MantisBT Software

4.03 / 5 (73)

About MantisBT


MantisBT is a cloud-based issue management and bug tracking solution designed for software development organizations. The solution helps team members to collaborate on projects and share software development progress with internal teammates and external clients.

MantisBT’s email notification feature sends automated emails regarding issue updates, group actions and project statuses to both project manager and team members. The role-based access feature allows project managers to restrict or grant access and permissions for projects, data and information to selected users.

MantisBT’s project collaboration feature allows team members to communicate and collaborate on bugs and issues raised by end-users. It also enables project managers and team leaders to customize workflow on the basis of project requirements and resource availability. Users can also access dashboards to keep track of the development progress as well as generate variety of reports to summaries development updates.

MantisBT supports operating systems such as Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris and Linux.



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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, Solaris, Unix, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

73 Reviews of MantisBT

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.03 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

3.5

Functionality

4.0

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(19)

4 stars

(38)

3 stars

(15)

2 stars

(1)

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July 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2018

Feature Rich bug tracker

Proper tracking of daily tasks.

Pros

Can track multiple projects and multiple users working on it.
The filters given are really awesome, it helps a lot to track the project and user workflow.
Many functionalities are given with simplicity like forms, user tracker, project-wise tracking, road maps, user account, project details, etc.
Various User levels are given to work with, so it's easy to assign, resolve and close the issue for higher / lower level user too.
The detailing about any task gives in-depth info of any project,
in which child task, parent task functionality plays the major role.

Cons

The UI is not at all user-friendly, the non-technical person could not understand it easily.

The concept of child class/ parent class is tedious to understand in the first view.

The links for "Bug Update" page (Pencil icon) and "bug view" page (hyperlinked Bug ID) are located really very close, so while updating the task, it creates confusion.

December 2016

James from Rail training international

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2016

Great product with lots of funtionality

I used this for my old place of work! and must say at the time it was easy to use, With tons of features! I like the drop down list for different departments (sites) and how easy it is to track faults open or closed with different colors for different states! I now use a program called Team support, which I have found easier to use, With the Sam functionality! unsure on prices of either product as I'm just a user! but mantis is definitely a handy little program that I would say is focused more on the technical user!

Pros

Ease of use and functionality

Cons

Looks a bit more technical for the nontechnician minded

August 2018

Maria Agnes from CWB National Leasing

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2018

Simple but good bug tracking tool, serves its purpose

It let me tracking my daily tasks plus I learned all the basics of bug tracking process from this tool

Pros

It's a good platform to track issues for multiple projects and users. It offer a good, user friendly interface not pretty but functional with all the features you would expect for a bug tracking platform. Overall, this is a small program, very straigthforward making it very handy and probably the best option for new users or startup operations.

Cons

Though its UI is clear and concise, need to improve on some graphical look and feel. It's also not as customizable as other bug tracking tool/project management like JIRA

August 2017

Arpit from Damco Solutions

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2017

Wonderful and very fast Bug tracking tool

Since it is easy to use, we are easily able to help our QA & Dev team to use the bug tracking & reporting tool. It is best option for Start-ups and new users

Pros

It provides easy bug tracking covering all basic things required fo ra Bug tracking software. It can be integrated with all the build and task management tools. We have it integrated with TFS & SVN

Cons

Reporting & Filters should be improved a lot. if both these things are improved people will find it an ideal solution for bug tracking

September 2018

Bharat from OATI

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

September 2018

Bug tracking tool

Pros

Mantis is very easy bug tracking tool. Users can easily submit and tracking daily tasks and bug on mantis. Most of companies using this software to testing purpose. Tester assign bugs/issues found during testing over different project. A tester can attach screen shot, documents of bugs. Mantis feature are very simple to use.

Cons

The User interface looks older. Bulk data uploading in mantis is not happen at once sometimes.

April 2019

Esther from ZITRO

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2019

My first issue tracking and bug development tool

Pros

Mantis was the first issue tracking software that I used several years ago . It was easy to install, setup and deploy through all departments involved from development to QA release of product.
As all open-source tools is widely maintained by the community

Cons

I love free version of MantisBT, but professional version is really expensive comparing to other options on the market

May 2018

Mark from Flash Mobile Vending

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2018

Job logging software

Pros

The software is easy enough to use and you can log track and trace current and in progress jobs that have been created. Timelines and grades give you the capability to process logged jobs in the time frame required.

Cons

For the average user this software will not be that easy to navigate around but once thy have had enough training on it they will be comfortable enough to use it.

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2019

Ugly but free and works

I've been using Mantis in both companies I cofounded. Everyone was horrified at the UI, but I never had a single issue with managing it.

Pros

Free
Has everything for bug tracking and project management
Simple enough to never break

Cons

The UI is, as they'd put it in the action movies, "one ugly m.er" - aesthetics of a service elevator
Configuration must be done by editing PHP files, not cool

August 2018

Amandeep from Escalon Business Services Pvt. Ltd.

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2018

User friendly Open source bug tracker system

The high functionalities fulfills the purpose of bug tracking, thus, management of a project becomes more efficient.

Pros

1. Helps team members in project collaboration and to track the progress in software development within team or with clients.
2. Automated email notification system which notifies project members regarding issues updates.
3. Issues can be filtered according to status, priority, assigned to user, date etc.
4. Each user can view his/her own unresolved issues.

Cons

Very simple interface - Can be improved.

April 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2019

Mantis Review

overall it good for small companies

Pros

Good Bug tracking tool.
Can be integrated with other tools easily.
Can track multiple project at the same time
Different roles for different users
search is very easy to use and multiple options are available for search

Cons

Boring UI
Reporting is not much strong compared to other tools

August 2017

Robin from Damco Solutions Pvt Ltd

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2017

It's an easy to use bug tracking software and can be used for tracking multiple projects

Pros

Customizable issue workflow , Notifications , Search and Filter tools , Various levels of users Access

Cons

It is an amazingly simple tool to install but the included download file does not contain any documentation. Instead it redirects to the on-line documentation from within the /docs/directory.

March 2018

Warren James from Flash Mobile Vending

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money