Redmine vs Trello

Get Advice Icon

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Redmine
Redmine

415
263
+ 1
111
Trello
Trello

16.6K
12.6K
+ 1
3.6K
Add tool

Redmine vs Trello: What are the differences?

Developers describe Redmine as "A flexible project management web application written using Ruby on Rails framework". Redmine is a flexible project management web application. Written using the Ruby on Rails framework, it is cross-platform and cross-database. On the other hand, Trello is detailed as "Your entire project, in a single glance". 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.

Redmine and Trello can be primarily classified as "Project Management" tools.

Some of the features offered by Redmine are:

  • Multiple projects support
  • Flexible role based access control
  • Flexible issue tracking system

On the other hand, Trello provides the following key features:

  • Add a checklist to keep on top of all those little to-dos. There’s also a nice, big progress meter, because who doesn’t love a nice, big progress meter?
  • Got a relevant file, image, or document? Attach it right to the card, and you’ll never have to go scrambling through your inbox looking for it later.
  • Attach photos, drawings, sketches, and mockups to quickly illustrate ideas at a glance.

"Open source" is the top reason why over 47 developers like Redmine, while over 700 developers mention "Great for collaboration" as the leading cause for choosing Trello.

Redmine is an open source tool with 3.39K GitHub stars and 1.86K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Redmine's open source repository on GitHub.

Medium, Udemy, and 9GAG are some of the popular companies that use Trello, whereas Redmine is used by Weebly, WebbyLab, and Blootips. Trello has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2163 company stacks & 1711 developers stacks; compared to Redmine, which is listed in 72 company stacks and 34 developer stacks.

- No public GitHub repository available -

What is Redmine?

Redmine is a flexible project management web application. Written using the Ruby on Rails framework, it is cross-platform and cross-database.

What is 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.
Get Advice Icon

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Why do developers choose Redmine?
Why do developers choose Trello?

Sign up to add, upvote and see more prosMake informed product decisions

    Be the first to leave a con
    What companies use Redmine?
    What companies use Trello?

    Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

    What tools integrate with Redmine?
    What tools integrate with Trello?

    Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions

    What are some alternatives to Redmine and Trello?
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Asana
    Asana is the easiest way for teams to track their work. From tasks and projects to conversations and dashboards, Asana enables teams to move work from start to finish--and get results. Available at asana.com and on iOS & Android.
    Tuleap
    It is an application lifecycle management system, which facilitates agile software development, design projects, V-model, Requirement Management, and IT Services Management. It is free software released under the GNU General Public License.
    See all alternatives
    Decisions about Redmine and Trello
    Kirill Shirinkin
    Kirill Shirinkin
    Cloud and DevOps Consultant at mkdev · | 12 upvotes · 477.7K views
    atmkdevmkdev
    Trello
    Trello
    Slack
    Slack
    Basecamp
    Basecamp
    Intercom
    Intercom
    Mailchimp
    Mailchimp
    Stripe
    Stripe
    Rollbar
    Rollbar
    GitLab
    GitLab
    G Suite
    G Suite

    As a small startup we are very conscious about picking up the tools we use to run the project. After suffering with a mess of using at the same time Trello , Slack , Telegram and what not, we arrived at a small set of tools that cover all our current needs. For product management, file sharing, team communication etc we chose Basecamp and couldn't be more happy about it. For Customer Support and Sales Intercom works amazingly well. We are using MailChimp for email marketing since over 4 years and it still covers all our needs. Then on payment side combination of Stripe and Octobat helps us to process all the payments and generate compliant invoices. On techie side we use Rollbar and GitLab (for both code and CI). For corporate email we picked G Suite. That all costs us in total around 300$ a month, which is quite okay.

    See more
    Radu Cioplea
    Radu Cioplea
    Trello
    Trello
    Basecamp
    Basecamp
    Asana
    Asana
    Jira
    Jira
    #Kanban

    There are lots of project management tools available nowadays. The choice ended up between Trello and Basecamp. Asana , JIRA and monday.com got a fair review but they didn't make it to the final list for several reasons (either way to complex or some UX issues or just too many options - good in some cases but not a good fit in this case).

    Between Basecamp and Trello the battle was between ease of use and price. Basecamp packs a great set of features and if you are ready to move to an all in one solution: chat, file storage, and a PM tool, then @basecanp is by far the right choice. But since all the features are within one package that cannot be customized, moving to Basecamp but only using a part of the tool feels.. well.. not right. On the other hand Trello has the #kanban format that is just too easy to use and the price point for small and midsize team that no one can beat.

    At the end, all solutions have a good fit in some cases. A better fit. But I think Trello can do the job in any case - it can fit with any scenario.

    See more
    Joshua Dean Küpper
    Joshua Dean Küpper
    CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 1 upvotes · 55.8K views
    atScrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt)Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
    Google Drive
    Google Drive
    Trello
    Trello
    Wekan
    Wekan
    Nextcloud
    Nextcloud

    We use Nextcloud for company-file-management, personal work-documents and for collaborative work (through collabora), organize our #TODOs, that are not covered by the Bugtracker. Existing solutions either were very expensive ( Google Drive ), missed a lot of features ( Trello ) or were pretty much overloaded with features ( Wekan within Sandstorm ).

    That made Nextcloud ud our natural fit for our company management and we're convinced of its integrations and flexibility.

    See more
    Redmine
    Redmine
    Jira
    Jira
    Confluence
    Confluence
    Bamboo
    Bamboo

    We were using a hosted version of Redmine to track defects and user stories originally. We migrated to Jira.

    Jira was an easy decision for a number of reasons:

    • It's much more "Scrum ready" straight out of the box
    • It's so much easier to keep a track of progress (I love the reporting)
    • It natively encourages you to adhere to Scrum/Agile/Kanban practices
    • Atlassian has a fantastic DevOps ecosystem when considering the likes of Confluence and Bamboo etc
    • So many integrations!
    • Its UI is so intuitive which makes it an absolute pleasure to use!

    I know there are alot of other tools in this space but not even considering anything else at the moment. Love Jira!

    See more
    Justin Dorfman
    Justin Dorfman
    Developer Evangelist at StackShare · | 3 upvotes · 57.3K views
    Trello
    Trello
    macOS
    macOS
    Google Chrome
    Google Chrome
    Asana
    Asana
    Jira
    Jira

    I use Trello, the macOS app for my personal projects and Google Chrome for work. At work, I have 7-8 active boards for various projects.

    At first, I wasn't sure about Trello. The last company I worked at used Asana and I was really used to that. Before then I was using Jira. Now I ❤️Trello. It is amazing. Power-Ups™️ are so awesome!

    For personal projects, I have used it for planning a move across town. I'm also using it for my Wedding. I got my fiancè almost loving it too.

    See more
    Jason Barry
    Jason Barry
    Cofounder at FeaturePeek · | 6 upvotes · 53.7K views
    atFeaturePeekFeaturePeek
    Clubhouse
    Clubhouse
    Trello
    Trello
    Jira
    Jira

    We've been really happy with Clubhouse for project organization / task management / kanban board while developing FeaturePeek. The featureset is rich and the UI uncluttered. Clubhouse is different in that it makes some assumptions on how things should be (workflow state, the relationships between stories/epics/milestones, etc). having it be opinionated from the start helps you hit the ground running, while still being editable / extensible for tweaking things to your liking.

    The pricing is spot-on too – a flat $10/month for teams of 10 or less. This really made it attractive to us to try out.

    If you think Trello is too basic / lightweight but Jira is too full-featured / heavy, you should give Clubhouse a shot – I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

    See more
    Interest over time
    Reviews of Redmine and Trello
    Review ofRedmineRedmine

    Our team has been using Redmine as our project management tools as well as bug tracking system at the very beginning. It's very easy to use although it is a little complex for new guys to set it up. Best of all, it's free and you can host it on your own server.

    How developers use Redmine and Trello
    Avatar of StackShare
    StackShare uses TrelloTrello

    We originally decided to use Trello because GitHub Issues were getting way too crowded and overwhelming. Also, GitHub Issues are great for detailed bits of work, but they're not so great at high-level tasks or buckets of work. The milestones stuff in there just doesn’t cut it.

    We love Trello. It's great because it’s super flexible. Almost to a fault. The one thing I wish it had: velocity. Not sure why they don’t add that, but I would so use it. Right now we just add an estimate of hours at the top of the description field. I also wish they had a more robust Calendar and concept of time. Trying to get Trello to act like a product planning tool is almost impossible. And using other tools is a nightmare. So we’re kind of stuck using Trello as-is. But Trello as-is is > all the other PM tools we’ve tried (and we’ve tried a lot).

    Avatar of Coolfront Technologies
    Coolfront Technologies uses RedmineRedmine

    Used by IT team team to track all tickets for all products. All product defects, features and development tasks are entered in Redmine, categorized, and assigned to developers. All code releases are tracked along with the corresponding tickets within this system.

    Avatar of Andrew Gatenby
    Andrew Gatenby uses TrelloTrello

    The various projects that we'll have on the go at any point in time, within the R&D team, are internal projects that will prove long term benefits. We use Trello to track individual tasks that comprise those projects, and work with them in an Agile approach.

    Avatar of Kim Do Hyeon
    Kim Do Hyeon uses TrelloTrello

    리스트 목록: Inbox, ToDo, Doing, Done, 얘기해봐야할 것들, 디자인 Preview,런칭 후 개선할 것들, Document(컨플루언스 대신 씀. 로드맵 공유)

    원랜 Github issue로 이슈트래킹을 했었는데 첫 개발땐 워낙 바뀌는것도 많고 빨리해야될것도 많고 해서 트렐로로 유연하게 관리하니까 좋음. 앞으로 사용자가 생기고 소스코드 풀면 github issue로 관리할 생각

    Avatar of osu! Ripple
    osu! Ripple uses TrelloTrello

    Trello is the core of our workflow. All tasks to be done go on Trello, and whenever you have to work on something, you go on Trello to check out what you could work on. And it works perfectly for us.

    Avatar of MyklClason
    MyklClason uses TrelloTrello

    I use Trello for organizing projects. Typically I break a project up into sections, add and prioritize tasks for each section. For largest projects, I'll break it into multiple trello boards.

    Avatar of Bùi Thanh
    Bùi Thanh uses RedmineRedmine
    • Project management
    • Free
    • With Agile plugins
    Avatar of Viktor Turskyi
    Viktor Turskyi uses RedmineRedmine

    Our main issue tracking tool

    Avatar of Roon Labs
    Roon Labs uses RedmineRedmine

    Internal project management

    Avatar of Олег Качинский
    Олег Качинский uses RedmineRedmine

    Project management

    How much does Redmine cost?
    How much does Trello cost?
    Pricing unavailable
    Pricing unavailable
    News about Redmine
    More news