I agree with plague69’s comments to a point. I love Kanboard (and most of the kanban methodolog) but it doesn’t look sleek and pretty like other online kanboards. However, I have also found that most of those other kanban systems have their own issues, so I ended up with Kanboard for a number of reasons:
- Price: There are a couple other kanban systems that are “free” but they’re either reduced in features or are starting to ask their users questions like “how much would you be willing to pay” which is kind of a red flag. My company is still getting started so it’s great that it’s free.
- Flexible: The plugin system is great, and the plugin authors are responsive. I don’t have a PHP background (I’m a python/C guy) but I’ve been able to submit patches and even write a couple internal plugins for our company’s use.
Having said that, we mainly use Kanboard for:
Tracking reports: Our company does electrical audits, and KB is great for assigning tasks. It’s easy to see when someone gets stuck with something so that somebody else can help out to get the report into our customers’ hands.
Tracking software projects: We also develop some in-house software and KB is great for tracking tasks for each release.
So we have a mix of users - the computer savvy developers and our office/clerical staff.
Oh, and a quick edit about price: when a kanban system wants to charge money, that’s fine, but when the price per user approaches the price we pay Google for the entire Google Apps ecosystem, it’s basically a non-starter for a small business like ours.