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Virtual Productivity Enhancing Workspace

Published 06/19/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

KanbanTool is a productivity application that helps user visualize their work. The application includes boards that let users organize tasks using virtual sticky notes. Tasks can be easily dragged and dropped directly onto the board. Old tasks can be archived to reduce clutter on the Kanban Board. Users can collaborate and visualize their progress and workload. Analytics are included so users can easily look for bottlenecks in workflow and improve overall efficiency. Team tools are available and let users work with clients and colleagues on shared workspace. KanbanTool also supports document sharing. Users can work on documents and share them with others. An advanced text editor maximizes customization and formatting options. Users can create specific documents or build to do lists.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Kanban Tool was founded in 2009. The application take a visual approach to project management. Many users have found that Kanban Tool is very effective and lets them work more efficiently. The application has been discussed on numerous websites and blogs. The user base continues to grow. Kanban Tool currently serves users in nearly 100 countries all over the world. The user base includes more than 15,000 individuals in many industries.

What are the differences to other apps?

Kanban Tool offers a valuable collection of features that can help user get things done efficiently. The service is helpful, but offers many of the same features that other productivity applications boast. The main difference is in presentation. Kanban Tools favors a visual approach that lets users see all work in a way that is organized and works best for them. The user still has to put in some effort to organize, but can get a better handle on the overall workload with Kanban Tool’s convenient interface.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Kanban Tool utilizes a gentle color scheme that makes the interface feel friendly without losing touch with its professional focus. The application is well organized and presents a layout that almost anyone can master with minimal effort. The design may seem a bit flavorless at time, although in most areas the hints of blue, red, orange and yellow help save the design from becoming outright boring. A professional in search of a reliable, straightforward productivity tool may appreciate the application’s watered down style more than a casual user would.

How does the registration process work?

New users can click the blue “Pricing and Sign Up” link at the top of the homepage to register for Kanban Tools. After choosing a plan on the following page, the user is asked to supply a name, email address, account name, desired site URL and terms of service agreement. The user must complete email confirmation after submitting the form to finish registration and access their new Kanban Tool account.

What does it cost to use the application?

Kanban Tool offers users four subscription options. The first is a free plan that includes one board and up to two users. Next is the Unlimited plan which costs $5 per user per month and includes unlimited boards. The Starter plan costs $9 per month and includes up to three boards and access for four users. The Pro plan costs $29 per month and includes up to eight boards and 10 users. All paid memberships include a free 30 day trial for new users.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Kanban Tool is ideal for small businesses and individual professionals who need a better way to organize workflow. The application lets users organize tasks and commitments any way they want on the visual interface. Although the application has little to offer casual users, anyone working on a project can use Kanban Tool to plan and manage workload from start until completion.

  • Organize tasks on visual Kanban boards
  • Collaborate online with team members and clients
  • Analyze workflow and look for potential issues
  • Drag and drop tasks for easy organization
  • Archive completed tasks to keep boards clutter-free

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KanbanTool contact details

Postal address:
Shore Labs
ul. Poprzeczna 11
40-654 Katowice
Poland, EU

KanbanTool pricing

FREE - Permanently free version
Cheapest plan (per month) : $5.00
Most expensive plan (per month) : $29.00




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