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  • Hazel icon

    Hazel

    Sometimes Newtons Law of Inertia is just as applicable to the digital world as to the physical. All too often our files sit around never to be filed. Downloads and other sundry files pile up never to leave. Fortunately, an uncluttered...

    Commercial Mac

  • Folder Agent icon

    Folder Agent

    Do you want to automate away all those repetitive tasks and free up time for more important activities? Folder Agent helps you do just that. It monitors directories on your system for new or changed files. When it sees them it leaps...

    Free Windows

  • File Juggler icon

    File Juggler

    File Juggler is a Windows utility for automatic file management. Set up rules and have filejuggler move your files to their correct locations automatically.

    Commercial Windows

  • fseventer icon

    fseventer

    Graphically observe filesystem changes using the same underlying API as Spotlight. One example of use could be to determine what files are changed via software installation, preferences, etc...

    Free Mac

    • Discontinued Website/app unavailable, website reads: Sorry folks... fernLightning.com is temporarily offline - 31 July 2015
  • DaemonFS icon

    DaemonFS

    DaemonFS is a real time file monitoring software. This tool lets you track modifications to your files. Every time a file gets modified, a notification launched from the tray icon appears. This software may be used for reverse...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Does not perform actions on changes only reports for them. Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • iWatch

    iWatch is a realtime filesystem monitoring program. Its purpose is to monitor any changes in a specific directory or file and send email notification immediately after the change. This can be very useful to watch a sensible file or...

    Open Source Linux

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    HDD Profiler

    HDD-Profiler is a powerful HDD (Hard-Disk-Drive) profiling utility that will inform you which files/folders were created, modified, accessed or removed in certain areas of your hard disk by creating system snapshots. It can tell you...

    Free Windows

  • Watch 4 Folder icon

    Watch 4 Folder

    Watch 4 Folder is a simple to use, small and portable tool to monitor folders and file activities. You can set a monitoring process with just 4 simple quick steps and then minimize the tool to the system tray. It can monitor 15...

    Free Windows

  • Log Monitor

    Log Monitor is a files and directories monitoring tool. The program periodically checks selected file's modification time and executes external program if file's time was changed or not changed. For directories it handles such...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated, but it still works. Last version, 1.4.2, released in July 2002, can be still downloaded from Freeware-Guide.com

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