Best free Kanban software

Best free Kanban software reviewed

If you are looking for absolutely the best free Kanban software, chances are, you’ll love Bitrix24. It’s a leading free online and open source Kanban software tool used by over 6 million businesses, teams and organizations worldwide.

Let us take a guess – if you are looking for free Kanban software, you are probably looking for a free alternative to Trello, Taiga, KanbanFlow and other free solutions as they don’t meet your needs. This is actually why Bitrix24 has become the leading free advanced Kanban software platform. We looked at Kanban advantages vs Kanban disadvantages and thought long and hard, how we can keep the positives and eliminate the negatives.

This is what we came up with (we call this next generation Kanban):

  1. Kanban for task AND client management. Let’s face it, with Kanban board interface so easy and intuitive, many people started using Trello as CRM for client management. Except that Trello or any Kanban software isn’t CRM. You can use Kanban for project management and you can use Kanban for client management, but they are different. Very different. Bitrix24 solution? Provide both project management and CRM, integrate both with each other and add Kanban interface. Here’s the result.

  2. Time management inside Kanban. Another disadvantage of traditional free Kanban software is that it comes without time tracking, time planning, time management or time reporting. Bitrix24 has all of those, and they are friends with Kanban. You can even track billable hours and invoice clients directly from inside your Bitrix24 Kanban boards.

  3. Task dependencies, supervision and control. Bitrix24 was the first free Kanban software to have both Kanban and Gantt views. It remains to be the only Kanban software with Efficiency reports (showing which percentage of tasks were completed on time without objections). And we have task dependencies available to free Kanban users as well.

Currently, Bitrix24 is available in 18 different languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Hindi, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, etc.). Your data can be hosted in US, UK, EU, India, Brazil and other countries where we have data centers or hosting partners. If you want to try the world’s best free Kanban software, register your free Bitrix24 account today.

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Basic features

  • Free for small businesses (12 users)
  • 5 GB online storage included
  • Unlimited users
  • Unlimited teams
  • Unlimited tasks and subtasks
  • Document management
  • Calendars and scheduling
  • Time tracking
  • API, open source code, mobile apps
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Cloud & On Premise

  • Open source code
  • Fully customizable (CMS)
  • API
  • Active Directory
  • MS Exchange and Outlook integration
  • Virtual appliance
  • Daily backups
  • Enhanced security
  • Amazon or self hosted
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Task management for business

  • Personal tasks
  • Group tasks
  • Task templates
  • Task delegation
  • Task reports
  • Task to calendar
  • Task time tracking
  • Gantt chart
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Employee management

  • Unlimited user groups
  • Intranet & Extranet (external users)
  • Gantt chart
  • Employee workload planning
  • Task roles (Assisting, Observing, Set by me)
  • Task counters
  • Task notifications
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Time and planning

  • Clock-in/Clock-out
  • Task time tracking
  • Customizable work day settings
  • Daily planner
  • Online calendar
  • Mobile calendar
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Social collaboration

  • Social network
  • IM & Team chat
  • Video calls & video conferencing
  • Appreciation badges
  • Mentions
  • Mandatory announcements
  • File sharing and synchronization
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Bitrix24 manuals are available at We also have a great YouTube channel that covers every aspect of Bitrix24 apps, from sales to planning to communications to document management. To download self hosted editions of Bitrix24 that can be installed on your own server and come with open source code access, please visit Bitrix24 Self Hosted page.

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