FOI Monitor

Download the free FOI Monitor

Do you need some free software to track freedom of information requests? The FOI Monitor is designed to allow you to track your access to information requests with ease – even sending an email to alert staff when requests are nearing their due-by date. Loaded with drop-down boxes, a 20-working-day rule that factors in UK public holidays, template letters, reports compliant with the DCA and automated fields the FOI Monitor will make answering requests so much easier.

Screenshots and Help Files

Fancy having a look at the software and how it operates? Extensive help files including screenshots are available from the ‘HowTo: Putting the FOI Monitor into action‘ page.


Windows 95, 98, 2000, Me, XP,
5MB Memory
Microsoft Access 2002-3 (if you’re not sure, but have MS Office applications
such as Word, Powerpoint, or Outlook 2003, then you probably have MS Access


Click on the image below to download the Access 2003 version:

Once you’ve downloaded it to your desktop, double click on the icon, choose a folder – preferably on a shared drive somewhere – to put it in, then click ‘Install’.

There is a huge array of options to alter the FOI Monitor to suit the needs of your organisation, most of it is pretty self-explanatory.

If your organisation is happy with the product, please contribute to the cost of bandwidth and further development by clicking the button below and donating £150.00:


I’ll be much happier to customise it to your needs if you do.

Don’t hesitate to email the Information Handyman if you need any further assistance.

If you’d like to assist in the FOI Monitor’s development, head over to the Developer’s Corner.

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