Frequently Asked Questions
Local monitors run in your browser, while cloud monitors run on Distill servers. Please see https://distill.io/docs/web-monitor/cloud-local-monitors/ for more details.
To add a local monitor, use Distill's browser extension after logging in to the webpage. To add a cloud monitor, please check https://distill.io/blog/track-password-protected-pages/.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will setup a call to discuss your requirements.
Please see https://distill.io/docs/web-monitor/how-to-view-log-of-checks/.
Distill phone apps are available in paid plans. See https://distill.io/apps/web-monitor for more details.
You can monitor PDF from Distill cloud at https://app.distill.io/watchlist. Click on down caret icon to the right of "Add webpage" button and select "PDF". PDF files can not be monitored from browser extesnions.
Browsers do not allow some webpages to load in background. By default, Distill opens them in a new tab and checks for changes. Check out https://distill.io/docs/web-monitor/extensions-open-new-tab-for-checks/ to know how to prevent checks in a tab.
Distill's API is available in the Enterprise plan on request. Please email us at email@example.com to get them.
How can I add a delay for the monitor checks so that webpage finishes loading before Distill checks it?
You can update "delay" parameter's value in config to the desired seconds. To know how to view config, check: https://distill.io/docs/web-monitor/config-and-advanced-monitor-options/.
You can monitor XML from Distill cloud. Login to your Distill account at https://app.distill.io/watchlist. Click on down caret icon present after "Add Webpage" button and select XML. XML can not be monitored from browser extensions.