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Scrutiny
Scrutiny
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Suite of Web optimization tools.

4.3
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$149.00
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Scrutiny overview

Scrutiny is a suite of web optimization tools. Native Mac app (i.e., not cross-development or Java) thus safe, fast and efficient. The download includes a 30-days free trial.

Features
  • Link checker, optionally check anchor points
  • Site-wide html validation
  • SEO analysis
  • XML sitemap generation, optionally include images / video / PDF pages
  • Bing Webmaster Tools / IndexNow XML generation and submission
  • 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 full-website search
  • Scans sites requiring authentication
  • 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 version 12.8.7

Updated on Feb 28 2024

  • Fixes a possible crash when using 'highlight' feature from within Link Inspector.
  • Updates the list of user-agent strings so that they're current versions.
View older Scrutiny updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

4.1 MB

Downloads

42828

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.14 or later
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Diarbyrag
Diarbyrag
Jun 13 2022
12.3.12
5.0
Jun 13 2022
5.0
Version: 12.3.12
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
waryuser
waryuser
Jul 9 2020
9.8.3
5.0
Jul 9 2020
5.0
Version: 9.8.3
Developer is constantly updating app to ensure it's high quality. I love and recommend Peacock Software.
persecutor
persecutor
Jan 2 2020
9.4.0
5.0
Jan 2 2020
5.0
Version: 9.4.0
That "egg-laying, milk-bearing woolly sow" keeps getting better and better!
larry-61
larry-61
Aug 15 2019
9.0.11
5.0
Aug 15 2019
5.0
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.
anonymous-gerbil-5319
anonymous-gerbil-5319
Jul 27 2019
9.0.9
3.0
Jul 27 2019
3.0
Version: 9.0.9
$29,95 in 2011, did you make 576% more money the last 8 years? What a joke.
josehill
josehill
Jun 28 2019
9.0.5
4.5
Jun 28 2019
4.5
Version: 9.0.5
Phenomenally convenient, powerful collection of tools. Frequently updated and enhanced by the developer.
persecutor
persecutor
Jan 26 2019
8.1.22
5.0
Jan 26 2019
5.0
Version: 8.1.22
Exactly what I wanted.
Andymiller
Andymiller
Feb 26 2018
7.6.10
5.0
Feb 26 2018
5.0
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.
Eric6
Eric6
Feb 1 2017
7.1.1
5.0
Feb 1 2017
5.0
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.
Sandro-Bilbeisi
Sandro-Bilbeisi
Jan 31 2017
7.1.1
5.0
Jan 31 2017
5.0
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 !
SunWolf
SunWolf
Dec 2 2016
6.8.17
0.0
Dec 2 2016
0.0
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.
capitalJai
capitalJai
Nov 4 2016
6.8.15
4.5
Nov 4 2016
4.5
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.
tvalleau
tvalleau
Apr 18 2016
6.6.5
0.0
Apr 18 2016
0.0
Version: 6.6.5
MacUpdate: please, Please, PLEASE stop -forcing- your ##$@!&&^ installer on us!!!!
Why-Not
Why-Not
Nov 30 2015
6.0.8
0.0
Nov 30 2015
0.0
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.
Hipwr
Hipwr
Nov 1 2015
5.9.20
4.0
Nov 1 2015
4.0
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?
Guest
Guest
Oct 18 2015
5.9.16
0.0
Oct 18 2015
0.0
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.
adrianwilliams
adrianwilliams
May 10 2015
5.8.5
3.5
May 10 2015
3.5
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.
Caberlin
Caberlin
May 19 2014
5.0.9
5.0
May 19 2014
5.0
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.
anonymous-gerbil-5319
anonymous-gerbil-5319
May 9 2014
5.0.6
3.0
May 9 2014
3.0
Version: 5.0.6
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 ...
bigglz
bigglz
May 3 2014
5.0.3
4.5
May 3 2014
4.5
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.
Diarbyrag
Diarbyrag
Jan 4 2023
12.6.1
5.0
Jan 4 2023
5.0
Version: 12.6.1
Sheadixon
Sheadixon
Feb 23 2022
10.4.14
4.0
Feb 23 2022
4.0
Version: 10.4.14
waryuser
waryuser
Jul 9 2020
5.0
Jul 9 2020
5.0
Version: null
persecutor
persecutor
Jan 2 2020
5.0
Jan 2 2020
5.0
Version: null
larry-61
larry-61
Aug 15 2019
5.0
Aug 15 2019
5.0
Version: null
anonymous-gerbil-5319
anonymous-gerbil-5319
Jul 27 2019
3.0
Jul 27 2019
3.0
Version: null
josehill
josehill
Jun 28 2019
4.5
Jun 28 2019
4.5
Version: null
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Feb 20 2019
5.0
Feb 20 2019
5.0
Version: null
makareim
makareim
Sep 13 2018
5.0
Sep 13 2018
5.0
Version: null
Andymiller
Andymiller
Feb 26 2018
5.0
Feb 26 2018
5.0
Version: null
Eric6
Eric6
Feb 1 2017
5.0
Feb 1 2017
5.0
Version: null
Sandro-Bilbeisi
Sandro-Bilbeisi
Jan 31 2017
5.0
Jan 31 2017
5.0
Version: null
capitalJai
capitalJai
Nov 4 2016
4.5
Nov 4 2016
4.5
Version: null
proe
proe
May 5 2016
2.5
May 5 2016
2.5
Version: null
Davetipp
Davetipp
Feb 29 2016
5.0
Feb 29 2016
5.0
Version: null
Willard-Cook
Willard-Cook
Nov 25 2015
2.5
Nov 25 2015
2.5
Version: null
Hipwr
Hipwr
Nov 1 2015
4.0
Nov 1 2015
4.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Oct 18 2015
5.0
Oct 18 2015
5.0
Version: null
Sidmouth
Sidmouth
Oct 18 2015
1.5
Oct 18 2015
1.5
Version: null
adrianwilliams
adrianwilliams
May 10 2015
3.5
May 10 2015
3.5
Version: null
chrawad
chrawad
May 8 2015
4.5
May 8 2015
4.5
Version: null
Caberlin
Caberlin
May 19 2014
5.0
May 19 2014
5.0
Version: null
bigglz
bigglz
May 3 2014
4.5
May 3 2014
4.5
Version: null
Veltin
Veltin
Oct 26 2013
5.0
Oct 26 2013
5.0
Version: null
Peleve
Peleve
Jan 31 2013
5.0
Jan 31 2013
5.0
Version: null
Giorgio-swiss
Giorgio-swiss
Jan 29 2013
5.0
Jan 29 2013
5.0
Version: null
ltownsend
ltownsend
Dec 11 2012
1.5
Dec 11 2012
1.5
Version: null
Yazarim
Yazarim
May 23 2012
5.0
May 23 2012
5.0
Version: null
Singley
Singley
Nov 9 2011
4.0
Nov 9 2011
4.0
Version: null
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