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Download StackWatcher

StackWatcher is a notification area application that polls all your associated StackExchange accounts for activity, including:

  • Reputation
  • Favorite Changes
  • Badge Awards

A "toaster" notification popup appears when activity is found.

UPDATE: A zip file has been added to the downloads section. Unzip and run the .msi file to install.


Released under the MIT Open Source License.


The source is available on BitBucket.



Based on StackLINQ


StackWatcher was created by Dave Swersky. You can reach me at dave [at] daveswersky.com. Please include "StackWatcher" in the subject line with any questions, and feel free to ask!


StackWatcher was written in C#. The UI is Windows Presentation Foundation.

The source can be downloaded on BitBucket.

  • @Dave looks pretty cool to me, waiting for a binary. Jul 20, 2010 at 6:36
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    + I like the lib and that dave guy seems pretty happy so it must be good. Jul 20, 2010 at 6:36
  • Don't forget to list this on StackList! Jul 20, 2010 at 8:05
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    @system: there's now an installer zipped up and available on the downloads section at bitbucket. Jul 20, 2010 at 14:04
  • @george: listed on StackList... Jul 20, 2010 at 14:11
  • Cool, but I'm getting some exceptions: timeout and/or null reference.
    – mgroves
    Jul 28, 2010 at 13:57
  • @mgroves: Does it stop polling after the error or keep going? Are you behind a firewall? Thanks. Jul 28, 2010 at 16:19

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Not working on Windows (8x64)

Firstly, it doesn't not install in C:\Program Files (x86)\StackWatcher but the executable is found in C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\StackWatcher.exe

Then I wasn't able to set the the user up as it couldn't get the site list

I guess it's suffering from the same sort of error StackApplet is

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