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Alternatives to Linear

Jira, Lighthouse, YouTrack, Bugzilla, and Azure Boards are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Linear.
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What is Linear and what are its top alternatives?

It helps streamline software projects, sprints, tasks, and bug tracking. It's built for high-performance teams. Any action can be accessed and completed in seconds with the command menu.
Linear is a tool in the Issue Tracking category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Linear

  • 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. ...

  • Lighthouse

    Lighthouse

    Collaborate effortlessly on projects. Whether you’re a team of 5 or studio of 50, Lighthouse will help you keep track of your project development with ease. We give you all the tools you need to organize your tickets – custom states, a powerful tagging system, an advanced search, saved searches (we call them ticket bins), and a mass editing tool. ...

  • YouTrack

    YouTrack

    A project management tool that can be adapted to your processes to help you deliver great products. Track tasks and bugs, plan sprints and releases, create workflows, and customize for your business processes. ...

  • Bugzilla

    Bugzilla

    Bugzilla is a "Defect Tracking System" or "Bug-Tracking System". Defect Tracking Systems allow individual or groups of developers to keep track of outstanding bugs in their product effectively. Most commercial defect-tracking software vendors charge enormous licensing fees. Despite being "free", Bugzilla has many features its expensive counterparts lack. ...

  • 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. ...

  • GitKraken Glo

    GitKraken Glo

    A more productive way for developers to track tasks and issues from inside GitKraken, VS Code, Atom or a browser! Glo Boards sync in real-time with GitHub Issues, support markdown and offer lots of time-saving features for devs. ...

  • FogBugz

    FogBugz

    FogBugz tracks bugs, issues, and customer support tickets through every stage of the development process. We built it to be quick and easy to use, so that your developers will actually use it. Over 20,000 teams from the world's best software companies use FogBugz because it keeps their developers productive and happy. ...

  • Mantis

    Mantis

    It is a free web-based bug tracking system. It provides a delicate balance between simplicity and power. Users are able to get started in minutes and start managing their projects while collaborating with their teammates and clients effectively. ...

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Jira

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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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    Easy Workflow Configuration
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    Great customization
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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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Johnny Bell
Software Engineer at Weedmaps · | 17 upvotes · 622.4K views

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 · 128.1K 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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Lighthouse

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      YouTrack

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        Good looking, well done, comfortable
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        Poor ecosystem integrations (ex. Slack)

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      Jakub Olan
      Node.js Software Engineer · | 17 upvotes · 128.1K 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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      Jakub Olan
      Node.js Software Engineer · | 4 upvotes · 118.8K views

      YouTrack feels much more lightweight than Jira and additionally have all of features that Jira have, of course lacks at some analytics features, but it's more powerful at permission management and agile workflow. Additionally YouTrack have awesome integration with other JetBrains products such as incoming JetBrains Space and all other IDEs such as GoLand.

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      Bugzilla

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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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            GitKraken Glo

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                FogBugz

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                    Mantis

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