Compare CrossBrowserTesting vs. Katalon Studio

CrossBrowserTesting is ranked 6th in Functional Testing Tools with 16 reviews while Katalon Studio is ranked 7th in Functional Testing Tools with 7 reviews. CrossBrowserTesting is rated 9.0, while Katalon Studio is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of CrossBrowserTesting writes "Improves our team's ability to quickly and effectively perform QA". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Katalon Studio writes "Provides cost-effective functional testing for web-based GUIs". CrossBrowserTesting is most compared with BrowserStack, Sauce Labs and Katalon Studio, whereas Katalon Studio is most compared with Ranorex Studio, SmartBear TestComplete and UFT (QTP).
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When developing new pages that have questionable functionality or coding, we will often use CBT to test it in a browser. CBT works with our testing environment and development site.I can run a page through the screenshot tool, then send a URL with the results to my team.Record and Replay is the most used functionality for us, as we can record the test cases and play them on multiple combinations of platforms.This solution helps lower the overhead cost associated with buying multiple devices.The screen shot portal is essential for an easy way to run tests across hundreds of browsers and retrieve screenshots which then indicate success or failure.I am able to continuously test my new releases across browser versions without issues.The ability to choose from many devices is the best feature.SmartBear has excellent, informative webinars, so keep an eye out for those.

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This solution is very user-friendly to learn and implement, and less technical knowledge is required to handle automation.The functionality of the data is very good. You can upload and disperse data using the solution.We can write code in Java and it is easy to link to other JARs that we find on the internet, which is very handy.We are now performing automated testing in 15 minutes, which were previously taking a long time when doing it manually.I personally like the 'Object Spy' feature of this tool. It makes it easy to find an element on the web page.The best feature is the split up between test cases and the test object. This allows us to easily change an error.It provides us daily feedback on the status (failing/working) of the core features of our websites.Video capture on failure is a must have. A picture is worth a thousand words. A video is worth a thousand pictures (literally).

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The screenshot tool defaults to a screen layout instead of a full page test. I find it a bit cumbersome that I can't have it run a full screenshot as my default.It would be useful if we can run the live-testing test cases on multiple platforms at the same time, instead of waiting for one session to finish.I have had quite a few issues trying to use a virtual machine to test our application on.Sometimes, some of their instances fail, particularly in older versions of browsers.Sometimes the testing is slow.The speed connection in mobile devices could be improved, because sometimes the load time is uncertain.A problem that we are facing quite often is related to the network connection. Tests can fail if the remote CrossBrowserTesting's VM has connection problems. This happens mostly with browsers of Internet Explorer family which work on Windows OS.The "Getting Started" documentation for Selenium testing could be improved.

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My recently-updated Katalon studio version hangs a lot and is not a stable version.Katalon doesn't support testing of hybrid applications. It's a limitation.The Object Spy is rather frustrating to work with, so I tend not to use it.It should start working on Silverlight automation.Support options need improvement. It is sometimes hard to find a solution to any given problem, thus you are forced to use another solution.Object Spy is brittle. When I try to capture objects, I have to proceed multiple times before it works.

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It is worth the pricing as the product is supported on multiple platforms and browsers.CrossBrowserTesting offered the best value for its price.The lowest price point is very reasonable. It is also useful if only one person in the company needs to check on the browser display.A few intermediary pricing options for small QA teams would be nice, e.g., unlimited screenshots, "as you need it" parallel tests, etc.

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It is freeware software, so start using it.The tool is free to use.This product is freeware, so there is no charge for using it.There is no cost for setup or licensing.

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Overview

CrossBrowserTesting is a cloud testing platform that gives instant access to 1500+ different real desktop and mobile browsers for testers, developers, and designers.

  • Native debugging tools make manual testing easy to inspect and correct HTML, CSS, and JavaScript errors on any browser.
  • Take automated screenshots across multiple browsers at once, then compare side-by-side against historical test runs.


Katalon Studio is a simple and powerful automation solution built by KMS Technology for testers everywhere. The tool provides features comparable to popular commercial solutions while eliminating the hassle of building an automation framework from open sources. Best of all, we are committed to keeping Katalon Studio free.

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