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Columns is described as '- Why multiple lists? Checklists help you organize things and focus on what's important. Lists arranged in columns' and is a project management tool in the office & productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Columns for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, SaaS, Mac, Windows and iPhone. The best alternative is Notion. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Trello or Asana. Other great apps like Columns are Microsoft To Do, AppFlowy, Wrike and Craft - Docs and Notes Editor.

Columns alternatives are mainly Project Management Tools but may also be Task Management Tools or Note-taking Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Columns.
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  • Why multiple lists? Checklists help you organize things and focus on what's important. Lists arranged in columns
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  1. Notion icon

    Notion

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    • Online
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    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
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    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    425 alternatives to Notion 

    With so many tools, it's hard to keep everyone on the same page. Notion is a new tool that unifies them all.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownNotion supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Kanban BoardNotion allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
    3.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Notion simultaneously.
    4.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Notion.
    5.  Support for LaTeXNotion supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    6.  Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Notion.
    7.  Support for @mentionsNotion supports the use of mentions through @ to a particular user, who will be notified personally.
    8.  Syntax HighlightingNotion supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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  2. Trello icon

    Trello

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    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear
    • Kindle Fire
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    545 alternatives to Trello 

    Infinitely flexible. Incredibly easy to use. Great mobile apps. It's free. Trello keeps track of everything, from the big picture to the minute details.

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    1.  Kanban BoardTrello allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
    2.  Support for @mentionsTrello supports the use of mentions through @ to a particular user, who will be notified personally.
    3.  Calendar IntegrationTrello lets you sync your tasks and events with your calendar application.
    4.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Trello using IFTTT.
    5.  Ad-freeTrello doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    6.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Trello simultaneously.
    7.  RemindersTrello allows you to set reminders for tasks, events or actions, based on parameters of time, place or condition.
    8.  Calendar ViewTrello has a built-in calendar view to have a clear overview of your content over time.
    Regular board in Trello.
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    Asana

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    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Windows
    581 alternatives to Asana 

    Whether you’re between meetings or in line for a latte, use Asana to quickly capture tasks, to-dos, reminders, and ideas. Get updates from coworkers, organize tasks and projects for work, or manage your to-do list for the day.

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    1.  Recurring TasksAsana supports scheduling a task to recur at any frequency, such as daily or weekly.
    2.  SubtasksAsana allows you to create and manage tasks inside of a parent-main task.
    3.  Kanban BoardAsana allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
    4.  Calendar ViewAsana has a built-in calendar view to have a clear overview of your content over time.
    5.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Asana using IFTTT.
    6.  Task Time TrackingKeep a record of time spent on a task with Asana.
    7.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Asana simultaneously.
    8.  Goal TrackingAsana can be used for tracking progress toward personal or business goals.
    9.  Sync with Google CalendarAsana can be synchronized with Google Calendar
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    Microsoft To Do

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    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Office Outlook
    169 alternatives to Microsoft To Do 

    Microsoft To-Do is a simple and intelligent to-do list that makes it easy to plan your day. Whether it's for work, school or home, To-Do will help you increase your productivity and decrease your stress levels.

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    1.  Dark ModeMicrosoft To Do supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Recurring TasksMicrosoft To Do supports scheduling a task to recur at any frequency, such as daily or weekly.
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  5. AppFlowy icon

    AppFlowy

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    • Self-Hosted
    • Rust
    384 alternatives to AppFlowy 

    AppFlowy is an open source alternative to Notion. You are in charge of your data and customizations.

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    1.  Privacy focusedAppFlowy is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Kanban BoardAppFlowy allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
    3.  Works OfflineAppFlowy can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Dark ModeAppFlowy supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Wrike

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    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    416 alternatives to Wrike 

    Wrike's end-to-end solution takes your projects from initial request to tracking work progress and reporting results. With Wrike, you'll be able to create and delegate tasks, track deadlines, visualize your plans on the Gantt chart, and share reports.

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    1.  Gantt-chartsWrike allows you to visualize your project plan through a timeline with schedule bars and keep track of the work done.
    2.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Wrike simultaneously.
    Project management in Wrike
    Task management in Wrike
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    Craft - Docs and Notes Editor

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    311 alternatives to Craft - Docs and Notes Editor 

    Craft is a tool for creating beautiful documents and notes and sharing your thoughts. Everything you crate in Craft can be shared with one tap. Craft supports inline markdown, backlinks, code snippets, images, videos, attaching PDF files, and rich link previews.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Craft - Docs and Notes Editor simultaneously.
    2.  Kanban Board Craft - Docs and Notes Editor allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
    3.  Lightweight Craft - Docs and Notes Editor consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Handwritten Notes Craft - Docs and Notes Editor supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    5.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    6.  Full-Text Search Craft - Docs and Notes Editor lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    7.  File Versioning Craft - Docs and Notes Editor has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    8.  Works Offline Craft - Docs and Notes Editor can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    9.  Dark Mode Craft - Docs and Notes Editor supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Kanban Tool

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    • Online
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    • VirtualBox
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    185 alternatives to Kanban Tool 

    Kanban Tool is a leading visual management software based on Kanban method, that helps companies visualize workflow, track project progress and analyze and significantly improve business processes.

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    1.  Task Time TrackingKeep a record of time spent on a task with Kanban Tool.
    2.  Kanban BoardKanban Tool allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
    3.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Kanban Tool simultaneously.
    Kanban Tool - board example - multiple swimlanes, multiple, custom columns.
    Kanban Tool - board example, Task Summary is showing chosen additional info on card fronts.
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    Boardist

    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    293 alternatives to Boardist 

    Perfect personal productivity tool  Never lose your data again and store your notes, links, files, and a lot more. The whole infrastructure is designed to help an advanced user to be in a good shape with data.

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    1.  Kanban BoardBoardist allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
    2.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Boardist simultaneously.
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  10. Notea icon

    Notea

    • Self-Hosted
    292 alternatives to Notea 

    Notea is a privacy-first, open-source note-taking application. It supports Markdown syntax, sharing, and works on any web-browser capable platform.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownNotea supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Dark ModeNotea supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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