so V12 goes back to a V4 ish gui, can't ftp sitemaps automatically now even though it finally worked ok in V10, have been through three interface changes from V6 which was perfectly fine IMO and now this one leaves me cold, especially the one page that suddenly shows white when all others are in dark mode, so despite the excellent support and free upgrade I am just confused and disappointed in equal measure. Will try to work it out but it is now way more complicated than I need ... watch this space
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.
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.
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.
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 !
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 ...