No one wants to spend all day refreshing web pages just to check when the latest "gold box" or Cyber Monday deal has come in or some preordered item is finally in stock. Enter VisualPing.io, a new webapp that monitors web pages--and specific sections of pages, if you wish--for changes in content. And then it emails you, so you're always in the know.
To monitor a web page, all you have to do is head to the site, enter the site URL and set how often you want VisualPing.io to check the web page. You can select to be notified if there's a tiny change (anything at all, it seems), or larger changes, and even select a specific area on the page to monitor. This could come in handy, for example, if you want to get an email every time the top recommended apps changes for a specific category in the Google Play or iTunes App Stores.
It's a free service, easy to set up, and could come in handy whether you're on the edge of your seat waiting for a product upgrade or price drop or just want to know about the latest updates on a site whenever they happen.
[via Digital Inspiration]
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