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SystemsBacklog  Xexclude from comparisonMeisterTask  Xexclude from comparisonTrello  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBacklog is a project management and collaboration tool for software developers.MeisterTask is a web-based project management tool based on Kanban boards.Trello is a web-based project management and collaboration tool based on Kanban-like lists.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 6.53
Rank #99
Score 13.55
Rank #51
Score 815.09
Rank #5
DeveloperNulabMeisterLabsTrelloinfoowned by Atlassian, originally by Fog Creek Software
Websitebacklog.commeistertask.comtrello.com
Technical documentationsupport.backlog.comsupport.meistertask.com/­hc/­en-ushelp.trello.com
Social network pages
Facebook2,938likes
LinkedIn124followers
Twitter1,823followers
Facebook3,885likes
LinkedIn228followers
Twitter4,106followers
Facebook123,962likes
LinkedIn48,208followers
Twitter187,095followers
Initial release200620152011
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyesyes
Programming languageJava
Operating systemsLinux
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
Android
iOS
Android
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesyesyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
Active Directory
Password
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Facebook sign-on
Google sign-on
Microsoft sign-on
Password
Google sign-on
NotificationsDesktop push
Email
Mobile push
Desktop push
Email
Mobile push
Email
Mobile push
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesnono
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynoyesno
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesnono
Task dependenciesinfoDependencies between tasks are logical relationships that restrict the sequence of task executions, e.g. one task must be completed before another task can startnoyesno
Critical path managementinfoThe critical path method calculates the set of tasks that cannot be delayed without increasing the project's duration, taking into account task dependenciesnonono
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnonono
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesnonoinfoavailable via 3rd party tools
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenonono
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule nonono
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnonono
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnonono
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksnoyesno
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesnonono
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnonono
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnonono
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnonono
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsnoyesyes
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnonono
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyesnono
Discussion forumyesinfodiscussion threadsyesinfoconversationsyesinfoconversations
Online chatnonono
Audio conferencingnonono
Video conferencingnonono
Screen sharingnonono
Calendar sharingnononoinfointegration with external calendar tools is possible
Contact sharingnonono
Document sharingyesinfoGit and SVN integrationyesinfotask attachmentsyesinfocard attachments
File versioningyesnono

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