The Beta Tester Blog

Practical advice for becoming a top-notch beta tester.

What’s OK to Share?

Confidentiality is something that we stress quite often to our Betabound community members. It plays a huge role in any private beta test, and it's...

7 Tips for Submitting Clear Bug Reports

Bug reports are an essential part of any beta test. They inform companies of any problems or glitches (aka "bugs") that the beta testers find in...

New Resource: Beta Tester Glossary

When you join a beta test, you're going to come across a ton of terminology that you'll only ever hear in the beta world. This can get confusing,...

6 Different Types of Betabound Testers: Which Are You?

There are number of reasons you — as a beta tester — volunteer your free time to test pre-release products. While many people think that most...

Managing Your Beta Test Platforms

Let's face it, if you're a beta tester, then you're probably the type of person who's regularly upgrading platforms and continuously on the lookout...

Filling Out Your “Testing Interests”

Completing your Betabound profile is a simple process. In fact, it's so simple that Betabound members sometimes forget to slow down and take their...

Interview with a Betabound All-Star: Erik Ammerlaan

This week, we're back with another installment in our new series, Interview with a Betabound All-Star. Our top beta testers put a lot of time and...

The One Question You’ll See on Every Betabound Application

There's one important question you'll need to answer when you're applying to join one of our private Betabound Exclusive testing...

Interview with a Betabound All-Star: Jeinutheen Mohamed

We usually post advice for beta testers from our team of professional beta managers. This week, however, we wanted to do something different and give...

Tester Confidentiality: What’s the Big Deal?

When a company enters their private beta test, they're usually a little nervous about putting their product into the hands of beta testers. Often,...

How Daily Journals Improve Beta Tests

Daily journals are one of the best ways for you to communicate your user experience to a company during a beta test. Not every beta test uses...

Private & Public Betas: What’s the Difference?

There are two very distinct types of beta tests: private beta tests (aka “closed”) and public beta tests (aka “open”). They are two very...