Free Trello Alternatives

    Ever since Trello was released back in 2011, its lists and cards approach has grown in popularity. If you are looking for something very similar to Trello, you can filter this list for Kanban, or if you would rather use the classic Gantt Charts project system, you can find that as well.

    Maybe you are just looking for a great project management tool and don't care that much about how it works. In that case, just browse the list below and have a look! You can always filter for license and platforms to find an alternative that suits you perfectly.

    Other Kanban board-styled alternatives to Trello may have optimizations that you prefer, including the ability to be self-hosted, as well as ones that are open source.

    The list of alternatives was last updated on Jan 12, 2021

    • Wrike

      Wrike's end-to-end solution takes your projects from initial request to tracking work progress and reporting results.
      Some users think this is a great alternative to Trello, some doesn't.
    • Wekan, formerly LibreBoard, is an open-source and collaborative Trello -like kanban board application.
      Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Trello.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Sandstorm.io
      • Cloudron
      Gu
      It is open-source, you can self-host it (that is made even easier using sandstorm.io) and it protects your privacy.
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago

      pe
      It's just a trello clone but there are much better alternatives.
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      Negative comment • more than a year ago



    • Follow your data through its entire lifecycle. From fluid brainstorming and research, through to a structured system for collaborative use, Zenkit is the flexible workspace you can use to organize anything.
      Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Trello.
      • Freemium
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Gu
      Really well done app! You can custom any board with custom fields, formulas... You can even work with your teammates on a same board and each one can set a custom view (kanban, list, table...) with filters and all! Very customizable compared to Trello
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago

      Gu
      Zenkit is packed full of features, even on it's free plan
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      Positive comment • 8 months ago

      LenaDotzler861004
      Good to manage projects in a team, if several members are working on different things and simple using
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    • Open Source, full featured project management platform for startups and agile developers & designers.
      Most users think this is great alternative to Trello.
      • Freemium • Open Source
      • Online
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      • Django
      • AngularJS
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Cloudron
      SuperBrain282362
      More options, less restrictions, more control
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago

      Gu
      it is the best of the open source options, which is all i really care about these days. it is not strictly kanboard like trello, as it has other features as well. however, it does have a very nice kanboard feature set comparable to trello. there are one other open source trello alternatives which are strictly kanboard, like wekan. however, none of them match up the ui and ux experience of taiga.io
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago

      dspjm983578
      It has functionality of kanban. It has another version of project of scrum. They are independent, so you can't have them together. I think it's worse than trello. In terms of Kanban, it has much less features.
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    • Asana is the work management platform teams use to stay focused on the goals, projects, and daily tasks that grow business.
      Most users think this is great alternative to Trello.
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      • Freemium
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Gu
      It splits the task view and selected task's summary view so that they are both visible at the same time. One less click to see the information you need.
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago

      joshbarrett764949
      Trello is easier to use but Asana has a ton of fancy features - a full-fledged project manager.
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago

      pe
      Trello is simple and asana is too complicated
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    • Open source Trello-like kanban board. Based on Restya platform.
      Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Trello.
      • Freemium • Open Source
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Gu
      Open source. Perhaps the only real alternative for Trello in this segment. They have nice comparison page against Trello http://restya.com/board/comparison
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago

      kribbremath851751
      Still in active development, has a lot of installation options, but have no packaged version for most common Linux systems, like Debian or Debian-based distros (Ubuntu), RedHat/Centos or derived distros. I mean It's not boxed yet, installation with shell script is really ugly now, in 21th century. Default color scheme is pink and in version I installed it's real pain to modify it to something more comfortable and convinient.
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago

    • With so many tools, it's hard to keep everyone on the same page. Notion is a new tool that unifies them all.
      Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Trello.
      • Freemium
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Dmitra808624
      whiteboard is of the same feature set but table, rich text editor and much more to it
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago

    • Kanboard is a simple visual task board software.Kanboard is a free and open source Kanban project management software.
      Most users think this is great alternative to Trello.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Cloudron
      gh
      Same functionality, a simpler interface (debatable), but open source and without complex requirements.
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago

      alexkowel832163
      Kanboard is free, easy to install and easy to use. Really good alternative.
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago

      Gu
      Open source, but no Ajax or any similarities with Trello. I'd rather prefer Wekan or Restyaboard
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      Negative comment • more than a year ago

    • 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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      Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Trello.
      • Free
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Google Chrome
      johnduffield414523
      Provides an alternative way to organise and view tasks and activities. The hierarchical lists, ease of assignment and tagging provide a nice way to slice work and information a different way. Task based lists can be easier when working with client areas who understand task driven activity easier then story based. The tree structure allows for a more logical break down.
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago

      jellopopcorn788212
      Trello lacks a place to dump all the ideas and organize them later. what I mean is like a task list view. Quire(https://quire.io) has a task list view. my team and I can dump all our ideas and tasks in the list and later on move the crucial ones to board view for execution. Yep, that's right! Quire has Kanban board too! which is awesome and a win win situation! I really recommend Quire to the small creative teams out there, it can really improve the productivity!
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago

      dspjm983582
      This is so powerful. It combines task lists and kanban. Though not strictly a congruent substitute for Trello. It might even be better for some people.
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      Positive comment • 5 months ago

    • List-making software with infinite levels of indentation, giving you the flexibility of infinite layers of organization.
      Most users think this is great alternative to Trello.
      • Freemium
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Gu
      Workflowy is just a To-Do-List
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      Negative comment • more than a year ago