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WatchDirectory Alternatives

WatchDirectory is described as 'monitors a file system directory and performs tasks when certain conditions are met' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to WatchDirectory for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Hazel. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try DSynchronize or Easy File Organizer. Other great apps like WatchDirectory are File Juggler, Cataleezr, DaemonFS and fseventer.

WatchDirectory alternatives are mainly File Managers but may also be File Organizers or System Cleaners. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of WatchDirectory.
This page was last updated Apr 19, 2022
  • Windows

WatchDirectory monitors a file system directory and performs tasks when certain conditions are met.

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  1. Hazel

    • Mac

    Automated organization for your Mac.

  2. DSynchronize is a stand-alone utility that let you periodically synchronize two or more folders on Hard Disk, Floppy Disk, LAN, USB Key, CD-DVD (with packet writing software) and FTP server.



  3. Easy File Organizer

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Organize Files, Folders and Desktop Easily on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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

  5. Cataleezr

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    File organizer, File Explorer that organizes automatically any kind of file (document, images, ...) and let you locate them more easily with a powerful search engine inside.

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  6. DaemonFS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    DaemonFS is a real time file monitoring software.

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    Does not perform actions on changes only reports for them.

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  7. fseventer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    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...

    Discontinued

    Website/app unavailable, website reads:Sorry folks...fernLightning.com is temporarily offline31 July 2015

  8. Watch 4 Folder

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Watch 4 Folder is a simple to use, small and portable tool to monitor folders and file activities.

  9. HDD Profiler

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

  10. iWatch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

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