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Scrutiny 8.1.8 – Suite of Web optimization tools.

Appked/ Utilities/on 2018-08-07 13:21

Scrutiny 8.1.8

Scrutiny is a suite of web optimization tools. Native cocoa app (i.e., not Java) fast and efficient. 30-days free trial. This is a major update from v5. This is a completely free upgrade for v5 users and there is an upgrade path from v4.

  • Link checker
  • SEO analysis
  • XML Sitemap generation, optionally include images / pdf pages
  • Page load speed test
  • Spelling and grammar checking
  • 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 (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
  • Opens and scans a list of links in HTML, CSV, plain text format, or XML sitemap


Version 8.1.8

  • Enables dark mode when using MacOs 10.14 Mojave (will respect the user's choice of dark or light mode in System Preferences)
  • Different handling of a common issue: linkedIn urls returning a 999 code (even though the link may work in a browser). This is not a Scrutiny issue but common to all webcrawlers / testers. LI seems to detect the rapid requests and/or non-browser querystring and returns a non-standard 999 code. Scrutiny used to present this as a server error and count it as a bad link. Now it labels it as a warning, and does not count it as a bad link. This is because it is not necessarily a bad link, it just hasn't been possible to test it properly.
  • Fixes issue with meta http-refresh not being observed if the page contains content with links. (The content was being parsed for links, in favour of the redirection being observed.)
  • Fixes bug causing no data to show when Filter button on SEO table is set to 'Duplicate descriptions'
  • Better handling of a recurring 'Refresh' response header field which could have appeared to leave the scan hanging when almost 100% finished
  • Fixes a possible crash after exporting links to csv
  • Some fixes to keyword density (reporting keyword stuffed pages) functionality
  • Some improvements to the sorting and filtering which should prevent a short hang when using the 'bad links only' checkbox in the links results. There may still be a bit of a delay with some large sites and when the 'by status' tab is selected.
  • Other small fixes


OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor