I am a big fan of Trello.com and Atlassian JIRA and imagine my excitement when I saw an Ad for a BETA product that said it was better than both.
I have blogged about Developing software and staying on track before and informed people of Trello and JIRA etc.
Update 1st December 2017: Atlaz is shutting down, no more signups are being allowed and existing customers can get a refund and can export data in a 3 week window. Shame.
Trello is easy to use, this is where I started tracking tasks online.
JIRA be a bit hard to use (detailed sure but hard to use).
I decided to give Atlaz.io, a go. (Update 4th Nov 2017, Atlaz is no longer in beta and is still free to companies below 10 users).
Signing Up To Atlaz.io BETA Steps
Quickstart Guide (Video)
When you finish setting up Atlaz you have a project ready to go.
Importing Trello Items
Trello import was easy. You just need to log in and go to https://yoursite.atlaz.io/company-settings/import.
Trello items imported just fine (in about 1 minute). Because I was going to import JIRA items (with similar names) I decided to prefix every imported Trello item with “zz” to eliminate future clashes.
Importing Atlassian JIRA Items
Importing JIRA items was easy too. You just need to log in and go to https://yoursite.atlaz.io/company-settings/import.
JIRA Imports Happened OK.
fyi: Atlaz knowledge base.
Questions I Asked Atlaz.io (for the BETA)
Q) Do you know the pricing after the beta?
A) The pricing is almost done, our Sales are on their way of completing the pricing. What I can tell you for sure is that we will offer a free subscription for the teams with up to 10 members.
Q) Do you have a Jira or Trello import option?
A) Sure, we have both import options from Jira and Trello. Also, in future, we are planning to add a universal import option.
Q) When will the beta expire?
A) Our public release is planned for September,18th.
Q) Are you planning Github or Bitbucket integration?
A) We do plan these integrations, their release is planned for the end of this year approximately.
Q) API support?
A) API is going to be introduced soon.
Q) Is the beta truly beta (nightly builds or opt-in beta features or hidden A/B testing)?
A) Our beta is truly a beta 🙂
- Easy Trello Import.
- Easy JIRA Import.
- Price for solo people (Free).
- Simple to use.
- Great mobile app.
- New features been added all the time.
- No Avatar detection (Gravatar).
I may just ditch my paid Jira just yet.
I plan on testing out Atlaz and updating this guide soon.
Atlaz 3 months on
I have now ditched Jira and Trello and use Atlaz 100%. I use Atlaz.io on my Android phone to capture and prioritise tasks and dive into the web version when I need a bigger workspace. I use a Kanban board for most things and have a board for everything (blog posts, todos and projects).
Detailed non beta review soon (maybe, let me know if you want one).
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