List of cross-browser testing programs and web services

TIP: Most popular cross-browser testing tools

Browsers logoAnyone who ever had a website sooner or later discovers that his web is screwed in some of the versions of web browsers and is not shown properly.

There is no standard for writing web sites, and until the web code is standardized, developers need to test how their web pages work and look in different browsers.

The old way of doing this, was to install various browsers under various operating systems on every computer you could get to your hands and open your web.

This did work more or less, because in the past because there weren't that many versions of web browsers and there were not so many different web browsers in first place. But now it's different, there exists dozens of web browsers and each of them had dozens of versions.

For exactly this reason you can find so called cross-browser tools, programs and services that allow users to quickly test a website under various virtualized web browsers.

Let's take a look on some free and commercial cross-browser testing programs and web services that you can use if you need check how your web looks like in different browsers.

Free cross-Browser testing tools

Students that needs to test their school projects or someone will small website will be most likely interested in free software or online services. Such testing programs or services usually do not offer as large support for various web browsers as their commercial siblings and there may also exist other limitations and restrictions, such as amount of pages, time etc.

Browserling (

Browserling is an interactive cross-browser testing platform with really funny cartoonish graphics. It offers great capabilities with support of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari in various versions. The free version is pretty limited in time, but it should be enough for quick test of single student project website. For more, you would have to pay monthly fee.

Screenshot of Browserling website

Browsershots website screenshot

Browsershots (

Browsershots is probably one of the most extensive testing service that offers support for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and even BSD we browsers. You can test your page in almost every internet browser in numerous versions, the only drawback is time. Your requests are queued and processed one by one. The more browser types you test at once, the longer it takes. There is also daily quota for unregistered users.

Screenshot of Browsershots website

Browsershots website screenshot

Browser Sandbox (

Browser Sandbox (previously known as Spoon) lets users to run any browser instantly from the web with no installs. Spoon launches applications in an isolated virtual machine using a small browser plugin. It supports Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Opera as well as Firefox Mobile and Opera Mobile smartphone browsers.

Screenshot of Browser Sandbox

Browser Sandbox website screenshot

Commercial cross-browser testing tools

Commercial programs and services usually have a lot more features and support for a broader range of web browsers. However, they usually require periodic (monthly) payment for their service. Such programs are mostly suited for someone who earns his living through web pages.

Cloud Testing (

Cloud Testing is really interesting service that offers fully-featured cross-browser testing capabilities. The service allows users to automate the functional and cross browser testing of their websites using the industry standard Selenium framework and real browsers real operating systems.

Cross Browser Testing (

With Cross Browser Testing users can test websites live via browser and remote VNC sessions. It is possible to interactively test ajax, javascript, and flash on all operating systems and browsers from any location. You can also check website's design across every browser and generate automated screenshots.

Multi-Browser Viewer (

Multi-Browser Viewer is a great cross-browser testing solution that offers well-over 43 virtualized web browsers, 5 mobile browsers & 64 screenshot browsers. It supports great range of known and unknown browsers, as well as the ones used on mobile platforms (Android, iOS or BlackBerry).

Using something else?

Do you know or use some other cross-browser testing software? Got some more information about this subject? Don't be shy and share your experience with others in the discussion below or on our forums.

Related software and links:

Chromium icon

Chromium    Microsoft Windows platform
Open source web browser from Google

Chromium for Linux icon

Chromium for Linux    Linux/Unix platform
A Linux version of popular open source web browser

Chromium for Mac icon

Chromium for Mac    Apple macOS / Mac OS X platform
Mac version of the popular open source web browser

Firefox icon

Firefox    Microsoft Windows platform
A popular free web browser from Mozilla

Firefox for Linux icon

Firefox for Linux    Linux/Unix platform
Firefox for Linux is popular free web browser

Firefox for Mac icon

Firefox for Mac    Apple macOS / Mac OS X platform
Mac version of the popular web browser

Google Chrome icon

Google Chrome    Microsoft Windows platform
A popular Internet browser from Google

Google Chrome for iOS icon

Google Chrome for iOS    Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch devices) platform
iOS version of popular web browser

Google Chrome for Linux icon

Google Chrome for Linux    Linux/Unix platform
Linux version of the popular web browser from Google

Google Chrome for Mac icon

Google Chrome for Mac    Apple macOS / Mac OS X platform
Mac version of the popular web browser from Google

Microsoft Edge icon

Microsoft Edge    Microsoft Windows platform
The faster, safer browser designed for Windows 10

Microsoft Internet Explorer icon

Microsoft Internet Explorer    Microsoft Windows platform
The default web browser for older versions of Microsoft Windows. Replaced by Microsoft Edge browser.

Opera browser icon

Opera browser    Microsoft Windows platform
A popular iInternet web browser and communiation suite

Opera browser for Linux icon

Opera browser for Linux    Linux/Unix platform
Linux version of popular web browser

Opera browser for Mac icon

Opera browser for Mac    Apple macOS / Mac OS X platform
A free web browser and Internet suite

Safari icon

Safari    Apple macOS / Mac OS X platform
A default web browser integrated to Apple Mac OS X

Safari for Microsoft Windows icon

Safari for Microsoft Windows    Microsoft Windows platform
An easy to use, multiplatform web browser developed by Apple

SeaMonkey icon

SeaMonkey    Microsoft Windows platform
Web browser based on Firefox and Mozilla application suite


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