MantisBT Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Open source web-based bug tracking system, written in PHP

4.01/5 (69 reviews)

MantisBT overview

MantisBT is an open source, web-based bug and issue tracking solution built on the PHP framework and free to download. Release under the GNU's General Public License, the software supports all desktop platforms and promises full leading browser compatibility for centralized, anywhere access. Promising setup within minutes, MantisBT’s customization options include role-based access controls available for authorizing multiple users across certain projects. Offering benefits in terms of collaborative review and resolution, bug or issues can be reported, reviewed and assigned to certain team members for address. A dashboard-based UI then summarizes key information such as issues recently modified (30 days) alongside a live Timeline panel providing team member update actions as they happen. In addition, email notifications can be setup and scheduled to keep teams and client contacts informed of new issue logs, resolutions or general progress comments. Workflow management is similarly assisted with Change Log and Roadmap pages where issue resolutions can be more effectively planned and observed.

Aside from a growing list of add-on options, MantisBT has a companion mobile web app available for optimized access on Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices. Developed and maintained by core team members, the app supports on the move user access to color-coded issue logs and more. MantisHub, the official sister SaaS-based package then offers an augmented MantisBT experience with extended features and cloud services for monthly and yearly priced subscription plans.


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MantisBT screenshot: The traditional MantisBT "My View" dashboard detailing issue overviews for those assigned and unassigned, recently modified, plus the Timeline live stream showing latest team actionsMantisHub IntroMantisBT screenshot: xMantisTouch is a companion web app that provides an optimized, responsive UI for MantisBT that allows users to login on iPhone, Android and Windows PhoneMantisBT screenshot: xThe Dashboard screen within the MantisTouch web app, showing search bar, project selection menu and buttons for navigating the various issue reporting featuresMantisBT screenshot: A color-coded view of all logged and listed issues pertaining to a selected project, as shown within the MantisTouch web app for mobiles  MantisBT screenshot: The latest version of MantisBT dashboard running within the MantisHub SaaS, an add-on product with additional features and support at subscription costMantisBT screenshot: An example of project release management within MantisHub for MantisBT, allowing updates to be versioned and tracked accordinglyMantisBT screenshot: Time tracking is built into the MantisHub service to support the monitoring of time expended by team members working on certain project issuesMantisBT screenshot: Analytics capabilities (MantisHub) provide visualized data feedback on multiple areas of individual and team performanceMantisBT screenshot: The updated MantisBT "My View" dashboard summarizing unassigned, resolved and recently modified issues alongside the Timeline team action stream

MantisBT reviews

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Feature Rich bug tracker

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-07-25
Review Source: Capterra

Proper tracking of daily tasks.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.

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James Tyrrell

Great product with lots of funtionality

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-12-06
Review Source: Capterra

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!Ease of use and functionality

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Maria Agnes Castillo

Simple but good bug tracking tool, serves its purpose

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-08-10
Review Source: Capterra

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

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Arpit Gupta

Wonderful and very fast Bug tracking tool

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-08-16
Review Source: Capterra

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 usersIt 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

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Bharat Salgotra

Bug tracking tool

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-09-10
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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MantisBT pricing

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MantisBT is open source, free to download via the website.

The SaaS option, MantisHub, is available with additional features at the following:

Starter (available to new customers only) – $4.95 per month (paid annually, or $6.95 monthly)
Gold – $22.95 per month (paid annually, or $29.95 monthly)
Platinum – $45.95 per month (paid annually, or $59.95 monthly)

MantisBT features

Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Data Import/Export

API (261 other apps)
Alerts / Escalation (57 other apps)
Application Integration (69 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (66 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (86 other apps)
Monitoring (185 other apps)
Real Time Data (77 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (83 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (65 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (72 other apps)
SSL Security (69 other apps)
Third Party Integration (117 other apps)
Workflow Management (74 other apps)

Additional information for MantisBT

Key features of MantisBT

  • Notifications
  • IT project management
  • Automatic notifications
  • Bug tracking
  • Custom fields
  • Role-based permissions
  • Email notifications
  • Mobile integration
  • Collaborative review
  • Plugins
  • Change tracking
  • RSS feeds
  • Data export
  • Time tracking
  • Messaging
  • Database support
  • Attachment auto-preview
  • Chat intergration (optional)
  • Social media integration
  • Multiple projects
  • Multiple user accounts
  • Exception reporting
  • Fault management
  • Activity dashboard
  • Changelog
  • Release management
  • Timeline maangement
  • Visual analytics (MantisHub)
  • Search functionality
  • Filtered views
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MantisBT is an online, web-based bug and issue tracking solution that is wholly open source, promising collaborative review and resolution features for multi-user development teams of all sizes.
Via the dashboard-based interface, users can report and view issues while utilizing Change Log and Roadmap facilities for the audit-able signposting of issue resolution progress.
Standard features also include a Timeline element giving live updates on actions performed by fellow project team members, plus email notifications for updating external stakeholders, role-based access controls for authorizing users and customization options for adapting issue fields etc.
Alongside a broad range of available plugins, MobileTouch is a mobile web app designed for use across iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices, providing MantisBT access optimized for viewing and reporting issues.
While MantisBT is free to download, a subscription SaaS product MantisHub ( extends the product to add extra features including release management, time tracking, visual performance analytics, cloud services and improved technical support.