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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.

Getting notifications when mac is off


I've downloaded the demo version of Simon but I quickly found out that once the app is closed (or the mac), the monitors stop working. Then what's the point of monitoring if as soon as I close the mac all monitors stop? Or maybe I'm doing something wrong.


David Sinclair's picture

Re: Getting notifications when mac is off


That is correct; Simon only checks your tests when it is running. It is ideal to use it on a Mac that remains on all the time. You remain in control of the monitoring.