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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.

Reword Filter Response

Following on to this topic (which I can't seem to reply to -- and there's a reply in moderation):

I'd like to see a bit more detail in a the details for Find Required. Currently, I get something like this:

Filter #1 (Find Required): The text was not found (and it is required).

and what I'd like to see is this:

Filter #1 (Find Required): The text "6188" was not found.

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Re: Reword Filter Response

In theory I could add support for variables in the Not Found field. However, that wouldn't help this situation, as the text the filter is searching for isn't available as a variable. I'm not sure how feasible it'd be to make it available; I'd have to research that.

It's a good idea, though.