Update Scanner

Update Scanner 3.1.3

Keep up to date on RSS-less websites

There are few things more annoying than when a website doesn't have an RSS feed. These days most do, but it would be just your luck that your favorite doesn't. Don't worry - with an add-on like Update Scanner you can overcome the problem by getting regular updates that will let you stay on top of the latest news almost as well as with an RSS or Atom feed. View full description

PROS

  • Very simple to configure
  • Highlights the parts of a page that are new

CONS

  • More highlighting options would be nice

Very good
8

There are few things more annoying than when a website doesn't have an RSS feed. These days most do, but it would be just your luck that your favorite doesn't. Don't worry - with an add-on like Update Scanner you can overcome the problem by getting regular updates that will let you stay on top of the latest news almost as well as with an RSS or Atom feed.

The theory behind Update Scanner is easy - you pick the page you want to monitor, toggle a few settings related to the frequency of the monitoring and the sensitivity threshold for changes and sit back and wait. When Update Scanner detects a change that meets your specifications, it will alert you and highlight the recent additions in bright yellow, so you're sure to find them.

This version of Update Scanner isn't significantly different at first sight, but it has added configuration options that make it much easier and more comfortable to use. It's extremely simple to set up, and with a numeric alternative to the original slider, it becomes much easier to make sure you're getting exactly what you want.

This version of Update Scanner is a solid improvement on previous versions.

Changes

  • Update for Firefox 4
  • Updated French, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Bulgarian locales
  • Fixed sidebar style update issue
Update Scanner

Download

Update Scanner 3.1.3