Friday, 9 May 2014

Scrutiny (webmaster tools suite) major new release

Scrutiny version 5 is the biggest step forward in its history. It's been well-received during beta testing and is now available as a full release.

The first of the new features is a redesigned user interface. We hope that it looks more welcoming, is more user-friendly and useful. Managing your sites will be easier now with bigger icons, sortable columns (sortable by name, url or last checked date) and a search box.
The next of the new features is website monitoring. It's very easy to add a url for monitoring, and with the 'enabled' checkbox checked and while Scrutiny is running, it'll check that url at the interval you set.
Options include sending GET or POST requests, and setting the code you expect back. You can choose what happens if the expected code isn't received - an on-screen alert, email, and/or writing to a log file.

Workflow is important to many, and I can tell you that setting a site to run on schedule is the best way to ensure that your site stays free of problems. With this in mind, this screen allows you to set a scheduled scan with a number of actions to take when finished.

Different options can be set for each of your sites and Scrutiny doesn't need to be running for a scheduled scan to start.

The new interface is task-based. New users should find it very easy to do what they need to do without reading the manual.
The list of new features is very long. Scrutiny can now handle urls with non-ascii characters (such as Cyrillic script eg Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian Cyrillic). Scrutiny can now execute javascript before scanning a page and drill into pdf documents to find links. It has an option to crawl your site and list pages containing specific text.... Here is a full list of all features, new and old.

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