New Task Catcher Feedback Requested
I’ve been very happy with the feedback and support I’ve recieved from my WinPatrol users over the years. A few years ago I added to my list of utilities a program called Task Catcher. While not as well known as WinPatrol, Task Catcher has still have a small group of loyal followers. Unfortunately, I’ve been so busy making WinPatrol better I have let Task Catcher lauguish.
The main reason for creating Task Catcher was to monitor and help restart a program if for some reason it fails or has been closed without your knowledge. It’s something I wanted myself to help restart a server on my work computer and also protect my security programs from being closed down by malware.
While WinPatrol’s main focus is on Startup programs and registry changes, Task Catcher with Lady the Kitty concentrates on actively running programs or tasks. If you want to be sure particular programs are always running you can add them to the programs “Watch List”.
Task Catcher 2.0 Add Watch List Dialog
The next version of Task Catcher has a few improvements like the dialog above but I’m looking for more. If you have a specific need that relates to active tasks let me know. Email support@WinPatrol.com.
So far the functionality of Task Catcher 2.0 will include
- Real-time monitoring without impact to performance.
- Watch List: Monitor is Programs are no longer running. Programs will either automatically be restarted or you’ll be notified and given that option.
- Black List: Block particular “known” programs from running either silently or with some notice.
- Track Usage: Monitor the usage of a particular program and log how often it’s used
- WinPatrol PLUS members will have access to PLUS Info from Task Catcher
- Active Tasks: Display task info including when a first launched.
What information would you like to see included under Active Tasks? Any other task related monitoring you can suggestion? Let me know.
Anyone who purchases the current $12.95 Task Catcher after June 1st will be eligible for free upgrades to version 2.0 when it’s available. http://taskcatcher.com/
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