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Introducing Simon 5!

Simon version 5 is now available. It is a massive update, introducing a much-requested feature: syncing the Simon data between multiple Macs, plus a Simon Status service, a Link Checker filter, improved Find filter, iMessage and Speak Error notifiers, a new app icon, and much more.

Important: please note that Simon 5 requires a minimum of macOS 10.12 (Sierra), and is a paid upgrade from Simon 4. Purchasers since September 1, 2020 automatically get a version 5 license (that also works in previous versions).

Read the Simon What's New page for details.

Possible misspelling in Smart Change

I set a "Smart Change Detection" rule and when it failed, the error message was "Start change text was not found in the file". Is that supposed to read "Smart change" instead of "Start change"?

David Sinclair's picture

Re: Possible misspelling in Smart Change

No, "Start change text" is correct. It is referring to the "Start" text field in the Smart Change Detection feature, where you enter some text from the page source to look for. This is the start of the range of the page to examine, and the End text is the end of that range. Simon will only look at the text between those two blocks to determine whether or not to consider a change found.

Smart Change Detection

The error you received indicates that the Start text did not occur in the page source. Perhaps the page template was changed significantly, or the text you entered was too dynamic. Try making it more general.