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Website-Watcher 2021 21.2 Build 100

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Website-Watcher 2021 21.2 Build 100

WebSite-Watcher 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 21.2 (2021-04-15):

  • Bookmark properties / Actions: New action Pushover. It’s possible to send a Pushover when an update has been detected.
  • Options + Browser: Ad-Blocker Whitelist. Use this option if a server detects an ad blocker and does not display the page.
  • Bookmark properties + Check-by-Screenshot: Selecting an area did not work correctly under certain circumstances
  • Check technology Chromium/Browser improved
  • Chromium Check Macros improved: More steps can be recorded
  • Improved detection of untypical date formats in RSS/Atom feeds
  • Improved synchronization with WebSite-Watcher App
  • Smaller fixes and improvements

Changes in Website-Watcher 2021 21.1 (2021-03-16):

  • Check-by-Screenshot: improved support for high DPI resolutions
  • Check-by-Screenshot: If the option to open bookmarks in external browser is enabled, then WebSite-Watcher uses the Internet Browser instead of the associated program
  • Bookmark properties + Advanced + Open bookmark: External browser can optionally open the tiled version, the Text version or the Analysis version
  • Send e-mails: Improved CSS support
  • Improved handling of external CSS files
  • Improved behavior after returning from hibernation when AutoWatch is activated
  • Smaller fixes and improvements

Changes in Website-Watcher 2021 21.0 (2021-02-17):

  • Cosmetic filters: This is an extremely powerful new feature to completely remove unwanted content from a page. Cosmetic filters are applied before the page is processed by WebSite-Watcher. Result is or can be a (much) smaller page with only the content you want to monitor. This feature can also be used to remove cookie banners, floating windows etc.
  • Check technology “Default” uses now an internal Cookie database (instead of IE Cookies)
  • Check technology “Screenshot” is now based on Chromium (instead of Internet Explorer)
  • Check technology “Screenshot” can now be executed in Incognito mode
  • CSS filters: additional rules
    css(name) … default behavior, matches all elements with id=”name” or class=”name”
    css(#name) … matches all elements with id=”name”
    css(.name) … matches all elements with class=”name”
    css(.name*) … matches all elements with class attribute containing “name” (will match class=”name name2″)
  • Right click bookmark + Extras + Re-Initialize page: This can be useful when changes to the bookmark properties will not take effect until the next update is detected. This feature allows you to test changes to the bookmark properties immediately.
  • Chromium Macros improved: More steps can be recorded
  • Dropbox API: Support for short-lived tokens. It’s required that you re-connect to Dropbox.
  • Connecting WSW with Dropbox could cause a false message that the Dropbox folder is not found
  • WebSite-Watcher could cause a crash when closed via Windows Shutdown
  • Improved behavior when closing WebSite-Watcher via Windows-Shutdown
  • Special filter “Watch all changes in image addresses”: WebSite-Watcher will insert all these image addresses to the end of the page, so you can see in your browser which addresses are changed.
  • Special filter “Watch all changes in link addresses”: WebSite-Watcher will insert all these link addresses to the end of the page, so you can see in your browser which addresses are changed.
  • Bookmark action “Local Website Archive”: Save entered notes
  • Script command “BackupToZip”: New parameter /NoCacheFiles. The created backup file will be much smaller and only contain the bookmark database with all required files and configurations.
  • Shortcuts can be defined for Browser+Back and Browser+Forward
  • Shortcuts window: Search feature
  • New program tweak: BrowserAcceptLanguage=
    Lets you configure the “accept-language” HTTP header. This tweak will be used for the internal browser and for bookmark checks that are based on Chromium (Chromium/Browser, Chromium-Macros and Check-by-screenshot). For more information about this header search the web for “HTTP Accept-Language”.
    Default value is: en-US,en
    Example: BrowserAcceptLanguage=de-DE,de,en-US,en
  • Smaller improvements and fixes

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

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

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