Silverback plays a vital role in understanding how folks use Digg.com. While it’s not the only usability tool I use, it’s the one I am using most often.
so says Mark Trammell of Digg.com |
Guerrilla usability testing software for designers and developers
- Capture screen activity
- *Video the tester’s face
- *Record the tester’s voice
- Add chapter markers on-the-fly
- Control recording with the remote
- Export to Quicktime
SUPPORT UPDATE: Apple recently removed a core component that prevents Silverback from connecting to the new FaceTime Camera in the current Macbook Air. This has forced us to rebuild Silverback from the ground up.
Silverback 3 will be launching in early 2014 with a raft of new features. Until then, the Macbook Air can still use Silverback with external cameras. We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.
Features in 2.0 include
- Watch sessions within Silverback
- Tasks & Highlights
- Set tasks and mark noteworthy moments within a session
- Batch Export
- Save selected sessions, tasks, highlights or projects in one go
- Faster export, better usability
Mac OS X (10.5-10.8*).
*Currently not compatible with
Mid-2013 Macbook Air Cameras.
Usability testing is last on everybody’s list of priorities. It’s time-consuming, can require specialist equipment, and is expensive to outsource. Not any more.
Silverback makes it easy, quick and cheap for everyone to perform guerrilla usability tests with no setup and no expense, using hardware already in your Mac.
Silverback runs on Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, and Mavericks with a built-in iSight or some alternative. It does not run on 10.4 and lower.
The software is free for 30 days and only US $69.95 to register from then on.