[Tool Review] – KanbanPad – Kanban For Free!

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There are some really great kanban tools out there. Some you pay for, some are free. People say that “you get what you pay for…” Most of the time, this is very true. Sometimes… you might just be surprised at what you can get for free.

[Enter]: KanbanPadAbsolutely free kanban tool, lightweight and simple

To get started, just enter your email address into the field and get to it. You’ll be greeted with a simple interface:

Add your first task and boom goes the dynamite. You’re off and running. If you’d like to register your account and get some more flexibility with your app, you’ll get access to some more fun settings, like:

  • Avatars
  • API settings
  • Adding additional steps in your process
  • Access permissions


And there you go. Above is what you’ll see as you fill out some more stories.
Be aware that you’ll need to press the VERY SMALL play button on each card to put it into an “IN-PROGRESS” state. Didn’t know that even existed until I clicked around a bit.

Click around even more and you’ll find that you can fill out the cards with just a little bit more information.

And … that’s about it.

So what are we talking about?

KanbanPad is a lightweight, free, kanban app. Simple as that. But it is a fine experience after all.

  • Multiple teams? Make a new board.
  • Tons of features? Not really.
  • Simple and elegant UI? Yes.
  • Will they be free forever? Yes, but they’ll be creating a paid version with more features in the future.

Bottom line

KanbanPad is simple, maybe overly simple for those that need a bit more oomph in their apps. A great start? Yes. But worth a look.
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7 Responses to “[Tool Review] – KanbanPad – Kanban For Free!”

  1. Vin D'Amico
    October 6, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

    I agree. I’ve been using KanbanPad for a few weeks. It’s not rich on features but the upside is ease of use. Easy to learn, easy to add tasks, ease to move tasks around, and you can’t beat free.

    If you want to try an electronic Kanban board, this is the easy way to do it.

    • peter
      October 6, 2011 at 4:19 pm #

      Any other kanban apps you’ve used?

  2. Nikolay
    January 18, 2013 at 9:05 am #

    Well guys I user Kanbanize. It is again free so it is unbeatable and the functionality is really great :) and not to forget the website: http://kanbanize.com/

    Best regards

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