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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.

Updates on passworded site


Apologies if the question has been asked before, but can Simon notify me of changes to a site which i have to log into?

Many thanks,


David Sinclair's picture

Re: Updates on passworded site

Yes, it sure can. There's two ways sites handle logging in: via authentication (where your browser asks for a username and password), or via cookies (where you use a login form on the page). Simon can handle both.

If the site uses authentication, you simply enter the correct username and password in the Security section of the Edit Test window.

If the site uses a form and cookies, you can visit the page in the Preview window and log in while the Edit Test window is open, and it will record your cookies and use that to log in later.