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BLT (Better Link Tester) is a link checker for Mac OS X.

Easy to Use - Use BLT just as you would a Web browser. Type in your address, or use a file browser, and sit back and watch. Quickly filter the results by status or by text. Results can be viewed either "flat" or as a "tree."

Document Based - Create BLT Documents that remember the settings and results from previous checks. Control the default document settings in the Preferences.

Export - Create HTML, CSV/Text, or OmniGraffle files from the results. Exporting is done through loadable bundles, so you can write your own exporters to expand BLT.

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What's New

Version 1.0.4:
  • Integrated error reporting mechanism
  • Integrated application updates
  • New licensing mechanism
  • Fixed a timeout when following deep redirects


Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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Don Morris Member IconComment+46
Don Morris

From my recent survey of and blog post on link checkers:

"Two programs win honorable mention for being particularly ugly and non-Mac-like: _______ and BLT (Better Link Tester)...BLT also picks up [Flash and JavaScript] and was particularly fast in its scan without taking down my test site (as others did if they didn't have a delay), but being ugly and non-intuitive takes it out of the running.

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Version 1.0.4
Uncoy Member IconReview+195

Nice that someone has picked up BLT. But BLT is in need of a serious developer who is going to iron out the bugs.

BLT checked links for me but had a good go at crashing my MacBook Pro filling the console with this message many times/second: 25/11/10 2:04:07 AM BLT[58711] BLTTreeResultsOutlineView: numberOfChildrenOfItem:(null)

Bad trait writing out constantly to the log like that. Will cripple and slow your computer even with an SSD.

Not only that but BLT was hit with an ugly stick at creation. The whole app really needs to be rewritten.

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Version 1.0.4
Paul Hunt Member IconReview+0
Paul Hunt

No Longer Supported? - Buggy

You must check the links for an entire site. If you try to start in a sub-directory, the application crashes.
You cannot use the stop button because the application crashes.
The developer does not respond to email or trouble tickets.

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Version 1.0.3
Before Dawn Solutions (Developer)

I have some exciting news regarding BLT, it has been acquired by Before Dawn Solutions.

BLT will join skEdit as our two main development application offerings.

Any support issues can be sent directly to us at support [AT] Before Dawn Solutions {dot} com.

We are busily working on the 1.0.4 release, which has some bug fixes, it adds in a bug reporting feature, a software update feature, and a new licensing mechanism.

It will be coming out soon, in conjunction with the relaunch of the website. Until that time it is still possible to purchase BLT from bltformac.com, and download from there as well.

Paul Hunt

I am no longer experiencing the crashes since the acquisition by BDS and release of 1.0.4.

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Downloads 5,113
Version Downloads 1,038
License Demo
Date 25 Aug 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $24.95
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