Scrutiny for Mac

Website crawl-and-report.
Link checking, html validation, SEO, Sitemap and more.

Full Specification


  • Multiple windows
  • Link check results in MacOS dark mode
  • SEO summary
  • Settings visualisations
  • Settings screen
  • Summary screen
  • Sites screen
Scrutiny offers 30 days with only exporting disabled. If you already have a licence for v7 or higher, just download the current version v12.8.1 and run it | version history. | If you bought your licence before v7, or have a licence for Integrity Plus or Pro, there is a lose-nothing upgrade path. download
One-off purchase: 149 USD | EULA | Discounts
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Serviced scheduled scan. Receive a regular notification of the results, viewable and downloadable on any platform
Scrutiny or Integrity as a managed service

"Within a few minutes Scrutiny became one of the two "Best and Most Used New" apps of 2018 for me!"
"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."
"Scrutiny is highly functional, a pleasure to use and this latest version looks and performs better than ever."

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There are many genuine reviews and ratings at MacUpdate


Top quality support

It doesn't matter whether you're a trial user or fully-licensed, you'll find us responsive and willing to help.

Talk to us about features, ask for help using the app or interpreting the results.

Link checking

All the features of Integrity, Integrity Plus and Integrity Pro. 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 and much more.

Test all the hyperlinks within a local pdf or Word (.docx) including links to other local documents. (from Scrutiny v9.9.0)

Also supports and assists your migration to a secure (https) website. Reports pages with old https links and pages which use http resources (mixed / insecure content).

New - HTML validation

Site-wide html validation. A number of tests are made to the html of each page as they are scanned, with a focus on well-formedness and issues that may have consequences. For a strict validation, a page can be passed to the w3c validator with a single click. (from Scrutiny v10)


Scrutiny can perform a number of tests that will help with your website's DDA / ADA / WCAG compliance.

There are certain very important things that automated testing does do very well. Here is a list of tests that Scrutiny can perform.

No software can declare your site fully compliant because some tests are subjective / must be checked by a human. (For example, is a heading, title or link text meaningful?) Even in these cases, Scrutiny can list these fields and make your testing easier.


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, mixed content 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.


At the press of a button, generate a report for yourself, your customer or your boss with charts and a custom header and footer. Either a summary with charts and key stats, or a full report including a number of tables.

cross-platform icon, includes Windows, Linux and mobile icons

Serviced scan, scheduled, cross-platform results

If you're not a Mac user, or would like to just receive a regular notification of the scan results, viewable and downloadable on any platform, you may be interested in ordering a regular Integrity or Scrutiny scan online.

Find out more and see examples.

Product range

Feature comparison:
Integrity | Integrity Plus | Integrity Pro | Scrutiny           

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Try it

Just download it and run it. It'll allow 30 days free use with only exporting disabled.


149 USD (One-off purchase, compares with 3 months of CheckDog's Zebra plan or less than a year of Screaming Frog or Webbee)

You can buy from within Scrutiny or use this secure link:

End user licence agreement

Corporate | Educational licensing

Scrutiny is licensed 'per user' but bulk discounts and educational discounts apply.

Upgrade path

For v5 / v6 users there's a very modest upgrade fee. Please use this upgrade form

If you are a v7 v8 or v9 licence holder, there is no upgrade fee 7 -> 12 (You may need to enter your licence key again. This is expected. If you can't find your key or if it complains about too many activations, just contact support.)

If you are an Integrity Plus or Integrity Pro user, there is an easy lose-nothing upgrade path. Please use this upgrade form

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

Affiliate program

If you are interested in earning a commission as an affiliate (currently 20% on sales) please find out more here

System Requirements

Requires Mac OS 10.14 or higher,

10.13 users should run version 10.4.17

10.12 users should run version 10.3.5

10.10 and 10.11 users should run version 10.3.0

10.6 users should run version 6.8.21

Is Scrutiny available for Windows or other platforms?

There are no plans, but it is possible to make a service agreement. As part of this, the scan will be run at a time and frequency that suits you and reports delivered to you for viewing online.

Find out more about the service


"Your software is absolutely invaluable to me. I have been able to improve my website's SEO considerably because of it"

- Marvin Johanning

"Within a few minutes Scrutiny became one of the two "Best and Most Used New" apps of 2018 for me!"

- Robert Mitton

The support, provided by Shiela who developed the tool, is fast. She answers emails and makes regular changes

- François,

Scrutiny is highly functional, a pleasure to use and this latest version looks and performs better than ever..

- Andrew Haddon

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

"You know, you still provide better customer service than anyone else I do business with."

- Larry Gillick, DC-based digital strategist

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