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WebSite QA tools

Hi,
We have been using WebQA (desktop version of link checking tool) of Watchfire to QA our Web sites. Watchfire has ended support of this tool. We are looking for some alternatives. The enterprise version of this tool WebXM is expensive and seems overkill for link and accessibility checking.

Can you suggest other cheap alternatives?

Thanks,
Vivek.
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mrichmonCommented:
Here is a link checking tool that is free:
http://home.snafu.de/tilman/xenulink.html
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visaintAuthor Commented:
Can you suggest a product that comes with support? Free is not always good.

Thanks,
Vivek.
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mrichmonCommented:
It is a good tool.

I don't pay for any tool as I find the free ones do what I need.  However, you can donate to them if you really want
See http://home.snafu.de/tilman/xenulink.html#FAQ
Question 4 - Can I support the author financially?
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visaintAuthor Commented:
The problem is that everyone in my organization who is going to use this tool is not technical enough and might need some help in setting it up. So, having support with this tool is a requirement for me.
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mrichmonCommented:
Have you tried it?  There is basically zero setup.  You run the program installer and it installs.  Then you open, type in the website and hit go.  That easy.

But if you really want to pay for something try this:

http://www.link-checker-pro.com/
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visaintAuthor Commented:
That looks good. Have you tried this tool before? Any comments on its reliability (e.g. does it catch all the broken links)? One thing that I see missing in this tool which we had available in WebQA is accessibility testing. There is no spelling checker in this tool.

Any other suggestions?

I appreciate your help.
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mrichmonCommented:
No I haven't tried it.  I don't feel a need to pay for tools when free ones can do similar things.
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visaintAuthor Commented:
Any other suggestions that include accessibility components e.g. spell checker?

Thanks,
Vivek.
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Dushan De SilvaCommented:
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visaintAuthor Commented:
Dushan911,
I meant to ask accessibility components in Website QA tools. Please refer to the discussion above.
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visaintAuthor Commented:
I was expecting more responses to a question as generic as this one. I don't feel that I got enough response. Any suggestions on making any changes to this questions to attract more responses?

Did I put it in the right section?

Thanks,
Vivek.
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