Ghost Inspector is a browser testing tool that lets users test browsers on their own website or application. This software allows for tests to be automated, and data from completed tests is saved in the Cloud for future analysis.
- Automated website testing
- Checks for CSS errors
- Runs in the browser
- Detailed reports stored in the Cloud
- Software is available as an extension for many popular web browsers
- Free plan for basic testing
- Multiple tools for analysis of tests
- Paid plans may offer more tests than a user needs
- Could be more intuitive
- Some tests results can take a while to obtain
Running a website carries a lot of responsibility. One of the most important of these is making sure a website or app is functioning properly. Nothing will frustrate a web visitor faster than encountering glitches. Ghost Inspector makes it possible for individuals to conduct frequent tests with a minimum of effort. When someone visits a website they typically execute a series of actions. Ghost Inspector permits performing those same actions and observing the results. It is possible to quickly identify browser issues, broken links, and more problems that could be causing visitors to bounce from the page. A very useful feature of the software is its visual regression tool. This tool detects changes in how a website looks to the visitor. This is accomplished by taking a screenshot following each test. The screenshots are then compared for differences. By looking at these comparisons, website owners can determine if there are problems with a site's CSS. Multiple settings allow users to set custom parameters for tests. A starting URL can be chosen, tests can be automated, and HTTP can be authenticated. There are multiple options for receiving test results. Among these are notifications via Slack or HipChat. There are several plans available which will fit various budgets. The free plan allows for 100 tests each month and three months of report storage on the Ghost Inspector server. Those with multiple websites can opt for plans that allow as many as 100,000 tests each month. Some of these plans are also suitable for businesses that provide SEO and design services.