Workable Site Usability Testing Tools

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. ClickTale is a commercial tool that records keystrokes, mouse clicks and moves and counts time it takes for users to navigate through the page.
  6. Clixpy is another user movement recorder that tracks all actions of visitors, including scrolling, form inputs and mouse movements.
  7. 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.
  8. Ethnio gives a possibility to recruit users for a live remote test. Simple adding of JavaScript code will display a survey for your visitors.
  9. uses an algorithm to simulate the acts of the real visitors. After you upload the image, the tool will generate eye tracking heat maps.
  10. Five Second Test helps researchers to get a feedback concerning the image that people have seen for 5 seconds only.