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Monitoring and maintenance


Monitor an unlimited number of web pages and blogs for changes.


Monitor single pages or entire web sites. You can specify the page depth to monitor per site.


Monitor secure web pages (SSL).


Many standards supported: HTML, XML, RSS 0.91, RSS 0.92, RSS 2.0, Atom 0.3, Atom 1.0, RDF and plain text files.


Organize web pages in groups and sub-groups.


Search for monitored web pages based on URL, name and notes. Wildcard searches are supported.


Receive update notifications through desktop notifications, email and/or a blinking tray icon (configurable).


Optionally receive notifications when errors are encountered while downloading a web page, e.g. server not responding, page not found etc.


Automatically export changed content to disk for processing by other applications


Quickly add new sites using the Drop Window, tray icon or clipboard.





View web pages and blogs with changes highlighted using the embedded web browser.


Pop-up blocker integrated with the embedded web browser.


Configurable blog layout. The XML is converted to HTML and uses a configurable CSS style sheet.





Shared schedules allow you to check a group of sites at the same time, e.g. every 4 hours or any other time interval you define.


Custom schedules allow you to define exactly when one specific site should be checked for updates.


Schedules can specify that sites must be checked:

every X minutes
hourly at X minutes past the hour
daily at a specific time of day
weekly at a specific day and time of day
monthly at a specific day and time of day.



Content matching


Only notify of changes when specific words or patterns are found in the changed text.


Do not notify of changes when specific words or patterns are found in the changed text, e.g. changed page counters, dates or timestamps.


Advanced matching using regular expressions (match patterns).


Ignore changes based on number of words changed per text block or on the entire page.





Starts automatically when Windows starts, with an option to delay site checking X minutes to speed up system startup time.


Optionally displays a Drop Window, which is a small icon-sized window that is displayed above any other window on your screen. Add URLs to UpdatePatrol by dropping them on this window.


Optionally only run scheduled checks when UpdatePatrol is running invisibly in the background


Check multiple sites at the same time to speed up site monitoring






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