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.
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.
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).
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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.
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.
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.