Alternatives to Jira in 2021 for Self-Hosted
2021-01-11 09:05:00

When talking about project management tools, Jira almost comes to 1st all the time. But since Jira did prononce that there will be no more Jira Service Desk, it's such a headache for many teams especially they just want to locate their data on their own. And there are so many other numberous reasons, like product integration or leveragin Apps that only work on Servers ( Such as Insight Discovery ).

Actually, there are many other agile management tools as alternatives to Jira you could try with. We will compare in features among the most popular ones to help you choose the best for you. And In this list, they are all 

  • Agile tool ( or Scrum tool )
  • Self-hosted


ZenTao is an open-source project management scrum tool. While Jira using issue tracking, ZenTao is using story and bug to track issues. It's a very brilliant idea for application lifecycle management which you could track them with most transparencies.

ZenTao Open Source version is completely free, but some functionalities limited like Gantt, Word & Excel exportation and importation.

Backlog Management✓ Sprint and task✓ Bug tracking✓ Scrum✓ Roadmap✓ Burndown✓ Kanban✓ SaaS✓ Self Hosting✓ Doc(Wiki) Library

Open Source, full featured project management platform for startups and agile developers & designers.Taiga is a full featured project management platform for startups and agile developers & designers who want a simple, beautiful tool that makes work truly enjoyable. Taiga is free for Public projects and for one Private project with up to 4 members. Other paid plans with more projects and more members are available too.


OpenProject is an open-source project management software with a wide set of features and plugins. It supports project timelines / Gantt charts, issue tracking, wiki, document management, time and cost reporting, code management, Scrum and much more.


Kanboard is a simple visual task board software.
Kanboard is a free and open source Kanban project management software.
There is no fancy user interface, Kanboard focus on simplicity and minimalism. The number of features is voluntary limited.


Restyabard is a free and open-source Kanban board application. It is the best self-hosted alternative to Trello. but with smart additional features such as offline sync, diff/revisions, nested comments, multiple view layouts, chat, and more.

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