Scrutiny
Scrutiny
9.8.4

4.5

Scrutiny free download for Mac

Scrutiny9.8.4

31 July 2020

Suite of Web optimization tools.

Overview

Scrutiny is a suite of web optimization tools. Native cocoa app (i.e., not Java) thus safe, fast and efficient. The download includes a 30-days free trial. Supports Mjoave's dark mode

Features
  • Link checker, optionally check anchor points
  • SEO analysis
  • XML sitemap generation, optionally include images / video / PDF pages
  • Helps your migration to a secure (https) website by reporting pages with mixed content and links to your old http pages
  • Page-load speed test
  • Spelling and grammar checking
  • Powerful website search
  • Scans sites requiring authentication
  • Search your site (source or visible text) obtain a list of pages containing a search term or not containing a search term
  • Website monitoring of as many URL's as you like with a choice of alerts and logging
  • Scheduling made easy with a few easy clicks
  • On finish, send an email, save a report, open a file or AppleScript, FTP the sitemap XML, and other actions
  • Opens and scans a list of links in HTML, CSV, plain text format, or XML sitemap

What's new in Scrutiny

Version 9.8.4:
  • Adds support for charset=GBK, charset=koi8-r, charset=euc-kr and some other Latin and non-Latin character encodings.

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29 Reviews of Scrutiny

5
waryuser
09 July 2020
Version: 9.8.3

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Developer is constantly updating app to ensure it's high quality. I love and recommend Peacock Software.
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5
waryuser
09 July 2020
Version: 9.8.3
Developer is constantly updating app to ensure it's high quality. I love and recommend Peacock Software.
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5
persecutor
02 January 2020
Version: 9.4.0
That "egg-laying, milk-bearing woolly sow" keeps getting better and better!
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5
larry-61
15 August 2019
Version: 9.0.11
Scrutiny is my go-to app for checking sites for broken links. As a website developer, it has all the options I need to fine-tune scans to avoid false positives. Seeing a "clean" report with just the truly broken links (without any "noise") is very valuable especially if you maintain a site over time.

Other features such as "Search pages", "Sitemap", "SEO" are icing on a very delicious cake!

When it comes to support, developer Sheila Dixon is top notch! She truly cares about her product and her users. She is thoughtful, professional and responsive - a real "shining star" in a sea of "dim bulbs".

Overall a great value for a truly useful, well-crafted piece of software.
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$29,95 in 2011, did you make 576% more money the last 8 years? What a joke.
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4.5
josehill
28 June 2019
Version: 9.0.5
Phenomenally convenient, powerful collection of tools. Frequently updated and enhanced by the developer.
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5
persecutor
26 January 2019
Version: 8.1.22
Exactly what I wanted.
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5
Andymiller
26 February 2018
Version: 7.6.10
A really useful tool. I've just finished migrating my website to https and I was really pleased to find that, in addition to all the other stuff that Scrutiny does, it will also check for insecure content, so it helped me find all of the insecure links in odd places like the functions and footers files. Yes, the upfront cost may seem a lot, but compared with the cost of online services it's a bargain.
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5
Eric6
01 February 2017
Version: 7.1.1
I've been using Scrutiny for a few years now and it saved me many hours of manually checking links and building sitemaps. Recently, it helped me locate the links scattered through a hacked site. Shiela has been very responsive to bug reports and they were fixed promptly. Version 7 seems focused primarily on streamlining the user interface, which had rough edges in previous versions, and adds new features such as the ability to have multiple windows to scan multiple sites at once. A must-have tool for any web designer.
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5
Sandro-Bilbeisi
31 January 2017
Version: 7.1.1
I'm really happy with Scrutiny ; It has tons of features and it saves me hours of work when performing QA/QC for web site production . I'm also grateful for the free upgrade from v6 to v7. Thank you Sheila !
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SunWolf
02 December 2016
Version: 6.8.17
Where have you got version 6.8.17 from? Checking for updates in Scrutiny 6.8.16 states that I've got the most recent version, PeacockMedia offers 6.8.16 for download on their website.
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4.5
capitalJai
04 November 2016
Version: 6.8.15
Scrutiny is a good tool for fixing up issues with your web site. I do recommend it to anyone who has smaller web sites that they need to check for important SEO and other errors on their web site. It is easy to use, fast and has a good developer behind it. I appreciate the consistent updates as well and would recommend it as an essential tool for improving a web site.
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tvalleau
18 April 2016
Version: 6.6.5
MacUpdate: please, Please, PLEASE stop -forcing- your ##$@!&&^ installer on us!!!!
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Why-Not
30 November 2015
Version: 6.0.8
While I love to see apps updated, the frequency is a bit much, at least for me. I want to get emails related to its upgrade, but I swear I am getting an email every few days for this app.
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4
Hipwr
01 November 2015
Version: 5.9.20
I'm a licensed user of 4.5.1. I was obviously not paying attention and upgraded to version 5 not realizing it was a paid upgrade. I considered upgrading and thought there might be an upgrade path that cost less than the full retail price. However I was unable to find one because I cannot find the developer's web site. I then tried to find the download of 4.5.1 because the description of the application above states "v4 is still available and supported". Ok, then where is the link to download version 4?
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5
Reagan9000
18 October 2015
Version: 5.9.16
Super useful suite of specialty tools for analyzing websites. Best for web developers managing a large site or multiple sites. Developer is quick to respond to questions and issues, so am very happy with support. Given that there's a limited market for this kind of software, is reasonably priced at $95 (list) but the developer offers heavy discounts through MacUpdate a couple of times a year. I use this to manage a number of Wordpress sites, some quite large.
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3.5
adrianwilliams
10 May 2015
Version: 5.8.5
Nice suite of tools to fine-tune your website(s). It's possible to do very much the same using other tools (many free) but convenience comes at a price. Unfortunately, I missed the 70% discount so will be uninstalling the trial soon. I'll buy it when the price drops again. A big gamble on the price hike Sheila. I, for one, am a lost sale. Best of luck.
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5
Caberlin
19 May 2014
Version: 5.0.9
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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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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4.5
bigglz
03 May 2014
Version: 5.0.3
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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5
Veltin
26 October 2013
Version: 4.5.1
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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stefannoe
25 October 2013
Version: 4.5.1
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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Rgator
25 October 2013
Version: 4.5.1
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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5
Peleve
31 January 2013
Version: 4.0
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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5
Yazarim
23 May 2012
Version: 1.6.2
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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Caberlin
24 March 2012
Version: 1.3.4
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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Macupdate removes comments if you pay enough
26 November 2011
Version: 1.3.2
Scrutiny is a handy app, validation seems nice but always times out and I have not discovered a way to disable validation. Interface and GUI have some glitches. Why is the menu name scrutiny and not Scrutiny (capitalised) ? Despite this I consider buying it. But there still is some work to be done.
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Don-Morris
18 November 2011
Version: 1.3.2
From my survey of and blog post on link checkers: "Two tools from the same developer were next to come across my desktop. Integrity is a basic link checker, while Scrutiny adds sitemap, SEO, and HTML validation features. As I began reviewing link checkers, certain features became important to me; both of these applications allow the user to set per-site delays to the scanner, so as not to overload the server, and have the ability to pause a scan and optionally scan for missing images. "However...Scrutiny has some odd user interface issues that make me uncomfortable using it. Also, [it suffers] from a bug that makes the scanner treat URLs with 'www.' in them as a different site than those without the subdomain. The developer has indicated that this will be fixed in a later version. "...my faves are ______ and Scrutiny. Scrutiny, as noted above, isn't a polished app. And there are features found in other apps I'd like it to have, like robots.txt exclusion and full resource checking. However, the price is more appealing than ______'s.
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4
Singley
09 November 2011
Version: 1.3.2
I've tried out the demo version, and I would like to review it. It's a very nice app, the design is user-friendly. Instant download, no need to leave email/name: want to try it out - go ahead. Scrunity checks links, SEO stuff, HTML validation, generates an XML sitemap. 300 links were found for a tiny website I checked in less than two minutes, so the tool is really fast. These were both back links and internal links. 239 of them were reported as bad, mostly these were 404 error internal links. Thank, Scrunity, I'll fix that! So Scrunity found 61 backlinks to my website - pretty much the same I used to detect with yahoo site explorer. Btw, where does Scrunity get back links from? Then I moved to the Sitemap option. I liked the "only include checked and followed urls in sitemaps" option. Also you can set up the default change frequency (the same option to all pages only, I guess - please correct me if I'm wrong) and priority (that was marked as automatic only, maybe because of the demo version). In the SEO section you get info on page title, url, description, keywords, main headings. All is accurate. HTML validation states valid/invalid/abort, or, abundant in my case, "the request timed out". Thanks for the great tool, I think webmasters who don't need advanced options, a variety of xml sitemap generation option to choose from, can make great use of it to spot main on page problems and remove obstacles to high rankings! I personally was amazed by the number of 404's found :)
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Sheadixon
16 September 2011
Version: 1.2
have decided that it would only be fair to give a licence key (when implemented) to those who have reported problems. If you find anything, don't forget to tell me the site that you're testing and your version of OSX
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