Testing tools are crucial when it comes to the development of successful websites. Here is a list of the most helpful tools that can simplify almost any usability research job.
10 Testing Tools you should know
- A sheet of paper and a pencil. Weird, one may say. However, old-school drawing of interfaces, wireframes and cards is extremely fast and effective way of testing. However, it is ok only on the early design stage testing.
- Concept Feedback. The principles of work of this way of testing are self-explanatory: you show your concept to the experts and they provide their suggestions and recommendations. After that you evaluate their comments and make amendments, where they are needed.
- Chalkmark enables a developer to share a test image with a user to receive feedback. As a result, developers test the navigation and terminology of the website. However, the developers won’t be able to figure out why the testers have chosen particular pictures.
- ClickHeat is a tracking tool that figures out where users click and show the results in a heatmap. This tool is free and can be deployed to the web server. Users of WordPress have a possibility to use ClickHeat plugin that can be integrated in the WordPress page.
- ClickTale is a commercial tool that records keystrokes, mouse clicks and moves and counts time it takes for users to navigate through the page.
- Clixpy is another user movement recorder that tracks all actions of visitors, including scrolling, form inputs and mouse movements.
- CrazyEgg proposes a heatmap of the most popular locations of the websites. A part of this tool, Confetti, gives all-rounded information about the visitor who made the click. The information includes referrer info, search terms, operating system and related info.
- Feng-GUI.com uses an algorithm to simulate the acts of the real visitors. After you upload the image, the tool will generate eye tracking heat maps.
- Five Second Test helps researchers to get a feedback concerning the image that people have seen for 5 seconds only.