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Giveaway of the day — Excel Url Validator 1.0

Excel Url Validator finds broken links in Excel Spreadsheets.
$40.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 30 (53%) 27 (47%) 30 comments

Excel Url Validator 1.0 was available as a giveaway on October 16, 2017!

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Excel Url Validator is a piece of software that can Search for URLs in Excel Spreadsheets and Validate the URLs to find Broken Links.

  • Process Spreadsheets in Bulk- Finds URLs from a Collection of Excel Files
  • Finds all Broken URLs including 404,403,505 Errors
  • Automated and Easy to use User Interface
  • Saves Separate Excel/Text File Reports for Easy Identification

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10

Publisher:

excelurlvalidator.com

Homepage:

http://www.excelurlvalidator.com/gotd/getkey.php

File Size:

22 MB

Price:

$40.00

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#13

$40 bucks - way too expensive for a program that does so little. You have come to this community so that more people get to know your product and your company and to get feedback.

We want your success - there is a need for this for some people. Some suggestions

1. include the other popular MS office products - not just Excel
2. bring the price do below $10
3. pitch the product at the corporte market
4. also pitch it at the financial consultants market

Reply   |   Comment by Janakee  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Janakee, Thanks a lot for your feedback, really appreciate it :)

Reply   |   Comment by Excel Url Validator Support  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#12

A suggestion to the developer. Since you have one domain per application you could go some way to improving your search engine rating to inter-link the projects so they no longer apear as a bunch of lonely websites but part of a community of websites.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

TK, Thanks for your suggestion.I'm planning to create a common site linking all products :)

Reply   |   Comment by Excel Url Validator Support  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

Hope this software will support .XLS spreadsheet in the future :3
Thanks GAOTD & the developer for this giveaway :3

Reply   |   Comment by Admin of P.S.T  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#10

This program is intended to fulfill the particular need of quite a narrow audience of users. Simply too narrow for GOTD, I'd say.

Reply   |   Comment by MadCityObserver  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

MadCityObserver, but this developer is pretty much who GAOTD is intended for, a small developer with very limited marketing budget needing to increase his web exposure.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

TK, :)

Reply   |   Comment by Excel Url Validator Support  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

WOW! Normal price is $40 ???
For something you can do yourself with a VBA Macro???
You got to be kidding me!
There are programs which do far more (and at least complicated) things for far less than that.
Talking about greedy.......

Even the 22MB installation space is way to high for not even 100 lines of code.

Do it yourself with a simple VBA Macro. Internet is full of them. Example:
https://www.mrexcel.com/forum/excel-questions/632198-check-if-url-valid.html

Reply   |   Comment by OscarWilde  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

OscarWilde, I found it wiped correct references to my DropBox pictures with the error message "302 - Found". I had to edit the macro somewhat:

For Each Cell In Rng
Status = GetURLStatus(Cell)
If Status <> "200 - OK" Then
If Status <> "302 - Found" Then
Cell = Status
End If
End If

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

I did send both EXE to Virustotal and there are several warnings:
https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/6b412c7894832c6947fdfb02f223826c3416a7d0c2712a3c4cf29aa41de7e8bb/detection
The program itself, Excel Url Validator.exe; also warnings:
https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/af5616d368136d2d308dbff8d1e06d8b3ca9d1a8aeda50d383a47773cd15a6ae/detection

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#7

Hi, Can Excel URL Vaildator validate local computer hyperlinks in Excel too?

Reply   |   Comment by ilhami  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

ilhami, No it only works for Web URLs..

Reply   |   Comment by Excel Url Validator Support  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Thank you

Reply   |   Comment by ilhami  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Excel Url Validator Support, oh wow I thought this was to check URL's to other worksheets and other spreadsheets locally... not web addresses!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

This application checks the validity of internet links. It would be helpful to have a similar application that checks the validity of file paths on a computer or LAN that are listed on a spreadsheet or other text based document.

Reply   |   Comment by HJ B  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

HJ B, Thanks for the suggestion.Will will implement it in the coming update.

Reply   |   Comment by Excel Url Validator Support  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#5

This giveaway is a nice tool for bloggers like myself. I could store all links in my blogs and web sites in a spreadsheet and then use the giveaway to see if an old blog or web pages needs an url-repair.

But would I spend $40 plus 21% VAT for that? if I earned money with this hobby: yes. But now: no.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

krypteller, Glad that you like our product.We will reduce the pricing in the future.

Reply   |   Comment by Excel Url Validator Support  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#4

From their website
"About Excel Url Validator

Excel Url Validator is developed and Supported by a small company that focuses on Delivering products that revolutionize the common workflow.We are part of the Microsoft Bizspark startup accelerator program and we strive to deliver perfection."

I'd expect a bit more information on a company before I consider installing software, some company details, address, country so I can assess their credibility and reputation.
This is regardless on if free or paid - on the subject of paid, $40 would put me off purchasing this unless it offered more than just URL checks.

You can do the same natively with VBA
https://www.mrexcel.com/forum/excel-questions/632198-check-if-url-valid.html

Reply   |   Comment by bob  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

bob, I suspect you'll find with a little more research that this "small company" is a lone developer. His name is in the Copyright line in the setup.exe embedded version info.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

What version of Excel do you use this with?
I have Microsoft Office 365 which includes Excel, but Office now has its own store for extensions, so do you sell this software there?

Reply   |   Comment by Richard Sebire  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I did test the program on a Win10 without any Excel.
The result can be stored in TXT and also in a XLSX.
The original file, made in Excel 2013:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/buyb4c9owc062yq/Test.xlsx
Result in TXT:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qldty3x7m6zzisu/Results.txt
and XLSX: https://www.dropbox.com/s/buyb4c9owc062yq/Test.xlsx

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Richard Sebire, This is not an extensions.Its a standalone software.We dont sell it there.

Reply   |   Comment by Excel Url Validator Support  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

Another option for checking links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5swkIPN694

Reply   |   Comment by Dimma  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#1

Will this work for MS Office compatible programs such as Libre Office, Open Office, etc?

Reply   |   Comment by dadams  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

dadams, it checks files with an Excel extension. It does not need Excell to be installed. If you use Libre- or OpenOffice, but save your files in an Excel format, there is no problem. And the newest Excel also excepts .ods as an extension.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

dadams, It only works with .xlsx format files.

Reply   |   Comment by Excel Url Validator Support  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Excel Url Validator Support, here's a suggestion support .XLS and .CSV too and maybe simple text file list of webURL's since that is all it is checking!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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