Mantis: Pros and Cons

It is well-known that a well-described bug simplifies the lives of both a developer and a tester. In such a case, there are not any misunderstandings or miscomprehensions; the work under product is done smoothly.

A real helper to a specialist of software testing company is a bug tracker that ensures to open/describe and follow the errors found during functional testing, usability testing, load testing, etc.

Neither software testing, nor mobile testing could dispense without using a bug tracking system. The most popular tool among the beginners of software checking is Mantis. It is one of the simplest and most handy errors tracking system. The system is developed on PHP. Mantis enables the possibility to work with a large amount of projects – only their names should be changed in the program menu.

What Are the Disadvantages of the Mantis system?

  • Interface. The bug tracker is very convenient and simple to use. But besides that, it is rather gloomy. The majority of testers find the interface very composed and even too simple. There is nothing extra; everything can be done in several clicks.
  • The opportunity to make the reports is not provided. It is a big disadvantage for a project lead.
  • In some cases, there is a need to add several screenshots to the founded bug. Mantis does not have such an option. A tester may add only one screenshot and even after saving he cannot add several pictures simultaneously. As a result he just wastes the precious time.

Mantis is not an ideal bug tracker, but its usability makes it a really handy testing tool. It will be very useful, especially for the beginners in desktop application testing, mobile testing and website testing, as well as for the aesthetes who conduct manual testing or automated testing of the short-term projects.

Source: QATestLab