Website-Watcher 2017 – Final


WebSite-Watcher 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 works as client on your computer, similar to an e-mail client. All bookmarks and configurations are stored locally on your hard disk. WebSite-Watcher doesn’t require our servers to check pages for updates and changes.


  • Monitor web pages
  • Monitor password protected pages
  • Monitor forums for new postings and replies
  • Monitor RSS feeds, Newsgroups and local files
  • Highlight changes in a page
  • Powerful filter system to ignore unwanted content
  • Many more features to stay up-to-date!

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Supported operating systems: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32-bit, 64-bit).

Changes in Website-Watcher 2017 17.0 (2017-02-17):

  • Ability to run multiple instances of WebSite-Watcher on the same PC. To run a second instance of WebSite-Watcher, you have to install a second copy of WebSite-Watcher as portable edition into a separate folder which can then be started and executed simultaneously to the first installation.
  • Cloud Sync: New feature to synchronize a bookmark database via the Cloud or a local/network drive. For example if you use WebSite-Watcher on your PC and on your notebook, you can easily synchronize your bookmark database via the Cloud. All data stored in the Cloud is encrypted with AES-256. This feature replaces the old Synchronize feature that was available in WebSite-Watcher 2016 and prior.
  • Bookmark properties + Advanced + Open page: Option to always open the checked bookmark in your external browser. You can use that option if opening a bookmark crashes the internal browser.
  • The bookmark actions “Send e-mail” and “Open bookmark” no longer need the action “Mark as read” when the bookmarks aren’t opened within WebSite-Watcher. This work flow is now detected and handled automatically by WebSite-Watcher. A missing “Mark as read” action was often the culprit of a wrong behavior when sending out e-mails. To disable that new automatism, you can use the program tweak: ActionsAutomaticallyMarkAsRead=0
  • Send e-mail in text format + attach files: WSW now creates a ZIP file with related CSS/image files and attaches the ZIP (instead of just the HTML files without CSS/image files). The old behavior to send just HTML files without CSS/images can be enabled with the program tweak: ActionsSendMailAttachAsZip=0
  • New option “Don’t display images” (in: Bookmark properties + Advanced + Images). Use that option if images overlap other areas in the page.
  • Script: New command CloudSync to synchronize bookmarks via Cloud
  • Performance improvement on certain PCs when checking bookmarks, especially on PCs without SSD
  • WebSite-Watcher supports images that are embedded in the source web pages or RSS feeds
  • RSS/Atom feeds – Black/Whitelist: Button “Test selected line”
  • x] RSS/Atom feeds: Improved detection and auto-correction of errors in RSS feeds
  • Bookmark properties / user defined User Agent: Easy way to set Chrome or Firefox as User Agent. This will insert the vairables {chrome} or {firefox} which will then be replaced by the correct user agent when the bookmark are checked.
  • Tools + Test server: Ping and Trace Route commands to test the availability of a server
  • Bookmark properties + Test server (drop down menu on the right side of the URL field): Ping and Trace Route commands to test the availability of a server
  • LinkedIn pages automatically use the check technology “Internet Explorer/Browser”
  • Sending e-mails: process can be aborted
  • Executing scripts: Script errors are displayed in the WebSite-Watcher main window, for example when a defined target folder does not exist
  • Opening the bookmark properties with Alt+Enter no longer causes a sound
  • CSS filters improved (did not work in combination with certain HTML tags)
  • Download Manager: Shortcut “Del” to delete selected items
  • Plugins: New function “StringList_RemoveDuplicates”
  • WSW could crash when checking pages with changed SVG images
  • Keywords feature in Virtual Folders did not work for locally saved files and FTP files
  • MiniBrowser: Executing check macros can be aborted
  • If the internal browser is maximized, the password manager KeePass can be used to insert user/password into web pages (page title and URL are placed in the window title bar with is required for the KeePass autofill mechanism)
  • Absolute links are now correctly created for links GoogleGroups
  • Improved caclulation of absolute link addresses
  • AutoWatch countdown calculation optimized. If WebSite-Watcher checks a single bookmark every second, it could happen that the countown was 2 seconds. Now it should always be 1 second.
  • RSS feed postings could have the wrong character encoding under certain circumstances
  • Export statistics to Excel: First row was not exported
  • Internet Explorer Macros improved. Website-Watcher can follow more kind of links
  • Default shortcuts: Ctrl+Shift+0 changed to Ctrl+9 (since Ctrl+Shift+0 can be used as global shortcut by Windows)
  • Highlighting keywords in the Analyze tab improved
  • Filter system: hellip character correctly supported
  • Improved compatibility with Win10/IE11
  • Sending e-mails: Underscore character was stripped from e-mail subjects
  • Smaller improvements and optimizations

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this is a very usefull software. 10x