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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    productboard 2.0

    The product management system for makers who care

    WinstonMake excellent products w/ @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!
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    The work management platform for teams

    Ahmed Sulaiman
    Ahmed SulaimanProduct Lead @ Pitch · 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 SrinivasanFounder of CrafterFaster · 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."
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    The easiest way to collect & manage feedback

    Dan Leveille
    Dan LeveilleProduct 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.
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    The project management tool that grows with you

    Jessi Lu
    Jessi LuChange 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.
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    Roman Roznovsky
    Roman RoznovskyCo-Founder / · 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.
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    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.
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    AI powered dashboard with automatic insights from your team

    Hannah White
    Hannah WhiteMarketing 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.
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    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.
  9. 3

    The best user feedback tool for startups

    Tomáš Vestenický
    Tomáš VestenickýDesigner, developer, problem solver. · Written
    Tomáš Vestenický made this product
    The best solution for growing startups is a public feedback board with a roadmap. Key benefits: 1. Allowing people to post feedback freely (not prompted by a question) means more diverse and *real* ideas. 2. Open discussion is essential. Most of the time, a single post won't contain enough detail, and upvotes are meaningless by themselves. When multiple customers weigh in on an idea, that's where the magic happens. 3. A roadmap sets clear expectations – customers love seeing that progress is made on *their* ideas. (IKEA effect and stuff)
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    Roadmap 2.0

    Product management tools for innovative teams

    Brittany Fuller
    Brittany FullerCo-founder & CEO at Notably · 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.
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    Founder Content

    World’s biggest curated list of resources for founders ❤️

    Nick Timms
    Nick Timms🏋️ Drag, 🚀 Whoisvisiting, 💭 more on site · 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.
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    Project management without all the management.

    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 :-)
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    Confluence 2.0

    An open and shared team workspace

    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) :)
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    Bearbook CRM

    Simplify your sales workflow in one place

    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.
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    MindNode 5

    Visual brainstorming on your Mac, iPhone and iPad

    Jason Hargrove 🌱
    Jason Hargrove 🌱Sipping green tea, working on A Mountain · 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.
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    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.
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    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
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    Agile task management, kanban, scrum, sprints and timers

    Great app for planning projects. Timetracking, sprints and a very active development.
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    Sunsama Calendar

    The calendar for teams

    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.
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    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