Keep your system humming along

runs on Windows
screenshot of Application Monitor

Most days your computer is hard at work. You're running all kinds of productivity apps: word processors, spreadsheet tools, maybe the occasional YouTube clip. There's a pretty good chance it's also running apps that you aren't directly involved in, like web servers, mail servers, database stuff, that sort of thing. When Word or Excel dies, you know about it, so you can start it up again. But if one of these other behind-the-scenes guys decides to go south, how are you going to know about it—and more importantly, how are you going to get it up and running again?

Application Monitor is a tool that, as you might expect, monitors applications. You tell it what to watch for, and it'll keep its unblinking eye focused on that application. If the target app should happen to stop, it'll fire it up again right away. It's easy to set up and run, and it just might save the day the next time some important service on your machine decides it's time to take the rest of the day off.

A free download for Windows computers, Application Monitor should run under everything from the lowly Win98 up to the latest and greatest from Microsoft. You'll also need to have the .NET Framework (version 1.1 or higher) installed on your machine.

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