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Author Topic: monitor and notify of webpage updates  (Read 4023 times)

kalos

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monitor and notify of webpage updates
« on: June 10, 2008, 08:19 AM »
hello

I want to load a list of specific urls to a program and it will check periodicaly for changes in these webpages

I would like to have the option to monitor for updates a specific portion of the webpage or exclude/ignore specific portions

update means new or changed text, links etc

is it possible?

thanks

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Re: monitor and notify of webpage updates
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2008, 08:38 AM »
Search DC for Website Watcher.

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Re: monitor and notify of webpage updates
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2008, 08:44 AM »
Website watcher is a great, although high priced, program. I highly recommend it. THANK YOU DC!

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Re: monitor and notify of webpage updates
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2008, 10:29 PM »
Update Scanner AddOn for Firefox, perhaps?

http://updatescanner...ev.org/en/index.html

BTW: "Internet Owl" had a lot of potential for this purpose but unfortunately seems to have 'died on the vine' as it appears to no longer be supported. Shame, too.

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Re: monitor and notify of webpage updates
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2008, 07:20 PM »
1. Check4Change (C4C) - a simple Mozilla FireFox extension that allows you to periodically check a web-page for updates.

2. ChangeDetection - an online page change monitoring and notification services.

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Re: monitor and notify of webpage updates
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2008, 05:03 AM »
You can use Newzie, which is free and still actively updated. Its not as good as Website Watcher, but will do the job well.

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Re: monitor and notify of webpage updates
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2008, 05:22 AM »
I second ChangeDetection as it checks continually via the web and not only when I got my pc running with software on it.

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Re: monitor and notify of webpage updates
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2008, 06:20 AM »
You can use Newzie, which is free and still actively updated. Its not as good as Website Watcher, but will do the job well.

Hey: thanks for that... I've been trying Newzie ever since I read App's post referring to it as the best reader... obviously not investigating deeply enough!