Cross-Browser Testing Blog

Announcing Browserling's Chrome Extension!

Fantastic news everyone! We just created a Chrome Extension for Browserling!

Browserling's Cross-Browser Testing Extension

Browserling's Chrome Extension lets you access Browserling with just one click. Click the extension and you can start testing your websites immediately without going to first.

Follow this URL to install it:

Extensions for Firefox, Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer are coming soon, we're working on it.

Rate it 5 starts if you love it and happy cross-browser testing!

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Browser sharing URL scheme now includes OS platform

A while ago we added a feature that lets you link to a particular browser/version. A few weeks ago we launched multiple OS platforms. Today we updated the linking scheme and now you can link to a particular browser on a particular OS platform.

Here's the new URL sharing scheme format that includes the OS:
  • Os is win currently (Microsoft Windows currently, Androids, OSX, and Linux coming soon!).
  • Os_Version version is xp, vista, 7, 8, 8.1 (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1).
  • Browser is ie, firefox, chrome, opera, or safari.
  • Browser_Version is the browser version (for example 35 for Firefox, or 9 for ie).
  • URL is the URL that you want to load in Browserling, for example,

Let's say you want to share a link to CNN in Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1. You then just create this URL:

When someone visits this URL, they'll get CNN loaded in IE 11 on Microsoft Windows 8.1.

URL sharing scheme is useful because you can just send a link to a particular os/browser/url though email, or you can put a link in a ticket, github issue, or code review comment. It's super neat and useful.

Happy cross-browser testing!

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Announcing quick /b/ (browse) URLs

We just added super neat /b/ (browse) URLs to Browserling. Browse URLs let you quickly load a browser in Browserling without much thinking.

Here's what a browse URL looks like:

If you replace URL with a website's address, Browserling will immediately load that address in the latest Chrome browser. It's the quickest way to share a Browserling's browser with someone (for example on Twitter or in a Github issue).

For example, to quickly load Digg in a browser just go to:

This will load in the latest Chrome version. You can then switch browsers and operating systems and keep testing.

Super neat, isn't it? Happy cross-browser testing and until next time!

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Bug Hunter now has Imgur support

Browserling's Bug Hunter just got better. Now you can upload your bug hunts to Imgur with just one click!

Bug Hunter Uploading to Imgur Cross-Browser Tests

What is Bug Hunter? Bug Hunter is the quickest tool to report issues on someone's website. Just load the website in Browserling, click bug hunter, add annotations and upload the screenshot to imgur or send it by email. It's awesome.

Bug Hunter Cross-Browser Tests

Click the bug icon in Browserling to try it out and happy cross-browser testing!

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Announcing Browserling's Bug Hunter! (July 9, 2015)
Live API now supports Windows 8.1 (June 26, 2015)
Browserling now has Windows 8.1 support (June 16, 2015)
Live API now supports multiple OS platforms (June 9, 2015)
Browserling now supports multiple operating systems (June 5, 2015)
Chrome 43 Added to Browserling (May 20, 2015)
Firefox 38 Added to Browserling (May 12, 2015)
Live API now supports right click and middle click (wheel click) (May 8, 2015)
Introducing short URLs (May 7, 2015)
Right Click and Wheel Click Now Work in Browserling (May 5, 2015)
New Feature - Browser Sharing through Tools (May 1, 2015)
Opera 29 Added to Browserling (April 29, 2015)
Announcing Browserling's Live API (April 20, 2015)
Google Chrome 42 Added to Browserling (April 14, 2015)
Fog Creek Software Interview with Browserling's Co-Founder and CEO (April 6, 2015)
Firefox 37 Added to Browserling (March 31, 2015)
New Feature - Basic Screenshots (March 26, 2015)
New Feature - On-Screen Keyboard (March 25, 2015)
Opera 28 Added to Browserling (March 10, 2015)
Google Chrome 41 Added to Browserling (March 4, 2015)
Firefox 36 Added to Browserling (February 25, 2015)
Local Cross-Browser Testing Tutorial for Linux and Mac (February 18, 2015)
Local Cross-Browser Testing Tutorial for Windows (February 14, 2015)
New Security Feature - Login Rate Limiting (February 7, 2015)
Opera 27 Added to Browserling (January 28, 2015)
Chrome 40 Added to Browserling (January 27, 2015)
Firefox 35 Now Available (January 13, 2015)
Browserling's now much faster - We've upgraded servers to SSDs and 2xRAM and 2xCPU (December 7, 2014)
Opera 26 Added to Browserling (December 3, 2014)
Firefox 34 Now Available (December 1, 2014)
Chrome 39 Added to Browserling (November 18, 2014)
New Pricing Signup Form (November 5, 2014)
Opera 25 Added to Browserling (October 15, 2014)
Firefox 33 Added (October 13, 2014)
Chrome 38 Now Available (October 8, 2014)
Browser Sharing URL Scheme (September 20, 2014)
Opera 24 Now Available (September 4, 2014)
Firefox 32 Added to Browserling (September 3, 2014)
Chrome 37 Added to Browserling (August 26, 2014)
Opera 23 Now Available (July 25, 2014)
Firefox 31 Now Available at Browserling (July 24, 2014)
Chrome 36 Added to Browserling (July 16, 2014)
We just added Firefox 30 to Browserling (June 11, 2014)
Opera 22 Now Available (June 3, 2014)
Chrome 35 Now Available (May 20, 2014)
Opera 21 Added to Browserling (May 6, 2014)
Chrome 34 Added to Browserling (April 10, 2014)
Opera 20 Added to Browserling (March 5, 2014)
Chrome 33 Added to Browserling (February 21, 2014)
Chrome 32 Added to Browserling (January 14, 2014)
Chrome 31 Just Added! (November 12, 2013)
Chrome 30 Now Available (October 2, 2013)