WebSentinel is a utility for monitoring the content of web pages for search terms at a scheduled time, optionally on a periodic basis.
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Drag and drop URLs or use the "Current Browser" button to add URLs to the list window. Then Click in the "Search Terms" column of each row to open an editor, and then type or copy the terms you want to search for in the content of the corresponding URL.
Select one or more items and use the "Date-Time" chooser to schedule their search time. Use preferences to specify a repitition, such as repeat every 24 hours. Various other options are available using the Preferences window. In particular enter your email address, and your mail server settings so that WebSentinel can email you to inform you of the search results.
Click the "Start" button to run the schedule. WebSentinel also logs its results to its own console log file named "WebSentinel.log" in the WebSentinel folder in the Limit Point Software of Application Support.
Ratings and Reviews
Not as helpful as I had hoped
This app is free and I appreciate the author giving it a try, but I wasn't able to use this for what I needed to do.
I wanted it to watch an internal page and tell me if it had any change, but this program really wants you to specify a search term. I don't know what might be added to that page.
The UI isn't very clear when you click the Search Now button. I'm not sure if it's doing anything or not. Or if it's unhappy that I don't have a search term, then it should give me an error. Generally it's not really clear what it's doing.
I'd like it to optionally bounce a doc icon or something, vs. emailing me.
It wants me to specify all of my outgoing email server info. Ideally it would pick that up from OS X and my running email program (maybe that's not possible on OSX)
Slow as molasses
Its got potential to be a good app but needs some tweaks. Its not that user friendly and runs really slow. Must use specific search terms, cannot just monitor webpages for updates. Whats up with the date/time nonsense? How bout just pressing the start button and it starts?!
I want my money back
This product is not usuable it’s so slow. I want my money back.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.