[EXCLUSIVE] Update NoNumber add-ons right from your dashboard.
[NEW] French-speaking users can use the Watchful service in their native language.
[NEW] One-click updates makes updating fast and easy.
[NEW] Now supports Joomla 3.
[NEW] Now supports tagging and notes for organizing your dashboard.
[NEW] Now supports remote malware scanning.
The Watchful Client allows you to remotely backup, upgrade and monitor your Joomla web site using the service at https://watchful.li.
By giving you the power to remotely update all of your Joomla web sites in one convenient location, Watchful.li saves you time and ensures that critical maintenance tasks are implemented consistently and thoroughly.
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.
To test the Watchful service, sign up for the FREE Watchful trial at https://watchful.li/free.
Prior to the Watchful service I kept a database that held client site information. I used this to track Joomla! and extension versions. It was a painful experience compared to using the Watchful dashboard. With Watchful in just a few minutes I can identify sites which need updating and it can be done through the Watchful interface instead of going to each individual website backend. This truly is a command centre of site maintenance.
By using Watchful I am saving hours of my time which is now spent on other more profitable tasks. Watchful also makes the automation of scheduling cron backups a joy. Now all my sites are backed up to offsite web servers using Akeeba Backup Pro with Watchful. This is the right way to do backups.
By using Watchful for your client sites you can easily justify additional value added service offerings to your clients. Using Watchful to keep an eye on all your Joomla! websites and extensions so that they are always up-to-date is far better than having to deal with a hacked website because a site fell behind in security updates.
Watchful has continued to add new features making this one of the very best investments for my Joomla! business. The people behind Watchful are responsive and the ticketing system for their customers is a pleasant experience. If you have ever been frustrated by poor support from a paid service or extension you'll appreciate the Watchful experience.
Two thumbs up from me from this five star service!
Thank you for the very detailed review. We're thrilled that it works for your agency.
We have lots of users who are thrilled that they can ditch excel for Watchful :)
We're going to play with this for a while but, when your hosting and doing all the Joomla management for clients, this is a must-have to keep addons and other items updated.
I wonder if the developer would do a leased version to run on our server?
I'm glad its working for you. We have plans for a self-hosted version in 2013.