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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.

Device Groups or Profiles


Is there a way with Simon to only monitor a subset of hosts?

Let's say I need to monitor all my LAN switches only. As a workaround, I 'pause' every host but the LAN switches. However, I wish there was a way to 'hide' the paused devices.

Or another way would be have the ability to group devices in a profile and only activate that profile for monitoring.

Is this something part of some future roadmap?


-steve w.

David Sinclair's picture

Re: Device Groups or Profiles

For now, the solution is to pause them, as you found. You can use a naming convention and sort by name, or sort by the service kind, to quickly find and select the relevant tests.

In the future, yes, I plan to add group support. It's a popular request, and definitely high on my priority list.

Re: Device Groups or Profiles

Thanks David!


-steve w.