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Good app for finding Web page broken links?
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Mar 18, 2013, 02:05 PM
 
I use Dreamweaver but it broken link checker is mediocre and the interface or just as bad. Any good tools / apps for Mac that check a websites broken links? thanks
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Mar 18, 2013, 09:54 PM
 
There's a free add-on for Firefox called Web Developer. It consists of a toolbar with all sorts of features useful to the average webmaster, including an external link checker which opens them all automatically in new tabs. You'll have to do this for each page, but it's faster than clicking the links one by one.
     
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Mar 18, 2013, 10:37 PM
 
Pat, I have it, but my website has 400 inner pages, so It wont work.
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Mar 19, 2013, 01:00 AM
 
check broken links using wget as a spider | commandlinefu.com

You'll need to install wget first, but this is one method that will work, although I realize that command line options are probably not what you're looking for. If you can't find anything else, refer back to this post.
     
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Mar 19, 2013, 09:52 PM
 
thanks B! yeah, no command line stuff! Will keep searching.
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Mar 19, 2013, 10:26 PM
 
Google Analytics is probably a good option.
     
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Mar 21, 2013, 05:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by jeff k View Post
thanks B! yeah, no command line stuff! Will keep searching.
Web development without the command line? Really?
     
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Mar 21, 2013, 05:17 PM
 
Yeah Jeff, I hope you have a lowered set of expectations from what you can get out of the Dreamweaver WYSIWYG editor.
     
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Mar 21, 2013, 08:23 PM
 
there he goes again, bashing dreamweaver. It's a tool, and the OP knows it's limits, it's the reason for the thread.

first google hit, is donationware so no risk:

Integrity for Mac OSX - Easily find your website's broken links

looks promising
http://wummel.github.com/linkchecker/
     
   
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