LinkChecker

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License type: 

System requirements: 

OS Independent (written in an interpreted language).

Download file size: 

10.9 MB

Version: 

9.3

Additional information: 

Thanks to commenter Hank Friedman for pointing to LinkChecker. I had been looking for something less cryptic than Xenu's Link Sleuth for years.

Page anchor: 

linkchecker

Review article: 

Best Free Web Site Link Checker

Pros: 

Does everything you'd expect a link checker to do, including capturing the parent page where each broken link was found. Recursion depth is adjustable. Can be run from the command line. Works with local or online file sets. Easy to read summary results for each link checked.

Cons: 

Not much content in the help file (but the user interface and results readout are both straightforward).

Product type: 

Runs as a stand-alone program on a user's computer

Top Pick?: 

1

Download page: 

http://sourceforge.net/projects/linkchecker/

Developers website: 

http://wummel.github.io/linkchecker/