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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.

Notification Based on Schedule


We are looking to setup notifications based on schedule. For example, during business hours email so and so, and off business hours text so and so. Is this possible?


David Sinclair's picture

Re: Notification Based on Schedule

Yep! Simply have two notifiers (or pairs of notifiers), one for each person, and use Auto Pause schedules for the hours they shouldn't be used — i.e. so one is paused when the other is available, and vice versa. Then assign both to each relevant test.

You can use a similar technique to use different wordings or send different kinds of notifications (e.g. text message during the day, email during the night).