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SmartBear Earns 2016 Reader’s Choice Award from Visual Studio Magazine

Collaborator by SmartBear Honored in Visual Studio Magazine’s 23rd Annual Reader’s Choice Awards
SOMERVILLE, Mass. — December 06, 2016 —

SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for teams, earned a 2016 Reader’s Choice Award from Visual Studio Magazine for Collaborator, the leading peer code and document review tool that helps development, testing and management teams work together to produce high quality code, applications and services. Fully integrated with Visual Studio, Collaborator was named a Bronze award winner in the category, Bug, Defect and Feature Tracking.

The 2016 winners were chosen by the readers of Visual Studio Magazine and honor the best Visual Studio and .NET Framework-related tools and services in 36 categories. The awards are based on the responses of hundreds of Visual Studio Magazine subscribers. Three awards were presented per category: Gold, Silver and Bronze.


Increased efficiency, time savings and improved knowledge transfer across the extended development team are what drive organizations to Collaborator. Its Visual Studio add-in makes review creation simple. From within Visual Studio, users can create reviews as an author or participate in existing reviews by adding comments and filling defects. The Visual Studio integration allows users to stay in the IDE and perform all reviews.


Collaborator is available in three versions – Community, Team and Enterprise. To get started, visit: Follow @CollaboratorSB on Twitter.

For the complete list of winners, visit:

Visual Studio Magazine provides news, analysis and how-to, practical articles that teach developers how to create applications with Visual Studio better, faster and more easily. The portfolio includes, .NET Insight e-newsletter, Visual Studio Live! and Live! 360 events. The award-winning editorial reaches the core of the Microsoft developer community—software architects, senior developers and development managers. For more information, visit

About SmartBear Software

Supporting more than six million software professionals and over 22,000 companies in 194 countries, SmartBear is the leader in software quality tools for teams. The company’s products help deliver the highest quality and best performing software possible while helping teams ship code at nearly impossible velocities. With products for API testing, UI testing, code review and performance monitoring across mobile, web and desktop applications, SmartBear equips every development, testing and operations team member with the tools to ensure quality at every stage of the software cycle. For more information, visit:, or for the SmartBear community, go to: LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook.

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