Bug Magnet

Bug Magnet

Right-click context menu to help with exploratory testing

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What is Bug Magnet?

Bug Magnet is a Chrome extension serving as an exploratory testing assistant, adding commonly problematic values and edge cases to the context menu. This extension is valuable for its easy accessibility during testing sessions. It works on input fields, areas, content editable DIVs, and multi-frame pages within the same domain. Notable for its low overhead per page and the fact that it does not interfere with web app execution. Bug Magnet is customizable and extendable, making it a versatile tool for exploratory testing.

Merlin
Stats
Rating: 4.38 (56)
Version: 3.0 (Last updated: 2017-12-04)
Creation date: 2017-12-04
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • contextMenus
  • storage
  • activeTab
Size: 40.61K
URLs: Website
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Merlin
Summary

Exploratory testing assistant for Chrome. Adds common problematic values and edge cases to the context menu (right-click) for editable elements, so you can keep them handy and access them easily during exploratory testing sessions.

  • Convenient access to common boundaries and edge cases for exploratory testing
  • Extend easily with your own config files
  • Works on input fields, text areas, content editable DIVs
  • Works on multi-frame pages, but only if they are from the same domain
  • Tiny overhead per page (<1k), no 3rd party library dependencies, completely passive, so it does not interfere with your web app execution in any way
  • Opensource and customisable (https://github.com/gojko/bugmagnet)

Version 3.0 is a major overhaul with lots of new features, check out https://bugmagnet.org/v3.html for a list of new features

User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Useful for testing with variety of test data
  • Ability to add custom configurations
  • Recommended by QA professionals and organizations
Cons
  • Does not work on some input fields, particularly wysiwyg editors
  • Some users experience issues with the extension not appearing or functioning after installation
  • Difficulties adding or saving custom config files
Most mentioned
  • Useful for QA and testing
  • Issues with functionality or compatibility
  • Ability to add custom configurations
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Safety
Risk impact

Bug Magnet is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk likelihood

Bug Magnet has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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