Bug Tracking Tools
Posted on:  Sep 17, 2008

Bug Tracking Tools Bug Tracking tool is a utility to file out the bugs during application testing. This tool helps to file out and view bugs that appear during the software life cycle. This tool is basically used by Testers and Developers. Testers test the application and report the bugs using bug tracking tools and Developers view and then resolve those bugs with appropriate resolution status. Bug tracking tool is a very easy and useful way to track the application bugs.

There are many bug tracking tools available in the market, but you will have to pay for using them. But some free Bug Tracking tools are also available, which you can easily download through and use them in your application. Here are some most popular free bug tracking tools:

1. Bugzilla

 2. Mantis

 3. Jitter bug


Bugzilla is a Bug-Tracking System, which allows filing out the bugs by testers and helps developers to view and fix them with proper comments. It is a tool, which can work on any platform.

Some of Features and Benefits of Bugzilla:

• It is free to download

• You can easily install it

• It can work in any platform

• Many filters are given to find a particular search

• You can add Custom Fields

• It supports mod_Perl

• Facility of Shared Saved Searches

• Attachments and Flags on New Bugs

• All Emails in Templates

 • Double-Filed Bugs are restricted Source to download:


Mantis is a web based Bug-Tracking system. It is written in PHP scripting language and supports MySQL database.

Some of the Features and Benefits of Mantis:

 • It is Free to Use

• It can easily be installed

• It is Web based

• Doesn’t require any specific Platform

• Facility of Emailing

• Facility of Simple Search

• Viewing filters

Source to download:


Jitterbug is a Bug-Tracking tool, which allows file sharing between Windows and Unix platform. It is also a web-based bug tracking tool. One doesn’t need any database to use it; bugs are saved as flat files. The way to report and update bugs are via e-mailing or web forms. User authentication is also handled by Web Server. It is developed in C, and running as a CGI script.

Some of the Features and Benefits of Jitterbug:

 • It is free to download

• It is fully Web based

• Easily Customizable

• User authentication handled by Web Server

• No need of any database

• Arbitrary notes can be added to each message

Source to download:

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