Amazing tools that make your testing smarter faster easier

Texter - Writing test cases or defects , Text substitution app Texter saves you countless keystrokes by replacing abbreviations with commonly used phrases you define

Jing / substituted with snipping tool now in Windows 7 - Capture Screenshots

Bubbl - Mind mapping tool , great for brainstorming / idea / sharing information

FreeMind - again a brain storming tool but has better features for a detailed ideaation

EtherPad /  - is an online document collaboration tool which works in real time.  In other words, EtherPad has allowed multiple people to work on the same document at the same time over the Internet

Rapid Reporter - Session based testing  / Exploratory testing

PerlClip - generate text , text count and more

Log-Watch  - creates a log file as it goes, reporting strange events and possibly errors that might not appear through the UI

Color Cop - returns RGB values

Firebug - Xpaths and JavaScript errors!

WebWait - check the speed of your web application

Pingdom - Test your page load speeds The Full Page Test gives you a detailed visual report on the load time of each element (images, CSS, JavaScripts, RSS, Flash and frames/iframes). Objects included in javascript are ignored

METS - Minimal Essential Test Strategy (METS) - These are Excel spreadsheets but help in planning and estimating tests

Beyond Compare - Comparison tool

Test Data Generation( - This is a really cool web script that you can use for free and even download the script for use on your own server.

Dia (Visio alternative, helpful for drawing process flow diagrams, etc for test planning) -

Sikuli - Sikuli is a visual technology to automate and test graphical user interfaces (GUI) using images (screenshots) -

IcuTest - GUI Unit Testing for WPF -

Paloma Print Perfect - STREAMDiff - Comparison of PDF docs -

LucidChart which is another Visio alternative which is web-based. It has real-time collaboration so lots of people can work simultaneously.

Feel free to add more tools that make your testing Smarter!


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