Supported platforms

You can use Distill on your favorite platform. Right now it is available on the following platform:

  • Web App: All your monitored webpage will save and will be checked in the cloud. You don't need to keep your browser open for monitors to be working!
  • Browser Extensions:
    • Chrome Extension: All your monitored webpage will be checked for changes inside your Chrome browser.
    • Firefox Add-on: All your monitored webpage will be checked for changes inside your Firefox browser.
    • Opera Add-on: All your monitored webpage will be checked for changes inside your Opera browser.
  • Mac App: Standalone app for Mac OS. (Coming soon…)
  • Android App (Beta testing phase)

Installation

If you want to use the Web app, all you need is to signup at distill.io. You can refer to this guide to help you add your first monitor!

If you want to use browser add-on, click on the link of add-on for your browser (Chrome/Firefox/Opera) as given above. This should take you to Add-on store for that browser. You will have to click on “Add to —– (your browser name)”. Voila! Check this to help you add first monitor. You will need to restart Firefox for Firefox add-on otherwise not.

Web app vs Browser add-on

Distill works by refreshing the monitors inside 'Distill Worker'. If there is a change in the webpage, 'Distill worker' will command 'Distill service' to execute the actions (email, sms etc). For Web app, 'Distill worker' is in the cloud. It means all the monitors will be checked for changes in the cloud. For browser add-on, 'Distill worker' is in the browser; all the monitors are checked for changes in the browser.

In case of Web app, all the monitors are saved in the cloud. You can access and edit your monitors from any system. Monitors in browser add-on live inside your browser. You can access and edit them on the same system which you used to add those monitors (unless sync is enabled).

The minimum check interval allowed for the Web app is 2 minutes (Flexi plan) while 5 seconds for the browser add-on.

See Plans & pricing to compare various Distill plans and select the best for you.