10 Best FREE Defect Tracking Tools

A while ago I have populated a list of defect tracking tools, but not exclusively free defect tracking tools, the other is rather big with a mix of paid and free defect tools.

To keep it simple and for most novice and small teams who is looking for free tools, I have create a list with the best free defect tool out there on Internet.

Take a look and see what you think. Take them for a spin and see if can be useful for your particular process. As part of test strategy and plan, finding the right tool for the project you are involved is a challenge, you need to test and trial as much as you can until you find the right one for the job.

Let me know if you know any other free tools and I’ll add them here in future revisions.

1. Bugzillawww.bugzilla.org

10 Best FREE Defect Tracking Tools
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Bugzilla is server software designed to help you manage software development.

Web-based database for bugs.

Solaris, Linux, Win32, MacOS X, xBSD

2. Mantis www.mantisbt.org

10 Best FREE Defect Tracking Tools
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MantisBT makes collaboration with team members & clients easy, fast, and professional.

MantisBT is an open source issue tracker that provides a delicate balance between simplicity and power.

Users are able to get started in minutes and start managing their projects while collaborating with their team mates and clients effectively. Once you start using it, you will never go back!

3. Track+ www.trackplus.com

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People that have worked with Track+ describe their experience with just one word: Awesome!

When you are involved in technical projects and services like software development, engineering, embedded systems, or automation you won’t find a better solution!

4. eTraxis www.etraxis.com

10 Best FREE Defect Tracking Tools
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eTraxis is an Open-source bug tracking system with ability to set up unlimited number of fully customizable workflows. eTraxis can be used for tracking almost anything, but the most popular cases are a bug-tracker, a help-desk, and even a CRM system.

What benefits do we think you can get here? You will save money using our hosting, since you don’t need either dedicated hardware, or additional staff for its support and configuration.

5. Debian bug www.chiark.greenend.org.uk

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Debian bug tracking software

The Debian bug tracking system is a set of scripts which maintain a database of problem reports.

6. Roundup roundup.sourceforge.net

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Roundup Issue Tracker

Roundup is a simple-to-use and -install issue-tracking system with command-line, web and e-mail interfaces.

It is based on the winning design from Ka-Ping Yee in the Software Carpentry “Track” design competition.

7. Tigris.org scarab.tigris.org

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Open Source Software Engineering Tools – data entry, queries, reports, notifications to interested parties, collaborative accumulation of comments, dependency tracking.

8. Zope | old.zope.org

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Zope Community Tracker Development

9. BugRat www.gjt.org

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The current release of BugRat is 2.5.3, which was released on February 12, 2001. This release has been updated to the Servlet 2.2 API used by Tomcat and J2EE application servers.

BugRat is free Java software that provides a sophisticated, flexible bug reporting and tracking system.

10. BugTracker.NET www.ifdefined.com

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BugTracker.NET is a free, open-source, web-based bug tracking and general purpose issue tracking application. It is in daily use by thousands of development, customer support, and help desk teams around the world.

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