Testpad's pragmatic exploratory approach means you're more likely to find the bugs that matter
Testpad is for manual testing
Think of Testpad as a seriously simple Test Case Management tool. Or a spreadsheet–checklist hybrid on steroids. It's the modern pragmatic tool that's just enough and no more.
Perfect for Exploratory Testing
Checklists make great guides for exploratory testing. Steer testing with a high-level list of features or go as detailed as you need. Add new tests, during a session, as you think of them.
Invite guest testers by email
Delegate to co-workers or invite guest testers by email. Great for adhoc outsourcing (or insourcing) without buying extra licences. The instant learning curve means anyone can help.
A more natural way to test
Tests are one-line prompts of what to check, organised in an outline editor. It's easy to write, re-write, chop and change; perfect for keeping up with agile product development. And the more time testers have for actually testing, the higher the chances they find the embarrassing bugs.
Copy and paste from Excel, Word or any text file. The keyboard-driven editor makes it easy to restructure, reformat and add links, helping you build an efficient list of prompts to guide testing.
Export of scripts and results as CSV means it's easy to get your data out of Testpad for analysis in other tools. Or just for a local copy of your data for peace of mind.
Upload screenshots and images
Attach images, screenshots and other files with drag'n'drop (or copy/paste in Chrome). Show what it's supposed to look like, or attach evidence to the contrary.
Group checklists into folders. Organise with drag'n'drop. Copy whole folders to start the next release from where you got to last time. Archive old releases to keep it tidy.
Reports that are actually useful
It's not so much the number of tests that are passing or failing, but the instant visual overview of what has been looked at and where problems are. Share links to live progress or go old-school and leave a printout on your boss's desk.
Mobile and Tablet Friendly
Free up your big screen! Run tests on your nearest iPad, iPhone or smart phone. Why switch between windows when there's a spare input device on your desk?
Only have time for a smoke test?
Use tags and filtering to easily run through just the critical tests. Come back later and do the more comprehensive test runs as time allows.
Build your own templates
Save common patterns as templates of your own. Assemble release test plans block by block with drag and drop.
Feels like a native app
Intuitive keyboard control means you spend less time reaching for the mouse and more time improving coverage. Write hundreds of tests in minutes.
Links to Jira, Pivotal, GitHub...
Set issue numbers against results and click straight from reports to the issue page in any web-based tracker, whether hosted inside or outside your corporate network.
BDD/Gherkin syntax highlighting
GIVEN you like BDD testing
WHEN you use gherkin-formated descriptions
THEN they'll be syntax highlighted for easier reading
What? don't worry, you'll know if you know. Move along.
Testpad is hosted on the Amazon Web Services cloud platform, with load-balancing to servers in distributed availability zones.
Testpad's databases are replicated three-ways with backups made every hour. Backups are archived on Amazon's S3 long-term storage service.