Features

Tracking

  • Track any public web page for content changes - no RSS or Atom feeds required
  • Track specific parts of a web page
  • Track changes to PDF document text
  • Track changes to files - PDF documents, graphics and multimedia
  • Track changes to web pages and documents as plain text
  • Low latency 24 x 7 web page tracking (as often as every 30 minutes)
  • 100% online - no downloads and full account access, anywhere
  • Pause and Resume individual trackers
  • Intelligent warning system - informs you when page stucture has changed or is no longer available

Notification and change detection

  • Powerful notification rules - Only receive notifications of particular content changes
  • Numerous and configurable notification methods:
    • Direct email
    • Pushover - An awesome notification service for mobile devices (iPhone and Android)
    • Email distribution list (a list of additional email address to receive tracker notifications)
    • URL 'CallBack' (to support asynchrous, event-driven, 3rd party application development)
  • Gather your notifications together or receive individual emails (great for GMail users)
  • Use the 'Holiday Mode' to pause all trackers and avoid filling up your inbox while you're away

Content selection

  • Unique 'point and click' visual content selection
  • Use 'CSS Selectors' for advanced and 'multi-point' content selection
  • Track html and plain text web pages
  • Track complex web pages that contain 'frames' and 'iframes'
  • Powerful and robust 'CSS' content selection (powered by cQuery.com)
  • Extract numbers, dates and currencies from plain text
  • Multi-language support - track pages in Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Greek...

Bulk Tracking & Import/Export Tool

  • Import large lists of URLs to be tracked
  • Export trackers and manage them externally in Excel (or any CSV/text editor)
  • Create, update and even delete multiple trackers with the flexible CSV Tracker Importer

Accessing, sharing and viewing your tracker data

  • Produce graphs and charts of historic tracker data (eg: temperature change over last 24 hours)
  • RSS Feeds: OnWebChange generates your own RSS tracker feed for use with other devices like mobile phones
  • 'Change Report' with visually highlighted content changes (additions, deletions and differences)

Publishing and public tracker subscriptions

  • Add a 'track this page' button to your website and send notifications to your customers/site visitors
  • Publish your trackers to the Tracker Library
  • Public 'Change Report' (like this one) to easily share data with colleages or friends
  • Tracker 'Content URL', for example: OnWebChange blog (latest post title)

Help and support

  • Really great customer support - but we would say that! :-)
  • User contact form and email support (we try to respond quickly)
  • Online help and user guides
  • Active blog with lots of examples, tips and advice of how to get the most out of OnWebChange
  • Active Twitter account for the latest news and features