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Website-Watcher 2020 20.6 Build 100

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Website-Watcher 2020 20.6 Build 100

WebSite-Watcher 2020 is a powerful yet simple website monitoring tool. It automatically checks web pages for updates and changes. Automate your daily routine, boost your productivity!

WebSite-Watcher 2020 perfectly suited to the beginner and advanced user alike. If you can work with an email client, you can even work with WebSite-Watcher! Save Time, Stay Informed! The software places you in complete control over what gets checked, when it gets checked, and even how you are notified.

WebSite-Watcher 2020 allows you to monitor your favorite websites for updates and changes with a minimum of time and effort. This prevents you from visiting each page manually looking for changes. When changes in a page are detected, WebSite-Watcher 2020 saves the last two versions to your hard disk and highlights all changes in the text.

Many features give you control, when and how a page should be monitored for updates. For example to get only an update notification when a specified keyword is available within the changed content.

WebSite-Watcher 2020 works as client on your computer, similar to an e-mail client. All bookmarks and configurations it will be store locally on your hard disk. The program doesn’t require any servers to check pages for updates and changes.

Website-Watcher monitors:

  • All kind of Web Pages
  • PDF / Word / Excel documents
  • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram pages
  • Password protected pages
  • RSS/ Atom feeds
  • Makes screenshots of the pages and compare them to detect updates.

Website-Watcher check features:

  • Flexible check intervals
  • Perform pre-defined Actions
  • Only get update notifications by keyword
  • The integrated Filter Assistant lets you easily create filters .
  • Add logic with plugins

Lots of other features:

  • Smartphone / App
  • Send e-mails
  • Create reports
  • Archive pages
  • Synchronize bookmarks
  • Many more powerful features…

Changes in Website-Watcher 2020 20.6 (2020-11-18):

  • Program configuration / Browser: New option “Tab #1: Open links in new tabs”
  • Tabbed browsing: Shift+Click, Ctrl+Click and Ctrl+Shift+Click work similar to other Internet Browsers
  • Program configuration + Browser: Default zoom value
  • Browser context menu: New menu item “Zoom”
  • Shortcut: Browser / Zoom-In can be configured (Options + Shortcuts)
  • Shortcut: Browser / Zoom-Out can be configured (Options + Shortcuts)
  • Shortcut: Browser / Zoom-Reset can be configured (Options + Shortcuts)
  • The tabbed browsing option “Show tab when only one page is opened” did not work correctly
  • Button “Open bookmark” (main toolbar) was unavailable in the previous version
  • Improved support for text inside SVG tags
  • Send opened page by mail was not available in v20.5
  • Send opened page by e-mail: PDF format added
  • Changes side bar was not painted correctly under rare circumstances
  • Smaller improvements and fixes

Changes in Website-Watcher 2020 20.5 (2020-10-13):

  • WebSite-Watcher uses the Chromium browser engine to display bookmarks. Internet Explorer is no longer used to display web pages inside WebSite-Watcher.
  • Tons of GUI updates and internal changes to provide compatibility to the new Chromium component
  • The 32bit edition supports the Chromium/Browser check technology
  • Check technology “Chromium/Browser”: Optional Incognito mode to monitor a page without using Cookies
  • Check technology “Chromium/Browser”: Alternative method to get page content (via Print/PDF functionality). Can be used for pages for which Chromium doesn’t offer useful page source code. This option prints the page to a PDF file which is then converted automatically into HTML format for further processing.
  • Support of webp images
  • Chromium Macros improved: More steps can be recorded
  • Facebook RSS feeds: The function “Convert page to RSS” is compatible with Twitter pages (previous versions of WSW no longer worked because Twitter depreciated their legacy layout)
  • Facebook RSS feeds: The function “Convert page to RSS” is compatible with the new Facebook layout
  • Facebook groups: jobs pages can be checked via RSS feeds
  • Performance improvements when checking Facebook pages
  • Bookmark action “Export”: Create export folder automatically if not available
  • YouTube Atom feeds show the media content in the articles
  • Login to Google accounts no longer worked in previous versions
  • Check technology Chromium/Browser: If a page shows a Javascript alert, it was not possible to monitor the page. Javascript alerts are now suppressed to work around this problem.
  • If the CloudSync feature is started via script while WebSite-Watcher is minimized or in the Windows notification area, then the progress window will no longer be displayed in front of other windows
  • Macro Recording: Button to add the command “Scroll page down”
  • [+] Macro Recording: Button to add the command “Wait 5 seconds”
  • [+] Macro Recording: Display warning when stopping macro recording if you have clicked “Check this box before performing a LOGOUT” without logging out of your account.
  • New bookmark action “Script” which will allows us to add certain commands in future releases
  • Bookmark action – Script command “CheckFolder”: This allows you to only check a certain bookmark folder when a boookmark is updated.
  • Browser integration: Ctrl+Click onto the WSW-Eye button shows the bookmarks in the popup menu
  • Improved support of Brotli-compressed web pages
  • Twitter feeds: Number of simultaneous checks is now limited to a single connection. This should help to reduce the “RSS feed has no articles” message.
  • New optional browser toolbar button: Open archived pages (LWA)
  • Internet Explorer Macros improved: More type of logins can be recorded
  • WebSite-Watcher regularly clears the Chromium cache for bookmark checks that use the check technology “Chromium Browser” or Chromium Macros. This ensures that Chromium will not use cached files when bookmarks are checked.
  • Improved detection of corrupted bookmark databases
  • Backup/Restore: WebSite-Watcher automatically tests the backup files to ensure that the created zip files are not corrupted
  • Backup/Restore feature improved
  • Content of RSS feeds was not extracted under certain circumstances
  • Check for new version: Notification could block some operations under certain circumstances
  • External browser tabs removed as they are no longer required to open pages with the Chromium browser engine
  • Send updates to WebSite-Watcher app: Optimizations to avoid exceeding cache file size limits
  • Many smaller changes and tweaks
  • Minimum operating system is now Windows 7 (previous versions of Windows are no longer supported)

Changes in Website-Watcher 2020 20.3 (2020-03-26):

  • Fixes some problems that were caused by Windows update KB4535996

Changes in Website-Watcher 2020 20.2 (2020-03-23):

  • Improved Facebook RSS feed conversion: More date formats supported
  • WSW button works with the latest version of MS Edge
  • Smaller improvements related to Chromium/Browser checks
  • A Chromium helper window could falsely be displayed on certain systems
  • Smaller fixes

Changes in Website-Watcher 2020 20.1 (2020-02-12):

  • Chromium check technology improved
  • The WebSite-Watcher Eye button is displayed larger on high DPI resolutions
  • Improved compatibility when checking Twitter pages via RSS (could be broken in prev version)
  • Monitoring PDF files with the check technology Chromium/Browser did not work correctly
  • Pre-define bookmark properties: It was not possible to pre-define a delay or a scroll-down value when the Chromium technology was selected
  • It was not possible to use Chromium related features when working with multiples instances of WebSite-Watcher
  • Improvements using the Download Manager when working with multiples instances of WebSite-Watcher
  • External browser tabs could crash under certain circumstances
  • Smaller fixes and improvements

Changes in Website-Watcher 2020 20.0 (2020-02-05):

  • WebSite-Watcher is now identified as Chrome browser (instead of Internet Explorer). This will help to solve outdated browser messages with various pages.
  • WebSite-Watcher supports web pages which are compressed via the Brotli algorithm
  • Checking bookmarks with the technology Chromium/Browser runs much smoother and faster now
  • Chromium Check-Macros
  • Check technology Chromium/Browser automatically blocks ad and tracking scripts, so pages will load faster
  • External browser tabs: many internal improvements
  • External browser tabs block ad and tracking scripts
  • Check-Macros: new user interface and many improvements
  • Checking method Chromium/Browser: supports a wider range of pages, especially pages with iframes (it was not always possible to get the html source from iframes)
  • Checking method Chromium/Browser: Command to scroll page down improved
  • Smaller improvements when checking PDF files with the technology “Chromium / Browser”
  • App: New way to add URLs from WebSite-Watcher for Windows to the WebSite-Watcher app (this replaces the old Phone Bookmarks feature)
  • App: WebSite-Watcher will communicate with Dropbox directly, the external Dropbox client is no longer required.
  • Starting with version 2020, the bookmark property “Ignore updates” no longer causes an error alert after x errors in a row. To get alerts like this, you can use the program tweak “HandleIgnoreUpdateAsError=1”
  • The check technology Chromium/Browser can use alternative user agents
  • Browser integration: new (chromium based) Microsoft Edge supported
  • The option to convert a page into simple HTML format supports embedded images
  • Improved Facebook RSS feed conversion: More date formats supported
  • Pages that were checked with the check technology “Internet Explorer/Browser” or an Internet Explorer Macro could hang and produce a timeout under certain circumstances
  • Scripts: using the result of GetSelectedFolder in compare operations did not work correctly
  • RSS/Atom feeds could falsely show an IFRAME hint
  • Many smaller improvements

Changes in Website-Watcher 2019 19.6 (2019-10-08):

  • Update on keyword feature improved for RSS feeds
  • Update on keyword did not work correctly for Facebook and Twitter feeds
  • Add to phone bookmarks: Improved detection if a bookmark file is too outdated
  • Follow-Links: better handling of several edge cases, including when the URL of child bookmarks contains date variables
  • PDF documents could not be detected correctly when the server added an additional header to the documents
  • Drag&Drop folders: Pre-defined bookmark properties are applied when folder inheritance is enabled
  • Certain bookmarks were not displayed correctly
  • Smaller fixes and optimizations

Changes in Website-Watcher 2019 19.5 (2019-07-24):

  • External browser configuration (via browser toolbar): New parameters {new} and {old}. This makes it possible and easy to open external comparision tools to highlight changes
  • Follow Links: Detecting duplicates in child bookmarks improved
  • Sending PDF files by e-mail did not show images when the option “Use absolute image addresses” was turned on
  • Clicking into the URL field of the internal browser selects the whole URL (was broken in v19.4)
  • Smaller stability improvements

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Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32-bit, 64-bit).

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