Originally, posted as a Twitter thread, thought to post it as a blog as this would be a good reference for the future too 🙂
Finding the right tool comes after a huge hidden cost of evaluation, learning, and experimentation.
Here you go!
– Ultimate Mindmapping Software
– Makes it easy to take notes, Visualize concepts
– Presentations (Pitch Mode) 🔥
Free / Evaluation Mode is also available.
Tool Link: xmind.net
Tool Overview: What the Product: #3 – XMind 2021
(2/10) #Vimium Browser Extension
– Makes navigation fun & easy
– Customizable Shortcuts
– Powerful Tool for Vim Fans
(3/10) Magical by @get_magical
– Automating what you repeatedly type
– Smart & Customizable Auto Text Expander
– Huge Time-Saver Tool if you work mostly on a Web Browser.
Magical: Text Expander | The Smartest Way to Work on the Web
(4/10) ZoomIt by @Microsoft
First got to know about it via @shanselman
– Zoom Screen Easily
– Life Saver using presentations
– Has Annotation & Timer Facility too
Tool Link: ZoomIt
(5/10) AutoHotkey by @AutoHotkey
– Works similar to Magical but for the whole Windows.
– Can be used to speed up key press.
Got to know about this from @gauravkhuraana and have been using it since then.
Essential Tool for Bugathons
Tool Link: http://www.autohotkey.com/
(6/10) Grammarly by @Grammarly
– Helps me to reduce mistakes in English writing.
– Get Quick Synonyms
I always sanitize my documents with Grammarly before sharing them with others.
Tool Link: http://www.grammarly.com
(7/10) Pairwise Online Tool
– Generate Quick Pairs
– Share Test Data with Others Quickly
– Supports All Combination Generation too.
Tool Link: https://pairwise.teremokgames.com/
(8/10) Bug Magnet Browser Extension
– Quick Test Data to expose bugs in Web Applications
– Quick Data for testing boundaries, limits, localization, etc.
– Must-have tool for every (web) tester.
Bug Magnet: Exploratory Testing Helper
(9/10) Lightshot by @Light_shot
– Screenshot Tool
– Supports Annotation using Text, Pen, etc.
– Copy to clipboard facility available.
– URL Shortner
– Remember URLs easily
– Analytics Support
Tool Link: Bitly | Custom URL Shortener
Other Suggested Tools:
I know there are many other beauties out there that are worth the attention of every tester 🙂
Please help me by adding them to this list.