Comparing Applitools vs
Browserstack Percy

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Why Customers Choose Applitools vs Percy

Intelligent enough to test dynamic interfaces

Percy is unable to test dynamic content, like ads, news, or dashboards, accurately. False positives are known to occur often if your application is content-heavy or has personalized content.

Test maintenance is automated

Percy's ability to aggregate errors across browsers or across components is extremely limited, leading to manual review of hundreds of results and false positives.

Test any type of User Interface

Percy is only able to test web and mobile applications. Applitools can test web, mobile, and desktop applications as well as PDFs, Word Docs, Images, and more.

Application Security is top of mind

Percy is only able to be used in the cloud, as a public SaaS application. Applitools can be deployed as a public SaaS app, in a dedicated cloud, or even on-prem for maximum security for large enterprises.

Compare Applitools vs Percy



Visual Accuracy

Applitools has AI-powered Match Levels, greatly reducing false positives by enabling dynamic content to be tested easily and accurately.

Percy technology is unable to distinguish dynamic content from static content or small imperceptible rendering differences - thus producing false positives.

Automated Maintenance

Applitools is able to automatically group similar bugs together, like ones that come from browser differences or changes across navigation components - then update new tests across all of them with a click of a button.

Percy is unable to group together tests accurately, leading manual review of the same bugs over and over. This slows down testing in CI/CD pipelines, reducing teams confidence in results.

Multi-Baseline Testing

Applitools enables frontend teams to quickly create tests for A/B experiments, making sure that even the boldest experiment is well tested by enabling a baseline to have multiple variants as well.

Percy is unable to test checkpoints against multiple baselines, meaning that an A/B test would force tests to fail each time they encountered the variant or extra code would have to be written.

Accessibility Testing

Applitools is able to validate that the color aspects of all visible objects is a11y compliant.

Percy is currently unable to do any type of accessibility testing.

Cross Browser Testing

Applitools has a next-gen visual testing grid that runs tests up to 9x faster than any other testing grid available. Instead of loading the entire application with a live connection, we rerender and validate each snapshot using AI.

Percy only allows you to test on 6 different configurations: 4 Web Browsers and 2 Mobile Browsers that both are updated at period times, leaving you exposed to bugs on the latest browsers.

Root Cause Analysis

When a bug is found, Applitools pinpoints exactly what went wrong and surfaces the CSS or HTML that changed the interface.

Percy does not surface root cause analysis when a bug is found in the UI, requiring hours of debugging.


Applitools can be deployed on a public cloud, a private cloud, or on-prem offering maximum security. With Applitools, each organization can choose the deployment option that meets its security requirements.

Browserstack Percy only operates in the cloud, meaning that your data could be vulnerable. Your data is kept on Percy’s public cloud, and your organization has no other option. 

Advanced Reporting

Applitools has robust reporting for test results that can be filtered by multiple properties. Users can build customized dashboards and Applitools applies AI to give insights into common failures and bottlenecks.

Percy has no ability to show reports of test runs over time, or grouped by any property - such as Version or User.

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