Monday, 4 March 2019

Website archiving utility, version 2

Watchman for Mac is a utility that can scan a single page or a whole site on schedule, it'll archive the page(s) and alert the user to any changes in the code or visible text.

As it builds its archive it's possible to browse the historical versions of the pages, as they stood on particular dates. It displays a 'living' version of the historical pages, with javascript and stylesheets also archived.

We've just made a version 2 beta available. It features a 'non-UI' or headless mode, which means that it can remain in the background and not interrupt the user when a scheduled scan starts. Its windows can still be accessed from a status bar menu.

https://peacockmedia.software/mac/watchman/

Version 1 is still available. It's free and will remain free. The new beta is also available and free at present, but version 2 will eventually require a licence.

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