I wrote a little program to check LoTW for me. Haven't really used it much but soon I will get a notification in my mac's notification center whenever a new LoTW entity gets confirmed. Has a few bugs to iron out yet though.
I hope it checks relatively infrequently. Having loads of these types of programs constantly checking the LoTW servers will do little to help the current slowdowns. But this does sound very cool. Would you share?