Amazon Watcher

Martin Brinkmann
Jul 24, 2008
Updated • Jan 4, 2018
Amazon, Companies, Internet, Software, Windows software

Amazon Watcher is a handy application to monitor availability and changes of items at the six Amazon stores. Users can feed Amazon Watcher with full urls to Amazon items, their ASIN or ISBN-10. The product will then be loaded into the application with a preview image if available and the user can configure Amazon Watcher to react if the item is in stock or if the price of it falls below a selected level.

A reaction can also be configured with the option to load the webpage of the product in the default browser, to send an email to the user or to automatically order x units of the item for the user.

The latter is only possible if the user adds his account information in the application's preferences. One interesting feature is support for all six Amazon stores which can be monitored independently of each other making use of their own item databases.

The software lacks some of the features of the previously reviewed Amazon Price Watcher like price statistics over a period of time but makes it up with the ability to automatically place an order for a unit at the Amazon website.

Amazon Watcher is available for computers running Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.

Update: We have published a review of the new version here on Ghacks. You can access the new Amazon Watcher review with a click on the link. It has been published in 2011, three years after our initial review.

The developers have improved their application in this time. The basics still stand though. Amazon Watcher, available for Windows and Macintosh can monitor prices on six Amazon store sites.

The program for the most part runs silently in the background, checking prices for items in its database regularly.

Update: Amazon Watcher is no longer available. You can instead use the Price Drop extension for the Firefox web browser or a Google Chrome extension instead.


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  1. Jean said on May 10, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    I’m using Prices Drop Monitor for Amazon, the Mac version has free email notification, the Windows one not. I hope they will implement this feature for free…

  2. Andy said on February 17, 2009 at 4:40 am

    Looks good, but if it is a web service, it should be cool! I don’t want to run a software everyday to check the price, I just want to get a email says my target product’s price met my desired level.

  3. Stephen Page said on August 17, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    This now requires payment of $25 per month.

    They added this option without warning, when I upgraded and locked me out.

    Would not trust this company at all now.

  4. smikwily said on July 24, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Didn’t see a link to it on the site, so I went looking for it:

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