Who Uses This Software?

LeanKit has proven success with organizations across a variety of industries. From small teams to distributed enterprises, thousands of customers use LeanKit every day to work more effectively.


Average Ratings

25 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $12.00/month/user
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • LeanKit
  • leankit.com/
  • Founded 2009
  • United States

About LeanKit

A 2013 Gartner, Inc. "Cool Vendor" in Program/Portfolio Management. Designed for the practical implementation of Kanban, LeanKit is a highly flexible project management platform that lets you visualize your process, collaborate more effectively and identify opportunities for improvement.


LeanKit Features

  • Collaboration Tools
  • Create Subtasks
  • Gamification
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Mobile Access
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Recurring Task Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Time Tracking

LeanKit Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Flexible lean project management tool

Feb 07, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: This is a nice relatively lightweight application that is easily configurable. Teams can quickly setup their own boards as they want and share them with other teams to view. The interface is simple and intuitive with a good level of configuration. Leankit delivers on the simplicity and ease of use.

Cons: At the time of using it, it was not easy to share work across multiple boards. The option at the time was to create a master board and create dependencies from there. That only worked if you planned for that at the beginning. However, if you were to decide later that you wanted to do this, it was much more difficult to retrospectively build that hierarchy. It also stripped new lines from descriptions, while there are workarounds with tags, it was frustrating that have wrapping automatically.

Overall: It was fast, flexible and offered team independence. While the company ultimately moved to a more feature rich tool that better served our needs, I would say that leankit is a great solution and should certainly be in your short list.

LeanKit makes my first intro to kanban

Dec 01, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: ¿ InCREDible depth of learning content available. ¿ Standard subscription is comprehensive and well-priced. ¿ Easy-to-use RSS/calendar feeds make it easy to integrate with my calendaring. ¿ Wide variety of templates help a newb like me get started quickly. ¿ Responsive design well implemented across desktop and iOS app.

Cons: ¿ The UI is absolutely functional and straightforward, but a little spartan. Apps you're going to live in all day need to inspire feelibngs of love and warmth (see Slack) ¿ As someone completely new to lean and kanban, AND with my tendency to just in without reading any documentation, I'd love to see a search field in the in-app help rather than links to tutorials and knowledge base. I want to be able to click open the help window, type "how do I X the Y?" and have the results page pop open. ¿ Inexplicably, clicking the (?) icon in the tool bar pops open the Privacy policy.

Robust Tool

Oct 27, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It allows you to create a completely custom board and stays true to its KanBan nature. It easily allows you to see who's working on what and when a task has been sent off to you.

Cons: It sends you a ridiculous number of emails. Every little change made to a task or board is emailed to you - even if you did it. I understand some notification via email is possibly necessary, however, you should have the capability to subscribe to only certain types of email notifications.

Great KANBAN Board

Feb 15, 2018
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 is a great solution that is very powerful and easy to use. We use KANBAN and this integrates well for our team.

Cons: There are not a lot of downsides for us but the biggest has been that it can be cumbersome to create templates for those projects that may have similar recurring tasks.

Helps us organize a lot of tasks for a medium sized team

Nov 10, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use, rich functionality, good webinars and tools to help the team get on-board.

Cons: Even though there are lots of integrations available - seems there's still way to go. Inherent scrum supporting tools like burndown chart are not intuitive to use from day 1.

Overall: We're still in the process of getting on top of our work plans, but already we feel the benefits of organizing a tremendous amount of tasks using this tool

BUYER BEWARE: No Refunds if you Prepay!

Mar 31, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Followed Kaban Lean Method

Cons: Basic Level is too limited compared to other solution providers

Overall: BUYER BEWARE: Do not pay for the full year as you do not get your money back if you are unhappy with the product or support. We tested the product a few months and then elected to use the basic product as it appeared to meet our needs. We paid for the full year but after a few months on the basic platform we decided to move to a different solution with more features at a lower cost. I asked for a refund of the unused months and I was told no.

Recommendations to other buyers: Basic level should include collaboration features and reporting is lacking.

Awesome for multifaceted swimlanes

Mar 28, 2014
5/5
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Comments: I can't say enough good things about Leankit. Only issue was that it took me an hour to grasp the UI with splitting horizontal & vertical swimlanes. However, once I had that down, I saw the power of being able to visually represent what I wanted to with the tool. Granted, I'm not using it for kanban per say, I'm using it for customer/prospect management primarily. In a single pane of glass, I was able to represented 30 different customers/prospects, where these customers stood relative to our core values & categories for developing the market. I know this is not software development... pivoting a bit here... Big proponent of this tool. Glad my company forced it upon me because it's a huge improvement over the rather simple, but go to tool, Trello. Trello still has its place but it seems arcane all of a sudden.

Pros: + Intuitive interface once you get used to it. + Very flexible + Flood your favorite problem children with email tasks until they scream (or create a spam filter) + Multiple swimlanes & sublanes are mind blowing. Seriously.... Experiment!

Cons: - Learning curve (but this is not that big of a deal.. trust me..) - tags are not selectable

Overall very intuitive.

Jul 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I like the Kanban style of listing the tasks on my plate. It helps me plan ahead and keeps me from wasting time wondering what I need to do next.

Cons: While it is great for big overall projects, I wish there was an easier way of creating cards for small projects. I get them sometimes and unless I tacle them quickly I often forget. Is there a way for you to create a shortcut to quick create a card?

Easy way to both manage own tasks and maintain visibility and collaboration with teammates

Jan 23, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Easy creation of task. it can be as simple or complex as you want, from a simple task name to start/end dates, resource assignments, categorization ,etc.

Cons: Difficult to have sub categories. Everything is organized in columns. it would be great to have a windows like organization.

Overall: Task organization. Makes sure I don't forget one of my many pending activities for the day.

The Most Intuitive Product

Sep 23, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use.

Cons: Haven't found on yet.

Overall: Been looking for a software package to help manage our workflow and optimize our project process. I evaluated several platforms and even tried a few others. The biggest adoption hurdle with other platforms has been ease of use, but LeanKits user-friendly interface and project management philosophy removed that hurdle for my organization. We now have buy-in from the whole organization on a predictable process and a way to track that process. I know that big things are coming as we start to track more and more projects over the coming months and then use LeanKits reporting functions to make big process improvements.

Why this costs money I'm not sure

Feb 27, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Leankit is a decent collaboration suite helpful for tracking details around things like project management. At least that's what we use it for. It's ok software, don't get me wrong, but when there are alternatives like Trello out there that are free or mostly so I'm not sure why this is worth the money.

Cons: First off, the Trello interface is cleaner and more intuitive. Second, the basic version of Trello, which will suffice for 90% of users, is free.

The best Kanban

Dec 05, 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: Easy to set up. Good value. Lots of templates to get started with. Easy to use.

Cons: Maybe the color palette is not the greatest?

Overall: There's a lot of different attempts at Kanban online, and this is the one I had been looking for. The problem with Kanban can be that you get too much information in one area at a time real fast, and it stops being useful. Leankit manages to allow you to capture as much info as you want, while still remaining, well, lean. It really is a great experience from top to bottom.

Recommendations to other buyers: Pay for the upgrade version, it's completely worth it.

Embedded in our business processes

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

Comments: We have been using LeanKit for more than three years at LateRooms. What started as a tool that was used by our product teams to track development work and releases has also been adopted by other teams within the business, for example I use the software to track procurement projects and the HR team use it to track the recruitment process.

Pros: Ease of use Integration with 3rd party apps (ZenDesk, Atlassian)

Lots of features, but too complicated

Dec 06, 2016
3/5
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1 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: Customization options, features, flexibility

Cons: Technical issues, inability to unsubscribe from emails, unhelpful customer service, tedious process for tasks

Overall: We tried out LeanKit for a short period and while it has a variety of customization options and features, it's too tedious and buggy for marketing purposes

Recommendations to other buyers: This might be a good software solution for programmers and other industries, but it's not ideal for marketing.

Easy to use and navigate software for project management

Jan 23, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Most actions can be done with a click of a mouse or even drag and drop, customizable colors for different types of tickets.

Cons: Sometimes when you drag a ticket and move it to another lane, it doesn't save there and you have to try to move it again and again, until it finally drops into designated lane.

Best for Lean Implementation

May 23, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Its a great software for companies looking to implement lean and also who wanted to continuously improve too.

Cons: Proper knowledge and training of the lean principles are required to create master board and then to collect all the required data.

A strong Kanban app with focus on ease of use

Feb 21, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Great easy to use Kanban app with a clean interface and easy to use boards- helps by making chages to projects easy and quick

Cons: interface is a little old fashioned compared to other similar apps- could benifit from strong support for non apple eco systems

Mar 30, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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An intuitive approach to managing a project Kanban is very useful

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: This project management software is very easy to use and easy to understand what is happening. I really like the Templates that are available especially the Dve Opps Template. I also really like the mobile app that is available.

Cons: The software does not have a specific area for managing risks. However, there are different ways to overcome this and also add issue tracking.

Overall: The Kanban set up used in this Project Management Software is excellent.

Solid tool for kanban squad management.

Jul 30, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: - You can fully customize your board for the needs of your squad.
- A lot of functionality when it comes to editing cards, breaking down tasks, etc.

Cons: - UI is a little dull unless you have a colour system in-place to differentiate different types of tasks.
- System overall feels a little robust with how you edit cards.

Overall: If you need a board for managing a Kanban squad, this is a decent tool. I recommend.

Feb 21, 2016
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Leankit Rocks!

Oct 04, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: Leankit provides Kanban visual work management that scales for the enterprise. Trello was only usable for a team of 10 - with Leankit we scaled to a team of 100

chaos to simplicity

Jan 07, 2014
5/5
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Comments: This application allows you to move from a chaotic approach to customer service to an organised one. Links to JIRA as well so it actually compliments rather than replaces it.

Feb 07, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Easy to manage and track business task progress

Sep 21, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Lean kit is user friendly and easy to follow. The "card" format is visually pleasing and functional.

Cons: I would like to see more detail, possibly behind the cards and possibly varied formats for those that prefer a more list like structure

Overall: It is an additional tool for our staff to use while tracking action items.