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Introduction

Backup

The Watchful Client is a Joomla webmaster toolbox that saves you a lot of time managing your websites by allowing you to remotely backup, upgrade and monitor all your sites using the service at https://watchful.li, ensuring that critical maintenance tasks are implemented consistently and thoroughly.

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See what Watchful is all about at https://watchful.li/tour

More than just software updates

In addition to updating Joomla and Joomla add-ons, Watchful.li comes packed with useful features. Perhaps most important among them is the remote backup feature since all web sites should be backed up before applying any upgrade.

Watchful.li also adds comprehensive activity logging to all of your Joomla web sites. This allows Watchful to notify you when important files are modified or when web services such as PHP are changed. Since these features of your site rarely change, any notification may indicate unauthorized activity on your web site.

Recent Service Updates

  • [NEW] Support for Joomla 1.5 remote updates.
  • [NEW] Support for CSV Improved Pro updates.
  • [NEW] RESTful API for all features.
  • [NEW] Available in English, Italian and French.
  • Added Google Analytics reporting to the Watchful Dashboard
  • [EXCLUSIVE] Added support for template update notifications (if available from template provider)
  • Full uptime monitoring (we check every 5 minutes)
  • Coffee monitoring App released (happy April Fools! https://watchful.li/coffee )
  • Advanced export added for sites, extensions and logs.
  • [EXCLUSIVE] Update JCE Plugins from your Dashboard
  • [EXCLUSIVE] Remote install any Joomla add-on to all your sites
  • [EXCLUSIVE] Update jInbound from your Dashboard
  • [EXCLUSIVE] Remote Install from Dropbox
  • [WINNER] Best Joomla App 2013 https://watchful.li/qp
  • 1-click addition of sites to your Watchful dashboard. just1click
  • Add additional addresses for email alerts.
  • Personalize notifications types.
  • [EXCLUSIVE] Update Akeeba Backup (Core and Pro) right from your dashboard.
  • [EXCLUSIVE] Update Admin Tools (Core and Pro) right from your dashboard.
  • [EXCLUSIVE] Update Akeeba Subscriptions (Core and Pro) right from your dashboard.
  • [EXCLUSIVE] Update Akeeba Ticket System right from your dashboard.
  • [EXCLUSIVE] Update AcyMailing right from your dashboard.
  • [EXCLUSIVE] Update ACL Manager right from your dashboard.
  • [EXCLUSIVE] Update NoNumber add-ons right from your dashboard.
  • French-speaking users can use the Watchful service in their native language.
  • One-click updates makes updating fast and easy.
  • Now supports Joomla 3.
  • Now supports tagging and notes for organizing your dashboard.
  • Now supports remote malware scanning.

I'm using watchful now for a few months and saves time and helps me keeping several site's/components uptodate.



I just missed the backup information (Last scheduled backup) on the update page. A very nice to have option.



But I just created a support ticket and within a week this was implemented.

Great customer support !!


Amazing!


Posted on 31 July 2014

You have hundreds of sites to manage and update? Stop! go Watchful.li. The only REAL solution!


I base reviews on 2 major factors. Effectiveness and support. This saves so much time and headaches, it is very effective. Support was pretty fast too. I'd recommend

Owner's reply: Glad it's working so well!

Great tool - I have around 30 sites to monitor and I think Watchful will cut my monthly time down from days to hours. It has a function to combine it with Akeeba Backup Pro - I'd highly recommend installing both.

Owner's reply: We're very happy that you've found our service helpful. Have you noticed the new feature we released? Full uptime monitoring: http://monosnap.com/image/K2j4lw48UoKktSv5POYyOBgv9p4tYp

You can see this now in your site details.

Must have


Posted on 02 April 2014

If you manage several sites this is a must have. No more do some sites get forgotten and without updates or recent backups. The support is tremendous even if the error is mine!

Owner's reply: Thanks for the kind words! I'm glad its working well. Happy Updating!

We maintain around 120 Joomla sites at our shop. So far we've added about 50 to watchful and every new site gets it.



Before we started using watchful.li some sites fell through the cracks and didn't get updated as often as they should have.



The ones that were updated regularly required valuable time and effort.



Watchful is neither perfect nor free, but it saves us time and keeps our clients safe and up to date. That makes us look good and adds to our bottom-line.



The support has been excellent when required and tweaks and improvements have been ongoing.



If you manage more than a handful of sites, this tool is essential.

Owner's reply: We very much appreciate your feedback. We're always working to "perfect" Watchful and we are proud you have trusted us with managing your sites. I hope you have had a chance to check out our new 1-click site addition! #just1click

I've waited so long for a service like this. Having to manage many Joomla sites on several servers was a major workload. Each site had different extensions that had to be kept track of also.

Finally, with Joomla itself giving us clickable updates, and now with Watchful.li allowing us to do it all remotely, there is less to worry about with outdated extensions and hacks.



Sometimes it seems there is an update for an extension that I haven't seen posted on a developers website or rss feed yet. Watchful.li is watching out for site and server admins.

Owner's reply: Watchful supports more updates than any other service and the list keeps growing. Glad you find that feature useful.

Save time and heartache


Posted on 12 September 2013

I remember not too long ago trying to manage an Excel spreadsheet that listed all the various extensions on the more than 50 websites I manage. Then I discovered Watchful and since have said goodbye to the cumbersome spreadsheet and hello to the peace of mind knowing that with just a few clicks of the mouse I can have a list of all the out of date extensions on my sites. And in many cases I can run the updates right from my Watchful dashboard.

Owner's reply: Very happy that it's working well for you! Good luck in your work and Happy Updating :)

If you manage even a few Joomla! sites this is essential. It saves so much time and places all of the important information right in front of you. It keeps me informed about site changes and updates and allows quick backups remotely. The support is amazing as well.

Owner's reply: We are thrilled that we could solve your issues and hope you have lots of fun with all the free time you now have on your hands :)

For those who are responsible for several Joomla installations, this component is excellent, easy-to-use and trustworthy in helping keep the Joomla core (and key components) up to date.

I have tried using other components to do this job, and watchful is the best I have found.

Support is good and quick.

The pricing after the trial does add up a bit over time, however it should be worth the time you save in managing many Joomla web sites.

Great work!

Owner's reply: Thanks ecweb! Much appreciated!
Clef 2-factor for Joomla

Clef 2-factor for Joomla

Free | Site Security | Anything Digital & inetis
2.5 3
Score:
96
2 reviews
Clef for Joomla is our Joomla integration for Clef, the mobile app that replaces usernames and passwords with your smartphone. Unlike Google Authenticator, Clef does not require you to type codes at every login. Simply hold your phone up to your computer to login with Clef. After a single login, you will then be automagically logged in to every Clef-enabled site. This multi-site, 2-factor authentication system even lets you remotely log out of all your sites at once, right from your phone, even if you've left the office in a hurry and forgot to logout. You can see how it works in this short video: http://vimeo.com/97555331
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jInbound

jInbound

Paid download | Landing pages | Anything Digital & inetis
2.5 3
Score:
93
1 review
Instead of the old outbound marketing methods of buying ads, buying email lists, and praying for leads, Inbound Marketing focuses on creating quality content that pulls people toward your company and product where they naturally want to be. By aligning the content you publish with your customer’s interests, you naturally attract inbound traffic that you can then convert, close, and delight over time. jInbound offers an easy way to manage multiple inbound marketing campaigns by simplifying and centralizing landing page creation, lead nurturing email automation and lead management/prioritization. With the option of using pre-designed templates — optimized for higher conversion rates — or creating your own custom template, jInbound prides itself on both ease-of-use and flexibility and includes a drag-and-drop form builder. With affordable, 1-time pricing (no monthly fees) and a an intuitive user interface, jInbound is the easiest way to add Inbound Marketing — the most effective online marketing strategy — to your Joomla web site at a fraction of the cost of other vendors.
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Switch Editor

Switch Editor

Free | Admin Publishing | Anything Digital & inetis
2.5 3
Score:
90
20 reviews
Now supports Joomla 3! Switch Editors is a simple add-on that allows you to quickly and conveniently disable the WYSIWYG editor in the Joomla administrative backend or to switch between the available editors as required. For example, when you need to edit a module or article that contains code normally stripped out by most WYSIWYG editors, Editor Switcher allows you to avoid the rather tedious task of switching the editor in Joomla’s global configuration area (both before AND after editing the content) and thus saves time and frustration. Upon installation, a lightweight drop-down menu with the available editor options is displayed at the top-right of the administration area so that you never have to navigate away from your content to make changes with the appropriate editor (or no editor at all). Switch Editors has been written from the ground-up as a native extension for Joomla 2.5 and subsequent versions.
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Shotimoo

Shotimoo

Free | Notes | Anything Digital & inetis
2.5
Score:
80
12 reviews
Shotimoo is a user notification system that is displayed to visitors on the frontend of your web site. NEW: 2.5 compatible! NEW: 1.6/1.7 compatible now! NEW: when user clicks on notification to close it, this is now (optionnally) remembered in a cookie, so the she doesn't see it on next pages. Based on the excellent Notimoo script, shotimoo has a very cool look and feel, and can be used to let users know about special offers, new blog post, upcoming maintenance tasks/site outages or any other information you want to convey to your users. As a module, shotimoo is very agile and you can place multiple instances of it on different menu items with different notices. You can even specify the start and end time for easy "set it and forget it" functionality.
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JCal Pro

JCal Pro

Paid download | Events | Anything Digital & inetis
2.5 3
Score:
71
133 reviews
JCal Pro is a W3C-validated, multi-language events calendar component with a gorgeous, CSS-based front-end display. Feature highlights include, native Joomla! permissioning for event creation/management and event viewing, location management and event geolocation, nested categories, custom fields for events and and event registration, private or public events, WYSIWYG event descriptions, administrative theme installation and management, back-end event management, re-captcha support, an integrated search plugin, feature-rich mini-calendar and latest events modules, the all new FLEX module, a convenient content editor plugin, RSS feeds, SEF URL support, robust print-views, JomSocial plugins and Community Builder plugins.
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Advanced Site Search

Advanced Site Search

Paid download | Site Search | Anything Digital & inetis
2.5
Score:
0
2 reviews
Advanced Site Search is a radical re-imagining of the standard Joomla search application offering numerous advantages for end users. RELEVANT SEARCH RESULTS First and foremost, search results are ranked based on relevance, giving meaningful information for your site visitors and identifying the desired information more quickly. The relative ranking of each search result is optionally displayed (as shown in the screenshot below) allowing you to further evaluate similar results. MULTI-SITE SEARCH Advanced Site Search also makes it easy to securely search on multiple Joomla sites simultaneously. This is perfect for users with two or more sites within one organization, for example. Again, the context of the keywords on the site is used to determine the most relevant search results across all the sites specified. SMART FILTERING Once you’ve performed a search, Advanced Site Search also offers powerful and familiar filters to narrow the results further. Fast Filters quickly show results from only the past day, week month or year. Advanced Filters contain the powerful filtering tools with options for exact date ranges and content categories. EASY TO USE We’ve also spent a lot of time making the interface friendly and intuitive. For example, with search results ranking there is no need for users to choose between searching for any keyword vs. an exact phrase match. Advanced Site Search is smart enough to recognize these and other similar patterns and and rank search results accordingly. FLEXIBLE What’s more, site administrators can customize exactly how relevance is calculated! Even powerful search engines such as Google do not let third-parties know exactly how their rankings are calculated. If you are currently using Google Search or a similar service on your site you’ll want to give Advanced Site Search a try. The ability to customize how relevance is calculated is yet another novel feature of Advanced Site Search and allows site owners to taylor the search experience to the end users. UNPARALLELED BACKEND SEARCH With these features and many more such as PDF and image indexing, new content notifications and the most powerful backend search ever created for Joomla, we are confident that once you try Advanced Site Search you’ll will never settle for another search engine for your Joomla web site.
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Akeeba Warning App for Wacthful

Akeeba Warning App for Wacthful

Free | Watchful Client extensions | Anything Digital & inetis
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
This App works with the Watchful service and checks if the most recent Akeeba backup is older than the time specified in the App settings (default time is 48 hours). If the backup is older than the specified time, you will be notified by email and an entry placed in your log files at Watchful.li.
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New K2 Items App for Watchful

New K2 Items App for Watchful

Free | Watchful Client extensions | Anything Digital & inetis
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
This App works with the Watchful service and checks if new K2 Items have been submitted to your site. If a new K2 Item has been found, you will be notified by email and an entry placed in your log files at watchful.li. In addition, you can configure the notifications to apply to all publishing states and/or just specific categories. For example, you may only want to be notified if a new item is published in your blog category which other users have rights to publish in. Simply install this App using the standard Joomla installer on every site that requires content notification, publish the app in the plugin manager. Be sure the site(s) on which you install this app has been added to your Watchful Dashboard and properly validated.
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New Article App for Watchful

New Article App for Watchful

Free | Watchful Client extensions | Anything Digital & inetis
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
This App works with the Watchful service and checks if new Joomla articles have been submitted to your site. If a new Joomla article has been found, you will be notified by email and an entry placed in your log files at watchful.li. In addition, you can configure the notifications to apply to all publishing states and/or just specific categories. For example, you may only want to be notified if a new article is published in your blog category which other users have rights to publish in. Simply install this App using the standard Joomla installer on every site that requires content notification, publish the app in the plugin manager. Be sure the site(s) on which you install this app has been added to your Watchful Dashboard and properly validated.
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Users App for Watchfulli

Users App for Watchfulli

Free | Watchful Client extensions | Anything Digital & inetis
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
This App works with the Watchful.li service and checks if new Joomla users have registered on your site. If a new user has been found, you will be notified by email and an entry placed in your log files at watchful.li. In addition, you can configure the notifications to apply to all usergroups or just specific groups. For example, you may only want to be notified if a new SuperAdmin is created. Simply install this App using the standard Joomla installer. The App will appear in the plugin manager and will need to be published. To test this free App, sign up for the free Watchful trial at https://watchful.li/free or sign-in to your existing account.
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RedShop Sales App for Watchful

RedShop Sales App for Watchful

Free | Watchful Client extensions | Anything Digital & inetis
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
This App works with the Watchful service and checks if the redSHOP sales statistics on your site fall outside a defined variance for the period. If the variance is found to lay outside the defined accepted limits, you will be notified by email and an entry placed in your log files at watchful.li. In addition, you can configure the notifications to apply to specified redSHOP order states only. For example, you may only want to be notified if the cancelled orders in redSHOP for the past 7 days are more than 25% greater than the average based on the past 365 days. Simply install this App using the standard Joomla installer on every site that requires content notification, publish the app in the plugin manager. Be sure the site(s) on which you install this app has been added to your Watchful Dashboard and properly validated.
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VirtueMart App for Watchful

VirtueMart App for Watchful

Free | Watchful Client extensions | Anything Digital & inetis
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
This App works with the Watchful service and checks if the VirtueMart sales statistics on your site fall outside a defined variance for the period. If the variance is found to lay outside the defined accepted limits, you will be notified by email and an entry placed in your log files at watchful.li. In addition, you can configure the notifications to apply to specified VirtueMart order states only. For example, you may only want to be notified if the cancelled orders in VirtueMart for the past 7 days are more than 25% higer or lower than the average based on the past 365 days. Simply install this App using the standard Joomla installer on every site that requires content notification, publish the app in the plugin manager. Be sure the site(s) on which you install this app has been added to your Watchful Dashboard and properly validated.
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Acymailing App for Watchful

Acymailing App for Watchful

Free | Watchful Client extensions | Anything Digital & inetis
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
This App works with the Watchful service and checks if there are messages blocked in the queue. If the messages are found to be blocked in the queue for the specified amount of time indicating that the mailing queue has stopped, you will be notified by email and an entry placed in your log files at watchful.li. You can configure the notifications to be sent after messages have been blocked for a specified amount of time. For example, you may want to be notified if a message has been queued for 2 hours. Simply install this App using the standard Joomla installer on every site that requires content notification, publish the app in the plugin manager. Be sure the site(s) on which you install this app has been added to your Watchful Dashboard and properly validated.
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File App for Watchful

File App for Watchful

Free | Watchful Client extensions | Anything Digital & inetis
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
This App works with the Watchful service and checks if specified files on your site have changed. If one of the specified files has changed based on the modification date and CheckSUM, you will be notified by email and an entry placed in your log files at watchful.li. You can specify up to 10 files to check by entering the complete pathsfrom the root of the Joomla installation. Simply install this App using the standard Joomla installer on every site that requires content notification, publish the app in the plugin manager. Be sure the site(s) on which you install this app has been added to your Watchful Dashboard and properly validated.
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Zoo App for Watchful

Zoo App for Watchful

Free | Watchful Client extensions | Anything Digital & inetis
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
This App works with the Watchful service and checks if new Zoo articles have been submitted to your site. If a new Zoo article has been found, you will be notified by email and an entry placed in your log files at watchful.li. In addition, you can configure the notifications to apply to all publishing states and/or just specific categories. For example, you may only want to be notified if a new item is published in your blog category which other users have rights to publish in. Simply install this App using the standard Joomla installer on every site that requires content notification, publish the app in the plugin manager. Be sure the site(s) on which you install this app has been added to your Watchful Dashboard and properly validated.
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SQL App for Watchful

SQL App for Watchful

Free | Watchful Client extensions | Anything Digital & inetis
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
This App works with the Watchful service and lets you build simple SQL select query to check for custom values. If a new value has been found, you will be notified by email and an entry placed in your log files at watchful.li. In addition, you can configure the notifications to be notfied based on a reference value, or if no reference value has been supplied the notification will be based on the previous check. Simply install this App using the standard Joomla installer on every site that requires content notification, publish the app in the plugin manager. Be sure the site(s) on which you install this app has been added to your Watchful Dashboard and properly validated.
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Example App for Watchful

Example App for Watchful

Free | Watchful Client extensions | Anything Digital & inetis
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
Use this Sample App as the basis to writing your own apps for the Watchful service.
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HikaShop Sales App for Watchful

HikaShop Sales App for Watchful

Free | Watchful Client extensions | Anything Digital & inetis
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
This App works with the Watchful service and checks if the HikaShop sales statistics on your site fall outside a defined variance for the period. If the variance is found to lay outside the defined accepted limits, you will be notified by email and an entry placed in your log files at watchful.li. In addition, you can configure the notifications to apply to specified redSHOP order states only. For example, you may only want to be notified if the cancelled orders in redSHOP for the past 7 days are more than 25% greater than the average based on the past 365 days. Simply install this App using the standard Joomla installer on every site that requires sales notifications, and publish the app in the plugin manager. Be sure the site(s) on which you install this app have been added to your Watchful Dashboard and properly validated.
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LESS Checker App

LESS Checker App

Free | Watchful Client extensions | Anything Digital & inetis
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
This App works with the Watchful service and checks if the LESS Compiler plugin is enabled: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/miscellaneous/development/22424 If the plugin is enabled (normally this would only be enabled during active development), you will be notified by email and an entry placed in your log files at watchful.li. Simply install this App using the Watchful remote installer (or the standard Joomla installer) on every site that uses the LESS Compiler and publish the app in the plugin manager. Be sure the site(s) on which you install this app has been added to your Watchful Dashboard and properly validated.
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Watchful Client

Version:
1.10.0
Developer:
Anything Digital & inetis
Last updated:
Dec 16 2014
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Uses updater:
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