Unfortunately, not every software publisher announces updates in the same way. Some only post the change to a page while others have actual RSS feeds that you can subscribe to.

It seems that the lowest common denominator is to get everything you are interested in converted over to an RSS or email feed.

We recommend a couple of tools for this:

  • Page2RSS - This will monitor a page for changes and update an RSS feed that you can subscribe to. Often, you'll find that other administrators have already started the feed for a given page so it should be pretty easy to get that set up.
  • ChangeDetection - This will monitor pages for changes and then send an email to the specified address highlighting the change.

Here are some of the pages that we actually monitor for changes for various software.