I’ve been working on a game along with my (very) small team and I needed each member to participate in the bug reporting process when running testing sessions. Of course, I also needed a comfy solution to track bugs myself. As the title suggests, what I stumbled upon and decided to use is Bug Purge. At the core and on the outside, Bug Purge is very simple and its quick workflow won me over. What follows is a quick overview of what Bug Purge allows you to do.
As a user, you’re able to get involved in multiple projects (either create one yourself, or receive invitations to existing ones). Projects have bugs, so that’s where you’ll be finding the things to purge.
Submitting bugs is straightforward. Each bug has a description, additional notes, a person assigned to fix it and a fixing priority. You also have the option to attach a screenshot to the submission (and add notes on it), to help whoever is in charge of fixing the bug reproduce it more easily or better understand what’s happened. Bug Purge allows you to paste it right in, so no need for extra clicks and browsing.
Bug Purge also keeps track of your past bugs, and thus, it acts nicely as a mean to view your project’s progress over time. As an extra, you are permitted to change your page’s color scheme and use your own logo to make it feel like home.
My experience with Bug Purge was pleasant from the start. No noticeable issues regarding its functionality, and the guys behind it were always easy to get in touch with and promptly replied to all of my messages. That said, Bug Purge might be too simple (read: too limited) for some. It certainly won’t survive in a battle with the top dogs in the industry. But it doesn’t have to, really. It plays well in its own league, and for users like me, it’s the perfect tool for the job.
Be sure to give it a try at www.bugpurge.com and share your experiences in the comments section below.