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I'm wondering if there's a way to watch a website for changes, even if the site doesn't have a web feed. Specifically, I'd like to watch various state's court form websites for updated forms. http://www.courts.ca.gov/formnumber.htm So you'll see on that page, a form number (adopt-200), and a date revised (7/1/2010).

I'd like to use IFTTT (or something similar... hopefully I don't have to make my own, but whatever) to notify me if there is a change to any of the forms on that page, and then download the new pdf file.

Any ideas?

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Have you done a web search for "web page monitor"? There are any number of sites offering this service. – Al E. Dec 6 '12 at 16:10
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try this

  1. Go to http://page2rss.com
  2. Paste the page address you wish to monitor in the "Page URL to RSS" bar
  3. Copy the RSS Feed URL from "To receive updates for this page in RSS format copy-paste this link into your feed reader." or from the "Subscribe to Feed" on the right hand side of the page.
  4. Use this link in IFTTT RSS Trigger.

Not sure how instant it is however.

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page2rss appears to be no more... new solution time! – boomhauer May 15 at 0:14

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