Kanboard VS Tracks

Compare Kanboard vs Tracks and see what are their differences.

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Kanboard Tracks
82 9
8,122 1,158
1.6% 0.7%
8.5 7.7
1 day ago 2 months ago
PHP Ruby
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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Kanboard

Posts with mentions or reviews of Kanboard. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-04-17.
  • Ask HN: What software sparks joy when using?
    9 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 17 Apr 2024
    Linux Mint with Cinnamon: https://www.linuxmint.com/ as far as desktop OSes go it's familiar (Ubuntu without snaps by default), whereas the UI feels both snappy, doesn't use too much resources and is actually pretty to look at.

    MobaXTerm: https://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/ this one is a bit more Windows centric but I ended up paying for it and replaced mRemoteNg and PuTTY with it, it's even better than Remmina or whatever Linux has to offer - you can manage SSH/RDP/VNC/... sessions, input across multiple sessions side by side and it just simplifies things a lot (jump host support, a port forwarding too and so much more).

    GitKraken: https://www.gitkraken.com/ also a piece of software that I paid for, this one actually makes using Git pleasant, feels better to use than SourceTree and Git Cola (even though that latter is wonderfully lightweight, too) and honestly I prefer that to the CLI nowadays.

    Kanboard: https://kanboard.org/ is a lightweight Kanban project management tool, it might not have every feature under the sun but it's the most snappy project management tool I've ever used, looks simple and runs well. I honestly love it, what a nice thing to have.

    Most modern text editors and IDEs: I personally pay for JetBrains IDEs but also like Visual Studio Code as a text editor and both have helped me immensely, they're reasonably performant when you have the RAM, look nice, often give you suggestions about how to improve your code and also have a plethora of plugins in their ecosystems. Nowadays I unapologetically use LLMs as well and overall it feels like I have these great tools and cool autocomplete (that is sometimes a bit silly and wrong) at my disposal, that makes me happy.

    Kdenlive: https://kdenlive.org/ imagine if there was a successor to Windows Movie Maker, though something that gets most of the important stuff out of Sony Vegas, except is also completely free and works on most platforms. Kdenlive is all of that and also somehow quite pleasant to use, I actually prefer it to DaVinci resolve. There is a bit of a learning curve to any piece of software like this, but everything mostly makes sense in this one.

    Gitea: https://about.gitea.com/ I still use this for my personal Git repositories and integrating with CI systems and it's lightweight, looks good and just feels pleasant to use. Previously I self-hosted GitLab and constantly ran into resource exhaustion as well as doubts about the next update is going to corrupt all of my data and break (it did), so now I use Gitea instead.

    Drone CI: https://www.drone.io/ a container native CI solution that I can also self host. It's container oriented, integrates with Gitea nicely, is similarly nice to GitLab CI and doesn't cause me headaches like Jenkins would.

    Docker: https://www.docker.com/ yes, even Docker desktop. It just makes working with containers really pleasant and predictable, even when something like Podman also exists (and also is great). I don't know, I feel like Docker really saved me from having brittle legacy environments, even self-contained containers with health checks and resource limits with still the same brittle code inside of those make me feel way more safe.

  • Elegant open source project tracking, Trello like but self-hosted
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 18 Mar 2024
    For someone that's not a web developer, I found Kanboard to be the easiest to set up, and it has all the basic features you'd expect. It's a traditional PHP app where you copy the files to your web server and set a few configuration options and you're good. If you want to use it locally, you download it, run php -S localhost:8080, and start using it.

    https://kanboard.org/

    Note: The project is in maintenance mode, it hasn't shut down or been abandoned.

  • My Open-Source toolkit for 2024
    7 projects | dev.to | 11 Feb 2024
    I kicked off 2024 with an attempt to get more organized and continue my quest to rely less on big tech. To start things off, I’m trying out an open-source taskboard called Kanboard. It’s like Trello but without all the integrations or surprises. I’ve been using it for personal tasks and side projects. I like these boards for dumping out the things I want to do and then visually sorting them into their status and priority. Doing the things is still hard, but at least I know what I’ve got on my plate.
  • What are the best self-hosted project management software
    1 project | /r/selfhosted | 11 Dec 2023
    https://kanboard.org has a kanban board.
  • Trello Alternative
    10 projects | /r/selfhosted | 6 Jun 2023
    For the Kanban experience, I was using Kanboard. It is perfect for Project management and it allows for relations between the cards as well. It is also solid in terms of stability. It is also very lightweight and can easily run on Raspberry Pi. The only downside is that the UI feels a little outdated and it is not Mobile friendly.
  • Ticket system for my personal life
    1 project | /r/computertechs | 3 Jun 2023
    Kanboard is a possible solution if you want something self-hosted and open-source - https://kanboard.org/
  • I need a good ToDo list / simple bug tracker for solo development
    1 project | /r/gamedev | 31 May 2023
    Checkout kanboard. It's free and open source.
  • Dynamic Tabels
    1 project | /r/PostgreSQL | 25 May 2023
    Contrast with https://github.com/kanboard/kanboard/blob/main/app/Schema/Postgres.php - a very similar set up with projects, tasks and columns.
  • Kanban Project Management Software
    1 project | /r/programming | 23 May 2023
  • Kanboard is a free and open source Kanban project management software
    1 project | /r/hypeurls | 23 May 2023

Tracks

Posts with mentions or reviews of Tracks. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-06-22.
  • Ask HN: I Need a Calendar App
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 22 Jun 2023
  • What to do app do you use?
    1 project | /r/gtd | 23 Jan 2023
    Tracks https://www.getontracks.org/
  • Where can I learn industry standards on MSP tech-time tracking?
    1 project | /r/msp | 4 Jan 2023
    The "single ticket per client per month" sounds interesting. However, I use something called tracks to manage anything that isn't client related.
  • Phabricator replacement? | Or OpenProject alternative? | issue tracking/code
    53 projects | /r/selfhosted | 2 Aug 2022
    Tracks - Not a bug tracker
  • Looking for simple ToDo List (Docker)
    4 projects | /r/selfhosted | 15 May 2022
    https://www.getontracks.org/ - No mobile friendly view.
  • Who Uses To-Do Lists?
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 15 Jan 2022
    The most useful aspect of my to-do list system is that one of my monitors acts as a bit of a dashboard where my events in my calendar and items from my to-do list are written to the current wallpaper using Imagemagick. (Along with a five day weather forecast, my children's school time-tables and a bit of other stuff.)

    This way, the info is always visible (when I'm not using that monitor for anything else) so easy to look at at a glance.

    One of my to-do lists is simply a text file in Dropbox (so I can also edit it from my phone when not at home). I can also open it fast with a simple key-press on my computer. It tends to be the spot where, as soon as I think of something I have to do, I'll open that file, write a line for it and save it. Then I know it is out of my head and I don't have to worry about trying to remember it any more.

    The other to-do list I use is Tracks[0] running in a Docker container. This is used for more organised to-dos and particularly things that I have to do at a future date (currently my must far-flung to-do is for 2026). Things that are to be done down the track I'll also add a show-from date to (either on the day or a little before) so they they're not visible on the main page. I don't need to see them, and doing so only wastes brain cycles when reviewing the current list.

    Items in either a particular category, or are visible with a due date get merged in with the calendar for the next seven days and display with their own high-lighting on my wallpaper/dashboard.

    Been using this more-or-less for quite a few years now and feel it works quite well. I do have grandiose thoughts of moving to using Taskwarrior as I do have the occasional Trello board or Jira project I wouldn't mind integrating into a holistic miasma, but I would still like a good web interface similar to Tracks to visualise and triage. Could not find something I was comfortable with last I looked.

    [0] https://www.getontracks.org/

  • Help with installing TracksApp, Windows if possible?
    1 project | /r/selfhosted | 11 Aug 2021
    That was here:https://github.com/TracksApp/tracks/blob/v2.5.1/doc/installation.md
  • Looking for a Trello self hosted alternative
    5 projects | /r/selfhosted | 30 Mar 2021
    Personal, look into Tracks (https://www.getontracks.org/)
  • What are some lesser known services that have made your life better?
    19 projects | /r/selfhosted | 21 Mar 2021
    Tracks - Getting Things Done (todo list) program written in Rails - https://www.getontracks.org/

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Kanboard and Tracks you can also consider the following projects:

Wekan - The Open Source kanban (built with Meteor). Keep variable/table/field names camelCase. For translations, only add Pull Request changes to wekan/i18n/en.i18n.json , other translations are done at https://app.transifex.com/wekan/wekan only.

focalboard - Focalboard is an open source, self-hosted alternative to Trello, Notion, and Asana.

myTinyTodo - Fork from mytinytodo.net

TaskBoard - A Kanban-inspired app for keeping track of things that need to get done. (Don't forget to read the Wiki page!)

Restyaboard - Trello like kanban board. Based on Restya platform.

budibase - Budibase is an open-source low code platform that helps you build internal tools in minutes 🚀

Nullboard - Nullboard is a minimalist kanban board, focused on compactness and readability.

Planka - The realtime kanban board for workgroups built with React and Redux.

Tinyissue - Simple Issue Tracking for Teams