Simple Watcher Alternatives

    Simple Watcher is described as 'Program intended for the surveillance of local folders, network folders or hard drives and will notify user of file or folders changes, deletions, modifications, and new files creation in real-time' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are six alternatives to Simple Watcher for Windows and Mac. The best alternative is FolderChangesView. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Directory Monitor or File Watcher Utlities. Other great apps like Simple Watcher are FSMonitor (Paid), Free folder monitor (Free) and Folder Monitor (Free).

    This page was last updated Dec 5, 2021

    1. FolderChangesView is a simple tool that monitors the folder or disk drive that you choose and lists every filename that is being modified, created, or deleted while the folder is being monitored
    2. Directory Monitor can be used for the surveillance of certain directories and/or network shares and will notify you of file changes/access, deletions, modifications, and new files in real-time. Users and processes making the changes can also be detected.
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    3. FSMonitor is a macOS app that monitors all changes in the file system, including file creation, deletion, change of content, renames, and change of attributes. It provides different display modes to to examine the list of changed files.
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    4. File system/directory monitoring utilities with loggin and task processing support (can execute files or make a WCF service call). Multiple configuration options. Source code libraries can be used to create a custom file system monitor.
    5. Keep track of all changes in files, folders & applications in your system for analysis and diagnosis


      The official website is malicious according to VirusTotal (2/67 detection rate):

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      (From official site) When something changes you can get popup’s and sound alerts. You can also execute commands based on the changes. You can monitor local drives and server shares.
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