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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.

Replicate Simon to new hardware

I have finished evaluation and setup of Simon on a staging system and now need to transfer to a production server and license the application.

Do I just need to:
1) Lic app on dev server.
2) Archive then move to the new box or
3) Just mount and drag copy in Finder

Copy Data Folder
~/Library/Application Support/Dejal/Simon

Of course I might need to reset some report paths and preference options


Or is it best to install a fresh copy of, install license then just copy over the data folder ~/Library/Application Support/Dejal/Simon.


David Sinclair's picture

Re: Replicate Simon to new hardware

Either approach would work, but probably easiest and best to install a fresh copy of the Simon app, in case your old copy isn't up-to-date. Re-licensing it is easy: just enter your name and email address in the license window, and click Find.

You should copy the data folder before launching Simon on the new machine, to avoid having to replace an empty data folder (and risk copying in the wrong direction!). If not, that's fine, just copy it when Simon isn't running.

You can copy the preferences file too, if desired (~/Library/Preferences/com.dejal.simon2.plist), though it's easy enough to set up the preferences again.

Let me know if you need any further help.