I’ve been looking for a cross-OS desktop testing solution, and the options do appear to be extremely limited compared to the number of web-testing packages! Further to that, a few of the tools say they do macOS and Linux, but what they mean is you can use their tool/IDE on that OS, but then it has to target a PC and can only actually test Windows apps… (Katalon is one of these, from what I gather from their own website, but please do correct me if you have experience saying otherwise.)
We’re looking more at the recorder-style packages rather than writing tests from scratch as code, and we trialled eggplant a couple of years back and I thought it was great, but the business wanted to go in a different direction. Now, we’re back on the hunt again and I’m surprised to discover it’s still the only one I can find which genuinely does Windows + macOS + Linux applications (plus web and mobile apps, but they’re less of a concern for me).
Another one not on your list, we recently trialled Smartbear, and it looks decent and was pretty easy to get started with, but it can’t detect the custom objects in our application as we draw them ourselves (which is also a common issue we find with desktop app test products), and so whilst it supports a “low-level mode” capturing just mouse and keyboard co-ords, this looked extremely difficult to build something robust and reliable for real desktop application testing.
Tosca, we want to trial and I got the exe yesterday, but the trial facilities on their website appear to be pretty broken just now, and I haven’t had chance yet to chase their support about the missing trial key/account details…
Does anyone here have recent experience with eggplant (AKA “testplant” up until fairly recently) and cares to share your thoughts?