- Rated 5 out of 5by Firefox user 15049933, 5 months agoGREAT. AWESOME. Discovered it this morning. Spent just a few minutes to setup without prior knowledge of the tool. I can already enjoy a day long of monitoring ;-) . I'm monitoring some indicators about the quality of my internet connection, by querying some administration page of my modem. Really awesome. THANK YOU
EDIT: one week later, I'm even more impressed. The "integration" with IFTTT is also super handy. +++
- Rated 5 out of 5by Sed, 6 months agoIt works great!
Is it possible with a cron every 10 seconds? or is every minute the lowest setting?
I now use Task scheduler to start Firefox and kill FireFox for the short every 10 seconds probes I do daily.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Firefox user 13214130, 7 months agoEdit: Thanks for the great addon!
Developer responseposted 7 months agoWe found the bug and fixed it. The fix is in current release PageProbe 1.36.4+ (available in AMO).
The XPath selector bug is fixed in 1.36.5 (now in the AMO review queue).
Thanks for your reports and sorry for the late response (these somehow didn't end up on the Product Backlog although it was apparently you who sent that email and configuration file a long time ago).
- Rated 5 out of 5by Scoox, a year agoI'm usually a picky bast*rd but this add-on delivers. I have tried many content tracking add-ons and I can confidently say PageProbe is by far THE BEST of its kind. It is highly configurable and very reliable. I use it for tracking product prices and thanks to it I've been able to save money on my online purchases. Just to mention some of my favorite features, it keeps a history of old values that it can display in graph form, it allows organizing trackers into folders and sub-folders, tracker import and export, and it's cross-platform (Firefox and Chrome). I experienced a bug which the developers resolved within hours of my report, and an update was released the very next day—really impressed. I'd love to see email notifications added in the future, if possible at all. Thank you!
Developer responseposted a year agoEDIT: it turned out that there's a bug in Telegram action in PageProbe 1.35.1 that can cause PageProbe background process to go into an endless loop causing high CPU or skip actions after the Telegram action. The bug is fixed in 1.35.2 which should become available after the submitted version passes Mozilla Add-on Store review process.
- Rated 5 out of 5by cosmicsin-y?, a year agoHey thanks so much :-)
this is great & does almost exactly what I want. I't took a little playing around to get it to work for me as I'm basic & don't really understand the tech' much at all but with your extensive help files & a bit of time & experimenting it's going good, I nearly had to go looking for a youtube video or email the author for help but with a bit of patience & bumbling around I worked it out. One of my newb mistakes was having it probe a picture element instead of text, although I could see that what the picture was of had changed pageprobe could not as I think it only looks at the size of the picture and where it is hanging which I don't think changes, soon as I changed to monitoring the pictures text description it worked fabulous. I couldn't get the sound notifications to work & the popup notification disappears even tho I have it set to no timeout but I'm pretty sure that's just my old firefox esr version, anyway it's no big deal & probably would just give me a fright like the auto loading tabs did the first few times I got it working :-D
+1 for the root directory request or pinning the general folder open.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Firefox user 12362519, a year agosome requests, please.
1 Can the tracker be created directly under the root directory? Instead of having to be under a group. Or, can a user-specified group be opened automatically when the admin page is opened, instead of having to be selected with a mouse click.
2 The custom column sorting settings should be saveable so that they can be viewed in a preferred way, e.g., the latest updated entries are shown at the top first.
3 Add an option to have the extension icon badge not automatically disappear if the admin page is just opened and the entry changed is not clicked to open it manually.
4 The names of entries with changes should be bolded until they are opened.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Sri, a year agoGreat extension. Thank you for creating it. I have a couple of requests please:
1. Can you make it possible to keep the tracker data history graph open once the user has opened it? At the moment, it goes away after a data refresh (new poll).
2. Is it possible to turn-off the Total at the bottom? Sometimes, it is not needed.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Kevin, a year agoThis is a very good extension for tracking prices of stocks or items.
Can I request a condition?
Most of the time, I don't really care what the price of an item is. All I care about is the change amount. So can you add a condition where the condition is true only if the change is greater than x where x is an integer?
Thanks for your hard work!
Edit: Added exactly what I wanted! Thanks so much Nodetics!
Developer responseposted a year agoEDIT: new conditions are now available. Gotcha: when using "decreased more than" conditions the argument value has to be negative.
Thanks for the review Kevin! New conditions will be available in the next version. Stay tuned!
- Rated 5 out of 5by Gustavo, 2 years agoFantastic add-on (thanks Nodetics)
Overall this is an amazing add-on, a must have if you like to monitor product prices but want more control/options than what you get in similar add-ons. You will probably need to learn some regex to extract the value you want (using the Converter option) in my case most of the strings the add-on extracts from the products pages are like:
'something here R$ 1,000.00' or just 'R$ 800.00'
I only need the numbers and the dot so I added a Regexp in the Converter with this (regex) in the replace field:
That regex means: select anything that is not (^) a number (\d) or a dot (.) between one and unlimited times (+),
You leave the 'With' field blank (with nothing), that way it will remove the matched characters.
So using my examples it would convert these strings to: 1000.00 and 800.00
1- Make the 'URL' and 'Content Selector' (Selector) accept multiple strings, some webpages have promotions (ex: Black Friday) where the product is the same but they actually change the whole page (url/css). if this change isn't viable or is too complex, maybe allow regex in these inputs.
2- Allow the user to remove singular entries from the 'tracker data history' GRAPH
I had some regex/xpath issues and I end up with some wrong values in the graph, so if I could easily remove it without having to remove all the graph data it would be great.
3- More graph options, the curved lines are kinda weird.
Bug/Issue (already in the FAQ):
The add-on doesn't work with the Firefox Multi-Account Containers, even if you set the add-on and the pages to use the same container it opens the page and then give you the 600 error as if the Css Selector didn't find anything. You have to remove the sites from the containers (Add-on icon > Manage Containers) to make it work again.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Александр, 2 years agoGreat extension!
You can fine-tune the settings.
The only downside is the absence of the Russian language, I hope in the future the developer will add it.
Можно очень тонко настроить параметры.
Минус только в отсутствии русского языка, надеюсь в будущем разработчик его добавит.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Firefox user 13593990, 2 years agoI've used other page monitors but this seems to be in a league of its own!!
The ONLY thing I'd change is its lack of live content-selector feedback. You know, as you get with most adblockers? Something that immediatly shows what the content selector string is pointing too.
Edit: I'm struggling to track changes in text formatting (from normal to bold of underlined for example). Check4changes will monitor HTML code. How do you do this in PageProbe?
Developer responseposted 2 years agoIf the text formatting is implemented with html element style-attributes, then it can be detected by appending @style at the end of the PageProbe selector. That will then select the attribute value instead of the text inside the element. However, if the text formatting is done using e.g. [b], [i] or similar tags, it cannot be detected.