10 Bug Tracking, Feedback and Monitoring Tools

by June 20, 2016 1 comment

No need to manually track or identify bugs in your software, this can be done automatically using the right bug tracking tool. There are plenty of tools available and today we have chosen some of the useful open source tools which can ease your work.



A bug tracking system or defect tracking system is a software application that keeps track of reported software bugs in software development projects. It may be regarded as a type of issue tracking system

It is a very mature and feature rich application with features like advanced search capabilities, bug lists in multiple formats, scheduled reports, automatic duplicate bug detection, capability to file / modify bugs by email, time tracking, request system, private attachment and comments, patch viewer etc.


2.Mantis BT

Mantis BT is a web-based bug tracking system that not only keeps track of bugs but includes a user system so that multiple users can interact and multiple projects can be tracked. The application has features like an integrated wiki, chat, RSS feeds, time tracking, source code integration, built-in reporting, email notifications, attachments, multi-DBMS support, support for mobile devices etc.



Redmine is a free and open-source, web-based project management and bug tracking tool. It provides integrated project management features, supports multiple projects, issue tracking, support for multiple version control options, flexible role-based access control, calendar & Gantt charts to aid visual representation of projects and their deadlines, feeds & email notifications, time tracking, project wiki, project forums etc.


4.Request Tracker

Request Tracker is an enterprise-grade ticketing / helpdesk software which enables a group of people to intelligently and efficiently manage tasks, issues, and requests submitted by a community of users.

It is widely used as a helpdesk system. RT manages key tasks such as the identification, prioritization, assignment, resolution and notification required by enterprise-critical applications including project management, help desk, NOC ticketing, CRM and software development, provides a mobile-optimized interface for iPhone, Android and Web OS devices, Dashboards and relationship graphs, rich text editing, easy branding and custom theming.



Fossil is a distributed bug tracking, version control, wiki, and blog mechanism all in a single integrated package. It has a built-in and easy-to-use web interface, supports auto-sync mode, is CGI-enabled, provides simple networking, is a robust and reliable software and is easy to use & deploy with one single binary that works on every platform.


6.Php Bug Tracker

Php Bug Tracker is a web-based bug tracker with functionality similar to other issue tracking systems, such as Bugzilla. The design focuses on separating the presentation, application, and database layers.
Php Bug Tracker is lightweight and easy to install, operate and administer. Most text can be customized for your application.


7. Crashlytics

Powerful and lightweight crash reporting for iOS and Android.


8. Crittercism

Stop worrying and start building. Mobile app performance monitoring. Track key app performance measures like crash rate, app load time, network latency, UI latency, and more. Also, Identify crashes and performance issues caused by third-party services and components.


9. Rollbar 

Real-time error reporting and tracking. Drill down to the root cause. With local variables in stack traces and JavaScript source map support, you can find and fix errors fast


10. Airbrake 

Track error trends over time for individual errors or across your whole project. Review and resolve similar errors from one easy-to-use interface.


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  1. Steven Roy
    #1 Steven Roy 23 October, 2017, 06:33

    This is a great article! I also want to add the BugRem tool which is very useful and can be used for free!

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