September 18, 2014 / Melissa Faudree

BrowserSync is a web development tool built on Node.js for testing websites. BrowserSync synchronizes code changes across multiple devices and platforms. It functions much like the tool LiveReload, however, BrowserSync is a free to use and is not restricted to a browser or one device. BrowserSync can also sync with a tablet or phone. The tool supports Windows, OS, and Linux and it only takes a few minutes to get started.

BrowserSync has a lot of cool features. When you scroll, click, or refresh on one device, other devices copy the function. BrowserSync can be integrated with task runners such as Grunt. It works with PHP, Rails, ASP. Google has also included BrowserSync in the Web Starter Kit. It must be good then, right?

Additional Features of BrowserSync:

  • Install and run anywhere
  • Free to run and reuse
  • Build-tool compatible
  • Network throttle
  • Interaction sync
  • File sync
  • UI or CLI control
  • Sync customization
  • URL History

Have you tried BrowserSync?