While we are connected with a number of devices in a LAN or using internet, it is important to know the status of these devices or sites. For this, we have to go to each site to check whether it is active or not. Doing this work manually is cumbersome task so, its better to use a smart tool called Ping thing which will take care of it automatically.
Ping Thing is a compact tool that sits on your desktop and displays the online status for any number of network devices. It works comfortably on windows 98, 2000, xp and 7. When installed, this utility will appear as a small icon shown below, in your windows taskbar system tray.
The skins of this utility can be changed according to your choice by going in the option ‘settings’ and then ‘skins’. It also provides you the option of downloading more skins.
It also provides you the option of ‘edit devices’ by going to this option when you will right-click on the tool. You can add more devices and also edit them by using the tools on the right side of ‘device editor’.
By default, it pings the server once every minute but you can change it by going in the ‘General’ of the option ‘Settings’.
It can notify you in a wide variety of ways (either by message, audio alert, email or sms) which you can choose from within the ‘Settings’ option. For example, i have chosen ‘Message notification’. I just have to put my email id and tick the desired option (i.e. when i want the notification).
It also provides the option of ‘test’ in which it will send a testing notification to the specified email-id. It can send notification to multiple recipients if desired.
It can also run any desired application (either on device failure,on low-disk space, after device reboot, or all) by going in the option ‘Run File’ of ‘settings’.
It also provides the option of ‘print current device status’ at the right-click. Then, it will ask you to save the report to the desired location from where you can get it printed. The report will be saved like this.
Other features of this utility include support for disk space checking, report printing and remote rebooting. So, its a good utility to have in your system to ease you work.
Also, read about similar tool in the article Monitor Websites And Servers With Free Ping Tool.