Paul Rogers

eCommerce, Digital & Magento Consultant

December 8th

Installing Xenu, IIS toolkit and other Windows applications on a Mac

I’m sure there are plenty of SEOs and digital marketers out there that have been left frustrated at not being able to use Windows-only SEO tools, such as IIS toolkit and Xenu Link Sleuth on a Mac / OSX – but you don’t need to be!

I recently discovered that by using CrossOver from CodeWeavers, you can install and run Windows applications without having to VPN onto a Windows machine, use a second computer or using a Windows image on a virtual box – which has made my life SOOOOO much easier.

If you want to do this too, simply follow the instructions below:

  • Visit this website and purchase your license (£38 – which is very, very cheap considering how useful it is)
  • Download the application
  • Open it up and select other application in the first selection box (unless you want to install one of their pre-selected applications)
  • Select the installation from within your files (much have downloaded first)
  • Choose an existing ‘bottle’ setup or select new
  • Click proceed

You can then run the application on your Mac 🙂

It’s that simple! If you’re in doubt, here’s a screenshot of me running a Xenu crawl on my Mac.

Xenu on Mac

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me via Twitter or my contact page.

Paul is an experienced eCommerce Consultant, specialising in working with eCommerce technology.

Paul works with online retailers and product companies from all over the world and is focused mainly on helping merchants get more from their eCommerce technology and growing stores (customer acquisition, customer experience, strategy etc).