Now you are ready to monitor webpages with Distill. Distill’s browser extension is the easiest and fastest way to get started with page monitoring. You can add webpage or a part of webpage or RSS feed to Distill. Once added, you will receive alerts when the page changes. Distill works for dynamic websites too.
Distill regularly checks your monitored webpage for changes inside your browser. If there is any change in the monitored page, you will receive alerts. In addition to multiple actions (email, notification etc), you can set criteria on the webpage/selection to get alerts only when conditions match. When your browser (Chrome) is not open, your webpages will not be monitored.
Once you have added “Distill Web Monitor” Chrome extension from the Web store, you would be able to see a Distill icon (a blue color drop icon) in your Chrome toolbar. If not, please check chrome://extensions/ and click on “Show button” for Distill extension.
Following are the steps to add monitors to Distill:
Alternatively, if you have clicked “Select parts of page”, you can select elements from the webpage. Hover around the webpage to see a black box moving. Hover around your desired section in the webpage and once the desired area is surrounded by the box, “click” to select. Once you have selected elements, click “Save selections” from the Visual Selector toolbar at the bottom of the webpage.
Your monitor has been added to Distill. This will appear in your Distill’s “Watchlist”. Click “Go to Watchlist” from the Distill icon in your browser’s toolbar to view Watchlist. You can configure the settings for any item from the Watchlist.
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