Shore Labs

Kanban Tool

5 / 5 28 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Kanban Tool powers over 25,000 small and large businesses from every industry and every region.


Average Ratings

28 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $5.00/month/user
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Shore Labs
  • www.shorelabs.com
  • Founded 2009

About Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool is a visual project management for visualizing and optimizing workflow and real-time team collaboration. It helps analyze and improve your process to increase business efficiency.


Kanban Tool Features

  • Budget Management
  • Issue Management
  • IT Project Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Planning
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking

Kanban Tool Reviews Recently Reviewed!

its the core of tracking my time, work and efficiency

Sep 07, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Its easy to use and fully customizable to an extent,

great add on features in the power ups and can tailor the whole user exsperience

Cons: Reporting could be alot better and more engaging - i.e Dashboard for different views of the kanban flows, iterations etc.

Also the 'archive' would be good if this presented better as its hard to store, or look at what you achieved

Overall: Manage tasks in a mode 2 operation to show value in development

We were looking for a good project management system, after trying others, this one is perfect!

Jul 28, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I can manage a lot of tasksfrom a long period of time in the same page. The filter is working very well. The automatic Checklist helps me to not forgot any recurant tasks.

Cons: There is no available setting for a target column related to due date.
The calendar on the right is small, it would be usefull to be able to open it in another window.

The only online kanban tool that checks off all the boxes

Jun 14, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This software actually gives you columns AND swimlanes. You'll notice almost all of the competitors do not give you that. Managing items is simple as drag and drop, click and type. The online collaboration piece is solid and administration is a no brainer.

Overall: We got our project requirements and tasks under control quickly and allowed several stakeholders to "get on the same page" easily, streamlining communication and nailing down requirements.
It's hard to imagine what this tool does not have. You can customize fields. Maybe customized reports? I don't know. It seems pretty complete to me. You can really hit the ground running with this tool AND it lets you import your items from Excel or other sources.

Excellent tool if you have to work on several projects simultaniously

May 17, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I'm am import procurement manager in a big retail chain of stores, so I have to work on many projects simultaniously and this is the only tool I found that provides that possibility in the most convenient way. Simply put a name of a project in a line and a task type in a column (for example, "to do", "doing", "review", "done") to handle all of them on just one board. Amazingly comfortable and productive

Cons: The android app is not user friendly. Bad UX design. Hope they will improve it.
The design overall is far from perfect, so if an interface design is important for you, Asana or Trello might be a better option )

Flexible, Intuitive Time and Task Management

Apr 20, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Flexibility, extensibility, intuitive interface.

Cons: Not being able to fully manually arrange to do items.

Overall: I was recently on the hunt for a task management tool that I could run separate from the commercial products used at my workplace. This would allow me to add in personal tasks and lower level tasks that weren't appropriate to track in the enterprise boards I was a part of.

I came upon Kanban Tool and was immediately impressed by the set up options; At a basic level, you already have access to basic, time and event driven Kanban boards, as well as several types of team boards for collaboration. From there, you can further customize the columns, number of lanes, and functions. You can import and export tasks through .csv and and calendar, making everything portable.

In practice, I was impressed with the simplicity of the cards on the board. They can be created by color, helpful when trying to manage a bunch of different workflows like I am. At a glance, I can also see the priority, days until due (or past due days!), and the number of sub-tasks within a card. That's right - You can set up checklists WITHIN the card, which is hugely useful. If you like to have a card for each subtask, you can do that to, and mark subsequent tasks as blocked until the subtask is complete. I also enabled a cool extra that causes cards to "fade" over time, giving another visual cue to things that aren't getting done.

Time tracking for each task was a bit of a revelation. Once I got in the habit of shifting every task I was working (The timer starts as soon as you put it in the "in progress" zone), I got really good info on what type of tasks were chewing up time, and even on the fact that I was working on a lot of things throughout the day that I didn't think to track.

Finally, Kanban Tool offers what they call "Power-ups", which are basically plugins. The ones I have been really excited about are the ability to attach files to Dropbox or Onedrive, a custom Chromecast feature that allows the board to be cast up to a TV (Great for my family chore board in particular!), and one that allows you to manipulate checklists without opening cards.

In the end, the only real niggle I had with the product was that while I can manually arrange cards in the To Do area (I use multiple swim lanes), one lane can't be longer than the others.

I am an enthusiastic product researcher, so I was a bit surprised when my productivity management hunt just lost steam after starting with Kanban Tool. For flexibility and daily use, I couldn't ask for more.

Excellent product for Project Managers across industries.

Apr 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has all the features you can find in other platforms.

Cons: It has room for improvement (the design). For example, I have also tried RealTimeBoard (awesome design).

Overall: I have tried Kanban Tool for six months and I can say it has all the features you can expect from these tools and it allows me to be more organized: it is visual, based on colored-notes, drag and drop, you can customize the work flow, for teams, analytics, etc. Take a look a it.

Recommendations to other buyers: KanBan Tool is the balance of analytics+design+ease of use.

very useful

Mar 10, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: Our team started to use this app some months ago and I must say that I am fully surprised how much time it saves and how it improves the organization and communication between the team members.

Very efficient

Jan 19, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: Kanban tool does what it claims to be best at facilitating smooth team collaboration in an easy, no-nonsense way. Love the new design they've brought out, love the ease of creating new projects, love the maintenance-free time tracking, love their quick support team.

Pros: This is probably one of the 3 easiest to get to know applications I have come across.

Cons: Not the best mobile support, I'm afraid.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you're pushed for time as far as finding the right app for your team goes - this is what you need.

better than we first expected

Oct 21, 2016
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: no training was needed - easy to use.

Overall: We mainly wanted to use the time tracker, but from a few months' perspective - it seems the overall increase in process visibility has been a huge improvement in how we work. The financial dep. are overjoyed with the possibility to automate recurring tasks - they're working just like clockwork. Overall, very useful application - the not too steep pricing also helps.

More than enough for my medium size business

Oct 18, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: It's been easy to get started with the application from the get go - there are board templates available, so we had a good place to start with/
After this, we've just kept on improving the boards and our processes have much simplified thanks to this. I would roughly estimate that our process is bout a quarter shorter now than before - which is a huge improvement in my book.

Kanban Boards using Kanban Tool, Free Trial

Oct 12, 2016
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Kanban Boards was recommended by my teammate as a great application for managing tasks. What I like is that it is a graphical clear visualization and helps me prioritize what I had going on and in which categories the tasks were. Also, I could color code, I do love that! I use the free version... so I don't have a lot of extra features, but I think the free version offers as much features and functionality as I needed!

Great App!

Aug 31, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Uptime, easy sign in

Cons: -

Overall: This application is really great! In my opinion it is one of the best among all available such tools.

Worth recommending

Jun 06, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We use it at my company to manage projects and remote teams. Because of its intuitiveness it was extremely easy to implement. The greatest thing about introducing Kanban is that we don't need so many meetings anymore. Also, extensive analytics enable to oversee your team's workflow and spot any bottlenecks.

Pros: time tracking, low price, mobile app for Android,

Cons: no iOS or Windows app

Great if you want to go agile

Jun 05, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have been using KT for over a year. I learned about it in my former company. We used it for project management and managing remote team. The best thing about it is that you can adapt it to your needs and create a perfect board for your work. It is not only about simple Kanban boards. The possibilities are endless. I also like the fact that KT offers very detailed and elaborated statistics and analytics. You can easily share files via KT and synchronize it with dozens of other applications. Now I use it only for me. It is also suitable for personal use. KT is all about elasticity and personalization. I hope my company will introduce it in the future.

Pros: -integrations -time tracking -power ups

Cons: -app only for Android

Easy and useful

Oct 26, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I get to know Kanban Tool at my previous work and I decided to implement it also in my new office. My colleagues are thankful and they say that the tool helps them to solve the time-management problems. And it's easy and colorful so they use it with pleasure.

Pros: easy to use; time tracking; colorful

Cons: is not free of charge

The best project management tool

Jun 25, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: My experience with Kanban Tool is very positive. It helps to carry out any type of project, smaller or bigger. Even though it offers so many options and functions, it remains simple and user-friendly.

Pros: Useful, easy to use, complete, cheap, universal

Cons: It should be available in more languages.

Great!

Jun 22, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Just finishing my free trial but as I really liked the experience, I might sign up for one of the plans - the price seems fair for the quality they offer. Kanban Tool is a software based on the well known kanban board method - there are plenty of programs using it, but this one worked out the best for me so far. It's simple yet effective, and has the option of time tracking - really useful!

With Kanban Tool managing remote teams is a piece of cake ;)

Jun 17, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: First and foremost - it is clear and intuitive, so you won't have problems introducing it to your team.The creators of KanbanTool took what's best from Kanban method and combined it with seamless time tracking. Integration with other software such as Dropbox, Zapier or Google Drive gives you practically endless possibilities. Great for delegating work, project management and even brainstorming new ideas. Totally recommend it!

Pros: -also an Android app -intuitive interface -really like its layout -easy to customize -a lot of interesting features such as: My Work Widget, Time Tracking & Reporting or adding tasks via email

Cons: -no iPhone app -more colors of cards would be nice

The best Kanban app I've used

Jun 15, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I've tried more than 7 of the popular Kanban applications, and this one is by far my favourite. It's to the point, no-nonsense, clear and easy to use, as well as to get used to using over a longer period of time.

Pros: - great customization and having the optional features (Power-ups) - time tracking, time reporting, cumulative flow, lead and cycle time diagram, breakdown chart - calendar and file hosting services integration - excel export - swimlanes - horizontal rows for setting a number of projects within one process (haven't seen this in other apps) - mobile access - free version to choose

Very helpful indeed

Jun 15, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We've been using the app to manage the cooperation with some overseas contractors, and it proved a lifesaver. Such a reduction of communication time and lag, far less misunderstandings and quicker results altogether. Since then, we've never stopped using KanbanTool, even though it's just the local team at the moment. Still increases productivity greatly and keeps things in order.

Pros: Easy to use, easy to get started, nice, clear UI, great optional features.

Better collaboration

Apr 04, 2014
5/5
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Comments: Simple way to organize tasks and co-work with colleagues by sharing comments and documents.

Pros: - sharing comments - sharing documents - intuitive interface

Improved customer satisfaction

Mar 14, 2014
4/5
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Comments: With a Kanban Tool we are able to deliver complete products in a timely manner.

Pros: - collaboration - adding attachments from Dropbox - clear design

Cons: - no iOS app

Great time management software

Dec 04, 2013
5/5
Overall

Comments: Kanban Tool is one of the most important tools of my company's management system. Very intuitive and easy to use. The whole team likes to work with it!

Pros: - Power -ups (time management widget is my favorite) - collaboration

Enhanced workflow visibility

Nov 03, 2013
5/5
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Comments: Kanban Tool has greatly improved workflow visibility within our company. No more emails being sent around asking who's working on what. It's affordable and useful. So I would recommend this for anyone that needs it.

Pros: Easy to learn: tutorial, user manual Simple design Drag & drop Easy customization: power ups

Happy with it

Oct 22, 2013
5/5
Overall

Comments: By far the best project management tool we ever used in our company!

Pros: - real-time collaboration - power-ups - search filters - colorful boards

Good solution

Oct 16, 2013
4/5
Overall

Comments: The application meets my expectations. Runs smoothly. Allows me to collaborate with my team.

Pros: - integration with online calendars

It helps me to organize

Oct 15, 2013
5/5
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Comments: Thanks to Kanban Tool I can finally organize my personal and business life. Very easy to learn and use. I like the Android app too.

Pros: - easy to use - android app

My team love it!

Oct 15, 2013
5/5
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Comments: We have been using Kanban Tool for about 2 years now. This application helps us to work together: to plan and organize everything, share tasks, documents and comments, as well as evaluate our results.

Pros: - intuitiveness and ease of use - customization (Power-ups) - integration (Zapier, API, email)