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iWatch alternatives

  • Watchdirectory

  • Monitor directory and start any command when its contents change. Easy to use and automate.

    tags: filesystem-monitoring folder-monitoring watch-folder
    platform: Windows
  • Watch 4 Folder

  • Watch 4 Folder is a simple to use, small and portable tool to monitor folders and file activities.You can set a monitoring process with just 4 simple quick steps and then minimize the tool to the system tray.It can monitor 15 different types of events and execute different actions in case of an event.It is possible to write to a text log file and to watch a live log running.

    tags: filesystem-monitoring folder-monitoring file-activities
    platform: Windows
  • fseventer

  • Graphically observe filesystem changes using the same underlying API as Spotlight. One example of use could be to determine what files are changed via software installation, preferences, etc...

    tags: Discontinued monitor-changes filesystem-utility file-monitoring
    platform: Mac OS X Discontinued
  • DaemonFS

  • DaemonFS is a real time file monitoring software.

    tags: filesystem-monitoring file-watcher directroy-watcher
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • HDD Profiler

  • HDD-Profiler is a powerful HDD (Hard-Disk-Drive) profiling utility that will inform you which files/folders were created, modified, accessed or removed in certain areas of your hard disk by creating system snapshots.It can tell you who has modified, accessed or created a new file/folder inside the folder you are monitoring.

    tags: monitoring hdd snapshot filesystem-monitoring activity-log
    platform: Windows