Scrutiny 5

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


  • Settings screen
  • Settings screen
  • Settings screen
  • Settings screen
  • Link inspector
  • Page analysis
  • SEO summary
  • Visualisation

Link checking

All the features of Integrity and Integrity Plus. The same fast, efficient, accurate engine. With more power and options - authenticate (scan sites that require logging in) test links within pdf documents, render js before parsing.


After a single scan, Scrutiny holds a vast amount of information about your site. Search it, filter it, export it. Shows a list of warnings such as missing title / description, thin content, keyword stuffed pages, images without alt text and much more.


Export an xml sitemap for submission to the search engines (and in other formats too). Option to include images and pdf files. Set up rules for your priority / change frequency or edit these manually.


Run a spelling and/or grammar check, view the results by misspelled word or by page. Uses the standard OSX functionality and your custom dictionary.

For developers

Many years of work have gone into developing and supporting the fast and accurate website crawling / spidering engine that Integrity and Scrutiny use. I'd like it to be used in other apps that need to crawl a website. A cocoa framework for the website crawling / spidering engine is available for you to try.

Try it

Just download it and run it. It'll allow 30 days free use with all features working.


95 USD (version 5, One-off purchase, compares with 3 months of CheckDog's Zebra plan or 1 year of Screaming Frog)

Please buy from within Scrutiny. End user licence agreement

Corporate licence

Scrutiny is licensed 'per user' but for 5 or more users at the same organisation, you can buy a corporate licence. Please email me

Upgrade path

If you have a licence for a Scrutiny version earlier than v5, please read this page

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

System Requirements

Version 5 requires Mac OSX 10.6 or higher, Intel. 10.11 (El Capitan) and retina screens supported

10.5 users should run version 4.5.5


I am impressed by Scrutiny! I will immediately cancel my recurring payment for a german seo-onpage-checking-tool. Scrutiny offers all I need for onpage-seo: check the title-tags, check the meta-description, check the complete website for broken links and it even works with the seo-friendly-link-structure of wordpress-blogs.

Jens Kleinholz, NT SEO

"I searched for ... a Screaming Frog alternative. Unfortunately while being free, Link Sleuth is also not available on OS X. There are some alternatives which have much less functionality but what I found was something better. Something native to OS X and something with perfect name Scrutiny."

- Erik Blum,

"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, The Coaching Institute

"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 ... can make great use of it to spot main on page problems and remove obstacles to high rankings!"

- from review by Singley via Macupdate

" 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