MantisBT Features List

MantisBT

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

4.0/5 (46 reviews)

MantisBT Feature Summary

  • 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 Feature Reviews

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

Umesh Suryawanshi

Great free tool for bug tracking !

2017-10-04

Free bug tracking and management tool

Pros

Integration with 3rd party software management tool is possible.

Cons

Bug search and dashboard should be more customizable.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Kirti Kumar

User friendly bug tracking tool

2017-08-31

Pros

Mantis is open source and highly customizable bug tracking tool.

Cons

Reporting can be improved, user customization can be enhanced and integration with othet project management tool can be added

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Arjun Gupta

Fantastic open-source bug tracking tool

2017-05-19

Bug testing, tracking tickets, product management

Pros

Open source, easy to configure and customize, has all the basic features we need, makes testing and tracking issues very easy

Cons

Very basic user interface, does not integrate with other tools, sometimes the configurations are too complex to bother

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Elcenir Perez

A project manager and super easy to manage activities, done in PHP

2018-07-04

Pros

I think it is a very good software to manage projects, I used it for 4 months in a project of development of legal complements made in a system, where my main role was to monitor the activities of the participants, it is web-based, it has its free version and its PRO version, which despite everything is accessible

Cons

really good compared to others like Jira vs trello, they lose in terms of interface quality, but functionally fulfills the purpose

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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julia vera

good

2017-08-04

Pros

You can customize your workflow.

Cons

reports are not that easy to get when you want an specific scenario and through historics it is a bit difficult to get those.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Steve Carson

Mantis is a solid program for tracking issues

2017-12-07

Pros

I'm a developer and have modified Mantis for users adding time tracking and billing to the base product.

Cons

The interface is a little dated. Mobile users are stuck using a desktop web interface.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

Rock solid Bug Tracker

2018-03-09

Pros

- Useful integration with Testlink allowing to assign bugs to test cases

Cons

- UI is very outdated

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

OK bug issues reporting/ tracking platform

2018-01-10

I have used other platforms like JIRA and I think it is more intuitive and it has better functions and integrations.

Pros

MantisBT is quite an easy-to-use platform for both technical and non-technical users, the reporting works, the tracking works.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Arpit Gupta

Wonderful and very fast Bug tracking tool

2017-08-16

Since it is easy to use, we are easily able to help our QA & Dev team to use the bug tracking & reporting tool.

Pros

It can be integrated with all the build and task management tools.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

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

I used mantisBT to learn about a bug tracking software as I was studying in university.

2018-07-03

Pros

mantisBT is very easy to use as it has very user friendly user interfaces. As an overview, the pages has different colors for easy identification and simple forms.

Cons

mantisBT is not adapted to agile programming and the application looks a bit techy for the non-technical users.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Robin Madan

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

2017-08-09

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.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

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Amit Kumar

Good Product for bug tracking

2017-07-12

I am recommending to use Mantis

Pros

The reporter simply logs in and reports a problem.

Cons

I have no issue to use this product but design view is not good.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Daniel Pacheco

If you want to control bugs, MantisBT is the best solution.

2018-04-09

Pros

For the user, it has a nice interface and the team can be notified of each stage of the test cycle.

Cons

Your options are limited when it comes to customizing and creating new reports and more accurate tracking of manual test cases.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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ritika garg

A Very Simple product

2017-04-20

i like the features of exports - like Export to csv, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word which are common tool we are using giving the easy access to the activities.Another feature i use is its ability to send messages to other users for a specific issue.

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Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Hemant Kumar

The tool is very good, the reported issues can be easily tracked. The GUI is user friendly.

2017-05-09

Pros

The GUI and field provide in UI are very good and easy to understand .

Cons

Sometimes face issue to take out the reports the procedure is also not easy. the representation can be improved.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Ross Din

Great for basic project management

2018-04-20

Pros

If you are look for a basic bug tracking system for software development, this is one of the tools you might want to look at.

Cons

Not as feature rich and as cutomizable as some other bug tracking/project management tools like jira.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Gerrit Vanoppen

Good Issue Tracker

2017-05-17

Collecting data on all of our firm's development issues is of high importance to us.

Pros

Mantis offers a good interface to gather comments, files... for all team members involved.

Cons

There are features that I'd rather remove from the interface, but I wouldn't know how.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Luke Stephenson

Solid issue tracking software, but a little clunky

2016-11-04

We use Mantis to track all of our customer's request for software configuration changes.

Pros

Reminder system drives better accountability. Filtering is useful to find only issues of a certain type.

Cons

User interface isn't pretty, although it is functional.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering MantisBT

More user customization of the interface would be great, at first there is a lot of unused fields for what we do.

Source: Capterra
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Syed Ali

Syed Mantis Review

2016-12-13

This software is being used for tracking and assigning issues/tickets to the team for different projects and you can follow up with your team members by manually going into the specific ticket what is due for that day etc.

Pros

Easy to use. User friendly

Cons

Where a person who assigned the case and the person to whom the case is assigned both should receive automatic reminders and warnings.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Recommendations to others considering MantisBT

Automate the software by putting automated tracking and reminders.

Source: Capterra
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Arthur Duarte

As any other free issue tracking system, you will spend lots of time configuring it

2018-05-21

Pros

It´s another free issue tracking tool and if you cannot afford on having a good bug tracking system or at least can´t find anything better, go with this one, it may suits you.

Cons

The interface is terrible, it may be difficult to configure and as my experience, fixing the mailing is terrible.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Capterra
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Mark Jordan

Job logging software

2018-05-29

Pros

The software is easy enough to use and you can log track and trace current and in progress jobs that have been created.

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.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 11-50 employees)

I use it for tracking issues on software I develop

2017-11-08

It's a free bug tracker software, nothing less, nothing more.

Pros

Mantis BT is easy to maintain, it is free, it is fast and really easy to customize.

Cons

There are not so many plugins/extensions in the market. Also mobile applications for Android/iOS are missing (but still you can use the browser)

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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James Tyrrell

Great product with lots of funtionality

2016-12-06

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!

Pros

Ease of use and functionality

Cons

Looks a bit more technical for the nontechnician minded

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering MantisBT

Everything seems square rather than rounded with this product, work with it and you'll pick it up quickly

Source: Capterra
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Parveen Gupta

Mantis - The simplest tool for beginners

2017-02-10

Mantis is one of the simplest bug tracker tool. It goes well with if somebody with no background of any tool starts working with any tool.

Pros

simplest tool

Cons

Lack of collaboration

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Dealdiane Din

Good but feels dated

2018-04-25

Pros

Very easy to setup and straightforward to use. The user interface is simple but gets the job done plus it's free and open-source.

Cons

The user interface, although has been refreshed, still feels dated compared to some of the more popular alternatives

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Software Advice
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