The Tracker Checker 2 installer is small at just under 130kb. Needing the .NET framework to run, it installs pain-free in seconds and with a click of the shortcut, it’s ready to find those elusive no-invitation-required open signups on private trackers.
The software has a clear interface and comes with around 20 trackers pre-configured and ready to check. It can sit in your system tray silently checking for open signups and alerting you when they become available.
As you can see from the screenshot below, several sites are open for registration.
By simply clicking on the site in the list you wish to signup to, followed by the globe icon, an instance of your web browser is launched and you are taken directly to the new account page and you are ready to signup.
Although it’ll take some time to exhaust the content available on the pre-configured trackers, it’s inevitable that at some point you’ll wish to add new sites for the software to check and fortunately, this is fairly straightforward. Clicking the ‘Add’ icon brings up a box where one can enter various details;
Simply enter the tracker name for reference, followed by the site’s signup URL (commonly http://www.sitename.com/signup.php) followed by a text search string. On certain sites where one signs up to a forum, ‘Desired Username’ appears on the page when signups are open, so entering this into the ‘Find String’ box produces the desired results when the ‘Positive’ match button is clicked.
If for example the signup page currently says “signups are closed’, by entering this same text into the ‘Find String’ section but selecting ‘Negative’ match, you will notified when this text does not appear – i.e when signups are open.
By using a modified trackers.xml such as that created by PyroniC, the number of trackers that can be checked is increased to around 70.
If any reader knows the signup urls for any usually closed sites, why not post them in the comments? I’m sure that the trackers.xml file can grow much bigger……