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SunFlower for Mac

By Preen and Prune Group Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff May 5, 2013

Keeping track of the latest updates on all of your favorite Web sites can be a daunting task. Sunflower for Mac tries to simplify this for you. It is a free application that takes snapshots of specific Web pages over time and compares them to a registry of stored images to allow for easy tracking of any updates or changes that occur on these pages.

SunFlower for Mac is easy to install and set up. It offers many features that allow for customization of how the application takes and stores the snapshots it analyzes. A split pane window shows Web site subscriptions on the left, a timeline of snapshots at the top, and the current view of a selected Web site at the bottom. A useful grabber and zoom tool allows for resizing of the sections, which is rather helpful if you are tracking many sites at once. Users can manually set how many snapshots will be taken and the frequency, and control subscription statuses. There are also color options for text fields and a toolbar for filtering snapshots. The application will suspend a subscription for inactivity, which can be troublesome; but it is easily managed.

SunFlower for Mac offers a helpful subscription-based tool that is ideal for those who want to closely track multiple sites at one time.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 0.13

New Features
  • User can customize the amount of snapshots to keep.
  • Enable or disable a subscription manually.
  • Subscription automatically suspended if X (currently 10) unread.
  • Handle client side redirects.
  • Handle server side 304 redirects.
  • Support for very large web pages on intel-64 bit processors.
Changes
  • Grabber added to timeline/captureview split pane.
  • Changed Menu item wording from mark unread to mark not viewed.
  • Pushed MondoTextFields into IB plugin.
  • Changed button color of MondoTextFields.
  • Toolbar for CaptureView.
Fixes
  • TimeZone issue. You can now change your timezone and not lose all your data.
  • URL is escaped before making request.
  • Don't allow focus window to get larger than monitor.
  • Fixed logic in threading code causing BAD_EXEC error.
  • Fixed logic in core snapshot code to provide more consistent captures in some cases.

General

Release June 2, 2011
Date Added June 2, 2011
Version 0.13

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 6,795
Downloads Last Week 10
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Developer's Description

SunFlower monitors web pages for changes. It saves a snapshot of the page and then compares that snapshot to snapshots in the future. You are notified when snapshots are different and can quickly examine the changes.

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