Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool

A truly visual project management service.

4.8/5 (36 reviews)

Kanban Tool Overview

Kanban Tool gives you boards that are very easy to work with. You can extend the basic To Do - Doing - Done scenario to anything that suits your needs, and make the boards work for you, with use of additional functionality, such as Postponed and Recurring Tasks, Checklist Templates, Interactive Checklists, Task Summary, Card Covers or Process Automation.
The strength of Kanban Tool lies with its wide customization options. It truly is a Kanban board that will work FOR you, not against you!

Pricing

Starting from
US$5,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

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Markets

Australia, Canada, Europe, United States

Supported Languages

Czech, English, French, German, Italian and 4 others, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Kanban Tool Reviews

Overall rating
4.8/5
97% positive reviews
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Ryan D.

Flexible, Intuitive Time and Task Management

Reviewed on 2017/04/20
Review Source: Capterra

I was recently on the hunt for a task management tool that I could run separate from the commercial products used at my workplace. This would allow me to add in personal tasks and lower level tasks that weren't appropriate to track in the enterprise boards I was a part of.

I came upon Kanban Tool and was immediately impressed by the set up options; At a basic level, you already have access to basic, time and event driven Kanban boards, as well as several types of team boards for collaboration. From there, you can further customize the columns, number of lanes, and functions. You can import and export tasks through .csv and and calendar, making everything portable.

In practice, I was impressed with the simplicity of the cards on the board. They can be created by color, helpful when trying to manage a bunch of different workflows like I am. At a glance, I can also see the priority, days until due (or past due days!), and the number of sub-tasks within a card. That's right - You can set up checklists WITHIN the card, which is hugely useful. If you like to have a card for each subtask, you can do that to, and mark subsequent tasks as blocked until the subtask is complete. I also enabled a cool extra that causes cards to "fade" over time, giving another visual cue to things that aren't getting done.

Time tracking for each task was a bit of a revelation. Once I got in the habit of shifting every task I was working (The timer starts as soon as you put it in the "in progress" zone), I got really good info on what type of tasks were chewing up time, and even on the fact that I was working on a lot of things throughout the day that I didn't think to track.

Finally, Kanban Tool offers what they call "Power-ups", which are basically plugins. The ones I have been really excited about are the ability to attach files to Dropbox or Onedrive, a custom Chromecast feature that allows the board to be cast up to a TV (Great for my family chore board in particular!), and one that allows you to manipulate checklists without opening cards.

In the end, the only real niggle I had with the product was that while I can manually arrange cards in the To Do area (I use multiple swim lanes), one lane can't be longer than the others.

I am an enthusiastic product researcher, so I was a bit surprised when my productivity management hunt just lost steam after starting with Kanban Tool. For flexibility and daily use, I couldn't ask for more.

Pros

Flexibility, extensibility, intuitive interface.

Cons

Not being able to fully manually arrange to do items.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Miguel G.

A Kanban board that caters to any needs

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2018/04/16
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Kanban Tool is truly one of the best Kanban applications I have seen. It is definitely a Kanban purist, providing functionality beyond simple boards with drag and drop functionality. It provides plenty of features to make this a very functional application for environments who truly embrace the use of Kanban boards. The UI is simple and clean... nothing fancy, just pure functionality.

Pros

Kanban Tool offers true kanban board functionality with an amazing number of features and customization abilities not found in other Kanban products. Kanban Tool lets you create Kanban boards of any size and style. Start with a default simple board and expand columns and swimlanes as needed. Customize the cards by various types, as well as customize the fields you wish to display. Kanban Tool starts with 11 fields and lets you add another 15 custom fields. Reconfigure your board and choose from about 2 dozen power up apps to make your experience better.

Cons

Kanban Tool avoided the eye candy most other developers often rely on to bring customers on-board. They left well enough alone. No fancy UI's, just truly functional product. In hind-sight, this is not necessarily a CON, but thought it deserved to be mentioned.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Ran K.

Great tool to disseminate and monitor team tasks

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/08/15
Review Source: Capterra

great tool overall.

Pros

Kanban is used by many departments for tasks.
We are able to track and disseminate tasks to team members and know were additional resources are needed. Very intuitive UI interface.

Cons

unable to sort tickets visually, search tool can be improved much more to do quick and more in depth search.

Response from Shore Labs

We highly recommend sorting cards by any chosen criteria, by right-clicking an empty space between cards in any column.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Verified Reviewer

Very efficient

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/01/19
Review Source: GetApp

Kanban tool does what it claims to be best at facilitating smooth team collaboration in an easy, no-nonsense way. Love the new design they've brought out, love the ease of creating new projects, love the maintenance-free time tracking, love their quick support team.

Pros

This is probably one of the 3 easiest to get to know applications I have come across.

Cons

Not the best mobile support, I'm afraid.

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Simone F.

Effective tool to master your personal and team productivity

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/04/24
Review Source: Capterra

The overall experience is fantastic because you can take note of every activity and make it done for sure!
Also it's funny to move cards and customize their colour, the visual impact is actually helping your work.
Finally a word must be said on Support Service: they are very professional!

Pros

The flexibility in task organisation, swim lanes are fantastic to group related tasks.
The possibility to add details, files, checklists, is great!
Also remainders and priority&due dates are very useful.

Cons

The software is free only for 2 users, this limitation is quite strict.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Kanban Tool Pricing

Starting from
US$5,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

ENTERPRISE Plan: $9 per user a month
TEAM Plan: $5 per user a month
FREE plan: free for 2 users, 2 boards, no file attachments.
No extra fees, no credit card required for trial. You can upgrade, downgrade or cancel at any time.
Learn more details at https://kanbantool.com/pricing

Kanban Tool Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Multiple Projects
  • Prioritizing
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Task Management
  • Task Tracking
  • Third Party Integration

  • Gantt Charts
  • Task Planning
  • Timesheets

Additional information for Kanban Tool

Key features of Kanban Tool

  • Drag & Drop Tasks
  • Insightful analytics
  • Online Documents
  • Online Kanban Boards
  • To-Do Lists
  • Visual Project Management

Benefits

- Swimlanes (rows) - available for instant projects status visibility (multiple projects on one board)
- Project Roles - possibility to manage team members' level of access and activity on boards
- API / SDK - available to all users for extra customization and functionality
- 24 amazing Power-Ups for extra functionality
- On-Premise, offline version on offer for companies with a min. 10 users requirement
- Mobile applications for Android and iOS

Kanban Tool FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Kanban Tool.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Kanban Tool offer?

Kanban Tool offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$5,00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

ENTERPRISE Plan: $9 per user a month
TEAM Plan: $5 per user a month
FREE plan: free for 2 users, 2 boards, no file attachments.
No extra fees, no credit card required for trial. You can upgrade, downgrade or cancel at any time.
Learn more details at https://kanbantool.com/pricing

Q. What are the main features of Kanban Tool?

Kanban Tool offers the following features:

  • Drag & Drop Tasks
  • Insightful analytics
  • Online Documents
  • Online Kanban Boards
  • To-Do Lists
  • Visual Project Management

Q. Who are the typical users of Kanban Tool?

Kanban Tool has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does Kanban Tool support?

Kanban Tool supports the following languages:

Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Kanban Tool offer?

Kanban Tool has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Kanban Tool support mobile devices?

Kanban Tool supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Kanban Tool integrate with?

Kanban Tool integrates with the following applications:

APIANT, ActiveCampaign, Bitium, Cyfe, Insightly, Intervals, Teamwork Projects, VisitorTrack, Zapier, truDigital Signage

Q. What level of support does Kanban Tool offer?

Kanban Tool offers the following support options:

Knowledge Base, Online Support