so, is it able to determine if a file has been fully uploaded or is still in the process? I have a client that allows clients to upload files. With bigger files, their customers are using an FTP client. I would like for my client to receive an email notification only after a file has been completely uploaded.

David Sinclair's picture

Re: New File in Directory

Yes, Simon has a FTP Directory Listing service, which does what it sounds like. You can then use the Smart Change Detection feature to get notified when a change occurs.

I believe that the file will only be listed in the directory when it is completely uploaded, though I'm not sure about that.