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Jira vs Wekan: What are the differences?

Jira: The #1 software development tool used by agile teams to plan, track, and release great software. Jira's secret sauce is the way it simplifies the complexities of software development into manageable units of work Jira comes out-of-the-box with everything agile teams need to ship value to customers faster.; Wekan: The open-source Trello-like kanban (built with Meteor). Whether you’re maintaining a personal todo list, planning your holidays with some friends, or working in a team on your next revolutionary idea, Kanban boards are an unbeatable tool to keep your things organized. They give you a visual overview of the current state of your project, and make you productive by allowing you to focus on the few items that matter the most.

Jira can be classified as a tool in the "Issue Tracking" category, while Wekan is grouped under "Project Management".

"Powerful" is the top reason why over 294 developers like Jira, while over 2 developers mention "Open Source" as the leading cause for choosing Wekan.

Wekan is an open source tool with 14.6K GitHub stars and 2.13K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Wekan's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about Jira and Wekan
Jakub Olan
Node.js Software Engineer · | 17 upvotes · 280.2K views
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Last time we shared there information about our decision about using YouTrack over Jira actually we found much better solution that our team have loved. Linear is a minimalistic issue tracker that integrates well with Sentry, GitHub, Slack and Figma which are our basic tools. I would like to recommend checking out Linear as a potential alternative to "heavy" issue trackers, maybe at enterprises that may not work but when we're a startup that works awesome!

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Jakub Olan
Node.js Software Engineer · | 4 upvotes · 239.3K views

YouTrack feels much more lightweight than Jira and additionally have all of features that Jira have, of course lacks at some analytics features, but it's more powerful at permission management and agile workflow. Additionally YouTrack have awesome integration with other JetBrains products such as incoming JetBrains Space and all other IDEs such as GoLand.

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Pros of Jira
Pros of Wekan
  • 308
    Powerful
  • 253
    Flexible
  • 149
    Easy separation of projects
  • 113
    Run in the cloud
  • 105
    Code integration
  • 57
    Easy to use
  • 52
    Run on your own
  • 38
    Easy Workflow Configuration
  • 38
    Great customization
  • 26
    REST API
  • 12
    Great Agile Management tool
  • 7
    Integrates with virtually everything
  • 6
    Confluence
  • 3
    Sentry Issues Integration
  • 2
    Complicated
  • 7
    Open Source
  • 5
    Kanban
  • 3
    Installed on local server
  • 3
    Easy to use
  • 1
    Easy setup

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Cons of Jira
Cons of Wekan
  • 8
    Rather expensive
  • 5
    Large memory requirement
  • 2
    Slow
  • 1
    Cloud or Datacenter only
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    What is Jira?

    Jira's secret sauce is the way it simplifies the complexities of software development into manageable units of work. Jira comes out-of-the-box with everything agile teams need to ship value to customers faster.

    What is Wekan?

    Whether you’re maintaining a personal todo list, planning your holidays with some friends, or working in a team on your next revolutionary idea, Kanban boards are an unbeatable tool to keep your things organized. They give you a visual overview of the current state of your project, and make you productive by allowing you to focus on the few items that matter the most.

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