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Technology Tools Product Review- Calibre

Technology-Tools-product-review-calibreHaving a business website is a common trait today. But it also equally important that it performs well to deliver subsequent ROI. It is, therefore, important for the businesses to keep a track of the vitality of the website and keep working on it. Calibre is one such tool that can boost up your website’s performance taking care of a number of areas.

It is one such tool that measures how your website is working depending on the key performance indicators so that it can stand strong and offer competitiveness among others.

Editions and Pricing

The product offers a free 14-day trial. The pricing plans of the application are as under:

Starter $29 per month
Power $59 per month
Pro $99 per month
Enterprise $350 per month

Capabilities and Supporting Set of Features

calibre-thedashboardThe Dashboard
The dashboard is the very first screen you get when you open the application. This place includes all the sites you have listed to track.

You can also add new sites from this place by clicking on the “Track a New Site” button from the top right corner of the dashboard. The dashboard also lets you add more team members and remove some if you like. This feature also lets you rename your team name as when you like.

calibre-addingyourwebsiteAdding Your Website
The first thing you need to do is to just add your website URL with the name. The application also works for more than one website at a time.

As soon as you add your web URL, The platform redirects you to your own dashboard giving direct links to the application features. If one already created, you can also add new organization by clicking “Create a new Organization” from the left panel.

calibre-pulseshowstheoverallperformancePulse shows the overall Performance
The pulse option on the left panel of the dashboard displays the overall performance of the website. The default option shows statics from the past 30 days. The top graph shows the Render and Delivery status of the website covering aspects such as:

  • Response Time
  • First Paint
  • Visually Complete
  • DOM Ready, and
  • onLoad

This area also displays details about each aspect with a different graph below on the screen.

calibre-snapshotsSnapshots
The application takes a snapshot of the website you wish to track the performance of. Calibre, however, takes automatic snapshots of the website home page at 9 a.m. every day. You can also take manual snapshots if you wish to take for further insights.

The snapshot section on the website shows a list of all the snapshots Calibre took off the website. You can select any of these and get insights. The insights show detailed information such as:

  • Overview
  • Performance
  • Recommendations, and
  • Console Warnings

calibre-alertsAlerts
Calibre helps you track your work more easily through alerts. Alerts works best when you set budgets or the case when a budget gets exceeded.

Calibre also can email you these alerts directly so that you can track them from right inside your inbox.

Mobile Accessibility

Calibre is currently unavailable on mobile devices and platforms such as Android and iOS.

Integrations

The application integrates with external platforms such as Slack and Webhook.

Support

The product offers a strong support system. The support methods include:

  • Online Live Chat Support
  • Knowledge Base
  • Email Support
  • FAQ

Pros and Cons of Calibre

Pros

  • Simple to get started and use.

Cons

  • Moving back to the main dashboard once started to work for the application is difficult.

Differentiators

  • Automatic snapshots capabilities.
  • Snapshot page analysis is an effective way to track progress.
  • Recommendations section can help you resolve issues and improve website performance.

For more details, please visit Calibre website.

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