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Kanboard vs Merlin vs Taiga vs Trello System Properties Comparison

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SystemsKanboard  Xexclude from comparisonMerlin  Xexclude from comparisonTaiga  Xexclude from comparisonTrello  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionKanboard is an open source visual task board software based on the Kanban methodology.Merlin is a project management software for OS X.Taiga is an open source tool for agile project management.Trello is a web-based project management and collaboration tool based on Kanban-like lists.
CategoryProject PlanningProject PlanningProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 2.06
Rank #177
Score 0.85
Rank #240
Score 7.43
Rank #76
Score 839.88
Rank #6
DeveloperFrédéric GuillotProjectWizardsTaiga AgileTrelloinfoowned by Atlassian, originally by Fog Creek Software
Websitekanboard.orgprojectwizards.nettaiga.iotrello.com
Technical documentationdocs.kanboard.orgprojectwizards.net/­en/­support/­documentationtree.taiga.io/­supporthelp.trello.com
Social network pages
Twitter762followers
LinkedIn96followers
Twitter2,041followers
LinkedIn37followers
Twitter3,315followers
Facebook117,953likes
LinkedIn29,364followers
Twitter178,929followers
Initial release2014200420142011
LicenseOpen SourceinfoMIT LicenseCommercialOpen SourceinfoGnu Affero General Public License (AGPL) v3
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesnoinfoweb interface is availableyesyes
Programming languagePHPPython
Operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
Windows
OS XLinux
Mobile appsnoiOSnoAndroid
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesnoyesinfoRESTyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
GitHub sign-on
Google sign-on
PasswordPassword
GitHub sign-on
Password
Google sign-on
NotificationsEmail
RSS feeds
noEmail
Mobile push
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyesnono
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynononono
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesinfotasks can be defined to be milestonesyesyesno
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 startyesyesnono
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 dependenciesnoyesnono
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 schedulenoyesnonoinfoavailable via 3rd party tools
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review TechniquenoyesinfoNet plan viewnono
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule noyesnono
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnoyesnono
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnoyesnono
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesyesnono
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesyesnono
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnoyesnono
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnoyesnono
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnonoyesno
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesyesyesyes
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnononono
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesno
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsno
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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