5 Best Free Kanban Board Software For Windows

Here is a list of best free Kanban board software for Windows. Kanban is a Japanese word that means visual signal. These software use visual signals to arrange and manage multiple projects, tasks, to-do lists, etc. In a Kanban board interface, you can specify multiple sections in side by side manner and its each section contains tasks associated with the purpose of the section in the vertical arrangement. This arrangement allows you to move projects up and down according to their progress and completion. You can even move projects or tasks between sections according to your requirement. By incorporating the Kanban board arrangement, these software simplify the project planning, scheduling, and project progress tracking. Through some software, you can also collaboratively work with multiple users and assign them projects and tasks.

These software not only simplify the project and task management but also improve the efficiency of projects. In some software, you also get timers to meet project deadlines. Furthermore, while working in collaboration with other users, you can share projects with added permissions like can edit, only view, etc. Other than that, you also get features like Filters (to filter out of desired projects), Priority (to set project priority), Analytics, etc. Go through the list to know more about these software.

My Favorite Kanban Board Software For Windows:

Portable Kanban is my favorite software because it provides a collaborative environment to manage projects and tasks. Plus, it comes with all the essential features that you need to add, manage, and track progress of projects and tasks.

You can also check out lists of best free Mood Board MakerProject Management, and Workflow Management software for Windows.

Portable Kanban

Portable Kanban is a free Kanban board software for Windows. As its name implies, it is a portable Kanban software that doesn’t need installation to work. Through this software, you can create projects and tasks that you can arrange over its interface to create a Kanban board system. Using it, you can also schedule tasks and view the severity of each task. Now, check out the main features of this software.

Main Features:

  • New Task: Use it to create new tasks by specifying the task name, topic, assigned user name, project date, etc.
  • Task Progress Panel: After selecting a task, you can press the Work button to signify that you have started a task. Similarly, you can select a task and press the stop button to signify that the work on a task is stopped for now.
  • Priority: Through this feature, you can set the priority of each task with Low, Medium, and High identifiers.
  • Task Categories: This software lets you divide tasks into two main categories namely Home and Work. All the tasks of Home categories are highlighted in navy blue color and all the Work tasks highlighted in Green color.
  • Time Tracking: Using it, you can view the amount of time and number of days consumed to finish a task.
  • Movable Tasks: From its interface, you can easily grab and move a task from its position to another position or task section with ease.
  • Reports: Using it, you can generate various reports based on tasks, users, and tags columns.

Additional Features:

  • Multi-User Mode: In this software, you can also share your tasks and projects with other users with the help of Redis database server.
  • Setup: Through this feature, the administrator of this software can add multiple users, create, groups, create tags, and manage task fields.

Final Thoughts:

It is a capable Kanban board software through which you can create visual task signals that help users to efficiently finish their tasks.

Kanboard

Kanboard is another free open source kanban board software for Windows, BSD, and Linux. It is a web-based software that needs web hosting software (XAMPP) and a web browser to work. Using it, you can visualize your tasks to help improve the efficiency of tasks and projects. Plus, it also helps you track the current status of one or more projects. Now, check out its main features.

Main Features:

  • Projects: Using it, you can create new projects and add tasks to a project that you can later track with ease. It also lets you create multiple categories under a project according to your requirements.
  •  Project Roles: Through this feature, you can assign one or more roles to projects according to your requirements.
  • Public Access: Using it, you can make your projects public so that other users can also view and make changes to the progress of a project.
  • Permissions: Use it share your projects with a set of users and groups with added permissions like can view, can edit, etc.
  • Filters: With the help of this feature, users of this software can quickly find out all their personal tasks, closed tasks, assigned tasks, not assigned tasks, etc.
  • Analytics: It creates and shows various graphs describing the progress of projects like burndown chart, lead and cycle time, cumulative flow chart, etc.
  • Activity: It allows you to track the daily activity of users on a project.

Additional Features:

  • Administrator Settings: Using it, the administrator of this software can add users, remove users, add groups, create groups, and manage projects.

Final Thoughts:

It is a feature-rich kanban board software that offers all the essential features to create and manage projects and tasks through visual project workflow.

Promodoro Logger

Promodoro Logger is the next free Kanban board software for Windows. Through this software, you can create a Kanban board consisting of many projects. For each project, you can specify the period of working time, break time, long break time, etc., to significantly improve productivity. According to the working time or break time, you can start the timer track how much time a project is taking. Now, check out its main features.

Main Features:

  • Kanban: It is the main Kanban board section of this software in which you can add new projects and track the progress of existing projects. With each project, you get a Play/Resume button that you need to press before starting and resuming your work. After the completion of a project, you can mark it as done.
  • To Do: In each project, you can specify a to do list of all tasks that you need to perform to complete a project.
  • Sort Project: It is another handy feature that helps you sort projects based on project time, last visited, remaining time, etc.
  • Promodoro: It is basically a stopwatch that keeps you reminding how much break time and assigned project time is remaining.
  • History: Using it, you can track daily, monthly, and weekly work progress of all ongoing projects.

Final Thoughts:

It is another easy to use Kanban board software that helps you improve the efficiency of your projects.

Solo

Solo is a free open source Kanban board software for Windows. It is a personal Kanban board software that needs a web browser and a localhost server software like XAMPP to work. Using it, you can create and track visual activities like Project Time Tracking, Task Management, Notes Management, etc. Now, let’s have a look its main features.

Main Features:

  • Boards: In this software, you can create multiple boards representing different projects, In each project, you can specify project sections and tasks. When a task gets completed, you can tick the checkbox of a completed task to remove it from the project pending task list.
  • Filter: Using it, you can quickly search all the complete and incomplete tasks of a project.
  • Files: In it, you can upload and manage all the files and documents associated with a task.
  • Notes: In it, you can store short notes associated with tasks and projects.
  • Your Agenda: In it, you can specify the day to day agenda and priority of tasks that you need to work on.

Final Thoughts:

It is a simple and cleanly designed Kanban board software that you can locally host in your system to maximize your efficiency.

Zenkit

Zenkit is another free Kanban board software for Windows. This software helps you manage projects and improve the efficiency of projects by using Kanban board visual project methodology. To do that, it lets you add multiple stages on its interface like a project, to-do list, tasks, in-progress tasks, completed tasks, etc. On each stage, you can specify the components of that stage like lists, names of in-progress tasks, etc. Plus, you can easily move the cards from one stage to another according to the progress of tasks. Now, check out its main features.

Main Features:

  • My Tasks: In it, you can add and arrange your projects and tasks in the form of Kanban board view. From here, you can also assign tasks to other users. With each task, you can add a text description, file attachments, and task due date.
  • Tasks: It contains all the tasks of all the users that are collaboratively working in this software.
  • Inventory: Using it, you can add and maintain all the documents and files associated with tasks and projects.
  • Activities: Using it, you can track all the completed activities and tasks. From here, you can also comment on them.
  • Sort: Use it to sort tasks according to title, description, due date, assigned to, etc., parameters.

Additional Features:

  • View: Using it, you can change the default Kanban board view with tile and list views.
  • Kanban Grouping: Through this feature, you can change the standard vertical grouping of tasks with horizontal grouping.

Limitations:

  • In this free version of Zenkit, you cannot collaboratively work with other users. To enable the collaboration feature, you need to upgrade to its premium version.

Final Thoughts:

It is another beautifully designed Kanban board software that helps you visually arrange and track tasks and project activities.

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