Alternatives to Jira

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What are Good Alternatives to Jira?

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in July 2014 and has been re-written and updated for 2016.

Are you looking for an alternative to Jira? There are tons of project management tools on the market today, but most of them are not as feature-rich as Jira. This list will provide you with alternatives that can compete with and/or provide a better user experience than Jira.

AgileZen is a simple and flexible project management application that draws on ideas from lean manufacturing to provide a new way of thinking about project management.

Asitrack is a desktop issue tracker built for agile software development. It is currently available for Windows 32/64 – bit and Linux 32/64 -bit.

Assembla Assembla is a set of cloud-based task and code management tools for software developers.

Axosoft  is Scrum software for development teams. Teams can use Scrum, Kanban, or hybrid workflows.

Breeze is a simple web-based project management tool. Agile project management with tasks, calendars, discussions, time tracking, to-dos, files and reports.

Bugzilla is a free bug-tracking system that can be installed on your own servers. The Bugzilla team offers paid support for higher-level issues.

Clarizen supports all project management methodologies within your organization, enabling employees to collaborate on items even if they’re using different methodologies, such as waterfall and Scrum project management.

Colabolo is an easy to use, light-weight issue-tracker for small teams and personal use that combines the ease of email with the power of workflow and efficient notifications to boost your team’s productivity.

Easy Redmine is an improved version of the very popular Redmine platform. It supports agile boards for Scrum and Kanban.

Eyelean is a Scrum and Kanban desktop software that integrates well into the Office tools and TFS from Microsoft product family.

FogzBugz is an issue and bug tracker for software development teams. It supports agile methodologies via Scrum boards.

Jixee is a simple and agile issue tracker. It is a fun crossover between Trello and Jira, with features built for developers.

KanbanFlow is a Lean project management tool allowing real-time collaboration between team members.

Kanban Tool is a visual management application based on Kanban that helps companies visualize workflow, and track project progress.

Kanboard is a no frills Kanban board with a focus on simplicity and minmalism.

Kanzen is a Kanban ready project management tool that will help you visualize your work flow and collaborate with your teammates.

LeanKit is a visual project delivery tool that supports Kanban, Scrum, and Waterfall methodologies.

Mantis BT is an open source issue tracker that provides a delicate balance between simplicity and power.

MeisterTask is a visual task management tool that has flexible Kanban boards.

Mingle is a project management tool that enables companies of all sizes to implement and scale agile practices.

Pivotal Tracker is one of the original agile project management tools for software teams.

Rally is another one of the original agile project management tools. They have a wide range of agile products for enterprise customers.

SandGlaz is a lean project management tool for agile teams. It supports Scrum, Kanban, and hybrid methodologies.

Scrumwise is a simple web based Scrum tool that also supports Kanban.

SprintGround is an project management tool for software developers. It supports Scrum, Spiral, and Linear methodologies. is an agile project management and issue tracking tool for startups and agencies.

Taiga is a project management platform for agile developers & designers and project managers who want a beautiful tool that makes work truly enjoyable.

Track+ is a highly configurable platform that supports agile development and other components of the application lifecycle.

VersionOne is the original enterprise agile platform. It supports methodologies such as the Scaled Agile FrameworkEnterprise Scrum, Kanban, DAD, LeSS, or a Hybrid approach.

WorkAsTeam is a project management tool that supports agile methodologies for software teams.

YouTrack is an issue tracker designed for development teams that brings IDE-style intelligence to your workflow.

While there are many other project management tools out there, I feel that this list best represents the alternatives to Jira. Remember that workflows vary from team to team and there isn’t one tool that fits it all.

  • Arlen Mark

    Nice list but I’d like to add proofhub in this list as well. Using this tool you can track time accurately in real time and gives you analytics for your work day, allowing you to improve your productivity and eliminate distractions or less productivity activities. Loaded with features like time tracking, gantt chart, to-do’s, group chat and lots more. Give it a go

  • mobeen

    Well, Yodiz is another option. It comes with tons of features and has pretty simple UI and UX. It’s hardcore agile tool but they also have standalone issue tracker. Board like look which helps you manage your bugs with ease…U gotta try it.

  • Marc

    Check out Ciro! It’s a new mobile-friendly task manager, with support for Agile out of the box. It’s based on tags instead of lots of custom fields. My favorite feature is the keyboard shortcuts which makes data entry and search so much faster!

  • Markus

    Sehr interessante Liste! Ich bin ganz und gar mit dem Autor dieser Liste einig. Ich wurde vor allem auf Kanban Tool aufmerksam, weil ich selbst dieses Werkzeug bei meiner Arbeit umsetze. Dagegen ist nichts zu sagen. Einfache Regeln, hervorragende Methoden der Arbeit, groβe Hilfe bei der Zusammenarbeit im Team. Ich war ein Glückspilz, wenn ich auf diese Internetseite gestossen bin (wenn jemand will: ( Noch einmal danke für diesen Artikel! Schönen Tag!

  • Jeffrey McDowell

    I’d like to add Deskun ( to the list. It’s a task management system inside Gmail, works perfectly for small teams.

  • AndriyDrozdyuk

    Phabricator. Done.

  • Syed Mohammad Anwer

    I recommend ( as an alternate . its free task management software that will increase your business productivity.

    • Carlos Rosales

      good alternative software, I am beginning to use it, thanks

  • Danielle Felder

    Great post. Your readers might also find real user reviews for many of the JIRA alternatives mentioned on IT Central Station to be helpful.

    As an example, this user writes in his review of CA Agile Central (formerly known as Rally), “Vendors who were on our shortlist were JIRA (Atlassian) and AgileCraft. At the end of the day, we chose Agile Central, mainly for its robust capabilities and the ability to talk to other database systems.” You can read the rest of his review here: