Hi all,

I have been searching for web-based defect and issue management tools but all I see so far had been just free trial. I am involved with a non-profit mentoring group and we have case studies and sometimes mini-projects that we facilitate. As of now we just use google docs as our repository but it would be very helpful if I can find a free defect and issue management tool in the web, preferably with email notifications.

Would appreciate your input.


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Please check out: http://qaguild.com/resources_tools.php#free4
They have a long list of free testing tools, including Bugzilla and Mantis which might meet your needs. I hope that helps.

Incidentally, if you're also looking for a free test design tool (to help you identify what test cases to execute to maximize coverage in the smallest possible number of test cases based on your desired level of thoroughness), I'd be happy to give you free licenses.

Free trials of our Hexawise test design tool are available at www.hexawise.com/users/new for anyone.

For anyone else working at non-profits, free licenses of Hexawise are also currently available to Software Testing Club members who work at non-profit groups. Contact me through my STC email if you're interested and I'll get you a free license. (This will probably always remain our policy).

- Justin
Justin Hunter
Founder and CEO
"More coverage. Fewer tests."

Thanks a lot! I really appreciate the offer. I will register for a free trial of Hexawise and will try it out. I am really interested and will present this to our core group. In any case, I will be in touch.

Again, many, many thanks!


Sure. I'm happy to help. Also, you might find the many user comparisons of bug trackers in the following link to be useful to narrow down the right tool for you.


Please let me know if you have any questions about how to use our Hexawise test case generator and/or if you have any feedback about things you like, feature requests, things you don't like, etc. Many new users of Hexawise are able to figure out the basic test design concepts of inputting parameters and values into Hexawise as they design straightforward test plans but then run into questions with things like "How much detail should I input for this particular part of the application I'm testing?" etc. It can take some practice and experience to work through where it is important to include more detail vs. other parts of the application being tested that can be appropriately handled with more abstracted / more general treatments like "Valid entry, Invalid entry, or Blank/no entry".

If you have any questions or would like me to review a set of test cases you put together using Hexawise, don't hesitate to ask. I'd be happy to take a quick look and share my comments and questions.


- Justin
You may also want to try http://www.opensourcetesting.org

Thanks, Peter, I will look into those tools.
Hi Jon,

A bit late, but we also have a free licenses for non-profits at Practitest.

You can also check the demo of the 30 day evaluation from our site (http://www.practitest.com) and if you want to move forward with it, just drop us a line explaining that you are a non-profit and would like to request a free license.


Great! I will look into the tool as well. Thanks, Joel.
You might wanna try Mantis, find it at http://www.mantisbt.org/

(it's referred to in earlier comments allready, but at our company we use it and it seems to meet your req's...)



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