What is Applitools Eyes Express?

Applitools Eyes Express is a visual testing tool that can instantaneously validate the UI & functional layout of any web page, and alert you of any deviation that will affect the end-user experience.

Applitools Eyes Express captures the screen you want to test, and compares it to a baseline image – instantly, with a single click. No extra testing code necessary, no boring error logs.

Developed to mimic human-cognitive vision, Applitools Eyes Express packs both precision and simplicity. Serving as your own personal testing assistant, it literally frees you up to concentrate on the important tasks, and release with confidence.

Installing Applitools Eyes Express takes 2 minutes: Download the Chrome Browser Extension here, click “Install” and the Applitools Eyes Express icon will now appear in the right upper corner of your Chrome Browser window. Now open your free Applitools account here, so you have access to all your screenshots and tests on your personalized Applitools dashboard.

You can also take a look at our Quick Start Guide for additional information.

I’m a manual tester: how can Applitools Eyes Express help me?

Perfect for those tedious tasks of looking over and over at screens of web apps, and making sure nothing has changed, Applitools Eyes Express serves as your personal assistant: Applitools Eyes Express compares the last screenshot(s) versus the baseline screenshot(s) and highlights all the visible differences between them – in a clear visual way.

Now you can concentrate on the differences and decide if they are the outcome of a bug or an outcome of intentional changes to the webpage(s)/website you are testing.

Best thing is NO CODING is necessary – you don’t need to bother with test code or boring error logs. Applitools Eyes Express lets you see everything directly on your screen – visually.

I’m a front-end developer: how can Applitools Eyes Express help me?

Before committing a new version, Applitools Eyes Express is a powerful tool that helps you make sure no visual or functional regressions were created in the new version.

Applitools Eyes Express allows you to look at any portion of your website or web app and make sure it displays correctly to the end user. With a single click, it compares the new page(s) to the existing baseline, and alerts you if something broke.

You don’t need to wait for the next system test or to the test automation guys – it gives you instant feedback so you immediately know if your code is bug free.

Best thing is: you don’t need to bother with writing additional test code. Applitools Eyes Express does it all by itself – no coding necessary.

How to install Applitools Eyes Express?

Installing Applitools Eyes Express is as easy as can be – just click here and you will be forwarded to the Applitools Eyes Express page in the Chrome Web Store.

Click “Install” and the Applitools Eyes Express icon will now appear in the right upper corner of your Chrome Browser window.

Once you’ve done that, you will need to open an Applitools Eyes account – right here (it’s free), so we can manage all your screenshots and tests on your personal dashboard.

Now you are ready to go.

How to use Applitools Eyes Express?

Browse any URL that you like to test.

Click the Applitools Eyes Express icon at the right upper corner of your browser and select the screen resolution you’d like your test to be done at, and the preferred visual comparison method (Strict, Content, or Layout).

Then click on one of the two camera icons: The single camera icon – to take a screenshot of the web page you are currently at, or the other icon – to take screenshots of all website pages (as appear in the sitemap).