Electronic Kanban Boards Are Worth a Look

A wealth of electronic Kanban tools are emerging. Some have been around for a while and others are relatively new. Most charge a monthly or yearly fee. Some have a free option with restrictions. A few are completely free.

Many teams prefer using a physical Kanban board drawn on a wall or whiteboard. They like the experience of physical interaction and the visibility afforded by posting status on a wall for all to see.

Electronic Kanban boards are particularly useful for distributed teams or even for teams that allow members to work from home. If you have an interest in going wall-less, take a look at these options. (A few are currently in beta status.)

Those marked with an asterisk (*) are totally free as of the date of this posting. If you know of any Kanban software, please leave a comment with a link.

Updated: December 16, 2012 — 5:05 pm


  1. I would like to recommend you also KanbanTool – http://www.kanbantool.com . Simple and intuitive tool which helps me to organize my work as well as my private issues.

  2. Hi,
    you missed KanbanTool (http://kanbantool.com) – really good online kanban board.

  3. This tool i free,
    Try it out, let me know what you think

  4. Tobias: tried Kanban.softhouse.se as demo.
    Tasks disappear in board when you edit them. Seems to be a development project requiring som improvement. But I like the interface and the overall functionality. Maybe user interface could be improved.

  5. I’d like to suggest Eylean (www.eylean.com) to this list.

  6. I’m sorry, but why Trello isn’t marked as total free tool? https://trello.com/privacy

    1. My mistake. I’ve corrected the post.

  7. Hi, I’d like to suggest Kanbanik (http://code.google.com/p/kanbanik/). It is free and opensource.

  8. Hey, thanks for mentioning Kanbanize http://kanbanize.com/
    We really do our best to provide you with the best kanban tool on the market for FREE 🙂
    We really appreciate your recognition!

  9. You may want to take a look at boardsync (http://boardsyncnow.com)

    Boardsync lets you lets you keep your physical board but integrate it easily with software tools like the ones listed with a simple photo from your smartphone.

  10. Have a look our free digital kanban board solution, yatta workspaces (http://yatta.ws).
    Different approach with multiple project row in a board for better overview.

  11. Try WebTCards.com rich functionality, FREE 21 day trial and video tutorials to help you create systems to your specific requirement. Free telephone and email support.

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