Xenu's Link Sleuth

Xenu's Link Sleuth 1.3.8

Excellent, free broken link checker

Xenu's Link Sleuth is a handy, free app that will let you check that there are no broken links on your website. View full description

PROS

  • Checks links automatically
  • Analysis can be customized
  • Generates HTML report

CONS

  • Takes a long time

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Xenu's Link Sleuth is a handy, free app that will let you check that there are no broken links on your website.

Having a website isn't just a question of creating some HTML documents, uploading them to your web space and then forgetting about it. Websites require certain maintenance tasks and one of them is checking links to make sure they all work, making browsing as easy as possible for your visitors.

This can be a really boring job, but fortunately Xenu's Link Sleuth can do it for you. This simple tool grabs a root webpage and scans it thoroughly in order to test every single link and check they all work correctly. You can customize the analysis with filters and set the number of maximum simultaneous threads. Xenu's Link Sleuth also offers some good configuration options you should take a look at, but in most cases, the analysis will take a long time.

Once Xenu's Link Sleuth has finished checking your website, the program generates a plain HTML report with results that enables you to check link status on your website. You'll then be able to double-check problems, investigate individual URLS and perform other tasks.

Xenu's Link Sleuth is a simple yet very efficient way to check all the links on your website. We recommend it!

Xenu's Link Sleuth (TM) checks Web sites for broken links. Link verification is done on "normal" links, images, frames, plug-ins, backgrounds, local image maps, style sheets, scripts and java applets. It displays a continously updated list of URLs which you can sort by different criteria. A report can be produced at any time.Additional features:

  • Simple, no-frills user-interface
  • Can re-check broken links (useful for temporary network errors)
  • Simple report format, can also be e-mailed
  • Executable file smaller than 1MB
  • Supports SSL websites ("https:// ")
  • Partial testing of ftp and gopher sites
  • Detects and reports redirected URLs
  • Site map

Xenu's Link Sleuth

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Xenu's Link Sleuth 1.3.8

— User reviews — about Xenu's Link Sleuth

  • "I tried Xenu in Kubuntu 14.04 using Wine and it worked very well."

    I tried Xenu in Kubuntu 14.04 using Wine and it worked very well. . More.

    reviewed on March 15, 2015

  • NoMalware

    by NoMalware

    "Great Product. I Suggest that Xenu drops the Malware that Downloads with it"

    It's great. I love the checker, but when you download it, you get malware. Had I not had xenu for a long time, I would h... More.

    reviewed on January 16, 2015

  • see_ro

    by see_ro

    "Save your site visitors time"

    I have used Xenu's Link Sleuth for years. It is a highly efficient program that checks the links on a website and report... More.

    reviewed on February 12, 2012