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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.

Run Simon as a service in the background

Is there a way to have simon automaticly run in the background while other users are on the machine?


David Sinclair's picture

Re: Run Simon as a service in the background

If you mean when you're using Fast User Switching, Simon will keep running even when the user account it is running under is not the active user on the computer. So long as the Simon user account isn't logged out, it will keep going. Of course, you won't get any audible notifications when the user isn't active, but others should continue, I believe.