Tip for Offline Viewing Notification

Since I use the Tablo mostly for recording rather than viewing, I needed a notification mechanism to tell me when recordings became available. I use Tablo Ripper in an automated fashion (Windows service) to pull any recordings off the Tablo. However since I don’t look at the Tablo recorded screen that often and schedule recordings for two weeks in advance, I need something to tell me when a recording has arrived.

I installed TheFolderSpy to monitor the directory used by Tablo Ripper and send me an email message (to my cell phone) with changes to the directory. TheFolderSpy emails me what specific changes (e.g. file additions) have occurred. This way I know that a program scheduled to be recorded a week ago has been done and available for viewing (or other processing).