• WebChangeMonitor — stalk your favorite websites for changes

    FREEWARE SPOTLIGHT

    Deanna McElveen

    By Deanna McElveen

    My husband and I get asked a lot about how just two people can keep thousands of computer programs up to date on our website.

    Simple: We can’t — but we try real hard. Luckily, we get assistance from software developers’ emails, RSS feeds, open-source project trackers, and good ol’ fashioned complaining.

    Another tool we’ve started using lately is WebChangeMonitor, by German software developer Martin Halle. It’s a great little program that allows you to be notified when a change occurs on a webpage. Pretty handy for us when we want to know whether a developer has updated their version of an application, but the program can be helpful to anyone in so many other ways, too.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (19.20.0, 2022-05-16).