11-Sept-2014 – New version WebSite-Watcher : Version 2014 (14.2)

October 23rd, 2014 § 0 comments

 

WebSite-Watcher 2014 (14.2)   –   11-Sept-2014

Download WebSite-Watcher

Download (10.7 MB)  Mirror  Mirror  Mirror  Mirror

Supported operating systems:
Windows 7/8 (32/64 bit), Vista, XP, 2000

Update info: If you install a new version, do not uninstall your existing copy of WebSite-Watcher – just install the new version over the old one!

Simply download and install this new version over the existing version. You can also use “Help + Check for new version” to automatically install this update.

Version 2014 (14.2)   –   11-Sept-2014

  • [+] New option to optionally disable toolbar tooltips
  • [+] Plugins: “Bookmark_Setproperty” can read/write the bookmark note
  • [+] Plugins: “Bookmark_Setproperty” can write the bookmark name
  • [+] Checking PDF files with Internet Explorer Macros
  • [+] Bookmark pre-definitions: It’s possible to predefine the option “Suppress frameset warning”
  • [+] Bookmark pre-definitions: It’s possible to predefine the option “Ignore message: whole content filtered”
  • [+] Bookmark pre-definitions: It’s possible to predefine the options “Checking method”, “file type” and “character set”
  • [+] Scripting language: new function “GetLastCheckUpdatedBookmarkCount”
  • [+] Send e-mails: Header “X-Mailer” is no longer used in e-mails sent by WebSite-Watcher
  • [+] Bookmark properties / RSS feed analysis: Link URL is displayed
  • [+] Atom feeds: GUID is now used (this will cause a false positive when Atom feeds are checked the first time with the new version)
  • [x] Improved detection if bookmarks with check technology “Internet Explorer/Browser” have an error 404/page not found
  • [x] Improved detection if entered regular expressions are correct, WebSite-Watcher also show a warning when regular expressions will exceed internal memory limits due to massive backtracking
  • [x] Special filter / minimum number of changes: Max value increased from 99 to 999
  • [x] Re-creating database from cache folder improved
  • [x] Improved detection of database problems and corrupted databases
  • [x] Internet Explorer Macros improved
  • [x] Tweak “PerformCheckOnlyIfUrlExists” improved – http://website-watcher.info/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3535
  • [x] Improved: stopping AutoWatch while a check is running (could take a long time in previous versions)
  • [+] json files are automatically handled as text files
  • [x] internal: sending e-mails rewritten
  • [x] internal: checking FTP files rewritten
  • [x] internal: checking newsgroup rewritten
  • [x] internal: backup system rewritten
  • [-] Problems with yahoo smtp servers fixed
  • [-] Bookmark properties / RSS / Keep the most recent X articles: Option did not work correctly for Atom feeds (only for RSS feeds)
  • [-] Bookmark properties + Convert Unicode URLs: Some conversion fixes/improvements
  • [-] Fix a bug where defined CSS filters were deleted falsely
  • Smaller bugs fixed

Version 2014 (14.1)   –   11-Feb-2014

  • [+] Automatically fix several invalid bookmark configurations after importing bookmarks from Excel
  • [-] CSS based ignore filters didn’t work correctly in version 14.0
  • Smaller bugs fixed

Version 2014 (14.0)   –   30-Jan-2014

  • [+] Improved compatibility with Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11 (Starting with version 11, an embedded Internet Explorer is identified as IE9 with an uncommon user agent string. This could cause problems with various web pages. WebSite-Watcher 2014 changes that user agent string so that IE11 is correctly identified as IE11).
  • [+] New program option “Always open links in external browser”: If enabled, WebSite-Watcher will always open online URLs in your external default browser. Only checked bookmarks (locally saved pages) will then be opened within WebSite-Watcher. Currently, the latest version of Internet Explorer 11 has some bugs that can freeze applications. If you run into that problem, you can use that option to work around that bug.
  • [+] New ignore filter: Filter content via CSS class names
  • [+] New special filter: Minimum number of new/changed words (that are required to detect an update)
  • [+] New special filter: Sort page content by sentences
  • [+] Pre-define bookmark properties / Ignore and Watch filter: New option “Add to existing configuration”
  • [+] Pre-define bookmark properties / Keywords: New option “Add to existing configuration”
  • [+] Pre-define bookmark properties / Highlight Changes: More options in the “Highlight Changes” configuration (folder properties and global bookmark pre-definitions)
  • [+] Keywords and Ignore/Watch filters: New function regexcmp(regex,operator,number) – this functions searches for the defined regular expression, extracts all digits from the match and compares them with the pre-defined number. This function can for example be used to extract a price and accept it only if it is larger than 1000. Example: regexcmp(Price:\s*\d+\.\d\d;,; >1000)
  • [+] Keywords: It’s possible to call the “Test regex” window to directly test regular expressions or keywords
  • [+] Global bookmark pre-definitions: New option “Continue processing with other pre-definitions”. This makes it possible to pre-define multiple pre-definitions per bookmark
  • [+] Performance: Much better handling of the checking queue to avoid bottlenecks when many bookmarks with the same domain are queued or when checks are limited via advanced connection rules
  • [+] Performance: User interface should be more responsive during bookmark checks
  • [+] WebSite-Watcher can check pages and files which are encoded in UTF-16 format
  • [+] Bookmark properties: Advanced Internet Explorer check settings can be pre-configured (folder properties and global bookmark pre-definitions)
  • [+] Bookmark properties: IFRAMES settings can be pre-configured (folder properties and global bookmark pre-definitions)
  • [+] Bookmark properties: Action “Export page” can be pre-configured (folder properties and global bookmark pre-definitions)
  • [+] Bookmark properties: Action “Run program” can be pre-configured (folder properties and global bookmark pre-definitions)
  • [+] Bookmark properties: Troubleshooting settings can be pre-configured (folder properties and global bookmark pre-definitions)
  • [+] Check selected bookmarks (extended): New option “Check before other bookmarks”. If enabled, bookmarks will be inserted and checked before already queued bookmarks.
  • [+] Bookmark properties / RSS feeds: It’s possible to define how new RSS feed postings should be detected. Optional, by default WebSite-Watcher uses an automatic system that can fail under certain circumstances, for example when an RSS feed regularly changes the GUID (=Globally Unique Identifier) of existing postings.
  • [+] Filter-Assistant converts all links to text (optional). This makes it easier to make a selection within a link text.
  • [+] Statistics: Export statistic to Excel spreadsheet
  • [+] Statistics: Reset statistics
  • [x] The plugin “Auto-Download with Download-Manager” now also works with initialized bookmarks (if configured in the bookmark properties)
  • [+] Customizable pre-definitions for the user agent string. The user agent can then be selected from the pre-defined list (eg. to get the mobile layout of a page if available)
  • [+] File+Reopen now remembers the last 9 used files (instead of 4)
  • [+] New Tweak: HandleIgnoreUpdateAsError=0 (If a bookmark has the Ignore updates feature configured and a black listed text is found in the page, then (1) WebSite-Watcher will list this bookmark in the error folder and (2) alert an update after the configured number of errors in a row. With that tweak, WebSite-Watcher will ignore the update but not list the bookmark in the error folder nor alert an update after X errors in a row)
  • [+] Bookmark properties: WebSite-Watcher automatically checks entered regular expressions for syntax errors
  • [+] Set properties in all selected bookmarks: WebSite-Watcher automatically checks entered regular expressions for syntax errors
  • [+] Assign bookmark properties window: WebSite-Watcher automatically checks entered regular expressions for syntax errors
  • [+] Checking method “Internet Explorer/Browser”: It’s possible to use a custom User Agent (bookmark properties + Advanced + Check options (2))
  • [+] Download Manager: New option “Move to system tray when WebSite-Watcher starts a download”
  • [+] Download Manager: New option “Show info window when a download has completed”
  • [+] Import bookmarks from Chrome
  • [+] Silent uninstall (more information see chapter “Silent Install/Uninstall” in the help file)
  • [+] Plugins / Bookmark_GetProperty: New variables “database_filename” and “cache_folder”
  • [x] Send RSS feeds via the bookmark action “Send mail”: If the option “Alert/Actions on initialization” is enabled, WebSite-Watcher sent an empty feed for initialized feeds (because by default, only new or changed articles are sent by e-mail). On initialization, WebSite-Watcher will send the whole feed now.
  • [x] Internet Check Macros improved
  • [x] Several performance improvements while a check is running
  • [x] Improved filtering of HTML tags when a tag contains problematic characters or tags (eg. HTML tags in the title parameter)
  • [x] Enhanced handling of certain encoded characters
  • [x] Performance improvements when comparing pages (could take a very long time for certain pages)
  • Smaller fixes and improvements

Version 2013 (13.2)   –   01-Oct-2013

  • [+] Export to Excel: If an export fails, then WebSite-Watcher shows the bookmark that caused an error
  • [-] RSS/Atom feeds: WSW used a wrong title (“NEWS”) when a feed with no articles was initialized
  • [-] Renaming folders between upper/lowercase characters didn’t work properly
  • Smaller tweaks and fixes

Version 2013 (13.1)   –   18-Jul-2013

  • [+] Internet Explorer Macros / new option when recording new macros: Disable optimizations. You can try that option if an Internet Explorer Macro cannot be executed correctly (certain pages could not be monitored with the internal optimizations which are enabled by default).
  • [+] Plugins / new function: DownloadPageToString
  • [+] Plugins / Built in function Bookmark_GetProperty has a new parameter “check_log” to get the log file of the current check
  • [+] XML files are now automatically handled as TEXT files
  • [x] Improved handling of external CSS files
  • [x] Improved keywords detection
  • [x] If the configured AutoBackup folder doesn’t exist, WebSite-Watcher will no longer fall back to the default AutoBackup folder. An error message will be displayed instead.
  • [x] Performance boost: Certain bookmarks could take a very long time to open in the internal browser
  • [x] Improved extraction of RSS feed titles
  • [x] Improved detection and handling if the # character is an anchor or part of the URL
  • [-] Some pages could be displayed without CSS (although the CSS files were available).
  • [-] Follow-Links: WSW could “assimilate” bookmarks with the same domain as the master bookmark when they were stored in the same folder
  • Many smaller fixes and improvements

Version 2013 (13.0)   –   13-Feb-2013

  • [+] Options + Global bookmark pre-definitions: Assign pre-defined bookark properties to new/existing bookmarks with certain URL specifications. For example to automatically check all bookmarks with domain “aignes.com” with the check technology “Internet Explorer/Browser”
  • [+] Monitoring files on local network drives supported, eg. \\server\folder\filename.ext
  • [+] Browser integration: If the browser integration is enabled, then the WebSite-Watcher Browser Eye can also be displayed when WebSite-Watcher is not running. So you can easily add bookmarks from your browser without having to start WebSite-Watcher manually. Optional, disabled by default.
  • [+] Folder properties / Assign bookmark properties: Possibility to pre-define all special filters
  • [+] Folder properties / Assign bookmark properties: It’s possible to pre-define watch filters
  • [+] Folder properties / Assign bookmark properties: It’s possible to pre-define shared plugins. In that case a shared plugin is already used when a bookmark is initialized.
  • [+] Internal browser / TEXT tab: filtered content is now also striked out in the TEXT tab
  • [+] Bookmark action / Send mail: New option to ignore CSS definitions (can be used when your e-mail client has problems to display HTML mails from WebSite-Watcher)
  • [+] Send mails: The e-mail template (program configuration) is now also used in HTML e-mails. This makes it possible to display bookmark name and URL within the HTML e-mail.
  • [+] Bookmark action / Export page: New option to export the new version or the version with highlighted changes
  • [x] AutoWatch countdown calculation improved
  • [x] PDF Plugin significantly improved (extraction and performance)
  • [+] Tweak “PerformCheckOnlyIfUrlExists”: If a “+” is added in front of the URL, then the check will be performed with each check run (optional)
  • [+] New tweak to no longer delete outdated filter definitions automatically. See helpfile for more information.
  • [+] When the divider between bookmark list and internal browser is moved, WebSite-Watcher ensures that the focussed bookmark stays in view.
  • [x] Improved keyword searching in Atom feeds
  • [x] Improved detection if RSS/Atom feeds have just removed items
  • [x] Checking local files improved
  • [+] WebSite-Watcher automatically deletes successfully sent e-mails from the error log after e-mails could not be sent temporarily
  • [+] New plugin: MS Excel (unformatted numbers) – The default Excel plugin shows formatted numbers while this plugin shows all numbers as they are stored in the sheet (no rounded numbers, no formatted decimal values, etc).
  • [+] New plugin: Monitor all OPTION tags – This plugin extracts all OPTION tags (eg. all entries from a drop down box) from the checked page and converts them into a new page.
  • [+] Plugins / new event function “Wsw_MergePages”: This event function is called to merge multiple pages, eg. when monitoring a forum thread.
  • [+] Plugins / new event function “Wsw_AfterCheck”: This event function is called after a bookmark has been checked.
  • [+] Plugins / new parameter “main_url” in function Bookmark_SetProperty: Replaces the main URL in the bookmark properties. Typical example is when you monitor a fourm thread and change the page URL if further sub pages are available. Typical example see help file.
  • [+] Plugins / new parameter “ignore_filter” in function Bookmark_SetProperty: Defines an ignore filter that is used temporarily for the check.
  • [+] Plugins / new parameter “watch_filter” in function Bookmark_SetProperty: Defines a watch filter that is used temporarily for the check.
  • [+] Plugins / new parameter “filter_ignore_removed_content” in function Bookmark_SetProperty: Enables the special filter “Ignore removed elements” temporarily for the check.
  • [+] Plugin IDE: Source tab has an “Apply filter” button. This can be useful when you want to evaluate regular expressions for the Bookmark_SetProperty settings “ignore_filter” and “watch_filter”.
  • [+] Plugins / Help: New example in help file: Alert if keywords are NOT found
  • [+] Plugins / Help: New example in help file: Merge search result pages
  • [+] Plugins / Help: New example in help file: Merge pages in forum thread
  • [+] Plugins / Help: New example in help file: Calculate the time of a check and write the number of seconds to a log file
  • [+] Plugins / Help: New example in help file: Alert only if there is more than 1 change
  • [-] Import from CSV file didn’t work when the fields in the first line were placed in quotes

Comments are closed.

What's this?

You are currently reading 11-Sept-2014 – New version WebSite-Watcher : Version 2014 (14.2) at Website Watcher.

meta