Top 15 Utility Tools for Testers
These tools will help make your life as a software or website tester easier.
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Recently, we started digging into Reddit, and there we found many very useful threads for testers. While I was going through some of the links, I found this Reddit thread which was talking about tools for 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
This is an editor for code, markup, and prose. It also provides suggestions for closing tags while writing code.
Text Editing Tool: Notepad++
HTML Beautifier: DirtyMarkup
DirtyMarkup is the premier HTML beautifier on the web. You can beautify billions of lines of code, clean up your code, and make it beautiful and easier to debug.
Web Debugging Proxy: Telerik Fiddler
This is a free web debugging proxy for any system, browser, or platform. It logs all the HTTP/HTTPS traffic between your computer and th internet.
Crawling Link Checker: Xenulink
Many a time, testers come up with a situation where they have to test if the website they are dealing with has broken links. In that case, they can use Xenulink to find the broken links.
Web Screenshotting Tool: FireShot
FireShot helps to make the process of screenshotting easy. It helps you take a screenshot, edit it, add text, save it as a PDF, image, print, or upload it to www or FTP, or send it directly to your email, saving a lot of time and effort.
Video Format Converter: HandBrake
Handbrake is an open-source tool supporting Windows, Mac, and Linux. It is used to convert video from one format to any desired format.
Creating Mind Maps: XMind
XMind 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
LambdaTest is a cross-browser testing tool where you can perform cross-browser testing of your website or web app across 2,000+ combinations of browsers and operating systems.
Desktop Automation: AutoHotKey
AutoHotKey offers a scripting language for Windows. It allows users to create scripts for tasks like form fillers, macros, auto-clicking, etc.
Stopwatch: XNote Stopwatch
This free and simple tool for manual testing allows you to record time and test various time-based events.
Clipboard Manager: Ditto Clipboard Manager
Manage your clipboard to avoid copying the same stuff over and over again. It makes your life a bit easier, but you may get hooked on this brilliant, addictive tool.
Network Protocol Analyzer: Wireshark
This free and open-source packet analyzer 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 text samples and reveals the similarities and differences.
Missing DLL: Dependency Walker
Validate application installations and deployments for missing DLLs. Dependency Walker helps you solve missing DLL file issues, the biggest nuisance when you try to install a large application.
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 me know.
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