Katalon Studio Reviews

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September 10, 2020
Ashwin Mor | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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I've used Katalon for R&D purposes here at Tech Mahindra. I was trying to understand the features and benefits of the tool as to see how well it could fit in our organisation. And moreover being open source it's a very handy tool.
  • Open Source Tool
  • Simple and easy to use, plus a powerful automation solution. The UI is very pleasing.
  • Easy installation.
  • As per my R&D, I found that locating the nested elements was difficult.
  • Also if a script fails due to waiting on the application it causes a lot of problems.
  • Verifying text and objects within Iframes can be a challenge.
The best feature of Katalon is that it is possible to automate most of the common functionalities of web and mobile apps without the coding experience. Also the tool enables everyone to automate with ease and efficiency by leveraging built-in features. You can even start automating the application right from the first sprint. The record and play on browsers and mobile apps is possible unlike Selenium. It's easy to learn and use.

Record and Play on Popular Browsers and Mobile Apps

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September 21, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I have been actively developing software for 5 years. I use Katalon Studio for the tests of the applications I develop. Katalon Studio is used for web and mobile applications testing. It is preferred because it is completely free. You only need to be a member of the site to download. Thanks to the cross platform feature, we can test the code written in the browser without writing additional code. It supports different operating systems. I create my own test cases with special keywords that use the script mode. Before using this program, I was using the Firefox extension Selenium IDE. Selenium IDE is too simple a regression tool compared to Katalon Studio. I automate the test case that I prepared manually using the record feature of the tool.
  • 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.
  • I expect it to run faster.
  • The obligation to become a member of the site should be removed.
  • Errors can occur occasionally while loading the browser.
I am developing software in the digital banking unit. Katalon Studio is used for regression tests of mobile applications in our unit. With the Recod feature, a manual test scenario is created through the mobile application first. Later, tools perform regression tests at certain periods and the results are reported.
We have not had any support requests so far.
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February 13, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We currently use it in QA department to automate test scripts across API mobile testing. I love its ability to catch objects using spy web and its smooth record-and-play feature. I personally prefer using Katalon over Selenium because I have less coding knowledge. It helps people who are not that sound in coding to automate their projects.
  • Record and play
  • Spy web features
  • Should be familiar with or learn a bit about Groovy
  • Does not capture objects sometimes while recording
It is one of the most recommended solutions for users who have less knowledge in Java and Python, if you don't have a lot of time to automate your scripts, for when you have simple functionalities, or for loading large amount of data. I mostly recommend Katalon Studio for these situations.
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.
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May 02, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Katalon studio is used in our project for web and mobile test automation. There are multiple business departments which implement changes every two weeks. We built automated test cases with Katalon studio and execute them every night. The programming language is Java. Jenkins is used for CI/CD pipeline. Git repository is used for managing test code.
  • Easy to setup and quick to get started: As Katalon comes with built-in features a new automation tester can automate easily. Script creation time is quick.
  • Test Analytics: Katalon also provides analytics which tells you the pattern of your automated tests at a different instance of time.
  • Third Party Integration: Katalon provides amazing integration with 3rd party tools like JIRA, ALM, GIT, JENKINS, etc.
  • Image-based testing: Katalon also provides inbuilt image based test automation.
  • 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.
It is well suited for quick automation and avoiding dependency on coding skilled resources. It has no licensing fee. It is not well suited for complex projects where high customization is required.

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January 02, 2018
Sam Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I have switched from manual testing to automated testing for few years and Katalon Studio is the coolest tool that I have used. You don't have to pay any fee and the features it provides are the same as the paid ones. It saves us huge amounts of money and time.
  • Easy to use
  • Amazing features for both web app and mobile application
  • Free
  • Easy to find support
  • It supports both manual and script mode
  • You have to redownload and install it to update
  • Slow sometimes
Katalon Studio is appropriate for big projects. And it is really suitable for users having minimum programming skills. It also supports both manual and script modes. A web app and mobile app are available.
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December 28, 2017
Johan Chopra | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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As a software consulting company, we need an automation solution that can generate automation test scripts fast, effective, and compatible with our current operating systems. Katalon Studio is a great solution for us! Katalon Studio was the selected contestant to resolve our automation challenges. They help us save the time by creating automated test scripts and we can analyze the result on the cloud with Katalon Analytics. Katalon Studio 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.
  • Free automation solution
  • Powerful tool but easy to use and simple to deploy
  • Update feature frequently
  • Great support on their forum
  • Tutorials and Documentation need to be updated along with new version releases
  • Hope to see more active users and distinguish topic on Katalon forum
If you are looking for an automation tool with rich UI view of test execution reports, Katalon Studio is a right solution for you. They offer an visual and in-depth test report which can help your team improve performance and productivity.

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What is Katalon Studio?

Katalon Studio is provided by the vendor as a free and robust automation solution for API, Web and Mobile testing. It is designed to eliminate the complexities of building an automation framework by integrating all necessary test components with built-in keywords and project templates. Katalon Studio includes a 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.

The vendor states many developers and testers 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 150K users from 150+ countries around the world.

Categories:  Automation Testing

Katalon Studio Features

Has featureSetup Project
Has featureCreate Tests
Has featureExecute Tests
Has featureView Reports
Has featureMaintain Tests

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Katalon Studio Competitors

Selenium, TestComplete, Unified Functional Testing (formerly HP UFT)

Katalon Studio Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?No
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Node Locked License$69.00Per Month
Floating License$1,529.00Per year

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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Katalon Studio Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
Mobile Application:No
Supported Countries:Worldwide
Supported Languages: English