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Free JIRA Alternatives

The best free alternative to JIRA is Redmine, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to JIRA and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to JIRA are GitLab, Taiga.io, Asana and Quire.

JIRA alternatives are mainly Project Management Tools but may also be Task Management Tools or Kanban Boards. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of JIRA.
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  1. Redmine is a flexible project management web application. Written using Ruby on Rails framework, it is cross-platform and cross-database.

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    Redmine vs JIRA opinions
    Most users think Redmine is a great alternative to JIRA.

    It is really open and flexible.

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    Redmine is not cloud based

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    One of the most important features of Jira as an issue track is, that I can very easy add a screenshot to the bug description (wysiwyg, copy-paste).

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    Redmine is a free opensource It's really easy to use Security is fine You can also use it to manage project and collaborative

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  2. GitLab is a on-premise or hosted Git repository management tool. It also includes code reviews, issue tracking, wikis, and continuous integration.

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    GitLab vs JIRA opinions
    Some users think GitLab is a great alternative to JIRA, some don't.
    FelschR

    GitLab comes with some great project management tooling. Sure, it's not as powerful as JIRA's, but it isn't totally bare-bones either. Some of the supported features are: Issues, Boards, Requirements, Epics, Milestones, Roadmaps, Burndown Charts, Time Tracking

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    apple to banana, not the same thing to compare

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    It's not task control tool.

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    This is for version control, ci/cd, not task tracking

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    GitLab doesn't track workflow or tasks.

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    keltroth

    GitLab is an alternative to GitHub, not Jira. It's not a issue manager with workflow.

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    Taiga.io

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    Taiga is the easy and intuitive yet powerful agile project management tool for multi-functional teams. Taiga has a best in class Sprint task board, and you can seamlessly migrate to Kanban if needed.

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    Most users think Taiga.io is a great alternative to JIRA.

    No time tracking. No time format for custom fields. No statistic and analyzing features.

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    Simple interface, embedded knowledge base, easy basic configuration

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  4. 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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    Some users think Asana is a great alternative to JIRA, some don't.
    stephenbarrow895

    Might be a matter of personal preference but I find it a lot more intuitive. The UI is beautiful and very easy to understand.

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  5. An award-winning cloud-based Project Management software aims to help collaborative teams organize and manage from small enterprise projects to large-scale initiatives.

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    Most users think Quire is a great alternative to JIRA.
    olivierchauvin06

    Agile features such as Kanban board, offline syncing, priorities, reminders, easy collaboration...etc Currently free

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    Wekan

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    Wekan, formerly LibreBoard, is an open-source and collaborative Trello -like kanban board application.

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    Most users think Wekan is a great alternative to JIRA.
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    Trello

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    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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    Trello vs JIRA opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Trello is still a legitimate alternative to JIRA, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Free and almost the same than JIRA !

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    trello does not have the features to manage workflow in nearly the same capacity. It's fine for small projects and teams, but I can't see who's working on what, what the status of a task or story is, view burn down charts or any of the other functionality I would want for a large-scale project.

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    Trello is a todo list app not an issue tracker

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    Trello is more for a Kanban approach. JIRA alternatives should consider other things to be that, alternatives.

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    Trello cant have filters for specific things, or any issue types with associated workflow. It's very simple and not good enough for running projects.

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    Trello does not have true agile/scrum or kanban boards, it's just like a pinterest board of sorts.

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  8. OpenProject is an open-source project management software with a wide set of features and plugins. It supports project timelines / Gantt charts, issue tracking, wiki, document management, time and cost reporting, code management, Scrum and much more.

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    OpenProject vs JIRA opinions
    Most users think OpenProject is a great alternative to JIRA.

    Out of the list of alternatives, it matches quite a few criteria:

    • Free, selfhostable
    • Docker install is a single image with very little configuration needed
    • Feature rich
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  9. Basecamp is a web-based project collaboration tool that allows groups of people to share files, meet deadlines, assign tasks, and centralize feedback.

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    Some users think Basecamp is a great alternative to JIRA, some don't.
  10. ClickUp is an all-in-one project management platform that eliminates the need of using more than one tool for your organization’s workflow.

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