Application Monitor

Martin Brinkmann
Sep 8, 2008
Updated • Mar 21, 2012
Apps, Software, Windows

It might sometimes be essential to make sure that a software program is running all the time. This can be another monitoring software, communication software, hardware or anything else that is important to run all the time.

Application Monitor is a portable application that can monitor software programs in intervals. If a monitored application stopped running Application Monitor will start it anew. The setup does not provide any difficulties even for inexperienced users.

AppMonitor has been developed keeping in mind all those admin and power users who use programs that must always been running (such as webserver, database, mailserver, p2p) and that don't have a built-in restart function.

It basically comes down to selecting applications from the computer, adding a descriptive name, selecting the interval for the checks and optional parameters for the application start. Every added application is listed in the main program interface and has to be checked before the monitoring process starts.

Several options are available that can change some of the default parameters of the software. The default interval for application checks is set to 2 minutes which can be changed individually when a new application is added to the software program or in the options.

Application Monitor can be configured to check if the added applications are started during software startup. There is also an option to send error reports to an email address that can be configured in the software options.

The downside of using the application monitoring program is the rather high, and unusual, memory consumption.

Update: The program has not been updated since it was released, which may indicate that it may not be working anymore on newer versions of the Windows operating system.


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  1. Lebb said on October 13, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Similar app, but with more functions:

  2. Roman ShaRP said on September 14, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    I’m agree with Rarst. Power users can write such apps themselves. :)

  3. Rarst said on September 8, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Useful at first glance but for power users (and who else is going to worry about constantly running apps?) it is probably too heavy.

    It would take only few lines of code to make such in some scripting language (like AutoIt, AutoHotkey, etc) and it is going to be more flexible with tiny memory footprint.

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