WeKan product overview
WeKan is an open-source task management and collaboration software that uses the kanban board approach for a simple and fast workflow. Teams are free to make and enable modifications within the system and adjust it according to their requirements, making the platform flexible and suitable for organizations that are working on complicated projects.
WeKan enables users to create boards with an unlimited number of users and drag cards around between board columns. The software equips users with collaboration tools and communication features to generate high productivity as individuals can work together seamlessly as a single unit.
Users can submit bug reports and enhancement ideas to make WeKan a better platform, together with other users. The WeKan community has over 400,000 members, each willing to further improve the software as well as the overall user experience.
Pros of WeKan
- As an open-source platform, anybody is welcome to work and contribute to improve WeKan.
- Organizations can host WeKan on their own server.
Cons of WeKan
- It doesn’t have a native mobile application.
Breakdown of core features
WeKan offers boards, cards including attachments, lists, swimlanes, and labels. It also provides an archiving feature and visual helpers like different colors and templates. Users can move the cards to another column or board – either drag a single card or select multiple cards and move them together. Additionally, the software includes a search function and filters that support regular expressions.
Users can “watch” and track cards they deem important. Watching cards can trigger email notifications when certain changes happen, such as when another user moves the card or leaves a comment. Moreover, WeKan has a special “watched” board displaying all the user’s marked cards, which can be useful in managing large projects and hundreds of cards.
WeKan is fully GDPR-compliant when installed on an organization’s server or in UCS, ensuring digital sovereignty.
(Last updated on 04/20/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)