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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.

Skip alert on first failure

We are checking Amazon S3 where we store some images, and occasionally the connection fails. We have found that it is usually a temporary problem and service is back almost instantly.

Unfortunately by then Simon has fired off our script and sent us an SMS.

So is there a way to tell Simon to ignore the first failure and check again a 2nd time maybe a few seconds later alerting us only if it fails twice in a row?

or any other suggestions to combat these 'sort of' false alarms?

David Sinclair's picture

Re: Skip alert on first failure

Yes, simply configure the notifier to notify after 2 or more consecutive errors. See the Options section of the Edit Notifier window.

D'oh thanks, sometimes you

D'oh thanks, sometimes you just can't see what's in front of your own eyes.