Saturday, October 26, 2013

Femtoo - New Feature - Scheduling your trackers

Yesterday, a new version of Femtoo was released which included a very useful new feature: Tracker Scheduling.

Tracker Scheduling means that you can now specify when you want your trackers to run, not just how often. This means you can configure your trackers to minimize the number of 'Checks Per Month' you use.

For example, let's say you want to track a niche job board which advertises new positions for jobs and that you know the job positions are posted each morning around 10am. Before, you would have had to create a tracker that runs every 30 minutes and hope that it happens to run soon after 10am to notify you quickly of the latest job positions - this would work, but is far from ideal. With Tracker Scheduling you could simply configure your tracker to run once per day at exactly 10am (or to be safe, sometime shortly after 10am). Now your tracker is using many many fewer 'Checks Per Month' and is checking for content changes exactly when you want.

To use the new Tracker Scheduling feature, create or edit a tracker and click the 'Schedule next run' field. A date and time selection widget should appear and you can select the exact time for the next tracker run. The tracker will then run periodically based on the selected tracker frequency. So in the example above, I would choose a 'tracker frequency' of '24 hours' and I would choose a 'Schedule next run' time of 10:10 am and date as either this day or the next. Once saved, the tracker will run at 10:10am every day.

Another great feature requested by, and implemented for Femtoo users.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Tracking multiple page content with Femtoo

The latest release of Femtoo ( brings a welcome addition to the 'Tracker Editor' - Simple-to-use multiple content selection.

Femtoo users can now find a new button, labelled "Select additional part of the page". When this button is pushed, a second selector field appears and is automatically activated - meaning that you can now point-and-select an additional part of the web to track.

Femtoo has long had multiple-selection ability, but was always a bit fiddly to use. The new "Select additional part of the page" button makes the powerful Femtoo multiple-selection feature easy for everyone.

Why would you need to select and track multiple parts of a web page? If you are tracking a product page, with a single tracker you can track the price, stock quantity and discount information. Of if you are tracking a news website, which often has various sections, you can track several news headlines with a single tracker.

Femtoo is one of the most powerful, full-featured and reliable web page tracking systems on the Internet, why not give it a try?

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Femtoo - Introducing a brand new 'Tracker Editor'

The new Femtoo tracker editor has finally been launched. It is a complete replacement from the previous 'modal dialog' design and the new implementation user a full page, giving much more space to select content and also allows more experienced users faster access to settings and configuration.

And now that the new tracker editor is in place, we hope to start making big improvements, specifically to help with the selection and tracking of multiple page elements.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Femtoo - The best web page tracker looking better than ever

The focus of Femtoo has always been about performance, stability and powerful content tracking features. However... from a visual point of view, Femtoo has never been particularly appealing...

Until now! Femtoo has just had a well deserved 'look and feel' overhaul. Although the work was only really some basic style changes, the effect is dramatic and we are sure that people will enjoy using Femtoo much more.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Track online file changes with

We are very pleased to announce a really useful new Femtoo feature: File Tracking

With Femtoo you can now effortlessly track changes to any online files such as PDF documents, images and videos.

This very useful feature and allows you to track changes to content that was previously impossible. For example, you can now track changes to graphs and charts of data, maps, diagrams and a whole variety of content found in PDF documents, such as product catalogues, price lists, terms and conditions.

Tracking file changes is simply and effortless. Try Femtoo for free and see for yourself...

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Femtoo - Now with Annual Subscriptions

The latest version of supports Annual Subscriptions, in addition to the previous monthly subscriptions.

Annual Subscriptions offer two advantages over monthly subscriptions:

  1. They are cheaper over the course of a year than paying monthly
  2. An annual subscription may fit better with your companies invoicing and budgeting processes
However, monthly subscriptions, although slightly more expensive, are more flexible.

All Femtoo subscriptions are handled by PayPal which gives Femtoo customers security, confidence and the power to manage their own subscriptions.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Femtoo now with integration for mobile notifications

It was a great shame to see the end of - a great service brought to us by a great guy (Chad Etzel).

However, Femtoo has now integrated another great service - the fantastic mobile notification service.

Pushover charges a few dollars for their mobile phone application, which runs on both Android and iOS devices - but it is definitely worth it. The application itself is very high quality, integrates well and works exactly as it should.

However, what the Pushover app really gives you is a world of up-to-the-minute notifications from almost any source - including - the web page tracking and notification service (which is free by the way).

If you already have a Pushover account, Femtoo is a really great complimentary 'app', and if you already have Femtoo, the Pushover integration means you can now enjoy web page change notifications on your mobile phone, anytime, anywhere...

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Femtoo finally removes Notifo support

After far too much time of wishful thinking, hoping that someone will come and save the fantastic Notifo service, it seems that it is time to admit defeat. The recent version of Femtoo does not include Notifo notifications.

However! I absolutely intend to replace Notifo with something else. There are a number of possibility and your input is very welcome. So please do let me know if you know of a good alternative to Notifo mobile notifications.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Femtoo: 4 years old and over 10,000 users strong

Although the Femtoo blog hasn't seen much action for a while, itself is seen a steady increase in users over it's 4 year lifespan. Femtoo now has over 10,000 registered users, tracking over 25,000 web pages 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

Several server upgrades have taken place over the years with hundreds of code changes (new features, bug fixes and performance optimizations).

Back in 2010 I presented Femtoo at Seedcamp in Barcelona, at which time Femtoo had astounding 700 users! Of course that figure has jumped to over 10,000 in a few years.

Femtoo is definitely alive and will continue to track web pages and notify user for many years to come (and it looks like another infrastructure upgrade will be required due to the continual increase in users).

And for those that don't know, Femtoo is an online web application that allows you to track changes to specific parts of web pages every 30 minutes and get notified by email as soon as a change is detected. Femtoo is used by loads of people for a wide range of reasons:

  • checking for product price changes
  • checking for special offers and discounts
  • checking for new job announcements
  • checking for news and publication updates to government or state websites
  • checking the local weather for extreme temperatures or warnings
  • checking for stock prices or other published financial information
Femtoo is *FREE* to sign up and *FREE* to use. Even the premium features can be accessed for as little as €1.20 per month. Give it a go and sign-up today!