Click here to download the dscout Chrome extension!

In order to participate in a desktop Diary or Usability test Express mission, you need to install our Google Chrome dscout extension, which is a small software program we built that allows you to answer Diary mission questions from your desktop or laptop computer, including capturing videos, photos and screen recordings.


Downloading the extension

Follow these steps to download the extension:

  1. In a Google Chrome web browser, click on this link.

  2. Click on the Add to Chrome button on the top-right corner of your screen.

A mini dialogue box will pop-up that provides you with additional details. To finish installing the extension, click on the Add extension button on the bottom-right corner of the box.


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About dscout's extension permissions

Read and change data on websites: dscout uses the Chrome permission 'read and change all your data on the websites you visit' to render our widget UI, (the container where you view and answer questions), on any site you choose to visit in the course of completing an entry. The dscout Chrome extension only reads and modifies content on the sites you visit in order to display the widget and improve dscout’s functionality. dscout never uses or sells this data for marketing purposes. Please see our Privacy Policy

Display notifications: Notifications are only displayed when an upload has succeeded or failed after submitting an entry—there aren’t any invasive or "random" pop ups that we'll send you.

Capture content on screen: This permission is required for screen recording questions—content is only captured while you are actively recording your screen, so if the mission you're participating in doesn’t have a screen recording requirement, nothing will be captured.

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