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Redmine

Redmine is a project management web application

4.06/5 (109 reviews)

Redmine overview

What is Redmine?

Redmine is an online project management software built on the Ruby on Rails framework specifically for small groups. It accommodates multiple projects and provides a wiki and forum for each one. It can be used as an issue tracker in addition to managing files and documents and user permissions may be assigned based on roles. Redmine can create Gantt charts, calendars, RSS feeds, and email notifications. Groups can use Redmine as a time tracker and view time by user, issue or activity.
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Matthew P.

Best Project Tracker/Management/Team Tool bar none

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-06
Review Source: Capterra

Excellent project/tracker management - faster execution of projects

Pros
You can get the bare bones redmine up and running in minutes using a bitnami stack. Out of the box it's built for speed and simplicity, but if you are prepared to put some minimal effort in to add plugins, you can add many features, all free, that take it to the next level.

Cons
The barebones version leads many (reviewers on this site included) to think that's all there is. It's built to be modular and extensible, so if you don't like the UI, you can simply add themes, if you want it to do additional stuff like tight email integration, agile (yes there are multiple free versions), helpdesk, Work Breakdown Structures, Charts, fully customized menu bar, repositories, Vault, Excellent Wiki, integrations to Slack and other ticket systems etc - you can do all of that. But because people see versions of Jira or Service Now running with more features (both of which require much more knowledge and effort), they think that redmine is underpowered. So imho that would be my main issue - it's reputation regarding functionality and security - both unfounded.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jose Miguel S.

Versatility = Redmine as Bug Tracker/Project Manager

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-16
Review Source: Capterra

Redmine is my de-facto BTS every company I go. I am very happy with its stability, versatility and easy to use for the end user.

Pros
Redmine is a powerful Bug tracker system with such a flexibility that you can use it as your CMS if you want. There is a ton of plugins to install. You can use Redmine as a CRM, ERP, Payroll, etc... as long as the community around it can imagine a use case, it will exist. There are some paid services which customize Redmine to run as a full ERP, but I have no experience with them.

Cons
The installation process can be a pain for novices: You have to prepare your VM installing Ruby, then Ruby Gems and others gems to make advances functions to work. The source control system interface is good, but hard to install and configure. You will have better luck if you download a Bitnami VM or an AWS Appliance Image. There is a Docker image as wall, but I have no experience with it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Binigya D.

Redmine - Mine full of possibilities

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-10-19
Review Source: Capterra

My experience with Redmine has been a mixed bag. It is free, so it was a good start to using a fully fledged project management tool and get used to the process. It had adequate tracking features and after a bit of time, our team got used to it. But its archaic UI, confusing UX and a headache during deployment and frequent downtimes can seriously impede your project management process. So, it was a strictly OK experience for me with some pain points that were too impactful to ignore, so we had to make a switch to a better, a paid option.

Pros
Redmine is a project tracking tool with good intentions. I like that it is free, open source and comes with comparable features to its paid counterparts. I love its Git integrations, flexible time tracking options and multiple databases support, even though it may take a bit of tinkering the first time around. But most of all, it is free and that is its biggest plus point. Anyone, with some configuration can get started with it.

Cons
Where do I start? Redmine is free, so we have to keep that in mind too as it allows you to dip your toes into the waters of project management tools. I really dislike the UI and UX. Granted, you have some themes but that doesn't help its case. The UI looks aged and the UX is somewhat terrible. Our team took a lot of time to grasp it and use it properly. And even then, we were making a lots of mistakes and couldn't find the data we wanted quickly. Redmine does have lots of features but most of them are half-baked. And also, according to the deployment team, the deployment was a headache. And we also got frequent downtime too. We were always getting 5xx errors and that seriously hampered our ability to track projects effectively.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Julián M.

A versatile bug tracking system

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2021-02-24
Review Source: Capterra

This is a good tool for managing projects. Almost all the project workflow has been merged into this tool: we can also generate automated changelogs and time-tracking reports. It has a plugin repository where you can find some useful extensions, like a template manager for writing issues based on a specific format. We take advantage of its API to notify when a task is delayed, or to give the end-user a voice, so he can write the tickets directly into our platform.

Pros
The most important thing is its simplicity: from the configuration to the end-user usage, everything is easy and practical to setup and start writing issues. It acan be integrated against LDAP-based authentication systems. The workflow of the issues can be configured easily in the admin panel. Its interface can be changed using templates where you can put your own logo and relevant information regarding your business logic.

Cons
The set-up was very difficult, but it can be easily achieved installing with docker images. Due its simplicity, the business logic may not be described in terms of the application, so complex workflows may need light modifications to be compatible with the Redmine platform. Readmine doesn't handle agile tools like Scrum or Kanban boards, so if you or your company uses agile methodologies, Redmine may not fit your business workflow. Of course, you can extendend to agile if you purchase or install extensions, but it doesn't support it natively.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Ruben A.

It's good but old

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-20
Review Source: Capterra

Some years ago, maybe this software was great, not it's a bit old and hard to use compared to the compoetence

Pros
You can manage a lot of projets It's GNU/GPL (open source) Capacity to track versions A lot of customizations for all tickets

Cons
Nowadays the design is a bit obsolete A bit slow on big projects Hard to manage tickets (filter is old school components)

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Redmine pricing

Starting from
$25
Pricing options
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Open source
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Redmine is a free & open-source. Redmine by Planio is a hosted version.

Redmine features

Collaboration Tools
Gantt/Timeline View
Milestone Tracking
Percent-Complete Tracking
Prioritization
Projections
Status Tracking
Task Management
Time & Expense Tracking

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Additional information for Redmine

Key features of Redmine

  • Gantt chart and calendar
  • Multiple LDAP authentication support
  • Time tracking functionality
  • User self-registration support
  • Custom fields
  • Multilanguage support
  • Flexible role based access control
  • Flexible issue tracking system
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