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Likelihood to Recommend

Appium

Appium works well for well-structured mobile applications test automation that is particularly easy to leverage when different pages of the app use similar building blocks. If it takes time for some content in the app to be rendered, ask your dev team to add progress indicators and ensure they are accessible. That might be more complicated to do with Appium, though, if there's no good contact with Dev team established so you can request accessibility IDs added quickly enough when needed.Appium supports another locator strategies as well though (such as xPath or iOS class chain on iOS) but they wouldn't work as fast so you may get really slow tests.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Katalon Studio

One can easily automate Web, Mobile, Desktop, API (SOAP as well as REST), and execute the scripts on your desired browser/platform. The record and play option is available so users can use their recorder to record the xpath/objects or can write their own xpath. I would say the reorder is not so great for angular pages where there are no unique locators but it is easy to write their own xpath in this case. For API testing, there is an easy way to import from swagger, WSDL, etc. The tool can be easily integrated with CI/CD. All in all, a good tool for automation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Appium

  • Crossdevice: With Appium you can automate tests for Android and iOS both. There is no need to learn more than 1 language.
  • Easy: It's really easy to configure and use appium; it's very useful when you're testing strategy is based on "developers write tests".
  • Open Source: It's such a nice strength of appium, because you don't need to pay to use a good tool like Appium is.
Javier Cardoso | TrustRadius Reviewer

Katalon Studio

  • Katalon Studio is used for web and mobile applications testing.
  • It is completely free.
  • It has a cross platform feature.
  • It supports different operating systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Appium

  • Execution against live iOS devices can be quite slow. This will likely be improved in the near future
  • Challenging for a new user to take on without guidance from a veteran
  • Upgrading to a new version of Xcode before the tool is updated can render you suite useless, until an update is available
Brian Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Katalon Studio

  • Katalon supports only two programming languages, Groovy/Java.
  • Community support is not good at the moment..
  • Many features are still in development with Katalon team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Appium

No score
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Katalon Studio

Katalon Studio 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Due to the slowness, there is an intermediate timeout. There is no other problem.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Appium

No score
No answers yet
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Katalon Studio

Katalon Studio 9.4
Based on 3 answers
I love the support. They have provided answers and solutions for most of our questions or doubts that could come up. They also have provided basic tutorials on how to get familiarized with the program.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Appium

Hard to compare Appium to Xcode and Android sdk because Appium uses them, but those are the only comparisons I could come up with to compare Appium with another product. I'm sure there may be other mobile automation tools, but none are as mainstream as Appium or with the support. You will need to install both Xcode and Android sdk to have Appium function.
Randall Kelley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Katalon Studio

Our team uses Selenium and now we are working on Katalon to see if it can be of any help to our project.
Ashwin Mor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Appium

  • Improved test coverage - 20%
  • Freed up manual testing resources to more important tasks
  • Application bugs/defects are found and resolved quicker
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Katalon Studio

  • New tool, small community and not open sourced.
  • Performance issues; but the Katalon community is quick enough to fix in their future versions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Appium

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Appium Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Katalon Studio

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Katalon Studio Editions & Modules

Edition
Node Locked License$69.001
Floating License$1,529.002
  1. Per Month
  2. Per year
Additional Pricing Details
Katalon Studio was originated from KMS Technology R&D. It has been a successful solution for numerous automation projects ranging from small team to enterprise client. Katalon Studio is free for use, product development is funded by the testing services provided by KMS Technology. To support future releases, please consider subscribing to our business support services.

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