Many testers around the world actively use Google Chrome since this is one of the most popular tools. Chrome contains a lot of different programs and extensions available for installation from a special store.
Below we will describe the most useful and effective extensions for Google Chrome, which can significantly simplify the work of testers (work with screenshots and cookies).
Extensions for Taking Screenshots
Programs and extensions for screenshots allow you to take a screenshot instantly, so it is easier to show and prove the existence of a defect. Also, this helps save a lot of time. Which screenshot tools to choose is a purely personal matter, we will just explore some of them.
This application is very handy for taking screenshots. It can be used to annotate any picture. The product takes a little storage space. The screenshots can be uploaded to the special cloud or saved on a physical device.
Lightshot (screenshot tool) – Chrome Web Store (google.com)
This is another popular screen capture tool among software testing companies around the world. It can capture the whole screen, its separate part, a particular element, as well as make notes and remove unnecessary parts. The files are uploaded into the cloud or the local PC.
Awesome Screenshot and Screen Recorder – Chrome Web Store (google.com)
In addition to option of taking screenshots, it allows recording short video. Screen record makes it possible to demonstrate test scenario that should be performed by the sample. Hence, a lot of time can be saved for reproducing a particular bug.
Screencastify – Screen Video Recorder – Chrome Web Store (google.com)
Extensions to test cookie files
There are a lot of various tools to manage cookies files. Of course, these aren’t mandatory applications, since usual web browser programs allows easily working with cookies. But if you want to make your daily QA tasks much easier, you should definitely try these products.
Edit This Cookie
EditThisCookie – Chrome Web Store (google.com)
It is usually used for A/B testing of web application when one needs to test the level of functional availability for different groups of users. This tool allows viewing current cookie files and their value. QA engineers can change indicators, add new ones, remove them, do the search by the value, set the secure, and blocking.
Cookie-Editor – Chrome Web Store (google.com)
A special Google Chrome application with which users can edit cookies. The product contains all the features and options of Edit this cookie, but also allows you to export the cookie value in JSON format.
Classic Cache Killer – Chrome Web Store (google.com)
Small in its “weight” and functionality, an application with which the user can clear the web browser cache even before the page loads.
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