About Backlog

Backlog is an all-in-one project management tool for developers and their teams with capabilities such as issue tracking, version control and wiki on a single platform. Core features include projects, burndown charts, Gantt charts, issues, watchlists, subtasking, comment threads, file sharing and bug tracking. The platform is intuitive for non-developers and can be accessed while on the go via mobile app for Android and iOS.

Backlog helps users prioritize and manage tasks within projects through collaboration across teams and to-do lists, while tracking overall progress. Users can communicate project updates, discuss plans, and submit work requests to teams, and securely share files, from legal documents to web design work. Backlog helps keep users up to date on overall project status and provides cumulative summaries and individual milestone tracking.

Backlog automatically generates and updates Gantt charts in real time to help with project planning, allowing users to slice and dice charts by assignee, milestone or category, and export to Excel. Version control features provide web-based, Git and Subversion repositories for engineering and design teams with no installation required. Built-in features include custom fields, user permissions, email integration, and wiki for creating meeting notes, project plans, and product requirements.

Backlog enables project management while on the go with its mobile app for iOS and Android that allows users to keep track of issue changes and comments, and get mobile alerts and notifications anywhere.


Key benefits of Backlog

  • Track bugs and projects on one platform: Helpful for clients and non-technical teams to report bugs.

  • Keep tasks organized: Task management with parent and child issues, task assignees, and comment threads.

  • Collaborate on code: Backlog provides Git and Subversion repositories as well as a web-based repository browser with no installation required.

  • See it all: Watch projects as they progress with automatically generated Gantt and burndown charts. Track changes with Git and Subversion repositories.

  • Stay in the loop: Activity feeds and watchlists help keep an eye on relevant work and deadlines.

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    Backlog Software - View overall project updates and status in view on your project dashboard.
    Backlog Software - Drag-and-drop cards make it easy to move tasks forward.
    Backlog Software - Get a full picture of your team's workload and timeline in the Gantt Chart view.
    Backlog Software - All of your project's task in one easy list view with detailed filters and search functionalities.
    Backlog Software - With built-in version control and git features, Backlog allows developers to easily collaborate on code.
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    Backlog Software - View overall project updates and status in view on your project dashboard.
    Backlog Software - Drag-and-drop cards make it easy to move tasks forward.
    Backlog Software - Get a full picture of your team's workload and timeline in the Gantt Chart view.
    Backlog Software - All of your project's task in one easy list view with detailed filters and search functionalities.
    Backlog Software - With built-in version control and git features, Backlog allows developers to easily collaborate on code.

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    4,5 /5
    (129)
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    4,4/5
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    4,4/5
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    Eric
    Eric
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    • Industry: Research
    • Company size: 501–1 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    A great app for any work with an active team

    Reviewed on 2019/07/17

    We work in a research project for Artificial Intelligence in Games.

    We work in a research project for Artificial Intelligence in Games.

    Pros

    I really like the fact, this is easy to add some issues and to follow any kind of problem. This is also really easy to assign an issue to someone.

    Cons

    The different kinds of priority are not enough, that will be better to let the user define its own priority (high, normal and low are not enough sometimes to make the difference)

    Getachew
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    • Industry: Utilities
    • Company size: 501–1 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for Free Trial
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Sprint backlog

    Reviewed on 2023/06/23

    Prioritization: A backlog allows the business to prioritize tasks and projects based on their...

    Prioritization: A backlog allows the business to prioritize tasks and projects based on their importance and urgency.It ensures that the most critical items are addressed first, preventing important tasks from falling through the cracks.2.Resource allocation: With a backlog, businesses can effectively allocate their resources, such as employees, time, and budget.It enables them to plan and distribute resources based on the backlog's priorities, ensuring that resources are not wasted or misused.

    Pros

    Project Management Capabilities: Backlog offers a range of project management features, including task tracking, subtasking, milestones, and Gantt chart visualization.Users appreciate these functionalities to keep their projects organized.

    Cons

    Complexity: Some users find Backlog to be too complicated, especially for those who are new to project management tools.The learning curve can be steep and may require some time to fully understand and utilize all of its features.

    Jullian
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    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    Accessibility

    Reviewed on 2023/07/26

    Pros

    Features are shown and quite sufficient.

    Cons

    The features are difficult to use and hard

    Deny
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    • Industry: Outsourcing/Offshoring
    • Company size: 501–1 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Common software in Japanese Company

    Reviewed on 2019/02/11

    I use this software maintaining the offshore project from Japan, this software mostly good, never...

    I use this software maintaining the offshore project from Japan, this software mostly good, never hang or shut down, because this software conduct the maintenance after the office work.

    Overall this software is good for maintaining the projects.
    Thank you

    Pros

    1. We can attach project file into the software.
    2. We can track by the project category.

    Cons

    The interface not so attractive, that's why Japanese people mostly like this software.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Free but functional

    Reviewed on 2019/08/20

    I'm very happy working with Backlog tool. Email notifications are insanely useful for tracking...

    I'm very happy working with Backlog tool. Email notifications are insanely useful for tracking changes.

    Pros

    It works well for small projects; it covers (probably) all features you may want to use and it is free for a team like my own.

    Cons

    No Cons, honestly. For this price it is impossible to find any ;)

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    Backlog offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$35,00/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Free forever plan for 10 users Starter: $29.2 per month, billed annually or $35 per month, billed monthly Standard: $83.3 per month, billed annually or $100 per month, billed monthly Premium: $145.8 per month, billed annually or $175 per month, billed monthly

    Backlog has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

    Backlog supports the following languages:

    English, Japanese

    Backlog supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Backlog integrates with the following applications:

    Cacoo, Jenkins, Jira, LambdaTest, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Teams, Redmine, Slack, Typetalk

    Backlog offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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