Pivotal Tracker Goes Freemium and Paid

For all those out there that use Pivotal Tracker as an Agile management tool are in for some news:

Pivotal Tracker will still be a free tool until July 19, 2011.

After that, Pivotal Tracker will be $7 per month.

This is an interesting turn of events that we’re hopeful will turn out for the best for them. It does, however change our review a bit on the tool: [Find our Agile tool review on Pivotal Tracker here]

It will still be free for public projects, non-profits, and educators. So if you’re in this bucket then you should be fine.

Pricing details:

  • $7 per month for up to 3 collaborators across up to 2 private projects, with 1GB of storage for file attachments $18 per month for up to 7 collaborators, up to 4 private projects, 3GB storage, and use of the Get Satisfaction, Lighthouse, and Bugzilla integrations
  • SSL encryption, Campfire and Twitter notifications, as well as API use is available for all plans. Community support, via http://community.pivotaltracker.com, will continue to be open for all users.
  • Individual use will continue to be free, with no collaborators, up to 2 private projects, and up to 200MB of storage for file attachments.
  • More information on pricing is available on the new pricing page.

“At the end of the day, we’re establishing a paid model so that we can keep improving Pivotal Tracker aggressively based on your feedback, add operational capacity, and provide responsive support.” – Dan Podsedly

[See our review of Pivotal Tracker here]

8 Responses to “Pivotal Tracker Goes Freemium and Paid”

  1. best
    January 20, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

    This totally sucks, i loved pivotal for little projects.. and to jump from free to $7 a month!!! outrageous.. have a look through http://alternativeto.net/software/pivotal-tracker/ for an alternative that wont rip you off.

    • peter
      January 20, 2011 at 1:32 pm #

      Yeppo! That’s the software lifecycle. Thanks for the link… and imma let you finish… but… http://agilescout.com/best-agile-tools is the best agile tool list of all time!!! – Kanye West

    • Greg K
      October 20, 2011 at 6:31 am #

      I don’t see how $7 is a ‘rip off’, for many organisations this is a bargain. Consider writing an app like this in house, the cost and time involved is something most organisations wouldn’t/couldn’t commit to …

      For those non-commercial teams it’s still free. Why shouldn’t they be allowed to monetise their product?

      • peter
        October 20, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

        Agreed. Not a rip off because I believe it’s totally work the buck.

  2. Tobias
    August 29, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    Maybe try Planthat http://www.planthatapp.com as a free alternative… It is a clone with timetracking as an additional feature

    • peter
      August 29, 2011 at 10:49 am #

      Nice. Please add this to our best agile tools list as well as a comment!


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