Kantu can automate any website by taking screenshots

Rock-stable visual web automation, web scraping and web app testing

Kantu creates rock-stable web automation with screenshots. At the same time, Kantu is high-level and simple: a new user is able to automate their first web page within minutes of downloading Kantu (see the Youtube video below).

Kantu works on the rendered website image, just like a human does. Leave DOM, xpath, css selectors to the web developers. And even if you are a web developer – Kantu gives you a break while it tests your code.

“Other” tools are all working on the so-called document-object model (DOM) and require you to fiddle with Javascript, CSS, HTML, etc to write a successful test script. But even if you have these skills, wouldn’t you rather use them and your time to create the application, and not debugging and testing the test automation scripts themselves?

Web Automation

Kantu is the Swiss-army knife of web automation. Kantu is used from simple personal automations projects such as scripting and online banking login to large corporate business process automation projects.

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Form Filling

Reliable form-filling is a key ingredient in all web automation projects. Watch Kantu filling out forms:

Form Filling with Kantu
With Kantu form filling and the Scripting API you can use it to automate a very diverse set of Business Process Automation (BPO) tasks. Kantu is used in complex projects like data entry, accounts payable automation, claims processing automation, back office automation and call center automation. The Kantu Web Automation Browser can automate any application that runs in a web browser.

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Web Testing

Meet the future of QA automation. These days, web development increasingly means a lot of testing in various browsers, making changes and adjustments, refreshing, and retesting, over and over and over again. Sound familiar? And time-intensive? And boring? Let Kantu join your testing team. Kantu uses the Chromium web browser engine, and therefore its rendering is 100% compatible with Google Chrome. As such, a web page looks and behaves in Kantu exactly like it does in Google Chrome.

The way you use Kantu is to define small UI elements (i.e. a button on page, a link, some text) and save cropped screenshots of them as reference images. Then, Kantu compares them against what is shown in the web browser at runtime. Therefore, you build a repository of graphic UI elements vs the complex web UI locators/element IDs/CSS selectors of classic web testing tools. Kantu creates rock-stable test scripts.

Data-driven web testing

Are you already using Selenium? Selenium, Sikuli and WebDriver are great, but consider adding Kantu to the mix. Kantu combines the powerful Scripting API and usability of iMacros with the no-compromise computer-vision approach of Sikuli into one powerful tool for web testers and web developers. Note that unlike Sikuli, you can run many instances of Kantu at once and in the background. Kantu does not take over your desktop and Kantu can run in headless mode. Its API makes it ideal for data-driven automated regression and performance testing as part of continuous integration (CI) projects.

Early users tell us that a Kantu script that reproduces a bug can be created and run in less time than it takes for a developer to follow a set of written steps to reproduce the same bug.

Kantu is currently available for Windows systems. If you would like to be informed when the Linux and/or Mac OS versions are available, please vote for them by signing up to our Kantu for Linux or Kantu for Mac announcement lists.

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Data Extraction/Web Scraping

Data extraction (also called “Web scraping” or " “Screen scraping” ) is a very important technique in data migration and integration scenarios. With its web scraping features Kantu essentially adds an “Data API” to websites and web apps that do not have an API.

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Browser Scripting via API

Kantu contains a command-line interface and application programming interface (API) to automate more complicated tasks and integrate with other programs or scripts. The Scripting Interface of Kantu is designed as a Component Object Model (COM) object and allows the user to remote control (script) the Kantu Browser from any Windows programming or scripting language.

Web Scripting, Powershell example

All this means you can access Kantu’s web automation functionality from any programming language that supports COM. Developers using VBS, Powershell, C#, Visual Basic, Python, Java and any other programming or scripting language that runs on Windows can embed and control Kantu directly in their applications.

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Kantu Editions: Community (Free) & PRO

In a nutshell: The Kantu Community Edition is 100% free - even for commercial use. Get it now.

Kantu Edition: Community PRO
Pricing 100% Free US$299
Visual Scripting Yes Yes
Web Scraping/OCR Yes Yes
Command line Yes Yes
Scripting API No Yes
Support Email Priority Email and Phone
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Kantu Community Edition: This is the standard version of Kantu and it is free for private *and* commercial use. Kantu is classic downloadable software, not a web service. The software does not expire and is not limited in any way. You can even ship the Kantu Community Edition as part of an commercial automation solution for free.

Kantu PRO Edition: Do you plan to use Kantu for complex automation projects? Then save yourself expensive development time and get the Kantu PRO Edition. Its Scripting API allows you the control Kantu from any programming or scripting language. And it does not cost much: In addition to the software itself, our prices always include one year of free updates and free priority tech support. Our tech support helps you with creating the image macros and scripts at no additional costs.

Other Kantu Editions:

Kantu PRO Plus Edition: The PRO Plus Edition (US$ 499) contains all the features of the PRO Edition plus an unlimited, royalty-free Kantu Player license (see below).

Kantu Player (Part of Kantu PRO Plus): If you plan to distribute your Kantu PRO based solution (which means you are using the API to control Kantu from your scripts or programs) we highly recommend the Kantu PRO PLUS Edition which includes free unlimited player licenses for use inside and outside your company. This license allows you an unlimited, royalty-free distribution of your solution to anyone inside and outside your company, including web downloads, cloud-based services and all other distribution channels.

Kantu PRO Source Code Edition: This Edition includes the full Kantu C#/C++ source code. If you are interested in this option, please contact sales.

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