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JIRA vs SwiftKanban vs Trello System Properties Comparison

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SystemsJIRA  Xexclude from comparisonSwiftKanban  Xexclude from comparisonTrello  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBug tracking and project planning tool, available as cloud service and as commercial tool.SwiftKanban is a web-based project management tool based on the Kanban methodology.Trello is a web-based project management and collaboration tool based on Kanban-like lists.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project PlanningProject Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 1,261.35
Rank #3
Score 3.33
Rank #133
Score 775.84
Rank #6
DeveloperAtlassianDigitéTrelloinfoowned by Atlassian, originally by Fog Creek Software
Websiteatlassian.com/­software/­jiradigite.com/­swiftkanbantrello.com
Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­jira/­jira-documentation-1556.htmldigite.com/­knowledge-base/­swiftkanbanhelp.trello.com
Social network pages
LinkedIn20,611followers
Twitter33,060followers
Facebook686likes
LinkedIn331followers
Twitter2,227followers
Facebook115,877likes
LinkedIn26,142followers
Twitter175,819followers
Initial release200220112011
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 model
Web-based architectureyesyesyes
Programming languageJava
Operating systemsLinux
Solaris
Windows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
noinfomobile version of web interfaceAndroid
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoJava, RESTyesinfoSOAPyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
Google sign-on
Password
Google sign-on
NotificationsEmailEmailEmail
Mobile push
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyesno
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynonono
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksnonono
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"noinfoKanban cards can be linkedno
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 scheduleyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsnonoinfoavailable 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 resourcesnoyesno
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnonoinfoimplicit in Kanban methodologyno
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyesno
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsnono
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 activitiesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsnono
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onyesno
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onyesyes
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 pluginsnono
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes
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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