Kanbanchi by Magic Web Solutions is a cloud-based project and task management solution. It caters to businesses of all sizes and works with G-Suite. It offers project collaboration, data management, time tracking and corporate branding within a suite.
Kanbanchi features kanban boards, where users can create custom cards related to project tasks and arrange them based on priority levels. Users can also add custom labels to the board, such as stages in the project workflow.
Kanbanchi allows users to share boards using their Google accounts. Users can also add checklists and assign cards to others. It also allows users to attach files to the cards via Google Drive.
Kanbanchi offers subscription pricing and is available in three different pricing packages based on the number of features needed.
Wendy from Bellalago
It is free!! . I wanted a simple way to manage our simple group projects for those in the group that use Google products. We can easily upload attachments and it's synchronizable with google drive. I like its drag and drop features. Overall very easy to use.
I do not have much negative about the application. Maybe having a mobile app would be a good idea for development?
Aubrie from University of California, Santa Barbara
The integration with Gsuite makes it easy to attach anything stored in drive and put events to my calendar. I love the visual interface. It's so satisfying to drag tasks to the 'done' section! Also, the percentage done feature is great. It's like a mini project plan.
I wish there was a little more customization allowed with the integrations. I would like to be able to push notifications to my calendar for a customizable time each day, for example. I have to switch it to 7AM every time so it doesn't block off time on my calendar that people can't schedule with me. Also, I wish you could just add a link (we use box as well as drive) instead of having to attach a file via drive.
Joseph from DS Academy
I like that it helps our various teams manage their assignments and timelines for projects more easily.
I dislike the fact that this software tries to push premium features and upgrades at every turn and in every way.
Aaron from DSA
Employees number: 51-200 employees
Better time management
Easy to use, quick to set up for the entire company, easy to create and share boards. Checklists and due dates work well.
Most features are behind a paywall. It gives you options to do certain things but then prompts you to upgrade. It should just hide those options.
It makes me keep my tasks and pendings organiced
It is easy to use it every day for daily tasks, it is also perfect yo share work when you are un a team.
Some great features are available only when you have payed, and it is a little bit expensive to buy ir.
Allows me to manage people who are working on projects for me. Keeps me in the loop without having to constantly ask for updates or engage in email threads.
It is like using advanced sticky notes, but it doesn't clutter your desk and you can take it with you! Being able to visually move tasks around, edit them, color code them, etc makes this software awesome. It stands out from Trello in its ease of use with G Suite products.
Brian from Emma Inc.
Employees number: 201-500 employees
Minimal. Keeps us on track as a team, but doesn't really do much else useful.
Ease of working in the portal. Easy to create, move, work within cards. Minimalistic approach makes it easy for users.
Reporting is pretty lame. Plus, the new requirement of extra licensing to organize columns by priority was a jab to the user. Moving cards can be flaky. Disorganized Trello feel.
João from Fundação Roberto Marinho
Employees number: 201-500 employees
Friendly interface and features. It's easy to understand and take projects' control. Considering the facilities the app have a interesting cost.
The challenge is keep developing the app Android increasing the features. But taking care to the friendly interface.
Sara from Paleosuchus
Employees number: 2-10 employees
A simple and easy to use collaborative project management tool.
I love its integration with G Suite, as my team and I use it for everything so all are files are there. Their support team is efficient and nice, which is another plus. So far, I've only used their free features and I've managed quite satisfactorily.
One of the paid functionalities (subcards) I'm interested can only be purchased when buying other features that arent that attractive to me.
Dollar from Dollar Logsdon CPA
We save time tracking outstanding projects and we are able to better track the outstading tasks for our team.
The best part of this software is the ease of use and ability to share boards with anyone on our team. The process of learning how to use Kanbanchi was also very helpful.
None, we love everything about this product. If we had one recommendation for this software we would love to have a phone app that performed the same functions as the web application.
John from NIHR CRN NENC
Employees number: 10,000+ employees
An organisation-wide sharing/ collaborating PM tool
The way its evolving; the team are very reactive to feedback and requests. It's easy to use for most people.
Currently no milestones in Gantt view/ currently no way to duplicate cards to be managed across more than one board - this would be extremely useful for me if they were to introduce it. However, as they've recently improved the way you move cards I reckon it's only a matter of time.
Dan from NHS
It is adaptable, works well, and has helped get me really organised. It is colourful and easy to use. It has a lot of features, some of which I haven't even tried out yet. I have had a lot of positive comments about it in the office.
You can choose what to show on the Gantt chart, but it is a default no rather than a default yes, which means I usually have to go back and select tasks to add
Ramin from Upper Education
It helps you for reducing time for doin your work. The good way to deal with deadlines!
Kanbachi is one of the best project management app in the market. Features and functionality are very flexible for almost every kind of stuff. And the whole enivonment is so friendly, very simple to use. And of course customer service is its best part.
As a new product, Kanbanchi has perfect potential to become more trustworthy application. I mean some minor errors, if they will solve them It would be greater one.
André from CSC MonAvenir (school board in Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees
- Greater transparency in our group-based and project-based activities for student leadership programs.
- More engaged team members, having always up-to-date information concerning project progress
- Easy to connect to student Google Apps for Education accounts, which don't always allow easy access to other apps like Trello or Slack
- Very functional and easy to use, all features are well integrated and the app seems very resilient
- Great support, quick responses to email tickets and impressive turn around time for feature request implementation
Knowing that the software continues to grow continuously and features are added, here are notes and feature requests :
- the commenting section seems hard to access. We love that we can collaborate on boards, especially since it's so seamlessly connected to Google Apps. However, it's hard to discuss things within Kanbanchi. Perhaps inline messaging within comments, or a notification system for new messages within cards a user follows.
- more granular permissions to allow certain users (in this case, students) to be limited in functionalities (assigning or un-assigning others to cards, deleting cards or columns, changing tags, changing wallpapers and other UI elements, etc.)
Louise from NIHR CRN
I like the ability to categorise cards and colour code them as this makes it so easy to manage my activities.
I would like to be able to have a function to have several deadline dates in a card rather than just one
David from iCREATE Stony Brook University
The cards and the quick ability of adding a item and tracking it through the organization has allowed us to better communicate.
It would be great if there was a way of getting a category system where we could count how many items were completed in each category.
Better self organization
- amazing granularity to customize tasks: tag names + tag colours + card colours + priority + start date + due date + assign people + attachments + comments. This helps a lot to quickly organize work visually when dealing with different teams and different kinds of tasks
- sub-tasks can be added either with sub-cards or just checklists
- integrated with Gsuite (due dates with Calendar / files with Gdrive)
- "related cards" feature allows to link cards between them (eg when there is a common context)
- great filtering options
- no mobile app yet (web browser experience on mobile is terrible)
- no global search (only within a dashboard)
- when a card is set to "Done", the card won't disappear from there. You have to delete it manually (and lose traceability) or create a separate dashboard for "Done Cards" and move it manually there
Anthony from Centre for Continuing Education
Easy to use. We set one up from scratch in minutes. Progress/priority and descriptions are very visible and easy to see very quickly.
NO APP! Also doesn't work on tablet or smartphone browsers. As a business we are always on the move but also moving quickly with workflows and approvals. Therefore we need to be able to update on the go. If not an App then at least a mobile friendly (responsive) version is needed ASAP
You also can't comment or contact i.e. @somone directly. This is important as you need to alert assigned users to changes or to provide further instructions and directions. Definitely need this feature.
David from FirmoGraphs
Drag and drop interfaces. Easy collaboration. Plenty of flexibility on how you deploy the software, and useful for both development and non-development (e.g., marketing planning) purposes.
Dennis from Defense Information School
Employees number: 201-500 employees
I like the light weight feel of the product and the flexibility for defining individual business rules based on the type of board required. I'm not locked into a "scrum" or "kanban" only set of rules.
The ability to establish board business rules based on need. I have used it for projects, business workflows, etc. I also like the light weight feel of the application. It is so much better than some of the more "heavy" products in the same category.
Would like to see functionality built in to share boards via Google Team Drive. Currently, I (or other PMs) must share via their own Drive space.