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SystemsJIRA  Xexclude from comparisonnTask  Xexclude from comparisonSandglaz  Xexclude from comparisonTrello  Xexclude from comparison
Sandglaz has been discontinued.
DescriptionBug tracking and project planning tool, available as cloud service and as commercial tool.nTask is a web-based task management paltform.Sandglaz was a web-based task management tool.Trello is a web-based project management and collaboration tool based on Kanban-like lists.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Planning
Issue Management
Project PlanningProject Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 1,218.42
Rank #3
Score 2.66
Rank #160
Score 846.13
Rank #6
DeveloperAtlassiannTaskSandglazTrelloinfoowned by Atlassian, originally by Fog Creek Software
Websiteatlassian.com/­software/­jirantaskmanager.comsandglaz.com (offline)trello.com
Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­jira/­jira-documentation-1556.htmlhelp.trello.com
Social network pages
LinkedIn21,093followers
Twitter34,539followers
Facebook11,177likes
LinkedIn71followers
Twitter213followers
Twitter4,897followers
Facebook118,576likes
LinkedIn30,434followers
Twitter179,945followers
Initial release2002201720112011
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Commercial
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 architectureyesyesyesyes
Programming languageJava
Operating systemsLinux
Solaris
Windows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
Android
iOS
noinfomobile version of web interfaceAndroid
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoJava, RESTnoyesinfoRESTyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
Facebook sign-on
Google sign-on
LinkedIn sign-on
Password
Google sign-on
Password
Google sign-on
NotificationsEmailDesktop push
Email
Mobile push
EmailEmail
Mobile push
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesnoyesno
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynoyesyesno
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksnonoyesno
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 startyesinfovia "issue linking"nonono
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 dependenciesnononono
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnononono
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyesnonoinfoavailable via 3rd party tools
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenononono
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule nononono
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnononono
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnononono
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyesnono
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsnonono
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnononono
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyesnono
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onnonono
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onnonoyes
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsnonono
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyesno
Custom fieldsyesno
Custom workflowsyesno
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikino
Discussion forumyesinfoconversations
Online chatno
Audio conferencingno
Video conferencingno
Screen sharingno
Calendar sharingnoinfointegration with external calendar tools is possible
Contact sharingno
Document sharingyesinfocard attachments
File versioningno

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