Litmus Review

I’ve been using litmus app for about four months now. It allows you to view a web page on many different browsers/OS combination very easily. It also has some support for email viewing in different clients. Litmus helps to detect UI issues on configurations you don’t directly use for testing.

The Good:

support for email UI is nice- but limited

You can be notified via IM or email when your tests are ready

individual test cases can be rerun without waiting for all to execute again

Simple and straightforward

lots of browsers available for testing

The Bad:

no way to chose which version of the operating system you want to test on

intermittent errors seem to occur because it doesnt wait for pages to load (even when you have selected allow extra time)

emails sent automatically via a 3rd party cannot be checked, as you have to directly send an email to the address they provide.

overall:

It is a good sanity check and reference for UI issues. It supports a lot of browsers and is very easy to use. Main browsers should defiantly still be checked manually, and Litmus needs to be reviewed (as with any automated test result) with a critical eye for tool failures. In all, a good app and an asset to the QA process.

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