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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.

Simon in the cloud?

I currently track changes in about 1000 web pages, via another (unreliable) change tracking service. It is a service rather than an app - it runs the checks every night while I am asleep and emails the results including details of changes it detected.

Can Simon do that? Can it be set up in the cloud or on a server, or does it need to be on a specific personal device?

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Re: Simon in the cloud?

Simon is a Mac application; it does its checks on your Mac. You could have Simon on a headless machine somewhere (and many people do), but it doesn't run "in the cloud".

Speaking of things cloudy, I do plan to add support for iCloud in a future version (probably next year), to support syncing tests etc between multiple machines.