Pingdom Releases Desktop Website Monitor
By on December 22nd, 2009

Pingdom, one of the best services to monitor website uptime and get instant alerts when it is down, has has released a desktop notifier to complement their web monitoring service and monitor your website uptime from the comfort of your desktop.

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After you install the software, you will be promoted to register a website and create an account with Pingdom. You will shortly receive an email with your password, using which you can access the reports for the website monitoring online.

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The Pingdom reports are pretty comprehensive and there are lot of details to browse through. They also provide you with 20 free SMS credits to receive SMS alerts on your cellphone. In addition to that, you can set up reports to be sent to you on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

Techie Buzz Verdict

The Pingdom desktop tool is only a extension for the web interface, all the checks actually happens through the web. In addition to that, you can only monitor one website at a time.

The desktop monitor is actually connected to your web account and only monitors whether or not your website is working ok, you will have to visit the website to view the reports for your website.

If you are looking for more options, check out some of our earlier website monitoring tools:

Techie Buzz Ratings: 3.5/5 (Very Good)

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