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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. When a change occurs program can execute an application, send email reports' 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 Folder Monitor. Other great apps like Simple Watcher are FSMonitor, File Watcher Utlities and Free folder monitor.

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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

Program intended for the surveillance of local folders, network folders or hard drives and will notify user of file or...

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    FolderChangesView

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows
    6 alternatives to FolderChangesView 

    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

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    1.  PortableFolderChangesView can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Directory Monitor

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    6 alternatives to Directory Monitor 

    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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    1.  PortableDirectory Monitor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    FSMonitor

    • Mac
    7 alternatives to FSMonitor 

    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. Folder Monitor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    7 alternatives to Folder Monitor 

    FolderMonitor helps you monitor what happens in a folder.

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  5. File Watcher Utlities

    8 alternatives to File Watcher Utlities 

    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.

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    Free folder monitor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    6 alternatives to Free folder monitor 

    Keep track of all changes in files, folders & applications in your system for analysis and diagnosis

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    The official website is malicious according to VirusTotal (2/67 detection rate): https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/5ca73c3b8a0b4bf2ae7d913ecdb72ba9425290c8a5e266ba981c1464cedb3e56/analysis/1459695537/

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