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Alternatives to Kanban Tool

LeanKit, Jira, KanbanFlow, Trello, and Pivotal Tracker are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Kanban Tool.
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What is Kanban Tool and what are its top alternatives?

Kanban Tool is an intuitive solution used for visual project management and process work flow management with seamless time tracking and time reports. It allows to visualize workflow, manage tasks and projects with online Kanban boards and cards.
Kanban Tool is a tool in the Agile Project Management category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Kanban Tool

  • LeanKit

    LeanKit

    Visualize your process, collaborate more effectively and identify opportunities for improvement with LeanKit, a highly flexible platform designed for the practical implementation of Kanban. LeanKit provides a real-time, shared understanding of activity and status, making it the ideal tool to manage both project and process work. ...

  • Jira

    Jira

    Jira's secret sauce is the way it simplifies the complexities of software development into manageable units of work. Jira comes out-of-the-box with everything agile teams need to ship value to customers faster. ...

  • KanbanFlow

    KanbanFlow

    It is an online project management tool that helps you visualize and collaborate with team members. The name, Kanban, refers to a method for managing knowledge work with an emphasis on just-in-time delivery while not overloading the team members. Pomodoro technique for time tracking. ...

  • Trello

    Trello

    Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process. ...

  • Pivotal Tracker

    Pivotal Tracker

    It is a collaborative, lightweight agile project management tool, brought to you by the experts in agile software development. ...

  • Taiga.io

    Taiga.io

    Taiga is a project management platform for startups and agile developers & designers who want a simple, beautiful tool that makes work truly enjoyable. Over 55,000 developers & designers and over 52,0000 projects in first 10 months. ...

  • Targetprocess

    Targetprocess

    Targetprocess is an agile project management software that focuses on information visualization and freedom. It helps to track projects using Scrum, Kanban or other agile practices. ...

  • Azure Boards

    Azure Boards

    Keep your agile project on track with it where you can track all your ideas at every development stage, use built-in scrum boards and planning tools to help your teams run sprints/stand-ups/planning meetings, and gain new insights into the health and status of your project with powerful analytics tools. ...

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LeanKit

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      Jira

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      PROS OF JIRA
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        Powerful
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        Flexible
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        Easy separation of projects
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        Run in the cloud
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        Code integration
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        Easy to use
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        Run on your own
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        Great customization
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        Easy Workflow Configuration
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        REST API
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        Great Agile Management tool
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        Integrates with virtually everything
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        Confluence
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        Sentry Issues Integration
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        Complicated
      CONS OF JIRA
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        Rather expensive
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        Large memory requirement
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        Slow

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      Johnny Bell

      So I am a huge fan of JIRA like #massive I used it for many many years, and really loved it, used it personally and at work. I would suggest every new workplace that I worked at to switch to JIRA instead of what I was using.

      When I started at #StackShare we were using a Trello #Kanban board and I was so shocked at how easy the workflow was to follow, create new tasks and get tasks QA'd and deployed. What was so great about this was it didn't come with all the complexity of JIRA. Like setting up a project, user rules etc. You are able to hit the ground running with Trello and get tasks started right away without being overwhelmed with the complexity of options in JIRA

      With a few TrelloPowerUps we were easily able to add GitHub integration and storyPoints to our cards and thats all we needed to get a really nice agile workflow going.

      I'm not saying that JIRA is not useful, I can see larger companies being able to use the JIRA features and have the time to go through all the complex setup to get a really good workflow going. But for smaller #Startups that want to hit the ground running Trello for me is the way to go.

      In saying that what I would love Trello to implement is to allow me to create custom fields. Right now we just have a Description field. So I am adding User Stories & How To Test in the Markdown of the Description if I could have these as custom fields then my #Agile workflow would be complete.

      #StackDecisionsLaunch

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      Jakub Olan
      Node.js Software Engineer · | 17 upvotes · 188.6K views

      Last time we shared there information about our decision about using YouTrack over Jira actually we found much better solution that our team have loved. Linear is a minimalistic issue tracker that integrates well with Sentry, GitHub, Slack and Figma which are our basic tools. I would like to recommend checking out Linear as a potential alternative to "heavy" issue trackers, maybe at enterprises that may not work but when we're a startup that works awesome!

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      KanbanFlow

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          Trello

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          PROS OF TRELLO
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            Great for collaboration
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            Easy to use
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            Free
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            Fast
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            Realtime
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            Intuitive
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            Visualizing
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            Flexible
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            Fun user interface
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            Snappy and blazing fast
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            Simple, intuitive UI that gets out of your way
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            Kanban
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            Clean Interface
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            Easy setup
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            Card Structure
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            Drag and drop attachments
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            Simple
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            Markdown commentary on cards
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            Integration with other work collaborative apps
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            Lists
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            Satisfying User Experience
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            Cross-Platform Integration
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            Recognizes GitHub commit links
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            Easy to learn
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            Great
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            Versatile Team & Project Management
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            Better than email
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            Effective
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            Trello’s Developmental Transparency
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            and lots of integrations
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            Easy to have an overview of the project status
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            Agile
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            Powerful
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            flexible and fast
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            Easy
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            Simple and intuitive
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            Kanban style
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            Personal organisation
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            Customizable
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            Email integration
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            Great organizing (of events/tasks)
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            Name rolls of the tongue
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            Nice
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            Easiest way to visually express the scope of projects
          CONS OF TRELLO
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            No concept of velocity or points
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            Very light native integrations
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            A little too flexible

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          Johnny Bell

          So I am a huge fan of JIRA like #massive I used it for many many years, and really loved it, used it personally and at work. I would suggest every new workplace that I worked at to switch to JIRA instead of what I was using.

          When I started at #StackShare we were using a Trello #Kanban board and I was so shocked at how easy the workflow was to follow, create new tasks and get tasks QA'd and deployed. What was so great about this was it didn't come with all the complexity of JIRA. Like setting up a project, user rules etc. You are able to hit the ground running with Trello and get tasks started right away without being overwhelmed with the complexity of options in JIRA

          With a few TrelloPowerUps we were easily able to add GitHub integration and storyPoints to our cards and thats all we needed to get a really nice agile workflow going.

          I'm not saying that JIRA is not useful, I can see larger companies being able to use the JIRA features and have the time to go through all the complex setup to get a really good workflow going. But for smaller #Startups that want to hit the ground running Trello for me is the way to go.

          In saying that what I would love Trello to implement is to allow me to create custom fields. Right now we just have a Description field. So I am adding User Stories & How To Test in the Markdown of the Description if I could have these as custom fields then my #Agile workflow would be complete.

          #StackDecisionsLaunch

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          Francisco Quintero
          Tech Lead at Dev As Pros · | 13 upvotes · 812.3K views

          For Etom, a side project. We wanted to test an idea for a future and bigger project.

          What Etom does is searching places. Right now, it leverages the Google Maps API. For that, we found a React component that makes this integration easy because using Google Maps API is not possible via normal API requests.

          You kind of need a map to work as a proxy between the software and Google Maps API.

          We hate configuration(coming from Rails world) so also decided to use Create React App because setting up a React app, with all the toys, it's a hard job.

          Thanks to all the people behind Create React App it's easier to start any React application.

          We also chose a module called Reactstrap which is Bootstrap UI in React components.

          An important thing in this side project(and in the bigger project plan) is to measure visitor through out the app. For that we researched and found that Keen was a good choice(very good free tier limits) and also it is very simple to setup and real simple to send data to

          Slack and Trello are our defaults tools to comunicate ideas and discuss topics, so, no brainer using them as well for this project.

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          Pivotal Tracker

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          PROS OF PIVOTAL TRACKER
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            Agile
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            Easy to use
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            Nice UI
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            Scrum friendly
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            Simple estimation
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            Slack Integration
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            Velocity
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            Great support
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            Easy setup
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            It does the estimation better than we humans
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            Nice ios app
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            The right kind of simplicity
          CONS OF PIVOTAL TRACKER
          • 2
            Can't seem to change the number of total points

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          Nasser Khan
          Product Manager at StackShare · | 5 upvotes · 46.9K views
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          Over time, as our teams became bigger and projects became more complex, we started to take agile processes more seriously and wanted more advanced (by our standards) project management abilities, like burndown charts, velocity tracking, etc. We also wanted to handle a lot of content management tasks that were primarily done by non-technical teams but often touched engineering.

          After using Pivotal Tracker and Wrike, JIRA ended up being the right choice for us. Its design was flexible enough to do engineering project management, content management and other tasks like product roadmapping effectively. It had all the bells and whistles we wanted (plus many more we never got around to using). Given that it is a flexible service that tries to do everything, it is ideal for a team that can 1) dedicate significant bandwidth to upfront setup and organization and 2) empower admins to establish and enforce best practices among team members.

          #Collaboration #IssueTracking #AgileProjectManagement #ProjectManagement

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          Taiga.io

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          PROS OF TAIGA.IO
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            Free. open source. agile project management
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            Elegant, beautiful
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            Has most of the common tools in jira, for free
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            Responsive, client-side based ui
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            Excellent burn down charts to track progress of sprints
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            Simple
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            Can be deployed by ourself
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            Fast Growing Community
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            Simple and very efficient for middle size project
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            Hipchat
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            Jira + Confluence killer
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            Slack
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            Best agile by far
          CONS OF TAIGA.IO
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            Bad performance
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            Bad ui

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          Targetprocess

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          PROS OF TARGETPROCESS
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            Great looking project tracking
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            Awesome support
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            The best customer support experience you will get
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            Great, fast & flexible boards
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            Easy integration
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            Simplicity for every day use, but powerful for in-depth
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            Easy to use and simple to customize
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            Great for kanban
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            It allows you to customize views according to your need
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            Fantastic mix of tools available
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            It just works, exactly the way you do
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            Way more powerful than the other tools out there
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            Slack integration
          CONS OF TARGETPROCESS
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            Azure Boards

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            Kanban boards, backlogs, team dashboards, and custom reporting for agile work management
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