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Katalon Studio

Automated testing tool for web, mobile & desktop application

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Katalon Studio offers a free option, after which the software is available across 2 pricing tiers. Pricing and functionality are outlined below:
• Katalon Studio: Free
• Katalon Studio Enterprise: $69/license/month or $759/license/year
• Katalon Runtime Engine: $49/license/year or $539/license/year

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It is available free of cost, being an open source application, and also a great interface to use. It provides relatively good features for mobile automation.
The ease of use and performance. Recording a test was painless and easy using the Katalon Recorder and the performance of running the test was much better than similar products, which cost much more.

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an Excellent Automation Testing Solution for Everyone

Reviewed 2 years ago

It helped me a lot by saving me a lot of time because I do some tasks automation on it and I run some tests to see what's working and what's not. It's free and easy to use and it's perfect for everyone especially for a small business like me who don't need to have programming skills to runs some web and API tests and do Web Automation. It's an amazing tool and I hope the Katalon Studio team will keep improving it in the future.

Pros

I like it because It's % Free tool and It's very easy to use with an excellent user interface. It helped me to test some Automation tasks using an Excel spreadsheet and I find it very useful especially the record option because I don't need to code anything I just need to click record and start to do my task from A to Z and after this, I will just put everything into a Loop and all my tasks are fully...

Cons

They can add more features and integrate with other testing and automation tools because this will help in saving a lot of time. They can improve their Recorder tool and they can add more Browsers too.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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“Free Tool, Serves The Automation Needs For The Applications Used at My Workplace”

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

I started using Katalon Studio a year ago and it serves the automation needs for the applications I use at my workplace. It’s free of cost which is a huge bonus, easy to automate and user friendly. To start with it’s very simple to create a record and playback script which can be edited using a manual and script mode with lots of inbuilt keywords to perform validations. My basic knowledge on Java enabled...

Cons

Every automation tool has some drawbacks, but I managed to nd workarounds for each stoppers. Since Katalon studio is a tool that is still developing, I expect it will be more powerful in near future, supporting more functions and needs of the user.

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Overall User Experience Is Good And Easy To Use, But Requires Added Functionalities

Reviewed 3 years ago

We solved the business problem wherein the values appearing on screen in our scorecard where mismatched with the downloaded excel. We automated the checking of values in downloaded excel sheets with the values show on screen with Katalon Studio.

Pros

Was able to automate most of the manual testing work using Katalon studio. Thus saving time and efforts and putting those to use in more productive work. The experience was great working on Katalon studio. The frequent updates of the software, the added enhancements every now and then are perfect. Quicker responses is what one can expect. Coming to the tool, its a great tool to work with. To sum up its a great tool which we can employ without any cost to pay for.

Cons

It crashed many times without saving the changes I did. Katalon community can be improved. I strongly felt that it should have a revamped User Experience, in terms of color schemes, ease of use and more shortcut keys to be included. Coming to the technical functionalities in the tool, sometimes while after including certain files from a particular folder, it doesn't appear there directly. We have to refresh the tool. It would be great if the tool had some auto-refresh feature. Sometimes while saving an Object Repository file, even if I save file, I am not able to save file and the changes are lost. I feel that improvements can be made on architecture level to sort out all these issues. The tool should be asset light, means should be able to work on minimum computing requirements.

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Good product and great alternative

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall the tool has many good functions and capabilities. Pros, outweigh cons in a major way. Pricing structure and support is excellent.

Pros

Somewhat easy to get started (see cons), Git integration, beginner and expert modes. Ability to export and continue with other IDEs if desired to go outside of the tool (not locked in to it forever). Plenty of information on the web to troubleshoot and ask questions (unlike our previous tool). May frequent updates and feature releases.

Cons

A little cumbersome to setup all the needed plugins. Until everything is configured just right, you will run in to errors here and there that take time to troubleshoot. Test case navigation/folder structure could use a few more options and customization capabilities to be able to sort things better. Automatic centralized location for code and test case storage (similar to ALM) would be great. Having to commit and pull code each time from different stations is cumbersome. To schedule remote execution you must make sure the machine pulled latest code which is an issue if execution and development PCs are different.

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Excellent testing product

Reviewed a year ago

We have used Katalon for two use cases. Initially it was primarily used for automated monitoring of multiple Single Sign On solutions - allowing us to setup a batch run that hourly would sign in to our various client sites and insure successful sign in and log out through the sites. We have also used for automated testing of API development.

Pros

Katalon Studio is an affordable solution that allows for many complex testing needs to be met and integrated within the QA pipeline. We used Katalon as a testing agent for our API developments and ongoing monitoring for Single Sign On solutions. Setup was quick and easy with more in depth functionality as we saw fit available to fine tune our testing and monitoring.

Cons

There was a small learning curve in the language used to develop the scripts but nothing major. The biggest hit came when they moved from allowing us to call Katalon via a batch script for free and making you pay for individual engines to run to allow for our monitoring.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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A powerful automated testing tool at free of cost

Reviewed 3 years ago

We have a challenge to start over the automation immediately and there aren't any QA's who has much knowledge about it. In that case being a QA Developer I suggested on using Katalon studio to save time on setting up the framework from scratch. Having this tool handy and easy to use it doesn't take much time for our manual testers to write scripts using manual mode. I personally like the tool as it allows us to create custom keywords though the tool provides many pre-defined methods there is a requirement to create custom keywords as the application demands like retrieving the links from emails, verfying pdfs. Today we have had ample number of test cases developed using Katalon Studio. And we are further hoping to start working on API automation too using Katalon.

Pros

Powerful tool but easy to use and simple to deploy Open Source Tool Single tool provides features to perform Web UI, Mobile and API automation Supports Page Object Modal Provides Object Spy feature Provides cross browser testing It has both manual and script mode It has many pre-defined methods which helps the manual testers to create automation scripts Releases feature updates frequently Provides integration with various 3rd party tools like TestRail, qTest, Git, Jenkins Provides great reports.

Cons

Paid support Frequent feature release takes time for installation everytime

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Katalon Studio for UI automation

Reviewed 2 years ago

Katalon is coming all real well especially for the people who does not how to use Visual studio and eclipse. It is more user friendly.

Pros

We are using Katalon Studio for UI automation. Some of the Pros about this software are 1. Free licensing and hence no cost to the company 2. Ability to integrate Katalon studio with the the latest automation tools such as Appium, Selenium and Win AppDriver 3. Ability to record the UI objects using Katalon UI Recorder 4.Ease of use for Manual testers, since recording option is available 5. Support for Groovy and Java languages. 6. Katalon test cloud to host mobile automation test cases.

Cons

The biggest disadvantage with Katalon is the ability to debug the code at run time. When a code gives an error, the compiler moves to the next line without letting us know what the real error is. Also support for external data source is very limited like connecting to excel or SQL.

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The 'Does it All' tool!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Easy to get onboarded and start of with automation of tests. The level of coding expertise required to start test automation is comparatively low.

Pros

The ability to integrate with the latest & most generally used tools for deployments & development.

Cons

I have to keep check of the Chrome versions that the tool supports!

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Helpful community, powerful tool!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Since working on my current automation project, I've been able to log a number of defects and it has been reducing the tedious, repetitive work I do regularly as well as enhanced the quality of our releases. I look forward to learning more about this amazing tool and seeing what's to come.

Pros

I've been working with Katalon Studio for about 8 months now and have been very impressed with it's capabilities, rivaling other tools I've used that cost a boatload in annual license fees. The ability to test both API calls and UI fills a need for the projects we are working on. Continually updated and fantastic support forum. Easy to use in manual or scripted mode, I moved from manual tests to scripted quickly thanks to many great tutorials and thorough documentation!

Cons

The UI can be a smidge clunky at times and test suite organization and report output needs some enhancements. I am sure these areas are probably on their roadmap, however, and will be addressed in the coming year. They are very amenable to feedback.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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My go-to app for Test automation for the web

Reviewed 3 years ago

being allergic to super-coding, I find Katalon studio friendly to QAs and data encoders, but can also be flexible enough to support other extensions or code snippets from other libraries.

Pros

Overall, the experience with record-play-customize code-replay has is reminiscent of its more expensive counterpart/s. But overall it's better than the other automation tools i used so far. online help and resources are bountiful. Object repository, test collection, input data files are some of my favorite places to work around with. there are other features which i havent explored yet, like mobile and API automation.

Cons

There are certain customizations that i need with the software which are not yet supported (like full-page web screenshot and data file output), so our team is left to the care of old-school programming gurus on the web. the features that i miss is not a deal-breaker though, work arounds are fine by me for now.

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Lack of manpower? Use Katalon

Reviewed 3 years ago

We had a major problem with maintenance our automation tests framework. We had too much projects and too low manpower. Then I started an research and found Katalon. First look over the available options out of the box were outstanding. It had screenshot capturing, screen recording and many other features ready to use. Without a single line of code. Deeper look just assured me that Katalon will be our firs choice tool. It is flexible and even if wide functionalities are not enough for you you have option to write id down and integrate to the Katalon with ease. I literally do not see why to write your own automation framework when Katalon is easy and free to use.

Pros

Quick setup Easy to learn and use Good team collaboration options Easy to integrate to pipeline Out-of-the-Box solution

Cons

UX of application Some minor instabilities

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FREE. Great IDE, Test case Mgmt, Quick script development, Build on top of Selenium,

Reviewed 4 years ago

Free tool. Easy to automate.

Pros

In built framework, no need to create your own. Can we Web, API and Mobile automation. Comes as a package. Installation is easy and 1 step process. IDE based on Eclipse, so all scripts and debugging feature available. Great Test Mgmt Capability. Supports execution on many environments. Supports parallel execution Great reports (PDF, HTML, Excel). Inbuilt data driven testing. Integrated with Jira, GIT, Slack, Sauce Lab, Browser stack etc. Good documentation and Video's for training

Cons

No much community support. Product still evolving. Paid support is expensive Newer version and new feature along with bug fixes are frequent. Support via forum not so fast.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Seamless Automation

Reviewed 6 months ago

Importantly, we can effectively automate integration scenarios like logging into web, get a parameter value, passing it in API, Get a value from response, Login to mobile and pass on the parameter captured from API response. Complex integration scenario like this can be handled in a single test script. Getting web drivers updated in a single click is also a simple one.

Pros

We can have web/API/Mobile scenarios automated in a single test file. This is very much useful to test integration of multiple components/systems.

Cons

Not sure why simple debug comes with only enterprise version.

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Powerful Automation solution

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

- The best part about Katalon Studio is its simplicity. A QA with only manual testing experience would also be able to automate with such ease using this software. - Its free of cost and is helpful for mobile, API and web automation. - Have record and play feature.

Cons

UI of the application can sometimes be a bit of a problem.

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Nice product

Reviewed 6 months ago
Pros

Katalon Studio is easy to use and easy to integrate with Azure Devops

Cons

Katalon is a nice and powerful application, but more expensive.

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QA for every one

Reviewed a year ago

I’ll admin I am kind of a Katalon fanboy, for my needs and workflow Katalon is an amazing tool which enables me to think and develop testing scenarios really fast and almost no friction when adoption the tool for the team.

Pros

Easy to use, automagically created test scripts that works and you can fine tune manually or out right create from scratch via easy to learn (Java based) groovy scripts

Cons

Hard to say, you can compare it against other “free” options for pricing but it depends on your own team capabilities and time to make that comparison .

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Easier, Cheaper and user friendly

Reviewed 3 years ago

Katalon is a powerful tool it makes it easier to find objects and stores them in a repository. You can also add functions into the production for easy multi use of the same code. The product is much easier to use then Selenium.

Pros

One of the main reasons I chose this tool for my team to use is because you don't already have to know how to program to use it. This enables me to use people that are not as expensive to do our automation.

Cons

There is no dark background for when you have to script only white. That C# selenium test can not be converted.

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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Katalon Studio vs Selenium Open source Technologie and Paltforms

Reviewed 3 years ago

Fine. USability A GUI capabilities A Selenium capabilities - B+ QTP capabilities A Framework design and high level automation : don't know Sir.

Pros

Wow, 1. Free evaluation licensing, 2. ROI on investment 3. Object repository capaibilities like QTP, totally missing in selenium 4. Frameworks seem to be there, all qa models in software testing have frameworks, you will also get there soon.

Cons

Cons: Sorry to say, no market in 50BN US $ Software automation market in 2017 AD. 2. Nobody is giving any certification in Selenium unlike QTP, yet top R&D countries like USA, India, UK, Australia, Israel, Canda, and Japan maybe will go after selenium 3. If a software SDET, QA DEv or automation engineer is looking for an SAP type career it has ended, QTP is no more. For mobile markets open...

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Review of Katalon Studio

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

The fact that Katalon is open source and tightly tied to groovy allows a developer many different ways to creatively implement automated testing solutions. Documentation and examples on how to implement things are plentiful and all source is out on Git so issues/suggestions feedback is good and any potential bugs are fixed quickly and easily.

Cons

A little less features than some competing Automated Testing Solutions, especially since I was a somewhat early adopter of katalon and a lot of the features at the time were not present that now exist. However the current version and features offered are robust and fact that it is free puts it out ahead of the competition in affordable/robust testing solutions.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Wonderful Automation Tool

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall i am satisfied with its use for the period of almost one year now. Customer support is good. Its a value for money product.

Pros

It takes the load of manual testing off your head, by simple procedures you can automate functional testing with the help of katalon studio. It has inbuilt keywords which facilitate the use. Its setup is easy and the tool is not difficult to understand. It gets easily integrated with your browser.

Cons

A few more keywords could have made the job even more easier.

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Katalon Studio review

Reviewed 3 years ago

I am able to test multiple platforms (Web and API) with one single tool. This eliminates the need for multiple expensive and complicated tools.

Pros

Ease of setup and use. Scripts being automatically generated while adding recorded or manually added steps also make it very simple to learn Groovy scripting language.

Cons

Recorded steps are not very robust, so it would take some tweaking and fine-tuning to improve successful execution rate for recorded tests.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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An automation starter pack

Reviewed 3 years ago

Katalon Studio is probably the best automation software in the market. It made really easy for my people to start testing with record&play feature.

Pros

This is a very usable and likable software, I've experienced with the trial version and it is strongly possible that my employer will buy a full version.

Cons

The price is a little bit expensive for companies located at regions where their currency is weak if compared with US Dollars. Also it has some language gaps.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Does what you need at no cost

Reviewed 3 years ago

We started using Katalon Studio around a year ago. Some users with little or no experience could easily get comfortable using it just by hitting record and playing around.

Pros

Web, mobile and API testing, and of cost the cost.

Cons

Unlike tools like Selenium the script creation is limited to Java and Groovy only

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Katalon Studio experience

Reviewed 10 months ago
Pros

It's easy to jump into and get started with, similar to selenium with more robust features. For a team that doesn't have a coding background and plans on expanding to different platforms, it ticks most of the boxes. The free version also offers enough functionality to users that are in small organisations and can't afford the more expensive tools.

Cons

the dark them isnt great. When capturing runs using the record feature, some elements arent always captured correctly, and have to be captured manually. The documentation could be better

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Record & Play Test Automation never been easier!

Reviewed a year ago

Mainly Katalon helped us create Test Automation Scripts for Legacy Projects in a very high speed which is one of the best aspects about it especially because it doesn't require any programming knowledge.

Pros

I liked how intuitive and easy is the tool in helping the Quality Team to record and play their Test Automation Scripts without having programming knowledge. Also the tool provides many other features including Web Applications Testing, API Testing, Mobile Testing, Desktop Applications Testing, etc.

Cons

The tool can be a little expensive. Also, since the tool is relatively new to the market compared to some other tools, this makes troubleshooting an issue a bit difficult as you won't find large support community.