Update Scanner

Update Scanner

Monitors web pages for updates. Useful for websites that don't provide Atom or RSS feeds.

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What is Update Scanner?
Update Scanner is a practical Firefox extension designed for those who need to keep track of updates on websites that don't support Atom or RSS feeds. This add-on scans selected sites as per your set frequency and automatically highlights any changes to the page. Plus, it allows you to ignore minor updates and provides full international support.
Merlin
Stats
Users: 5,654 ▲ 38
Rating: 3.97 (187)
Version: 4.4.0 (Last updated: 2020-02-07)
Creation date: 2006-09-11
Weekly download count: 53
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: Very high risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • <all_urls>
  • alarms
  • notifications
  • storage
  • tabs
  • unlimitedStorage
  • *://twitter.com/*
  • *://www.facebook.com/*
Size: 202.28K
URLs: Website
Stats date:

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Merlin
Summary

Features:

  • Select how often each site will be scanned
  • Changes to pages are highlighted automatically
  • Minor changes can be ignored
  • Full international support
User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Useful for tracking changes on websites
  • Reliable for long-term use
  • Integrates with Notification Sound add-on
  • Provides functionality for free that would normally require payment
Cons
  • Limited minimum autoscan time (5 minutes)
  • Issues with fetching empty pages
  • Randomly deletes added alerts
  • No response to security-related pull requests
Most mentioned
  • Reliable
  • Useful
  • Limited autoscan time
  • Integration with Notification Sound add-on
Recent reviews
WOW! I've been searching for tool like this for a long time. Thank you!

Used to work, but just fetches empty pages...? And worse, randomly deletes the alerts that I've added with no apparent cause.
by Zaltys, 2024-03-30

by nihy999, 2024-02-29
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Safety
Risk impact

Update Scanner is very risky to use and it requires a lot of sensitive permissions. Avoid installing this add-on unless you absolutely trust this publisher.

Risk likelihood

Update Scanner has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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