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Moderated and unmoderated sessions on websites, prototypes, iOS and Android apps.

without sweating

Note-taking shortcuts, visual note board for qualitative reporting, quantitative automated reporting.

everyone in the loop

Unlimited user accounts. Share projects, recordings, notes, clips and reports without limits.

Searchness is a user research app that lets you record remote user research sessions on any devices and gives you a lot of reporting tools to get insights faster. With its breadth of features, it's one of the most powerful solutions available today. And with unlimited user accounts, it's also one of the most cost-effective. It doesn't penalize you for doing more research.

A powerful way to record your research

Conduct studies on any platform, just send a link

Record usability tests and user interviews, moderated and unmoderated. Capture the audio, the facial reactions and the screen of your participants. Everything is done in the browser, works on Chrome and Firefox with no desktop software or extension required. You can also work on mobile websites and mobile apps using the Searchness iOS and Android apps. If your prototypes have a shareable URL, you will be able to test them too.

When doing moderated sessions, you can have up to four observers in addition to the moderator. Observers are not visible to the participant but can watch the session in real-time and take notes.

Recruit participants in a few clicks

We can recruit participants and handle all the logistics for you: finding the right participants, ensuring they are a good fit for user research and paying out incentives.

Depending on your criteria, we will find the most efficient recruiting channel and recruit your participants there. Currently we use User Interviews, Testing Time, Facebook and LinkedIn. We can recruit participants in the following countries: Australia, Canada and the US.

Conduct studies in 17 languages

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Doing international studies? Make it easy for your participants. Searchness participant's experience supports many languages. That means more people will be able to participate successfully in your studies.

Take notes in real-time really fast with easy shortcuts

Just hit the ENTER key to mark an interesting moment and avoid losing focus on the participant during the session. For example, simply type "b" to code your note with "bug" or type "c" for "copy issue". Every note you take is timestamped with the video recording so you can get back to the exact moment easily, and edit your note if needed.

Synthesize and visualize your findings way faster

Add tasks and standard, research-backed surveys


Create tasks that will guide your participants during unmoderated tests. You can add different types of goals to each task, like pages visited, elements clicked or text entered in forms. You will automatically get a report with the corresponding metrics (completion rates, duration etc.)

Single ease questions

Add single-ease questions before tasks to learn how easy participants expected a task to be and after tasks to find how easy or hard they found it afterward. That will help you locate where you do meet, miss or surpass user expectations.

System usability scale

Use the system usability scale survey at the end of your usability test to get a standardized benchmark of the overall usability of your feature, website or app.

Retrieve every nugget of knowledge with universal search

All your sessions are automatically transcribed. We index (almost) everything, your projects, your tasks, your sessions' transcripts, your notes, themes, subthemes, labels and let you retrieve them later with a straightforward omnisearch box.

Visual note board for qualitative insights

Create notes in real-time during the session and add new notes when reviewing your video recordings. Code and organize your notes with themes, subthemes and labels. It's more flexible than using post-its!

Searchness's note board is automatically built from your notes, using the themes and subthemes you attached to them. It's flexible, durable and shareable online. You can share a link to the entire note board or to a specific theme, subtheme or note, with the timestamped video clip.

Advanced automated report

For quantitative insights

See system-level metrics like the system usability score (SUS) score and the experience vs expectation matrix in friendly, easy-to-understand visualizations. Get geeky and drill-down on your task-level metrics to understand the usability of each point of your user journey.

With metrics like conversion rate on unexpected paths, Searchness's reporting helps you discover the most interesting things in your tests without wasting time, and explore the most interesting sessions for each metric. We also automatically display confidence intervals so you can interpret your data correctly and take decisions with more certitude.

Pricing designed to spread your research


Made for small teams

Unlimited user accounts
Recording on all devices
Note-taking shortcuts
Visual note board
Advanced reporting
Universal search


For larger organizations

All Team features
Unlimited user accounts
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Role-based access control
Audit log