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    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...

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    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...

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  • 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...

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  • fseventer

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  • iWatch

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  • HDD Profiler

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  • 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...

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  • TheFolderSpy

    Ever found yourself in a position to know about a change in your hard disk? Ever wanted to find (with proof) if your mischievous younger brother deleted your file? ...

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  • 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...

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