Usability testing tools tend to be more basic and offer easy deployment within applications. The value of usability tools generally lies in the expertise or community provided. Take a look at the top usability software testing tools to consider:  
  1. UserTestin
Summary:  Creates videos of people using a website or application and delivers a report that calls out problems and answers to any user surveys. UserTesting pools users from its own network or your company’s that match your target audience. Features:
  • Lower cost
  • Easy to use
  • Flexible licensing (per video pricing)
  • Large network of testers
What you really need to know: UserTesting focuses solely on usability testing for websites and mobile apps. Its network of users and experts is strong and includes dedicated UX professionals. Although the product has traditionally been weak, it is improving. For more information: Visit the UserTesting website to learn more. Pricing: Pricing starts at $99 per video with 2 pricing tiers. View pricing here.  
  1. Validately
Summary:  Allows you test live websites, mock HTML, images or prototypes and analyze the results via path reports and videos automatically flagged at issue points. Validately makes it easy to test on your own customers or find testers from its network and enables you to talk to these testers live. Features:
  • Lower cost
  • Easy to use
  • Offers the ability to get feedback before coding, saving costs and reducing throwaway work
What you really need to know: Validately focuses on user feedback before coding takes place. It is designed for users to interact with and provide feedback on desktop, web and mobile wireframes (not apps). For more information: Visit to learn more. Pricing: Pricing starts at $79 per month with 3 pricing tiers. View pricing here.