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Author Topic: Fastest page monitoring software / autowatcher  (Read 2175 times)

trickz

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Fastest page monitoring software / autowatcher
« on: July 21, 2009, 03:48:27 PM »
Hi all,

Does anyone know what software is the fastest for notifying you of a change in a page? I'm using website-watcher at the moment which is very good, but a bit slow to pick up changes.

Thanks  :)

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Re: Fastest page monitoring software / autowatcher
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2009, 04:08:59 PM »
If you have a version of WSW that includes the AutoWatch feature, you can set specific sites to be monitored as frequently as once a minute.  That might have some impact on your system if you have a lot of bookmarks that you want to check that frequently, but the point is that how quickly WSW picks up changes depends on how you set up AutoWatch.  Unfortunately, beginning with version 5, WSW no longer included AutoWatch in its least expensive version, a real loss.

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Re: Fastest page monitoring software / autowatcher
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2009, 04:15:58 PM »
Hey, thanks for the post. I've got the latest version of website-watcher (personal) to monitor every 10 seconds. I just want to monitor one page. If I try to set it less than that, it just gets worse as the refreshing of the page means I can't check it. I'm looking for software that is as close to instantaneous as possible, and can still work well...

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Re: Fastest page monitoring software / autowatcher
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2009, 09:22:51 PM »
Gee, I thought I was being hyper by asking Website Watcher to check a site every five minutes!  ;D 

I don't know of software that will check more frequently than every ten seconds.  I don't mean to pry (well, actually, I guess I do), but why would you want to do that?

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Re: Fastest page monitoring software / autowatcher
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2009, 02:22:23 AM »
Refreshing faster than every 10 seconds? Even on a LAN website that isn't heavily loaded, I'm not sure that's a super good idea. And if it's because you're trying to signup for a limited-users-with-automatic-prune site, I'm not sure you want to hit the page that often either...
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