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BLT for Mac

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Key Details of BLT

  • web site link checker
  • Last updated on 8/27/2015
  • There have been 5 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

Editors' Review

Download.com staff

BLT--Better Link Tester, formerly known as Braxton's Link Tester--is a fast, simple Web-development utility for verifying the quality of links (and avoiding "the dreaded 404 error").

Fitting for such a narrow-purpose app, BLT has an easy-to-use, streamlined interface: you just enter a location URL in the top of BLT's main window (by browsing, typing, or pasting), then hit Return. BLT will then automatically start testing links for that location, including in subdirectories and even within JavaScript. The results are shown in a long list (with status, from, to, and line number data), and a set of tabs lets you easily sort what you want to see--whether it's working links, broken links, or links that are e-mail driven, protected from robots, and the like. You can also see your results in tree view, and the "Advanced Options" tab lets you change the user agent, adjust timeout settings, and even ignore URLs using regular expressions. BLT also lets you export your results in text/CSV, HTML, and OmniGraffle formats.

The acquisition and name change of BLT seems to be good news for this app, with several important bug fixes in this initial rerelease.

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Full Specifications

August 25, 2010
Latest update
August 27, 2015
Operating System
Mac OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X, Mac OS X 10.4
Additional Requirements
Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher.|
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

web site link checker
BLT (Braxton's Link Tester) is a Shareware link checker for Mac OS X. Easy to Use - Use BLT just as you would a web browser. Type in your address, or use a file browser, and sit back and watch. Quickly filter the results by status or by text. Results can be viewed either "flat" or as a "tree." Document Based - Create BLT Documents that remember the settings and results from previous checks. Control the default document settings in the Preferences. Export - Create HTML, CSV/Text, or OmniGraffle files from the results. Exporting is done through loadable bundles, so you can write your own exporters to expand BLT. OS X Friendly - Uses the same URL caching mechanism as Safari, uses the Keychain for authenticated sites, results filtering by search field, etc.