15 Fundamental Tools for Testing Your Website’s Usability

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If you have a website, you probably know the frustration it makes when you need to know the usability of the site. We need to get a lot of information for that. These days, it is much easier. Because by using various tools, we get reviews from the website, in general, design, the convenience of the site, about the clarity of the content and much more.



Clicktale is an ultimate tool for testing your websites usability. It not only records the behaviour of the user on your site, but it proves you with great features like click heat maps, form analytics, detail reports on users behaviour and much more.


Pingdom is a website speed testing tool. It examines all parts of your web page then overviews the performance. Furthermore, the tool rates the performance and gives you some tips on improving it. The test can be made from multiple locations.

Website Grader

Website Grader is a free usability testing tool. By entering your sites link into the tool, it will give you a grade on your site. It will provide overall performance report, mobile responsiveness, SEO and rate your security.

Crazy Egg

Crazy Egg is a usability tool that shows you a heat map, scroll map, overlay of your website. It enables us to get a better understanding of how do visitors interact with our web page.


GTmetrix is a free tool that analyses your site’s speed. The tool gives you a report on your pages loading speed and provides you with some recommendations that could improve your website’s performance.

Visual Website Optimizer

Visual Website Optimizer provides you with a bunch of tools. It includes features like A/B testing, split URL testing, landing page analyzer, heatmaps, revenue analysis, idea factory and so much more. It has all the features you could need.

Browser Shots

Browser Shot is a simple tool that lets you see your website design on different browsers. You just need to enter the link to your site; then the program will open it on all kinds of different browsers take a screenshot and send it back to you.


Mouseflow is a tool that records your site visitors’ behavior. Then this analytics tool identifies patterns and trends that your web page guests experience and lets you analyze all the data to make your website better.


Convert is A/B testing system that can be integrated with Google Analytics. IT has a simple editor that does not require prior knowledge of coding. So, it is an excellent tool for non-coders that want to test their website.


Feng-GUI is a tool that provides attention analysis. It works by uploading a screenshot of your site than it simulates human vision and predicts the parts which will get the most attention and then it gives you a complete graphic report.


UsabilityTools is a multipurpose tool that you can use. It will help you to answer a question like how to get more customers with the same traffic, how to create an optimal mobile shopping experience and will help you to generate new A/B testing ideas.

Open Web Analytics

Open Web Analytics is an open-source web analyzing software. You can use it to track and analyze how people use your application or website. Also, it comes with pre-built support for monitoring sites with popular CMFs like WordPress and others.


TestRockit is free remote user testing tool. This tool ensures reliable and repeatable measurement without experimenter bias. It will provide you with usability metrics for success, efficiency, and satisfaction in compliance.


UsabilityHub has some tools included to test your websites’ usability. They include features like navigation flow, click test, question test and five-second test. It is almost everything you need to improve your site ultimately.

Optimal Workshop

Optimal Workshop has a suite of usability tools. Those tools will help to improve your website. It allows running fast and cheap user research, reach as many participants as you need and get credible data report.

Posted by Jason Bayless