5 Tools every QA Manual Tester should use

  1. CharacterCountOnline
    https://www.charactercountonline.com/
    We’ve all been in the situation where we need to validate the length of an input field, the Min and Max char allowed in a POST request field, the Max values to insert in a Database.
    With this web, you only need to copy and paste the string after the tool already counted the characters for you. That simple.
  2. Axe Dev Tools
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/axe-devtools-web-accessib/
    For Accessibility Testing, this extension is a life saver. In only seconds you can get a scanner through the entire page and know what in not being compliant with the WCAG/ADA A, AA and AAA standards. You can test links, images, color contrast, font size, etc.
    (Note: The tool is not free but has a free trial of 14 days and you can renew it simply singing on with a different email).
  3. Postman Online Version
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/postman/
    If you are having issues testing APIs in your desktop app, if is making your PC slower or you just don’t want to have to install it locally, the Postman extension is the best of both worlds, using Postman from your Chrome browser. You can import and export collections and run your local configurations.
  4. Your Browser’s Developer Tools
    Clicking Cmd + Opt + I should be enough to open the Developer Tools window (F12 in Windows). In there you can access the Network tab and test the API calls the website is doing, the status codes and responses that is returning, as well as catch any API or connectivity issues. For more details you can check this quick Guide to test API with Dev Tools
  5. Toggle Device Toolbar
    There are some apps out there that can help you test mobile pages and responsiveness. But the most useful one I’ve found to this day is still the Toggle on Developer tools. To access it you only need to open the Developer tools and click on the icon in the top left corner of the window (Right on the left side of the Elements tab). The best part is that you can even customize the device resolution to adapt to any mobile device, if the one you want is not listed in the dropdown menu.

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