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WebSite-Watcher 2013

By Martin Aignesberger Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Mar 27, 2009

WebSite-Watcher ensures you never miss an update on a favorite Web site. While this software does what it promises, we found some serious hurdles that many may find troublesome.

This program stars working right after you download. The first screen you will see asks you to input which sites to watch. The rest of the program, however, is not nearly as intuitive as this first step. Once you see your Web pages listed, you are basically left to fend for yourself. While the program is fairly simple to comprehend after experimenting with different buttons, there are still several icons that do not make sense.

Fortunately, one of the commands that is fairly simple to locate is the the Test icon, which covers the primary function of pulling in updates. This option allows the program to scan your list of sites for new content. If new information is detected, there is a helpful option to highlight all changes. By opening the URL within the program, a yellow highlight appears around new content, making it easy to see what's new.

While WebSite-Watcher functioned as promised, it may be overwhelming or confusing to casual computer users. In addition, we wish we could figure out if there was a scheduler that automatically checks for updates; if there was one available, it certainly wasn't obvious. Overall, though, the program does the job it promises and is a good download for those willing to put in the extra effort to understand all the options.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 13.1

Version 13.1 added Internet Explorer Macros / new option when recording new macros, DownloadPageToString plugin, and XML files are now automatically handled as TEXT files.

General

Release July 25, 2013
Date Added July 25, 2013
Version 13.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 16,735
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

WebSite-Watcher checks your favorite websites for updates and changes. WebSite-Watcher saves the last two versions of websites to your harddisk and highlight all textual changes. Supports IE,NS, or Opera Browser-Integration, Import and Export