Excel URL checker

Excel URL checker

Need to check the statuses of hundreds or thousands of URLs? If yes, we have a simple, yet powerful tool for you.

It’s Excel and Ruby working together in this multithreading application, so it’s very fast comparing to pure Excel VBA which is not able to work as a mutithreading application.

Excel is just used as a flexible and convenient GUI in this case and as an analytic tool for the analysis of the results (filtering etc.), while the real work is done by Ruby code.

Excel URL checker ($ 47)

(please leave your e-mail address upon payment and you’ll receive your Add-in in up to 3 days)

Excel URL checker


The main purpose of the application is to check status of URLs within Excel table. You can have thousands of URLs to check.

Why would you use it?

When you have many URLs that you have to check the status for, Excel URL checker can save you a lot of time.

Since it’s quite intensive process, there are some input cells where you can adjust parameters for the application to work with the speed of your internet connection.

The URLs have to be in the following form:

If they are not in such form, you can convert them by using formula to the appropriate form. Formula will be obtained in Excel sheet of Excel URL checker application.

The resulting sheet shows status codes next to the URLs so you can see the status of particular URL (200 – OK, 301 – moved permanently, 404 – not found etc.).

You can buy it for $ 47


Of course, in case of bugs you will get fixed version as soon as possible. All your suggestions regarding new functionalities are welcome!

Your feedback

Your feedback, comments and suggestions are appreciated. With your input this product can become better!


drazen (at) excelalacarte (dot) com


This version could be used in Excel versions 2010 and 2007. After download, please save the files (Excel URL checker.xlsm and xlchk.exe) to some location on your disk and just start using as you would use any other Excel file. Files need to be in the same folder. Macros have to be enabled in order for the application to work properly.

In Excel 2010 choose File tab, Excel Options, Trust Center, Trust Center Settings…
Here you can choose to “Disable all macros with notification” so while opening Excel file containing Macros you could choose to enable or disable macros.


  • Excel 2010 version
    • File, Options, Trust Center, Trust Center Settings…
  • Excel 2007 version
    • Office button, Options, Trust Center, Trust Center Settings…


No software product is free of bugs and problems, and although this one is no exception, there is a significant difference: you will get timely answers to your questions (typically within 24 hours) and you will get frequent new builds with bug fixes.

Thank you and enjoy Exceling 🙂