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Scrutiny 5 is a suite of web optimization tools including link checking, SEO checks, Sitemap generation, page load speed test, html validation. Version 5 is a major update and includes these new features. It allows 15 days free and unrestricted use. This is a major update and paid upgrade from v4. There is an upgrade path for existing users.
  • Cleaner 'task based' interface
  • Website monitoring of as many urls as you like with a choice of alerts and logging
  • Able to scan pdf documents for links
  • Scheduling made easy with a few easy clicks (the old method using iCal will still work)
  • On more...

What's New

Version 5.2:

New features:

  • Adds spelling and grammar checking
  • Adds customisable summary report (button existed previously but functionality missing)
  • Adds new tab and fields to Preferences window for creating header and styles for summary report
  • Adds last modified date to SEO table, optional column, on by default
Improvements and more...

Requirements

  • OS X 10.6 or later

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Caberlin Member IconReview+62
Caberlin
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Version 5 now gets 5 stars from me.
A decent feature-rich tool for me when quality-cheching my websites. It speeds up my production workflow a lot.

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Version 5.0.9
Detlevski Member IconReview+84
Detlevski
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I have bought Scrutiny in 2011 for $29,95, my license works up to version 5. Now, 3 years later, with almost no inflation in the last 3 years, the price has tripled ?

Oh yes, there is an upgrade path, for only 20 UK pounds ? Isn't that the same price I paid in 2011.
I think I will stay a happy version 4 user ...

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Version 5.0.6
Shieladixon
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Good to hear that v4 is still working for you and be assured that version 4 will remain supported for the forseeable. Scrutiny has come a long way in 3 years and for your original 20 pounds you've received free updates and are using a version which has been selling for £35.

It's a big step to go to £55. Unfortunately it has to be a commercial decision :-( v5 is a big step forward. The investment in time has been huge, particularly this year into v5, and I'm trying to make a living.

I hear from organisations comparing it with Screaming Frog which sells for £100 *per year*. I think it compares very well feature-wise and extremely well price-wise, even at the new price.

It's your call, I'm pleased to still have you as a Scrutiny user even if you stick at v4, and if you do decide to take the paid upgrade, your original purchase plus the upgrade fee will still be significantly less than the current price for v5.

Detlevski
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I have 100+ software licenses and most major versions require an update fee and yes, sometimes, well most of the times, with each major version prices go up, but 300%? I hope for you this commercial decision works out. Don't get me wrong, I like Scrutiny, but my earnings haven't tripled in the last 3 years.

bigglz Member IconReview+1
bigglz
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There may be better, but this works a treat to keep an eye on and deal with site maintenance requirements. No complaints at all for what it does.

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Version 5.0.3
Veltin Member IconReview+0
Veltin
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If I will buy Scrutiny here (by MacUpdate) will it also Lifetime Lisence like on your Website? Did not found any information about it. Thx in advance

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Version 4.5.1
Peacockmedia (developer)
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Hi Veltin, thanks for your interest. Lifetime is as opposed to the annual fee that one of Scrutiny's competitors charges. Your licence will always work for this version and you will get free updates. I can't promise that there will never be a paid upgrade in the future but it would have to be a seriously major change and you will still be able to continue with the version you have. I've never made a paid upgrade and I have no plans to do so.

stefannoe Member IconComment+0
stefannoe
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Hi,
I tested Srutiny and the program has found 8 Bad-Links, 7 but were ok. Most of them were links to PDF files.
Why?

Stefan

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Version 4.5.1
Rgator Member IconComment+2
Rgator
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Ok, I’ve been working with ORGANIC SEO creation since about 1997. So I can tell you that some of the tools might be real and can actually help get things done. But the crap about checking and correcting meta keywords is the give away that this is NOT serious SEO ware!

It has been about a dozen years since the search engines have last used meta keywords in the evaluation of search query for a website! Anyone that does real SEO knows that! http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2009/09/google-does-not-use-keywords-meta-tag.html

I’m giving them a one star for not being honest.

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Version 4.5.1
Peacockmedia (developer)
+8

The meta keywords column wasn't originally in the SEO table, but it was requested by users. Most if not all search engines ignore meta keywords now but some people still like to include the field for completeness.
I will consider making the column optional and off by default but a one star review for one column of many in the SEO table which is one tool of many in this app?

Peleve Member IconReview+5
Peleve
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I have been using Scrutiny, and before that Integrity (also by the same developer), for over a year. It does an excellent job of finding broken links. I use it both on my desktop web development and remote servers. Early on I had questions and issues, and the developer was very responsive by helping out with a problem and listening to suggestions. One suggestion I lake to make now is to keep a list of previously tested websites so that one does not have to enter the site name every time you want to test another site.

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Version 4.0
Peacockmedia (developer)
+3

Hi there, thank you for your review and rating. Unless I've misunderstood then Scrutiny will keep track of as many sites as you like, and remember the settings for each. (Integrity doesn't have this feature). See the screenshots above, your sites live in that sidebar on the left of the settings screen. Just press the little [+], fill in the details and press save. Scrutiny will even make a thumbnail if you'd like to view them that way.
Let me know if you actually meant something different.

Peacockmedia (developer)
+2

It might also be worth mentioning a couple of advanced features - Scrutiny will let you save a set of settings - you can simply double-cilck that resulting settings file to start Scrutiny running with those settings, or even schedule that settings file using iCal.
Also, if you maintain a few sites, you can check multiple sites with a single crawl.
See the manual (under the Help menu) for more details of these.

Yazarim Member IconReview+112
Yazarim
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Aòready reviewed but I repeat: Perfect. It makes me spare a real lot of time with my RapidWeaver site. Many thanks, developer: the idea of adding the possibility to check the links locally has been simply splendid.

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Version 1.6.2
Yazarim
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Me again. Mmmm… I am afraid something is not working well in version 1.6.2 - In my Site the software used to find 700 links, now it finds more than 30.000! Version 1.6.1 and Integrity go on finding 700 links. HELP!

Yazarim
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Oh, my God, old Integrity, I mean. And locally. I do not dare anymore to check links on my published Site. HELP!

Yazarim
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Me again, and feeling very ashamed. It seems that the problem does not depend on Scrutiny or Integrity, but on the new RapidWeaver 5.3 beta 3. I will check more thoroughly.

Yazarim
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And me, again. Sorry but I hope that my experience could possibly be of help for some other user. Tehe problem definitely depends on this version of Scrutiny (162) when used LOCALLY. When used on my real Site on ts server, the links checked are correctly 700 and not more the 30.000 (!). I am mailing the developer on the issue

Peacockmedia (developer)
+2

Sorry for the delayed reply - macupdate isn't the best place to ask for help. Thanks for your email today, I've identified and fixed the problem, emailed you a workaround and will put the fixed 1.6.3 out as soon as possible. As you've noted, this problem only affects the crawling of sites locally and I'm happy to email the workaround to anyone who gets in touch.

Yazarim
+1

Sheila, you are always perfect. As a matter of fact, though, I was not asking for your help here: before asking it in the correct way, with a mail, as I did, I wanted to be sure that the problem depended on Scrutiny and not on my configuration. As soon as I have been sure, I have reported and you fixed. Brava ("A" because you are woman, "bravO" is a man…)

Peacockmedia (developer)
+2

it's fine, I just meant to say that I see emails right away but may not see comments here for a while.

Thank you for the Italian tip. I don't speak it but as a musician I know many words and it's beautiful, bella.

Bdikkat Member IconComment+205
Bdikkat
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Looks good, but beware XHTML fallacies:

http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/use-html-doctype-not-xhtml

http://www.webkit.org/blog/68/understanding-html-xml-and-xhtml/

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Version 1.5
Caberlin Member IconReview+62
Caberlin
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Good software. helps me finding bugs quicker.

A tip for validation: I found out that for the validation it is very important to set the software to make only a few requests per minute. Otherwise the validation gets stopped in the middle because the company that provides the validation locks out your IP for a while (because they obviously do not like automated requests of a certain frequency).

Btw: Why is their free version, named "Integrity", receiving frequent updates, and this paid version not?

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Version 1.3.4
Peacockmedia (developer)
+1

Thanks for the review and the tip. It is frustrating that the w3c do block requests after x pages; I can't find this documented. They have asked that software does not make requests more frequently than a second and Scrutiny does respect this.

I do try to update both apps roughly monthly, and the version histories (available in full at peacockmedia) do show this. The free Integrity (just a link checker) may have had a little more attention in the last month because of a problem that required a fairly quick release.

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bigglz
Version 4.4
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Caberlin
Version 4.1.2
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Giorgio_swiss
Version 3.2.2
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Caberlin
Version 2.0.1
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Date 09 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
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