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  1. Ability to post to social media triggered by various events

    I wish to post to social media (Facebook, Twitter) when a new video clip appears in a directory, with the option to include the clip.

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    • Include a scheduler module to allow the scheduling of applications

      A sceduler to run applications would be useful

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      • Manually trigger action

        Add the possibility to manually start an action just in case the trigger did not work

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        • Deactivate to Reactivate Unlock Keys

          An article telling people how to deactivate a previously activated key so that they can then reactivate the same key on the same machine in order to use aforementioned key in the event of said key no longer operating in a way indicating an "activated" status...

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            There is some brief information on deactivating here: https://directorymonitor.com/faq#transfer-unlock-key

            There is also a dated article here: https://deventerprise.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/298584-unlocking-directory-monitor

            Planning to add a web page for customers to deactivate a machine that is lost or giving problems similar to the pages to upgrade old keys and various other self-management.

          • 1st. Show us how-to on Growl; 2nd. Besides email alert, please add text so that DM can send text alert to cell phone

            1st. Show us how-to on Growl; 2nd. Besides email alert, please add text so that DM can send text alert to cell phone

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            • Catch Ransomware in the act

              Monitor files for encryption to minimize effect of Ransomware

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                This is a very common use case for a lot of users. The actions that users take however varies quite a bit based on their own requirements. Some people configure firewall rules, some run removal tools, some shut-down the PC etc, in almost all cases and email is sent. For us to provide this configuration and necessary filters out -of-the-box would require a significant investment in continued research of crypto malware in order to keep monitoring effective.

                That being said, we may still pursue this because when configured correctly, Directory Monitor is very effective as an early detection system for crypto viruses and has already been successful in numerous live installations. With enough support for this idea we may take this on.

              • Provide a self contained reporting website

                Have a website reporter that can report using database entries created by the application. Essentially, it would search the data based on a drop down of users, calendar dates, event types. Be nice if it could then export the results to excel and/or a pdf. This would be a simple self contained website you could drop to an IIS server.

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                • Add FTP directory support

                  It would be great to monitor files on a FTP server

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                  • Ability to globally change directory settings

                    Ability to change specific directory settings on multiple directories at once. A grid edit feature could also be useful.

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                    check/uncheck monitor subdirectories for all directories

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                    • Checksum or hash sum on files

                      Add an option to collect a checksum on files (using MD5 or some other algorithm) if Directory Monitor detects a file change. This would allow for easier and more accurate tracking of files moving (from one folder to another), being edited, and renamed.

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                      • hostname

                        add the hostname of client in the log

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                        • Ability to manage multiple installs in one location (web interface)

                          For example, on install you are prompted to install either the service or the management console/web interface, or both. The service could then be installed on a number of additional machines, and managed centrally via the console/web interface.

                          This would be ideal for enterprise users.

                          4 votes
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                          • POST Plugin

                            POST Plugin

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                              planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                            • Trigger repeatedly for a new file

                              The option for a Monitor to trigger repeatedly when a matching file is present. Right now, DirectorMonitor only triggers once for a new file, but I'd like to have the option for it to keep triggering until that file is gone.

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                              • Monitor directory only during specific times

                                Add an option to allow monitoring a directory only during specific times during the day (such as business hours). Outside of the configured range the monitor will be disabled and no events will be logged or acted upon.

                                The range should cater for days of the week and times during that day. Would having a month option be useful (to monitor only in January for example)?

                                19 votes
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                                • Zero notification (silent) directory option

                                  The ability to setup a directory that does not cause any user notification such as balloons, tray icon flashing or even the tray icon changes. Events created will be completely silent but still logged to the Text and Grid logs and any automation steps will also be run, there will just be no indication to the user that anything has happened.

                                  This can be useful for ignoring events in directories you knowingly are making changes to and want to log the changes, but not be concerned with a notification. More important directories can notify you in some way so that…

                                  4 votes
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                                    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                                  • Language Pack German

                                    I have the idea to translate the tool into the german language.
                                    How can I help you?

                                    7 votes
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                                      under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                                    • hot keys

                                      double click to view properties instead of open target folder and provide customize hot keys for pause(ctrl+p), resume(ctrl+r) etc.,

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                                      • Reporting Plugin

                                        Generate PDF and/or Excel reports of directory activity. The reports can include statistics, summaries, charts and graphs to display overall activity for each directory as well as all directories combined.

                                        This report could be generated on a daily basis and coupled with the Emailer plugin to send a scheduled update. Reports could also be generated manually which would mean having to archive all event data so that is can be retrieved long after being cleared in the UI.

                                        12 votes
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                                        • Color Code

                                          It would be great to color code each monitored directory under the grid log.

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