Website-Watcher Portable is a simple software program which provides users with a simple means of periodically checking websites for changes and highlights them, browsing the Internet and recording macros.
This is the portable counterpart of Website-Watcher and therefore, the installation can be bypassed. Consequently, you should know that the Start menu/screen and Windows registry are not going to suffer any changes, and no remains will be left behind on the drive after its removal.
It is also important to note that if you copy the program files to a removable data device, you make it possible to run Website-Watcher Portable on any computer you have been granted access to.
Although the interface is not particularly intuitive, both power and novice users can still learn how to handle it, as extensive Help contents can be accessed with just a click of the button. The main window is comprised of a menu bar, a few buttons and several panels which enable you to view a folder structure, and further details regarding all entries.
It is possible to add a new web page to check, specify its type (web page, forum, RSS/Atom feed) or use one of the built-in plugins. Aside from that, you can modify a pretty wide range of properties, such as name, keywords to highlight, enable an automatic watch mode to check the website at a user-input time interval, assign custom alerts on initialization, changes or errors and choose whether to use Internet Explorer, another web browser or screenshots to check sites.
You can also download pages by simply pasting their URL to the manager, use the mini browser incorporated, as well as import data from ZIP, CSV, TXT, OPML files and Internet Explorer, Opera and Firefox, while exporting all the bookmarks is possible to ZIP, XLS(X) and Internet Explorer.
To conclude, Website-Watcher Portable is a pretty well-rounded and piece of software. It does not put a strain on the computer’s performance and our tests did not detect any errors or crashes. All tasks are performed in a timely manner, multiple languages are supported and there are plenty of options incorporated to keep you busy for quite a while.