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Katalon Studio

A free and robust API, Web and Mobile test automation solution with continuous integration trusted by hundreds of thousands of developers and testers.

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Avg rating of 4.4 (9)| 10 comments

What is Katalon Studio?

Katalon Studio is a free and robust automation solution for API, Web and Mobile testing. It eliminates the complexities of building an automation framework by integrating all necessary test components with built-in keywords and project templates. Katalon Studio includes the full feature set for a complete test automation process covering multiple platforms and testing types.

New users can get started with test automation using its easy-to-use interface and the intelligent record & playback engine while advanced users can design and implement test strategies realizing CI/DevOps best practices.

Developers and testers will find Katalon configurable scripting modes effective for their testing needs and programming skills. Katalon Studio is trusted and supported by an active community of over 350K users from 150+ countries around the world.

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  1.  PortableKatalon Studio can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.

Katalon Studio information

  • Developed byKatalon LLC
  • LicensingProprietary and Freemium product.
  • PricingSubscription
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.4
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  • English

Our users have written 10 comments and reviews about Katalon Studio, and it has gotten 19 likes

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minhhai2209
  
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Katalon Studio is a good free automation tool, especially if you want to migrate from commercial tools to Selenium stacks.

  • It is still in active development. I receive new versions every six weeks or so, with many enhancements in each.
  • It bundles everything together including WebDrivers for popular browsers and Android SDK. That means all you have to do is to download and unzip the package.
  • It can record tests on both web app (Chrome/Firefox/IE, Windows/macOS) and mobile app (Android/iOS).
  • It executes tests via Selenium 3 (the latest version). For advanced use cases, you can execute your test on cloud-based browsers or devices (Sauce Labs, BrowserStack, Kobiton, just to name a few).
  • The commands (they call them Keywords) are comparable to Selenese commands, and you can write scripts in Groovy if you know programming. Keyword mode (Record & Playback) and Script mode are always interchangeable. This eases the collaboration between developers and testers especially those with limited or no programming skills.
  • It supports Page Object, Data-Driven Testing, etc. and you can add other libraries or extend it functions because the underlying script is Groovy anyway. I know some people have successfully made use of Sikuli or Gallen framework inside Katalon. It is an important point of migration to Selenium by the way - taking advantages of a free and open ecosystem based on W3C standard instead of locking yourself with expensive and outdated commercial tools.
  • It integrates well with JIRA, and tests can be executed via CLI.

[Edited by minhhai2209, September 23]

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jennylinh95
  
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Those who do not have many experiences in automation test should download Katalon Studio. Having tried for more than 1 month and here are my objective opinions. Upsides:

  • Simple installation and easy to set up the environment
  • Record & Playback functions are quite good so I can quickly create new test cases.
  • I also try to test my REST web service by Katalon Studio and I think it works perfectly, helps me a lot Downsides:
  • Documentations are not very clear and hard to find the solutions for my problems
  • The size of the application is somehow quite big.
  • Still slow when running a lot of test cases.

It is still a new tool and I hope Katalon Studio will get better in the future. I will recommend it to my colleagues

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vijaybhadouriya
  
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Overall Comment:"My experience with katalon studio was great and fantastic, Great tool for automation. Very simple to learn and use. Katalon recorder is fantastic

My experience with katalon studio was great and fantastic, Great tool for automation. Very simple to learn and use. Katalon recorder is fantastic :)

I like most about the product or service is Katalon recorder is good and easy to use.

Dislike most about the product or service - None

Don't wait, and start using KATALON

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lucasalder
  
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Katalon Studio was the selected contestant to resolve our automation challenges. Without Katalon, we couldn’t achieve our target to create automated test scripts in one year. Katalon Studio reduced 60% of time creating automated test scripts and we can analyze the result on the cloud with Katalon Analytics.They offers Manual Mode and Script Mode for both beginner and advanced testers. We think this is an awesome feature for manual testers to learn automation and senior testers to improve automation testing skills. We were able to create our custom code infrastructure as micro-services by using Katalon Studio.?

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ChristineTaylor
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This is one of the best tools I've ever used. It provides amazing features like Analytic, Record and Playback which are really cool. This tool supports both web app and mobile app. You can get the support everywhere ( forum, community, support team,...). Besides, it has both manual and script mode. But there is something that needs improvement: You have to redownload and install it to update the tool and the package size is quite big.

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minhdang
  
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I am using Katalon Studio for my test. It contains amazing features, in comparison with the other existing tools in the market. It offers users a friendly UI with the manual mode, plus the support team is really helpful. Personally, i think it is really great.

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Faktotum
  
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I am using Katalon in my everyday test routines to create and run non-regression tests against several websites on desktop and mobile and it works like a charm!

The major features of the product are :

  • the object repository
  • the data-driven tests
  • the possibility to run the tests on remote servers (BrowserStack, CrossBrowserTesting, SauceLab, you-own-grid, etc)
  • the possibility to parallelize the tests' execution
  • the simple UI

AND the support team is reactive and competent, and it sometimes makes the difference.

**What it lacks of, in my opinion : **

  • a scheduler
  • a tool to design tests
  • a visual recognition engine to get closer of human behavior.
  • a better UI : it takes lot of clicks to do certain things and the UI sometimes act weirdly. A quick UX study would be a good way to find the pain-points.

I definitely recommend this (still young) tool that is already competing with HP and SmartBear, and can only get better.

[Edited by Faktotum, May 05]

[Edited by Faktotum, May 05]

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