Focalboard – a self-hosted alternative to Trello, Notion, and Asana

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  • GitHub repo focalboard

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

    Focalboard team here, thanks for the comment!

    We weren't aware of Open Project previously, and we're glad to hear about it.

    I think you're right, Focalboard is a lot earlier than Open Project, and it doesn't have as many features.

    Focalboard was starting during the Mattermost 2020 Hacktoberfest last year: https://mattermost.com/blog/hacktoberfest-2020-recap/

    It's in the early stages of development, only v0.6 right now: https://github.com/mattermost/focalboard/blob/main/CHANGELOG...

    That said, we're working on it constantly and excited about its future.

    Of the features Open Project has now, are there one or two top priorities you'd suggest we consider adding to Focalboard?

    We'd love to hear any feedback, feature suggestions or bug reports: https://github.com/mattermost/focalboard/wiki/Share-your-fee...!

  • GitHub repo kanception

    Ha I have an open source Trello alternative called kanception.io or https://github.com/hpennington/kanception

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  • GitHub repo OpenProject

    OpenProject is the leading open source project management software.

    https://www.openproject.org/

    I am always surprised when people don't mention Open Project. Cos isn't this fragmentation? Open Project...

    - Have been there for a long time.

  • GitHub repo Joplin

    Joplin - an open source note taking and to-do application with synchronization capabilities for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS. Forum: https://discourse.joplinapp.org/

    Have you tried Joplin? I switched to it and have been loving it. Planning on launching a backup service for it this week actually (Backups +/- encryption to OneDrive, Dropbox, AWS S3 and WebDAV support are all built in):

    https://joplinapp.org/

  • GitHub repo awesome-selfhosted

    A list of Free Software network services and web applications which can be hosted on your own servers

    I tried a bunch of selfhosted alternatives to Trello a few months back and never registered OpenProject as an option.

    I mainly used this list https://github.com/awesome-selfhosted/awesome-selfhosted#tas...

    I did focus on "Task management/To-do lists", while OpenProject is listed under the "Project Management" section. This is likely why I missed it as I've been looking for something clean and simple (not JIRA) that is more akin the earlier versions of Trello (rather than the feature bloated whale it has now become).

    Looking at it now and to be honest it doesn't quite look like what I'm looking for when looking for a Trello alternative.

  • GitHub repo Nullboard

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

    I use and like https://nullboard.io/preview nullboard which runs in the browser. Because it uses local data, you need to save it or the data is lost when you close the browser window.

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