About Backlog

Backlog is an all-in-one project management tool for developers and their teams with capabilities such as issue tracking, version control and wiki on a single platform. Core features include projects, burndown charts, Gantt charts, issues, watchlists, subtasking, comment threads, file sharing and bug tracking. The platform is intuitive for non-developers and can be accessed while on the go via mobile app for Android and iOS.

Backlog helps users prioritize and manage tasks within projects through collaboration across teams and to-do lists, while tracking overall progress. Users can communicate project updates, discuss plans, and submit work requests to teams, and securely share files, from legal documents to web design work. Backlog helps keep users up to date on overall project status and provides cumulative summaries and individual milestone tracking.

Backlog automatically generates and updates Gantt charts in real time to help with project planning, allowing users to slice and dice charts by assignee, milestone or category, and export to Excel. Version control features provide web-based, Git and Subversion repositories for engineering and design teams with no installation required. Built-in features include custom fields, user permissions, email integration, and wiki for creating meeting notes, project plans, and product requirements.

Backlog enables project management while on the go with its mobile app for iOS and Android that allows users to keep track of issue changes and comments, and get mobile alerts and notifications anywhere.

Pricing starting from:

US$35.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Backlog

  • Track bugs and projects on one platform: Helpful for clients and non-technical teams to report bugs.

  • Keep tasks organized: Task management with parent and child issues, task assignees, and comment threads.

  • Collaborate on code: Backlog provides Git and Subversion repositories as well as a web-based repository browser with no installation required.

  • See it all: Watch projects as they progress with automatically generated Gantt and burndown charts. Track changes with Git and Subversion repositories.

  • Stay in the loop: Activity feeds and watchlists help keep an eye on relevant work and deadlines.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    Australia, Canada, Czechia, France, Germany and 19 others

    Supported Languages

    English, Japanese

    Pricing starting from:

    US$35.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Backlog Software - View overall project updates and status in view on your project dashboard.
    Backlog Software - Drag-and-drop cards make it easy to move tasks forward.
    Backlog Software - Get a full picture of your team's workload and timeline in the Gantt Chart view.
    Backlog Software - All of your project's task in one easy list view with detailed filters and search functionalities.
    Backlog Software - With built-in version control and git features, Backlog allows developers to easily collaborate on code.
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    Backlog Software - View overall project updates and status in view on your project dashboard.
    Backlog Software - Drag-and-drop cards make it easy to move tasks forward.
    Backlog Software - Get a full picture of your team's workload and timeline in the Gantt Chart view.
    Backlog Software - All of your project's task in one easy list view with detailed filters and search functionalities.
    Backlog Software - With built-in version control and git features, Backlog allows developers to easily collaborate on code.

    Features

    Total features of Backlog: 110

    • @mentions
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Agile Methodologies
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Approval Process Control
    • Assignment Management
    • Audit Trail
    • Backlog Management
    • Bug Tracking
    • Bug/Issue Capture
    • Business Process Automation
    • Charting
    • Code Repository Integration
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Color Codes/Icons
    • Commenting/Notes
    • Communication Management
    • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
    • Customizable Dashboard
    • Customizable Fields
    • Customizable Templates
    • Dashboard
    • Data Import/Export
    • Deadline Management
    • Discussions/Forums
    • Document Management
    • Document Storage
    • Drag & Drop
    • Due Date Tracking
    • Email Management
    • Email-to-Task Conversion
    • Employee Activity Monitoring
    • Feedback Management
    • File Management
    • File Sharing
    • File Transfer
    • For IT Project Management
    • Gantt/Timeline View
    • Idea Management
    • Issue Management
    • Issue Scheduling
    • Issue Tracking
    • Kanban Board
    • Knowledge Base Management
    • Milestone Tracking
    • Mobile Access
    • Multi-board
    • Multiple Projects
    • No-Code
    • Notes Management
    • Percent-Complete Tracking
    • Planning Tools
    • Prioritization
    • Product Lifecycle Management
    • Product Roadmapping
    • Productivity Tools
    • Progress Tracking
    • Project Management
    • Project Planning
    • Project Planning/Scheduling
    • Project Scheduling
    • Project Tracking
    • Projections
    • Real Time Editing
    • Real-Time Data
    • Real-Time Notifications
    • Real-Time Updates
    • Recurring Issues
    • Recurring Tasks
    • Release Planning
    • Remote Access/Control
    • Remote Support Software
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Reporting/Project Tracking
    • Request Management
    • Resource Management
    • Roadmapping
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • SSL Security
    • Search/Filter
    • Sprint Planning
    • Status Tracking
    • Sub-Task Management
    • Supports Scrum
    • Surveys & Feedback
    • Tagging
    • Task Board View
    • Task Editing
    • Task Import
    • Task Management
    • Task Planning
    • Task Progress Tracking
    • Task Scheduling
    • Task Tagging
    • Team Management
    • Testing/QA Management
    • Third-Party Integrations
    • Ticket Management
    • Time & Expense Tracking
    • To-Do List
    • Traditional Methodologies
    • Version Control
    • Visual Workflow Management
    • Visualization
    • Workflow Configuration
    • Workflow Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5
    (130)
    Value for Money
    4.4/5
    Features
    4.4/5
    Ease of Use
    4.4/5
    Customer Support
    4.3/5

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    Vishal
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Unveiling the Power of Our Backlog Project Management Tool

    Reviewed on 11/08/2023

    I personally like backlog as compare to other project management tool. If we need to send report...

    I personally like backlog as compare to other project management tool. If we need to send report for daily status to higher position person then it is easy to copy ticket and make reports.

    Pros

    Easy to UnderstandUser-Friendly UIEasy to track issue/Bug/Enhancement

    Cons

    First screen, we need to enter Username & Password because if we entered email and enter password for next screen, It will hard to repeat process if we entered wrong password.

    Verified Reviewer
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 201–500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Excellent ,easy to adopt,easy to use

    Reviewed on 11/02/2019

    We are using the Backlog tool on 2 projects with a total of c. 30 people involved. For one of...

    We are using the Backlog tool on 2 projects with a total of c. 30 people involved. For one of those, it is used solely as an issue tracker. For the other one, it is used as the main tool for managing the project( keeping the track of backlog items, version, milestones, question, improvements....) Wiki is widely used for changelogs and manuals. Project documentation is stored in the Files section.
    The whole team ( especially the upper management) is really satisfied with the tool and we will keep on using it for upcoming projects.
    It also has gained some traction in the entire company so other teams are using it with the same results and satisfaction.

    Pros

    - easy to use
    - Wiki functionality
    - ability to add a custom category and issue types
    - dashboard and recent activity
    - search functionality works excellent
    - support team

    Cons

    - lacks the ability to add custom status for issues (starter plan)
    - mail notifications are sent to the assignees only, but not the one notified in the notify field

    Jullian
    Overall rating
    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    Accessibility

    Reviewed on 26/07/2023

    Pros

    Features are shown and quite sufficient.

    Cons

    The features are difficult to use and hard

    Kartik
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Good Product Project Management

    Reviewed on 03/08/2023

    Pros

    The low tech look and interface gives you comfort and does not overwhelm you.

    Cons

    UI is not as responsive as it should be. All pages load fully which takes time.

    Deny
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Outsourcing/Offshoring
    • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Common software in Japanese Company

    Reviewed on 11/02/2019

    I use this software maintaining the offshore project from Japan, this software mostly good, never...

    I use this software maintaining the offshore project from Japan, this software mostly good, never hang or shut down, because this software conduct the maintenance after the office work.

    Overall this software is good for maintaining the projects.
    Thank you

    Pros

    1. We can attach project file into the software.
    2. We can track by the project category.

    Cons

    The interface not so attractive, that's why Japanese people mostly like this software.

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    Backlog offers the following pricing plans:

    Free forever plan for 10 users Starter: $29.2 per month, billed annually or $35 per month, billed monthly Standard: $83.3 per month, billed annually or $100 per month, billed monthly Premium: $145.8 per month, billed annually or $175 per month, billed monthly

    Backlog has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

    Backlog supports the following languages:

    English, Japanese

    Backlog supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Backlog integrates with the following applications:

    Cacoo, CoPilot, Jenkins, Jira, LambdaTest, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Teams, Redmine, Slack, Typetalk, iCalendar

    Backlog offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat

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