Backlog vs. Mercurial

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Backlog
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Backlog is a project management and bug tracking tool for teams that want higher productivity, greater visibility, and simple project tracking. Development teams can work together with Design, Marketing, IT, and more. Backlog is designed to get everyone on track by organizing work, teammates, projects and tasks. The activity feed and watchlist are designed to help users keep an eye on relevant work and deadlines. Gantt charts and burndown charts are designed to help users visualize project…N/A
Mercurial
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Mercurial is a free, distributed source control management tool. It handles projects of any size and boasts an easy and intuitive interface. Mercurial handles projects of any size and kind. Every clone contains the whole project history, so most actions are local, fast and convenient. Mercurial supports a multitude of workflows and can enhance its functionality with extensions.N/A
Pricing
BacklogMercurial
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BacklogMercurial
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
BacklogMercurial
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Backlog
9.5
2 Ratings
23% above category average
Mercurial
-
Ratings
Task Management10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
BacklogMercurial
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BacklogMercurial
Likelihood to Recommend
Nulab, Inc.
The user interface is very good. It is more intuitive in nature. It is easy to use and robust in operation. The dashboard is designed on modernized UI and the interface is also intuitive. I can easily navigate things on my own.
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Open Source
If you generally think that to develop software you have to choose one repository, then in my opinion you have to choose between Mercurial and Git, there is not other solution. Mercurial also has a good merge tool which i can recommend. This gives you the flexibility to push just the "part of the feature", and is much better suited in the case where the "part of feature" and some other "part of the feature" both contain changes to the same file.
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Pros
Nulab, Inc.
  • Gantt chart
  • Github support
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Open Source
  • Branch
  • Distributed architecture
  • Stable
  • Platform independent
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Cons
Nulab, Inc.
  • The biggest drawback that I want Backlog to fix as soon as possible is that is does not provide any place to explain the problem or bug virtually.
  • There is a need for a tab or space to attach screenshot or video to easily explain the bug or problem in the project.
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Open Source
  • Integration with visual studio
  • More integrated tools
  • When I install Mercurial I always have to do a hard restart of my computer.
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Support Rating
Nulab, Inc.
I would give 9 but one less because of the high price.
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Open Source
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Alternatives Considered
Nulab, Inc.
Backlog has all of the top-notch features to increase productivity, visibility, and project tracking. Backlog is easy to use. I first just logged in to the platform and it was [ready] to go. I easily started working on it and it started giving me the bugs’ details on our project. Always available for queries. Listen to the queries very attentively and try to give a solution on the go if applicable. Otherwise, take some time and respond with the advanced workable solution in the limited time frame.
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Open Source
When we chose Mercurial it was more popular from perspectives than Git and we have too many problems with the Microsoft team foundation solution. We also want to move from a centralized version of source control to a distributed one. We also were working more and more via the Internet with our source control so distributed version was only solution.
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Return on Investment
Nulab, Inc.
  • Software interns get easily used to this tool.
  • One who works in the SDLC gets recognized and it's easy to track rank board.
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Open Source
  • Improve time in merging
  • Branching enables us to keep separate version per customer
  • Good tool for programmers is sometimes a reason to stay
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ScreenShots

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Screenshot of Projects home pageScreenshot of Gantt chartScreenshot of GitScreenshot of commenting in issuesScreenshot of subtasking