Today we are excited to announce a new tool that’s been on our minds since we released our manual testing service last year. Sauce for Mac, our first native desktop app, lets you launch any of our 90+ browser/OS combos right from your Mac in a matter of seconds. (Don’t believe us? Download it now to see for yourself).
With Sauce for Mac, you can Command-Tab your way to testing bliss as you check how your app looks and behaves on browsers and simulators such as the iPhone 5, Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 14, and Chrome – all at the same time. There’s no infrastructure to setup or install, so you can say goodbye to virtual machine or any other expensive setup you’ve cobbled together for testing browsers and OSs not installed on your own laptap. Our Mild Plan comes with unlimited manual testing with Sauce for Mac (as well as from our website), and is only $12/month. And of course, Sauce for Mac comes equipped with all our standard features, including screenshots, bug reporting, videos of every test session, and standard debugging tools.
Let’s have a closer look, shall we?
To start a session, type in your URL and pick the browser and OS you want to navigate to. If it’s your first time using Sauce, you can test on IE6 without an account. To access the full browser list, sign up for a free account, which comes with 30 test minutes per month on up to 2 browser tabs. (Paid accounts come with unlimited minutes and up to 5 browser tabs).
And that’s the extent of the setup process! You’re now plugged into the Sauce cloud, which instantly delivers pristine VMs each and every time you fire one up (we take security very seriously ‘round here). Now you’re able to:
Check for design or CSS issues against 90+ Browser/OS’s
Capture snapshots of issues with the click of a button
Test against local or firewalled sites
Debug using the standard browser developer tools
We hope you’ll give Sauce for Mac a try and let us know how it goes. And if you’re a non-Mac user who find this interesting, shoot us an email. We’d be glad to build this for PC folks too if there’s demand. And if you want to start automating your testing, try doing Selenium testing on Sauce, too.