Lakshan Perera
Lakshan PereraCreator of

What do you use to manage the backlog / roadmap?

Looking for something lightweight than JIRA, but more than a Trello board (eg. discuss on issues, add screenshots, voting, etc.)
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  1. 71
    productboard 2.0

    The product management tool for makers who care.

    Winston19Helping PMs prioritize @productboard · Written
    Winston made this product
    Hey Lakshan, "more lightweight than JIRA, but more than a Trello board" – you've just described productboard! First consolidate all your user inputs in one place. Next, capture and prioritize feature ideas based around user needs and clear strategic objectives. Share your roadmap to earn buy-in from colleagues and customers. Validate your ideas and engage your customer community with the new Product Portal. It's the product management solution of choice at renowned companies like Invision and Zendesk!
    • Kate Pljaskovova
      Kate PljaskovovaCo-founder & CPO

      We've been using productboard to build our MVP and it helped us to get everybody on the team on board with what we're building and kept us focused. I love that productboard helped us also gather feedback from different sources (Intercom, emails and various conversations) so now we're processing the user feedback and planning our next product improvements - all in one tool. That's just the best!

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    • Productboard led to the death of spreadsheets and emails at our company when it came to product management. I've become a true fan of this solution and the great way it solves such a painful problem. Before adopting we played with Aha! who are a competitor, Productboard blew them out the water as far as I am concerned. Love it.

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  2. 59

    The task management tool, completely redesigned

    AhmediOS/macOS Engineer. Founder of Flawless · Written
    Asana is really nice after big redesign. We use it daily to keep track of all tasks. Easy to use tasks and subtasks system, ability to upload files directly to the task and also they have comments under each task/subtask for discussion. If you need something for development purposes only, I thing there are better solutions, but for high level roadmap planning and tasks Asana works great for out team.
    Kiren Srinivasan
    Kiren SrinivasanSoftware Engineer at Holberton School · Written
    I really love Asana! It's great for both collaborating with team members and personal use. I also love the fact that it implements the list, Trello board, and calendar UI formats. Trello is too lightweight IMO. Asana addresses all of the features you want - discussing issues via comments, adding screenshots, and voting on particular items via "hearting."
    • Rita Viana
      Rita VianaGraphic Designer

      I recommend Asana to everyone who is trying to get a more organized life.

      It's good to everything, it's free (until 15 members) and you can choose from 2 different styles: list or board. You can create unlimited projects, you can share tasks between projects with a click, there are chat boxes in every task, it's user friendly and their help forum is ultra helpful even if you never payed a penny to them.

      I can't live without Asana. Just the most amazing thing ever.

    • Veronika
      VeronikaInbound Marketing Manager

      I've used a few project management tools in the past and Asana is the only one that makes me genuinely happy and more productive (at work and with my side hustles).

      I can't recommend this tool enough for its ease of use, features and user experience. As a cherry on top, Asana's vision to help teams collaborate and do their best work is one that I can personally identify with!

  3. 39

    The easiest way to collect & manage feedback

    Dan Leveille
    Dan Leveille3Product Marketing, DeviantArt · Written
    Definitely more lightweight than Jira or other robust project management systems, Canny lets you publicly list upcoming features/products/bug fixes, and users can submit their own ideas and vote on which features they're most passionate about.
    Lets users submit and upvote ideas, see product pipeline, and get notified as the status of those features are changed. Great product, great team.
  4. 41

    The project management tool that grows with you

    Jessi Lu
    Jessi Lu14Change the future. · Written
    We manage both with Zenkit. It´s a combination of different tools with a Kanban Board, Mind Map, Spreadsheet, simple list and a Calendar view. You can build it the way you need it because of its many custom fields and with labels. You can upload files to each item, discuss everything within the item and use mentions to reach out to the right person.
    • Using Zenkit for a few months now and can't see myself going back to my old tool. The team has done a phenominal job of building an application that addresses the need of power users, light users, and everything in between.

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    • Edited my review to reflect the awesome response time to problem I encountered. Incredible, hard working team and their app reflects the care and dedication they have put into Zenkit. Keep up the great work, Zenkit!

  5. Roman Roznovsky
    Roman RoznovskyProduct Owner / · Written
    Workstreams works great for this use case and it is free for all team sizes! You can fill the "planned" column of your Kanban Board with ideas, have it act as a backlog and prioritize from there. The discussions are happening in Slack threads so you don't lose any information and it all stays pretty close to your original idea. File attachments, labelling and powerful goal aggregation on top.
  6. 5
    Nifty Project Management

    All-in-One Project Management Workspace.

    Shiv Kapoor
    Shiv KapoorFounder & CEO, Nifty · Written
    Shiv Kapoor made this product
    With Nifty, you can create custom tasklists with similar features to Trello, but you're also able to tie your tasks to Milestones that you create in the Roadmap tool. Nifty also has powerful communication tools like direct messages and project discussions from which you can create and assign tasks.
    • Felix Molina
      Felix MolinaCEO, City Scout

      I really want to like this PM and possibly leave Flow, but how do you justify $79/month when it's beyond limited. No iOS app, no Mac app, no duplicating tasks, etc., I understand it's BETA, but how does someone justify the price for such a limited tool?

    • Seán Marsh ✌️
      Seán Marsh ✌️Ethical Business Designer

      Really wanted to love this as the functionality would meet a bunch of my needs, but the execution just doesn't match the expectation set by the branding.

      Setting styles in the Doc feature is just plain busted. Closing edited docs doesn't always save, with no button to force a save, therefore creating confusion.

      The bottom nav layout is awesome, because it's got all things within easy reach - granular tasks, high level overview and all the rest.

      Overall, underwhelmed by this and kinda sad it didn't meet the needs I thought it would.

  7. 7

    AI powered dashboard with automatic insights from your team

    Hannah White
    Hannah White16Marketing Manager · Written
    Tonkean hits that sweet spot and adds a layer of AI on top. You can manage practically anything within the platform. All you have to do is identify what you want to track, integrate your business tools, set triggers and assign owners. Tonkean does everything from there. Tonkean works within your favorite business communication tools (Slack, Teams, and email), so there's no need to change anyone's workflow. A deadline wont be met? Tonkean will reach out to the key stakeholders and push their update on the project to your dashboard. An anomaly in a data set you're tracking? Tonkean will reach out to the owner and ask them what's up. The response will then be posted to your dashboard. This works for near any situation or scenario. I promise it's worth checking out.
    • Kelly Miller
      Kelly MillerProduct Marketing at Salesforce

      As we all know, it’s very rare to find a product that makes you stop and be like “This is awesome. Where has this been all my life!?” I’ve been using Tonkean daily for the the past 6 months, and am addicted. As a product marketing manager I work very cross-functionally and have always struggled with where and how to track and organize all the different things I work on. I’ve tried lots of task management, project management, and collaboration tools, but always ended up back in sticky notes, docs, spreadsheet, and calendar reminders to follow up. Tonkean changed this. While docs and spreadsheets are still useful for somethings of course, I now manage everything in Tonkean — my “worklist” of projects and action items, 1-1s with my boss, cross-functional campaigns, and success of key customers I’m working with. Tonkean allows me to pull in data from all different sources (which used to be manual) so I have a view of the key metrics I care about. It also automatically gathers the status of items at the right time from the relevant owner, and provides visibility of all updates and changes in Slack or via email. Oh! And did I mention it reminds me of things I wrote down but may have forgotten about? I could go on and on, but moral of the story is: get it, play with it, and I promise you’ll love it!

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    • Wes Goldstein
      Wes GoldsteinVP, Client Engagement

      We have been using Tonkean since before it was in Beta. It has shortened our Weekly Delivery Meetings by providing an easy way to bring in Data from Jira and Salesforce and review instead of transposing data into a new format.

      The ability to integrate into Slack and gather updates where our Delivery Team already is has been a game changer. It keeps everyone from asking status and allows people to just work and provide updates when prompted. If I need an update out of cycle, I can use Tonkean to prompt for it.

      Tonkean has been critical for our team to grow. It has provided insight to our leadership at the right level as needed.

  8. 3

    Product feedback made for Intercom

    Kyle Conarro
    Kyle ConarroCo-Founder @ Ad Reform / Userfeed · Written
    Kyle Conarro made this product
    Userfeed helps you find out what your users need, who needs it, and why they need it. It's built on Intercom, so you can log feedback from within an Intercom conversation, as well as let users submit feedback from your Intercom widget. You can also get real-time notifications of feedback activity, making it easy to follow up with engaged customers. When it comes time to close the loop after shipping something, one click takes you to send an Intercom message to all customers who upvoted what you shipped.
    • Harry Whelchel
      Harry WhelchelFounder, ConvoPanda

      Kyle and Landon are super responsive and have been shipping new features each week. I‘m very excited to see Userfeed continue to develop. I feel like they are on the right track to what the future of user feedback will look like.

    • Turner Levison
      Turner LevisonCEO, CommissionTrac

      Our customers enjoy the transparency of seeing what's being worked on and then seeing their ideas get shipped to the product. All in all this was an easy win for us.

  9. 3

    Customer Feedback & Product Roadmaps

    Brittany Fuller
    Brittany FullerTinkering & typing @ · Written
    Brittany Fuller made this product
    Roadmap helps you prioritize your backlog based on user feedback and data from your app. You can also keep your team and stakeholders in the loop with notifications and engaging public roadmaps. We often hear from teams that Roadmap is more functional than Trello, but not overly complicated like JIRA. We also have integrations with both in case you want to keep some part of your workflow there too.
    • Sam Rye
      Sam RyeFounder

      I only found Roadmap in the last week, but I've instantly seen it's potential, and have really enjoyed getting set up and starting to build out a backlog.

      I could see this being used for a variety of things, not just technology product management. I'm setting up a new impact studio, and we often take a participatory approach to developing ideas, so this could work as a really neat solution for us to centralise research and ideas.

  10. 2
    Drag Pro

    Transform Gmail into organized To Do lists (like Trello)

    Nick Timms
    Nick TimmsDrag 2.0 is live today (16th April)! · Written
    Nick Timms made this product
    Trello in Gmail? Drag is super-qualified for the statement 'lightweight Jira/Trello board'. It sits in your inbox and you use boards just like Trello.
    • Alexandra Balkova
      Alexandra BalkovaMD @Wise Guys, Dealflow @WannaBiz

      Testing for 2 months already, downloaded in December. Despite the bugs, I can not stop using it, cause for now I can't imagine my inbox not being perfectly organized as it was before. I see product is definitely improving, so I believe the team will deal with all the bugs & conflicts with other extensions. Cause Drag helps me a lot. Thanks for the product.

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    • Peter Banerjea
      Peter BanerjeaCo-Founder, SuccessIsWhat

      Extremely useful for anyone who spends a lot of time communicating outside the company - salespeople, support folks, PR people, procurement guys, etc. What I love most is the simplicity of it - which makes it very easy to get your people to adopt it!

  11. 2

    Focus on building the software, not the tool.

    ElFitzRocking the 🌍, one step at a time · Written
    It has the benefit of not being Jira, integrating well with Github (updating stories' status,...), having webhooks, and offering a clear hierarchy + stories relationships (blocking, related, blocked by,...) We mostly use it for dev-related work, and so far it's our favorite, by far :-)
    • Mark Brogowicz
      Mark BrogowiczLeading product at Portfolium

      I'm a huge fan. I've led two teams to switch to Clubhouse. The workflow is flexible, but constrained to keep things simple. The reporting is simple, but useful. The product addresses a hierarchy for software development, which helps to manage both short and long-term planning. This is done through User Stories, Epics and Milestones.

    • I've moved multiple clients from JIRA to Clubhouse. There is definitely less functionality but that's why it's better! It's not bloated.

  12. Masha Maksimava
    Masha MaksimavaProduct & Marketing · Written
    Jira works great for us, even if sometimes it can be kind of overwhelming (and it does look like it comes from the 90s) :)
  13. Vitaliy Verbenko
    Vitaliy VerbenkoRegular Canadian guy · Written
    Vitaliy Verbenko made this product
    Helprace is a customer and team-facing feedback system. You can use it to manage bug reports, issues, problems, backlog or create a roadmap as well. Manage activity, moderation (pre and post) and agent collision detection. It also has SSO, API, Webhooks and the option to posting without signup.
  14. 1

    Build product roadmaps, manage ideas, and make users happy.

    Neil Chalk
    Neil ChalkProduct Manager, 15below · Written
    Great product that helps focus on ideas and feedback, easy to create and share roadmaps. Also has an easy to customise workflow status and board to track progress
  15. Louis Svugr
    Louis SvugrI make and market stuff. · Written
    We're using Airfocus. It's a small startup exclusively focused on making roadmap prioritisation easier. It does a great job and integrates with Trello, Jira and more. It really helps us in our daily routines to stay focused and make sure everyone is on the same page! I highly recommend it.
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  16. 1

    Agile task management, kanban, scrum, sprints and timers

    Great app for planning projects. Timetracking, sprints and a very active development.
  17. 1

    If Trello & Google Calendar had a baby.

    Josh Sanabria
    Josh SanabriaCEO at GoArchitect · Written
    I like it because I can plan out my days, weeks, and months. It helps to focus my mind.
    • Raphaël Chabaud
      Raphaël ChabaudGrowth & Product Marketer

      I love what they call "daily kanban", it's the more clear and visual way to manage a todo list for me. I like teuxdeux for that. But teuxdeux development is stopped and the product haven't moved for a long time.

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    • Amokrane Tamine
      Amokrane TamineMarketing Student

      I thought it was a cheap ripoff of Sunrise Calendar (may it rest in peace) but it's not. I think it will replace my Trello and Calendar. Good thing is that the icons is very similar to Sunrise's so I can still remember it.

  18. 1

    A simple, beautiful and agile project management software

    Scrumpy is a awesome product, simple to use, and really well designed
    Scrumpy is an awesome product, simple to use, and really well designed
    • Oliver Stark
      Oliver Starkdeveloper & co-founder @fortrabbit

      No, seriously - If you ever worked with JIRA before, you know the pain. Scrumpy is the complete opposite. The team put a lot of attention to details and created a refreshing approach to project management.

    • kris

      This is one of those products where every detail in the UX and otherwise is incredibly well designed, made and thought about. You can really feel how much love and passion the devs put into it and that they wanted to solve a problem they actually had themselfes in the best way possible. Throw away JIRA/GitHub/whatever, Scrumpy sets new standards for agile project management.

  19. Sanjay Patel
    Sanjay PatelProduct Designer · Written
    Sanjay Patel made this product
    Bearbook Projects is elegant project management tool that merely your task management, time - logging, invoicing, build for a small team & individual freelancer.
  20. 1
    MindNode 5

    Visual brainstorming on your Mac, iPhone and iPad

    Jason Hargrove 🌱
    Jason Hargrove 🌱Familiar Bot and sipping green tea <3 · Written
    This doesn't have the collabo features you described, but I like this for the visuals. It's generic from a lists perspective but looks great and screenshots generally play well to an audience.
    • Paul Williams
      Paul Williamscreative problem solver

      I've been using MindNode for writing - have for years. I find moving branches of text is much easier than cutting and pasting in a text app. Great for mindmapping

    • bunnyhero🐰
      bunnyhero🐰i like bunnies and godzilla

      Great app. Too bad longtime supporters and boosters (buyers of MindNode Pro, back in the day) don't get any kind of discount. Sure, part of this is due to limitations of the Mac App Store, but why do they limit themselves to the Mac App Store only? Burning a lot of goodwill.