Improve your website's quality, SEO and user experience.
- Check your website's links and keep on top of 'link rot'
- Generate an XML / HTML / .csv / .dot sitemap
- Check your website's SEO
- Check spelling and grammar
- Validate your HTML
- Manage many sites and scan on schedule
- Monitor you website's availability
- Able to scan websites which require authentication (signing-in)
- Schedule scans with a few easy clicks (the old method using iCal will still work)
- On finish send an email, save a report, open a file or applescript, ftp the sitemap xml and other actions
- Save and re-load data
- Try before you buy - 30 days use free and unrestricted, just download it and run it.
Previous major version, v4 is still available, supported, licensable and upgradeable. This page is about the current version, v5.
~£55 / $95 (unlimited, compares with 3 months of CheckDog's Zebra plan or 1 year of Screaming Frog)
Please buy from within Scrutiny.
If you have a pre-Paddle v5 licence, Scrutiny should still recognise it. If you make a fresh install on a new computer, you'll need a new-style key, please contact support.
If you have a licence for a Scrutiny version earlier than v5, please read this page
Just download it and run it. It'll allow 30 days free use with all features working.End user licence agreement
If you are evaluating Scrutiny for a company or if you need a licence for the purposes of reviewing Scrutiny for a magazine or blog article, please contact me
Version 5 requires Mac OSX 10.6 or higher, Intel. 10.10 (Yosemite) and retina screens supported and the app is code signed to keep Gatekeeper happy.
10.5 users should run version 4.5.5
Open the .dmg file and find an installer inside. To keep Scrutiny in your dock, right-click or click-and-hold on its dock icon and choose 'Keep in dock'.
"I am a web developer and I've found the Scrutiny software to be the perfect all-in-one collection of web tools. Also the feedback I gave to the Peacockmedia team was immediately implemented in the next release!"
- Mauro Mazzerioli
"I was a big fan of Integrity, then I learned about Scrutiny and bought a copy the same day. Just wish I had learned about it sooner."
- Steven Johnson, Intown Web Design
"to say I am impressed is an understatement, really great tool I will be using a LOT"
- Peter B
"Thanks for the great tool, I think webmasters who don't need advanced options ... can make great use of it to spot main on page problems and remove obstacles to high rankings!"
- from review by Singley via Macupdate
"..it is what we were looking for and I believe it is the best link checker available for Mac OS."
- D H
"Shiela, I just bought Scrutiny. Hopefully, you'll be able to have a bottle of wine tonight on me. I am VERY impressed.
Good luck with your business. You are doing some really cool stuff on the Mac."
- M T
- Integrity / Scrutiny Manual
- I'm evaluating - show me the full specification
- Integrity / Scrutiny FAQs
- Scrutiny v4 is still available and supported
- Making best use of Scrutiny's SEO and keyword analysis
- Integrity / Scrutiny bug and enhancement list
- Scrutiny's home page
If your question isn't answered, please use Scrutiny's support form
Developer: Shiela Dixon
v5.4.5 released Oct 2014
- Fixes problem with spell checking (separating text content from html) which was causing some page content to not be checked on certain pages
- When a new site is created, language is set to user's preferred spell-checking language (previously unpredictable or the last-used spell-checking language)
- Fixes bug which could lead to a 'hang' at the end of a scan and before results are displayed in rare cases
- Adds a trap for the very unlikely scenario of a very large binary file being served up with incorrect mime type of "text/html" and prevents Scrutiny from trying to parse it for spelling / grammar / word count etc
v5.4.3 released Oct 2014
- Improves scheduling system, fixes duplication of site in sites list when schedule is triggered, schedule uses settings saved in Scrutiny rather than as before, settings saved in the schedule file
- Fixes bug causing SEO table not to appear in the Summary report (Note that the summary report only lists pages needing attention and the SEO table will only show pages with missing title or description tags. To generate the full SEO table following a scheduled scan or scan with actions, tick 'save SEO table as CSV')
- Fixes bug which was causing spell-checking to (very occasionally) check in a language different from the selected language
- Fixes problems editing the url of a website if it's edited at the top of the settings screen or the task screen
- Fixes sitemap ftp dialogue appearing in mid-air if Scrutiny is in single-window mode
v5.4.2 released Oct 2014
- Fixes bug which could cause automatically-exported file to be empty of data with some websites
- Fixes bug which was affecting the accuracy of the link count on a page (SEO table and page inspector) and could cause it to incorrectly display zero for some urls
v5.4.1 released Sep 2014
- Further improves handling of html entities - all known named and numbered entities handled, ascii and utf
- Adds View > Partial results to View menu. Available after pausing crawl, displays partial links results for diagnostic purposes
- Fixes bug that could cause external pages with querystrings to be duplicated in the links list when 'ignore querystrings' is checked
v5.4 released Sep 2014
- Fixes bug which was preventing certain pages from being included in the Sitemap
- Fixes bug which could cause hang before scanning for users in certain locations, related to system language and available spell-checking languages
- Fixes problem with context menu in sitemap table and 'search pages' results. A context menu is available containing 'Copy url' and 'Visit page', along with cmd-C to copy the url of the selected item
- Although not recommended in urls, support added for certain entities in the html such as ' (some named entities such as ' were being handled previously)
- Switches to Paddle framework for licensing (existing keys should be picked up and recognised. For installations on new computers, the Paddle window won't accept the old-style key - contact support about a replacement key)
New with full release of v5 (v5.0 released April 2014)
- Cleaner 'task based' interface
- Website monitoring of as many urls as you like with alerts on screen or by email, plus written to a log file
- Spelling and grammar checking as it scans (v5.2 onwards)
- Able to scan pdf documents for links
- Scheduling made easy with a few easy clicks (the old method using iCal will still work)
- On finish of a scheduled or manual scan, Scrutiny 5 can 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, plain text format or xml sitemap (automatically detected)
- Improved page analysis - finds more elements making up a page
- Scan a site for pages containing specific text
- Better autodetection of character encoding with more encodings supported, character encodings now supported include CP1251 (Cyrillic script eg Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian Cyrillic)
- Adds sortable columns and search box to sites list, can be sorted by name, url or last checked date
- Now supports urls which include non-ascii characters (eg cyrillic characters). Some may argue that this is against web standards, but it's becoming more common and accepted by Google and browsers. Note that this doesn't include non-ascii characters in domain name (IDN) which is as yet unsupported
Fixes and small enhancements
- Adds character encoding tag to head of HTML exports
- Blacklisting / whitelisting is no longer applied to starting url. Previously, starting url had to pass black/whitelist test otherwise crawl wouldn't get past the first page
- Fixes a problem which prevented crawling of sites generated by Wix and other sites which use urls containing #! (relating to dynamic content)
- Note that for Wix sites, your home page doesn't contain any SEO information or html links. Search enignes (and Scrutiny) must start crawling at http://www.mywebsite.com/?_escaped_fragment_=
- Fixes problems finding headings where the heading tag contains a class <h1 class = "someclass">
Full version history for Scrutiny (The full history is also in the release notes included in the app's dmg file)