CardBoard Features

CardBoard

Web-based collaborative user story and journey mapping tool

4.22/5 (170 reviews)

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Assignment Management
Backlog Management
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Calendar Management
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Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Communication Management
Contact Management
Content Management
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Customizable Templates
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File Sharing
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Milestone Tracking
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Prioritization
Product Roadmapping
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Reporting/Project Tracking
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Requirements Management
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Retrospectives Management
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CardBoard Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about CardBoard's features:

Andrew T.

Very nice accessible software

2018-07-30

I've used business for ad hoc project management, and personal tasks.

Pros

The export to excel allows easy access to upload projects into tools like JIRA or elsewhere.

Cons

Some of the times it's too creative. Auto expands to make a bigger canvas, not very possible to make borders.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 201-500 employees)

Easy to use; digital post-its

2018-07-27

I love the collaboration feature and the drag and drop interface.

Pros

The simplicity: dragging and dropping cards.

Cons

When I want to add more details (on the back of the cards), there's no formatting options. Also, if I want to add a column or row in the middle, I need to shift out every individual card.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Peter B.

CardBoard

2018-07-27

I really liked how easy it was to drop cards, move them around, and add some comments.

Pros

The simplicity of the tool, it provided me with what I wanted and did not over complicate it with features I did not need.

Cons

The export to excel option was pretty messy, but then again why export it?

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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FA B.

Good idea, missing features, buggy

2018-07-30

- Bad and Good - The central idea of the board is nice - Everything around seems to have been donc in a rush - Management of teams are just a mess - The idea a public boards, not searchable, messy . .. give you just a bad image - Not intuitive (except for the cards management)

Pros

- The idea - The fact that their is not real alternative to the product (not saying it's a good product, just not worst than competition) - Easy to use and simple - The journey feature

Cons

- Buggy - The pricing model - Missing at least a crucial features: descent printing (what do you think teams do with a Story Map) - When you move things cards do not reorganized as expected and we end to have to move many cards across the screen. I should not be forced to think in advance what to enter first to avoid delating and moving things around after.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from CardBoard


Your feedback is greatly appreciated!

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Ruchir G.

Cardboard use at ADP

2018-07-30

Also, it would be great if it can offer integration with Rally and other product management tools.

Pros

Gives product managers a great tool to create and manage product maps quickly and seemlessly.

Cons

Creating a new map or a thread is a bit cumbersome, especially when swimlanes and columns have to be inserted or removed.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Joe L.

Great agile collaboration tool for Agile

2018-07-27

This is an excellent tool

Pros

This tool is a great visual tool that fills in the gap of many Agile Project/Product Management software on the market.

Cons

This tool needs more integration with other software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 201-500 employees)

Great product

2018-07-30

Pros

Easy to use and great for product management

Cons

Little slow to use and load on phone and app

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Hospital & Health Care company, 1001-5000 employees)

Cardboard review

2018-07-27

Pros

Helps with project management.

Cons

Should be easier to learn

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Veselin M.

The easy way to Story Mapping

2018-08-02

Especially after they updated the interface. Keep in mind the tool is more in the freeform category - you can place anything anywhere in a grid - it won't require you to put specific things in specific slots.

Pros

While working with paper and stickies is the most quick tool to adopt, sometimes a digital one is required, as it provides certain benefits (quick editing; sharing; remote collaboration). I liked that it required zero learning for the basics.

Cons

There is a workaround with exporting, which can get the job done.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael P.

CardBoard: A Good Starting Point

2018-07-27

Pros

Being able to share lifetime is great as well!

Cons

Would like a little more control over look and feel.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Entertainment company, 10001+ employees)

Best online story mapping tool

2018-07-30

The app is great for what it’s designed for.

Pros

Nothing comes close to this in terms of the flexibility and usefulness in helping virtual teams to story map.

Cons

The export to csv and import sometimes can be glitchy.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Keith M.

Great little app!

2018-08-02

Outlined the high level steps at the top and then the detailed activities below.

Pros

Give you the same "feel" of using post-it notes. Export to PDF option is great!

Cons

Free trial was only 30 days. Graphics aren't wild and crazy but serve the purpose.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from CardBoard


Thank you for your review! Let us know if you may need an extension of the trial!

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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 10001+ employees)

Very easy to use

2018-08-03

Pros

It's very easy to drag and drop tickets, as you would do in the real life.

Cons

There is only a little learning curve about the software but it was very easy to overcome.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from CardBoard


Thank you for your review! We will be looking to release content to create a lesser learning curve! Any specific things that were toughest to get the hang of?

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Jams T.

Integration with JIRA does not work in the long term

2018-07-30

Dissappointing. The lack of a sync we can use makes it only marginally better than powerpoint or visio.

Pros

The ability to document system requirements and share them with remote teams and stakeholders.

Cons

It would be great if we could use CardBoard to document a new epic and then import them into JIRA without maintaining the link or having a two-way sync.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
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Alain G.

User friendly, efficient and easy to work with

2018-07-27

Pros

Drag and drop, intuitivity, user interface, collaborative

Cons

There could be more functionnalities. You should be able to define your own annotations.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Ryan E. M.

Things about cardboard

2018-07-27

Pros

I helps build things quickly. Has great zoom in/out features. easly tell a story

Cons

Hard to import / export data.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Management Consulting company, 51-200 employees)

cardboard

2018-08-02

real-time virtual collaboration for distributed teams.

Pros

ability to export and/or link to other common apps.

Cons

nothing specific. opens additional browser windows when downloading.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from CardBoard


Thank you for your review!

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Anonymous
(Telecommunications company, 1001-5000 employees)

CardBoard Review

2018-08-04

I tested a few story mapping tools and CardBoard came out on top in my tests.

Pros

I really like the UI and the ease with which cards can be created and moved around - two of the most important things in story mapping.

Cons

There was a lot of multi-select drag and dropping of all other cards to fill the extra column rather than it disappearing once empty.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from CardBoard


Thank you for your review! Let us know if there are any steps we can take to assist you in the approval process!

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Pawan S.

Nice tool

2018-07-30

Pros

Easy to create and share content with collaborators

Cons

UI could use a little bit of snazzing up, but that may just be a personal preference

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Leisure, Travel & Tourism company, 201-500 employees)

Good alternative for Smaply or UXPRessia

2018-07-27

Pros

Easy to use, simple drag-and-drop board, can be used for different needs (from customer journey mapping to kanban)

Cons

If you are looking for customer journey mapping tool then I would recommend Smaply.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jessica M.

Expensive for what you’re getting

2018-07-30

I loved it, however it was really pricy and we decided we could do the same thing with a Google Sheet.

Pros

Ease of use, copy/paste features, drag/drop, ability to share and collaborate with others.

Cons

The cost for increased number of collaborators.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Angelica E.

CardBoard made easy and not much to it

2018-07-27

Pros

ease of jotting down any process , project notes and not having to rewrite everything.

Cons

The only issue I have is it is not easy to download and share with other that do not have the same tool

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 201-500 employees)

Very nice tool for Story Mapping

2018-12-23

I've become interested in product management and read about User Story Mapping technique.

Pros

There aren't too many features in the interface (and I'm not saying they are needed), and that makes the UI nice and clean.

Cons

Something like this would be helpful for CardBoard users as well. * UI could benefit from some additions, e.g. to allow to increase the card titles font.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from CardBoard


Thank you for the review and suggestions for future improvements.

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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

Good software, but hard to make people use a new system

2018-07-27

We use user stories to define the work for the developers, but the is no process on the product team on how we get from the high-level requirements to the user story.

Pros

Clean design, easy to use.

Cons

It would be good to have a comment session that we can see in the map overview.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Biotechnology company, 201-500 employees)

Great for creating user story maps and journeys

2018-07-27

I really enjoyed using Cardboard while I had access to it.

Pros

I loved how easy it was to create the maps and share them with others across multiple teams. the color coding and ability to put notes on the back is something that I enjoyed over using Visio

Cons

I think I'd like more color options for the cards but honestly, that's just nit picking

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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