Saturday, March 31, 2018

Katalon Tutorial 02: Installing Katalon Studio

Installing Katalon Studio is very easy, we don’t need to download any jar or driver files. We just need to download a .zip file. It is similar to eclipse IDE installation.
  • Go to and click on the download button.
  • Sign up with Katalon. A recommended version will be suggested, choose 32 bit or 64 bit based on your machine and start downloading the tool.
  • Unzip the zip file and double click on the ‘katalon.exe’ to launch the IDE.
  • Then you will be asked to activate the product, enter credentials you have used while signing up. And then click on the Activate button.
  • The Katalon Studio IDE looks as below
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