Chances are you want to be notified for latest updates on a web page content, but receiving an email notification when subscribed might not be the most comfortable option. On the bright side of things, you can rely on specialized applications like
to get the job of monitoring done for you.
It takes little time to deploy on your computer and you can start using it right afterwards. The interface is minimalistic. Most of the space represents the list of websites you decide to monitor. Most options are found in the upper menus, and the can also be minimized to the tray area, where you also get to trigger several options.
The name of the application is pretty suggestive. As such, the core feature is to have you informed whenever changes appear on a particular page. You’re also notified if the target website can’t be reached so you can dig in for additional details.
Setup of websites needs to be manually performed, unless you happen to have an existing configuration file at hand. It can seem like it becomes a tedious task to manually add all target websites, but the operation requires little effort on your behalf.
Adding an item to the list brings up a new window. Needless to say that you’re required to provide the target URL which can be pasted from clipboard, as well as an item’s alternative address for opening on double click, and an item description for easy identification.
As mentioned, items get enlisted in the application interface. Corresponding icons let you know the status of the particular page. You can manually perform checks, and a small notification tooltip shows up near the tray area. The application usually checks for changes regularly, and you have the possibility to configure interval.
This is done in the configuration panel, where you can also set up comparison options. It can be a little tricky, because web content needs to be compared to an existing file on your computer, and setup is done through somewhat confusing syntax elements.
Bottom line is that WebChangeMonitor can surely help you stay up to date with latest info on a page of interest. It can check a website by the second and alert you through an intuitive notification window near the tray area.