Top 15 Utility Tools For Testers
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Recently, we started digging into Reddit and there we found out many threads which are very useful for testers. While I was going through some of the links, I found this Reddit thread which was talking about tools for the testers and I found it pretty interesting. So, we decided to make a list for you by compiling all the utility tools for the testers.
Let’s have a quick look at this.
Text editing tool: Sublime Text
It is an editor for code, markup, and prose. It also provides suggestions on closing of tags while writing a code.
Text editing tool: Notepad++
HTML Beautifier: DirtyMarkup
DirtyMarkup is the premier HTML beautifier in web. You can beautify billions lines of code and clean up your code and turn it into a beautiful looking code making it easier to debug.
Web Debugging Proxy: Telerik Fiddler
It is the the free web debugging proxy for any system, browser, or platform. It logs all the HTTP/HTTPS traffic between your computer and internet.
Crawling Link Checker: Xenulink
Many a time, testers come up with a situation where they have to test if the website that they are dealing with has some broken links? In that case, they can use Xenulink to figure out the broken links.
Web Screenshotting tool: FireShot
FireShot helps to make the process of screenshotting easy. It helps you to take screenshot, edit it, add text, save it as PDF, image, print, or upload to www or FTP, or to send it directly in mail saving a lot of time and efforts.
Video Format Converter: HandBrake
Handbrake is an open source tool supporting Windows, Mac, and Linux which is used to convert video from one format to any desired format.
Creating Mind Maps: XMind
Mind maps is a mind mapping tool which helps to record ideas as soon as they come to your mind. It produces attractive and simple charts and mind maps.
Cross Browser Testing Tool: LambdaTest
It is a cross browser testing tool where you can perform cross browser testing of your website or web app across 2000+ combinations of browser and OS combinaions
Desktop Automation: AutoHotKey
It offers a scripting language for windows. It allows users to create scripts for all tasks like form fillers, macros, auto-clicking, etc.
Stopwatch: XNote Stopwatch
Free and simple tool for manual testing. It allows you to record time and test various time based events.
Clipboard manager: Ditto Clipboard Manager
Manage the clipboard to avoid recopying the same stuff over and over again. It makes your life a bit easier, but you may get hooked onto this brilliant addictive tool.
Network Protocol Analyzer: Wireshark
It is a free and open source packet analyzer that enables you to not only troubleshoot your network problems but also put your network stats under the microscope and analyze them easily.
Text comparator:Text Compare
This simple yet effective tool helps you compare two texts, and reveals the similarities and differences.
Missing DLL: Dependency Walker
Validate application installations and deployments for missing DLLs. The biggest nuisance when you try to install a heavy application, Dependency Walker helps you solve the missing DLL file issues.
All these tools have helped a lot of testers ease their tedious and regressive work. Tools merely provide you with a way, in the end it is you who has to walk on the path.
If we missed any of your favorite tools, do comment and let us know.
Written by Deeksha Agarwal
Deeksha Agarwal is a QA analyst at LambdaTest and is also a passionate tech blogger and product evangelist.
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