Scrutiny for Mac

Scrutinize your website.
With all the benefits of a desktop app.


  • Multiple windows
  • Charts while scanning
  • Link check results in MacOS dark mode
  • SEO summary
  • Settings screen
  • Sites screen
  • Settings screen
  • Settings screen
v8.1.20  Free trial
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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 and much more.

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


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.

Security and privacy

As a Mac user you'll be aware of the security, privacy and efficiency benefits of a native desktop app over online tools or multi-platform apps that run on Java. Scrutiny is a multi-featured website crawler, a Mac-native one-off-purchase alternative to Screaming Frog.

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Product range

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

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Category:Developer Tools / SEO Tools

Try it

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


115 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 licence

Scrutiny is licensed 'per user' Organisations with multiple users should take advantage of the corporate licence. Please email for details.

Upgrade path

For v5 / v6 users there's a very reasonable upgrade fee of $20 USD.

If you are a v7 user and are interested in v8, simply download and use it. There is no upgrade fee 7 -> 8 (You may need to enter your licence key again.)

If you are an Integrity Plus or Integrity Pro user, we'll be happy to discount the Scrutiny licence by the amount you paid for your Integrity licence.

If you think you may be entitled to an upgrade, 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

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System Requirements

Requires Mac OS 10.8 or higher, Intel. 10.12 (Sierra) and retina screens supported

10.6 users should run version 6.8.21

10.5 users should run version 4.5.5 (runs 32-bit)

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.

Find out more about the service / support contract


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

- François, GOKAM

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