Applitools for Selenium IDE

Applitools for Selenium IDE

Applitools plugin for Selenium IDE

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What is Applitools for Selenium IDE?

'Applitools for Selenium IDE' is a plugin for the Selenium IDE Chrome extension that revolutionises visual UI testing. By introducing visual checkpoints, the plugin captures baseline screenshots and uses a Visual AI engine to compare these with new screenshots taken during subsequent test runs. The comparison picks up only significant visual changes, thus avoiding off-by-a-pixel false triggers. It further helps in bug detection by rendering web pages across various browser sizes on Chrome and Firefox. Found differences are displayed along with probable root cause, reducing time spent in debugging.

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Rating: 4.36 (11)
Version: 1.14.0 (Last updated: 2022-07-07)
Creation date: 2020-06-09
Manifest version: 2
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Size: 2.57M
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Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

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Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge

Applitools for Selenium IDE is a lightweight plugin that works with the Selenium IDE Chrome Extension.

Why should you use it?

Have you ever released a version of your website or app with a visual bug? Messed up CSS so that things are out of whack?

Of course. We all have. (It’s ok!)

So how can this help?

Applitools for Selenium IDE, or SIDE Eyes for short, lets you incorporate visual UI testing into your Selenium IDE automated test scripts.

(If you’re not familiar with Selenium IDE, head over to

How does it work?

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User reviews
I use it daily. :)
by Elliot Portnoy Elliot Portnoy, 2021-12-02

Overpriced and flaky. It would be easier just to use the free imagemagick library or some Python library instead.
by Liviu Lupei Liviu Lupei, 2020-07-17

Information overload, I don't want to watch multiple videos and read a huge amount of text just to see what this extension actually does. If a user can't get started with an extension within a few minutes it needs refinement and clearer breakdown or no one will use it.
by Simon Lennon Simon Lennon, 2019-11-01
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Risk impact

Applitools for Selenium IDE is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Applitools for Selenium IDE if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Applitools for Selenium IDE has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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