The List of UX Tools to Rule Them All

This is a REAL swiss Army Knife — The Wenger — your arms will be like Arnold Schwarzenegger’s thighs if you carry this around.

Please tell me about any new tools, so I can see if they’re useful and fit here:

Session Replay 

Tools with visitor session recording, heat/click/scroll maps and more…

Decibel Insight (www.decibelinsight.com)

Hotjar (www.hotjar.com)

Inspectlet (www.inspectlet.com)

SessionCam (www.sessioncam.com)

Clicktale (www.clicktale.com)

Mouseflow (www.mouseflow.com)

Ghostrec (www.ghostrec.com)

Usability Tools (www.usabilitytools.com/product/)

Yandex WebVisor — free! (metrica.yandex.com/promo/webvisor)

Useitbetter (www.useitbetter.com)

Native App Based Recording:

Watchsend — (www.watchsend.com)

Appsee — (www.appsee.com)

UxCam — (www.uxcam.com)

Guerrilla UX / Recording

Tools to record UX research sessions when you’re observing:

LAPTOP RECORDING SOFTWARE

CamStudio — free and very basic — (www.camstudio.org)

Camtasia — not cheap but good — (www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html)

Snagit — cheap but limited — (www.techsmith.com/snagit.html)

Ovo Solo — looks good for price (www.ovostudios.com/ovosolo.asp)

Silverback (Mac) — under construction? (www.silverbackapp.com)

Screenflow (Mac)- limited in areas — (www.telestream.net)

Techsmith Morae — the reference — (www.techsmith.com/morae.html)

REMOTE MODERATED TESTING

Skype Hugging — Neato! — (bit.ly/tesTfm)

Skype — Use screenshare & Record — (www.skype.com)

Join.me — Use screenshare & Record — free!— (www.join.me)

GotoMeeting — Use screenshare & Record — (www.gotomeeting.com)

Citrix Goto Assist — www.gotoassist.com/remote-support/

MOBILE RECORDING SOFTWARE

Skype Hugging — Neato! — (bit.ly/tesTfm)

Reflector Airplay Mirroring — Excellent tip — (bit.ly/JnwtMo)

UX Recorder (iOS) — www.uxrecorder.com

Probe UAT Screen Recorder — Android — www.play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.clumob.probe

AUTOMATED TOOLS

Typically unmoderated — these use websites or other routes to recruit people — and then record a task or scenario based test.

If you need moderated options or support for mobile apps and websites, check with each vendor!

Usertesting (www.usertesting.com)

What Users Do (www.whatusersdo.com)

Usabilla (www.usabilla.com)

Userzoom (www.userzoom.com)

Userlytics (www.userlyics.com)

User Legion (www.userlegion.com)

Loop11 (www.loop11.com)

Open Hallway (www.openhallway.com)

Ethnio (www.ethnio.com)

Dscout (www.dscout.com)

Validately (www.validately.com)

Try My UI (www.trymyui.com)

Lookback.io — Upload app, get feedback — www.lookback.io/

Playtestcloud — Gamer panels for testing — (www.playtestcloud.com)

Snap Feedback

Quick or flash feedback for concepts, mockups, 5-second tests:

Usability Hub (www.usabilityhub.com)

Five second test (www.fivesecondtest.com)

Usabilla (www.usabilla.com)

Pidoco (www.pidoco.com)

Verifyapp (www.verifyapp.com)

UITests (www.uitests.com)

Chalkmark (www.optimalworkshop.com/chalkmark)

Feedbackarmy (www.feedbackarmy.com)

Form Analytics

Decibel Insight (www.decibelinsight.com)

Formisimo — Form analytics — (www.formisimo.com)

Hotjar (www.hotjar.com)

Clicktale (www.clicktale.com)

Miscellaneous

Treejack — Tree testing — (www.optimalworkshop.com/treejack)

OptimalSort — Card Sorting — (www.optimalworkshop.com/optimalsort)

LucidChart — remote flowcharting or wireframing — (www.lucidchart.com)

Pidoco — remote wireframing — (www.pidoco.com)

Xsortapp — Card sorting (www.xsortapp.com)

Annotation / Sticky Notes / Feedback

Conceptshare — distributed team signoff/commenting — (www.conceptshare.com)

Notism — www.notism.io

Diigo — www.diigo.com

Webnotes & Protonotes — Sticky Notes for websites! — (www.webnotes.com & www.protonotes.com)

Mind Mapping

Coggle (www.coggle.it)

MindNode (www.mindnode.com)

MindMeister (www.mindmeister.com)

MindManager (www.mindjet.com/mindmanager/)

Xmind (www.xmind.com)

Freemind (www.freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page)

Screen Grabs

Snagit, Jing, Firefox & Chrome plugins, Evernote, Fireshotetc.

Voice of Customer / Feedback / Surveys / Chat

coming soon…

Kissinsights, Feedbackdaddy, Qualaroo, 4Q, Hotjar, plot.io,surveyparrot

Prototyping / Wireframing

coming soon…

Invisionapp.com

solidify.com

balsamiq

moqups

quirck tools

uxpin

proto.io

hotgloo

wireframe.cc

Pencil

Serena

Flairbuilder

zeplin.io/features.html

concept.ly

fluidui.com

marvelapp.com

mockflow.com

facebook.github.io/origami/

pixate.com

axure.com

webflow.com

weld.io/projects

gomockingbird.com/

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