Scrutiny

Improve your website's quality, SEO and user experience.

Screenshots

  • Settings screen
  • Link inspector
  • Page analysis
  • Visualisation

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System Requirements

Web download: Mac OSX 10.5 or higher, Intel or ppc. 10.9 (Mavericks) is supported and the app is now code signed to help keep Gatekeeper happy.


Installation

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'.


Testimonials

"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


Support

If your question isn't answered, please use Scrutiny's support form


Contributors

Developer: Shiela Dixon


Version History

v4.5.4 Released February 2014

v4.5.3 Released February 2014

 

v4.5.2 Released December 2013

 

v4.5.1 Released September 2013

Adds 'soft 404' support:
- highlights suspected soft 404s (where status code is 2xx but the intended page hasn't been found)
- You can customise this list to find soft 404s within your own site or add terms found in external soft 404s
- You can switch the feature off (in Preferences) if you have a large site and want best performance and this isn't important to you

Adds automatic update check:
- New dialog gives information about new versions when available with single click to download

Small fixes and improvements:
- Adds 'visit' button beside url field in link inspector

Change of policy with demo mode
- Allows a limited number of trial scans rather than a period of time

v4.4.1 Released September 13

Small fixes and improvements:
- Expandable views will only expand when crawl is paused or finished. Deferring the building of these views improves speed and efficiency
- Fixes bug preventing pages to be added to the sitemap if canonical link is given as a relative url

v4.4 Released September 13

Retina screen compatible
OSX Mavericks tested and supported

Main window's Toolbar redesigned in line with Apple's human interface guidelines and for retina screen compatibility
Adds toolbar controls (show / hide / customise) to main View menu

Minimum system requirements OSX 10.5. 10.4 users should not upgrade to v4.4, for compatibility with newer systems it uses features not available in 10.4
Small fixes and improvements:
- now indents data for expandable views when exported as csv, html

 

Full version history for Scrutiny (The full history is also in the release notes included in the app's dmg file)