Comment Watcher tool first release

I’ve put together a simple tool for Radio Userland weblog owners that allows them to track comments on other people’s weblogs. Basically, the tool uses a bookmarklet to capture the URL of a weblog comment window, subscribes to it and checks it every hour. If the comment thread has been updated since the last check you get a notification email. Simple as that.

This first version is pretty basic but seems to work. The next version will be a little more sophisticated and I’ll try to incorporate comments/suggestions from users. I also have a Manila version if anyone’s interested.

Get your copy of the tool here. Probably best to right-click and save the link to disk. Put it in the ‘Tools’ folder in your Radio application folder. Once you’ve downloaded the tool and put it in the right folder, you access it’s home page here:

http://127.0.0.1:5335/commentwatcher/

Full instructions are contained on the tools’ web pages. Usual caveats, this is a work in progress. Let me know how you get on.