5 Best Userbrain Alternatives
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Published on October 22, 2021

5 Best Userbrain Alternatives

There are many user research testing tools out there and sometimes it gets difficult to choose the right one for your needs. When every application offers different features and price plans, we know how overwhelming it might get to find the one. But don’t worry! This article is going to be your guide to some of the best Userbrain alternatives.

While Userbrain is all-in-all a good user testing platform, it might not be for everyone. People are different as are their needs and projects – therefore we have put together a list of 5 user testing tools that could subside the needs of your project if Userbrain was not your 100% match.

What is Userbrain? 

5 Best Userbrain Alternatives: user testing tools

Userbrain is a cloud-based user testing tool that helps to measure and validate CX via continuous feedback, backed by real users. And here comes their biggest flaw – the testers. 

Common Userbrain disadvantages:

Problems with testers

There are more than enough customers unsatisfied with the quality of Userbrain’s testers. Some people say that it’s more of a hit-or-miss process which doesn’t sound tempting at all.

Flexibility

Final result filters are not flexible enough.

No native app testing

However, we all know that there is no app in this world that has it all. Luckily, there are lots of other platforms to choose from that will serve your needs the best. Below we collected some of them worth trying.

Top 5 user testing tools alternatives to Userbrain:

  • UXtweak
  • UserTesting
  • Maze
  • Userlytics
  • PlaybookUX

UXtweak

“Having UX lab on every computer is now easy thanks to UXtweak.”

userbrain alternative

UXtweak provides powerful tools for usability testing of websites, web apps and prototypes, information architecture research, and user behavior analytics. It’s a great combination of many useful tools.

Key features:

  • Tree testing
  • Card sorting
  • Session recording
  • Heatmaps
  • Website testing
  • Recruiting widgets and user panels

UXtweak also recently launched a bunch of new tools such as: 

Let’s be frank, they are going to be a real game-changer for any UX project!  You can create a free account and test them right away.

Why should you give it a go?

UXtweak is one of the most complex research tools offering many features under one hood. A great plus is that even with a free plan you have unlimited studies – this means you can test and test as much as you wish, hooray!

Also, the setup is so easy that even your granny won’t have any problem using it 😉 

Pricing:

Pro Plan Starting from: 70eur/month

UserTesting

“Within a few hours, get the human insight you need to deliver exceptional products, services, or brands” 

userbrain alternatives

UserTesting was the first unmoderated user testing tool ever.  Since then it had more than enough time to build up the largest number of participants. Their large respondent pool allows customers to receive very fast and quality feedback, with various possibilities to run and analyze their user tests. 

Key features:

  • Test with everyday people in their natural environment, not a usability lab
  • Fast Results
  • First-hand real human Insights

Why should you give it a go?

This is a perfect solution for people who are not fussy about a slightly higher price range and had a bad experience with non-quality testers from the past. UserTesting has a long year’s base built of professional reviewers who are reliable.

Pricing:

Pro Plan Starting from: upon request

Pay-as-you-go: upon request

Maze

“The platform empowers agile teams to test, learn and act rapidly to meet organizational objectives.”

userbrain alternatives

Maze is also a cloud-based software and is designed to help businesses test prototypes, marketing campaigns, user feedback, and design ideas. 

Key features:

  • Idea and concept validation
  • Usability testing
  • Copy testing
  • Feedback

Why should you give it a go?

Many users claim that it is really fun to use and has a short learning curve. They even have their own community where you can get help when you need it. Competitive pro plan prices.

Pricing:

Pro Plan Starting from: $25.00/month

Pay-as-you-go: N/A

Userlytics 

“A full-featured state of the art platform with a global participant panel”

userbrain alternatives: user testing tools

Userlytics is an international cloud-based usability testing platform that serves people for quite a long time and helps small to large businesses test various digital assets such as websites, applications, prototypes, competitors, and more. The solution enables users to optimize the entire customer journey by defining the target audience. 

Key features:

  • Multi-channel testing
  • Video features
  • Prototype testing
  • User testing for Mobile Apps

Why should you give it a go?

Besides English and German, they support many languages such as Russian, Dutch, Portuguese, or even Chinese. This creates many possibilities for projects in a different language.

Pricing:

Pro Plan Starting from: 399eur/month (subscription)

Pay-as-you-go: 35eur/participant

PlaybookUX 

“We serve everyone – from freelancers to large enterprises. Our tool is democratizing user feedback since everyone deserves to know what their audience thinks.”

userbrain alternatives: user testing tools

PlaybookUX is a cloud-based user experience (UX) testing solution, which helps businesses of all sizes capture and analyze customer interactions with products, prototypes, and websites. They offer a 7-day-free trial and also pay as you go option.

Key features: 

  • video-based feedback 
  • team collaboration
  •  screen recording
  •  template management
  •  cross-browser testing

Why should you give it a go?

Amazing customer service responding within minutes. No robots, real-time people here!

Pricing:

Pro Plan Starting from: $249.00/month

Pay-as-you-go: $49.00/feature

And that’s a wrap!

As you could see, all these user testing tools are pretty well done and have their pros and cons. We are so glad we could have presented you a short sum-up of all applications that were under our radar. Now, if you were able to decide which one you gonna try first – our mission here is successfully completed!

 If UXtweak made it to your final selection, we will be happy to welcome you on board!

UXtweak Team
October 22, 2021
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