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I quit using it long before they sold out, but recently found a need for it. Thought I read somewhere you could get an old copy of Page Monitor, or did I dream that?
 
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I quit using it long before they sold out, but recently found a need for it. Thought I read somewhere you could get an old copy of Page Monitor, or did I dream that?
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/visualping/pemhgklkefakciniebenbfclihhmmfcd?hl=en

Visualping Chrome Extension
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| PAGEMONITOR USERS: PLEASE READ |
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1) http://visualping.io/welcome-pagemonitor
2) OLD PAGEMONITOR => "RELATED"
3) URLs in current app = do NOT DELETE
4) NEW UPGRADE to be released w/Jan 4th
- with NO flashes/pop-ups
- with highlight difference tool
- import/export function
 
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I quit using it long before they sold out, but recently found a need for it. Thought I read somewhere you could get an old copy of Page Monitor, or did I dream that?
Yep! From my 'Refreshing Solutions' thread:

Important 'Page Monitor' News

clickhappier said:
Page Monitor (PM) - website - Chrome Web Store page - how-to thread - how-to video - pm vs c4c
(Auto-reload a webpage in the background and notify you when a selected portion of the page changes.)
Discovered this revolting development today, 12-18-2015: Page Monitor's Chrome Web Store page now belongs to a different-and-disappointing extension called Visualping.

A few of today's many one-star reviews say:

" I hate to say it, but this appears to be a total sellout by the original developer. Visualping.io obviously wanted the numbers this extension had, so they made an offer to the developer, and there you go, instant base of 300k users. "

" Used to have Page Monitor and it auto-updated to this bullshit. Worst extension ever. Merry Christmas! "

" This is a massive sellout by the developer. Beware that the new company, with CEO Serge Salager, "Inbound Retargeting and WebMonitoring Technologies Icc." is supposed tracking and selling user's data to advertisers.
Revert back to the original and simpler version now. Download the original and better Page Monitor (Plus) without tracking from here[1]. Make sure that your Page Monitor version is not higher than 3.4.2 and less than 180KB in size. All the best!
[1] https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/page-monitor-plus/ckkpmabckpbknkmikmmmegickpebinha "

" What happened? Was working before now it's broken. WTF?
Was able to go back to old version found here http://www.crx4chrome.com/crx/1257/ but chrome updated itself. Trying to disable extension updates now. Info here: http://blog.guusbeltman.nl/post/2014/04/21/Disable-auto-update-for-Chrome-extensions.aspx "

" I would be wary to Visualping since they seems to be an advertising company now. To prevent auto-updating in the future, install the original version I have uploaded at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/page-monitor-plus/ckkpmabckpbknkmikmmmegickpebinha
Note that installing 3.4.3 will leading to tracking code installed by Visualping. Install version 3.4.2 or less with size smaller than 180KB to get the original version back! "

" I have used this app every single day for the past several years. This update? This was not an update. This was a slap in the face. I lost all of my settings that checked specific pages for very specific changes in very specific areas at specific intervals. Where are my carefully crafted regular expressions? Where are my css identifiers? What on earth do you think you're doing?!
This app is ruined for me. Absolutely ruined. Not only that, but it crashed my browser by opening every page I had a watch on that it thought had changes. That was due to you making it check all of those pages EVERY MINUTE! Only a few had updated the way I had set it up to look for. The rest? They had changes that the old system ignored.
When you make a new app like this, upload it as a new app with an upgrade to the old app that ASKS people if they want to TRY the new version, with an OPTION to COPY their settings from the old app. YOU DON'T BREAK IMPORTANT FUNCTIONALITY FOR YOUR USERS! YOU DON'T LOSE OUR SETTINGS! You don't treat people this way to make a buck on your new app. This is how you alienate your customers. This is how you lose us. Worst marketing ever. Undo what you did, and maybe you won't lose too many. "

Unfortunately, Google doesn't give users an easy way to prevent extensions' auto-updates, you have to modify the extension's files.
 
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I still have the original myself and use it all the time, luckily it hasn't updated to the sellout version. Someone created a fork of it last month called Page Monitor Plus that seems to be identical to my version (3.4.2) at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/page-monitor-plus/ckkpmabckpbknkmikmmmegickpebinha
Thank you so much for posting this! Visualping forced its way into my Chrome today, so I was very happy to remove that in favor of something simple and familiar. :)
 
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I quit using it long before they sold out, but recently found a need for it. Thought I read somewhere you could get an old copy of Page Monitor, or did I dream that?
This is awesome, thanks!
Thank you so much for posting this! Visualping forced its way into my Chrome today, so I was very happy to remove that in favor of something simple and familiar. :)
The unofficial re-release of Page Monitor that I posted the link to (above and a month ago) is now gone, taken down by demand of the Visualping people a day or so ago. But the good news is, they have now apparently re-released the original Page Monitor themselves, here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/page-monitor/ogeebjpdeabhncjpfhgdibjajcajepgg