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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 9.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Kanban Tool

Kanban is well suited for a fast-paced working environment for larger teams who want continuous communication with users. Kanban is good for rapid development and daily meetings for updates and statuses. Kanban is less suited for smaller teams or groups who don't require collaboration and constant communication with involved users. Kanban is time-consuming and it takes additional effort outside of your regular work to maintain and manage the tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OmniFocus

1) Great for managing your work and personal activities.2) One of the best implementations of the Getting Things Done method.3) Not really suited for collaborative work management; OmniFocus is managed on a per-user basis so you can't share/assign tasks.
Ash Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Kanban Tool
8.4
OmniFocus
7.7
Task Management
Kanban Tool
9.0
OmniFocus
9.8
Resource Management
Kanban Tool
8.7
OmniFocus
7.6
Gantt Charts
Kanban Tool
8.6
OmniFocus
10.0
Scheduling
Kanban Tool
8.3
OmniFocus
8.2
Workflow Automation
Kanban Tool
5.7
OmniFocus
6.3
Team Collaboration
Kanban Tool
8.1
OmniFocus
7.1
Support for Agile Methodology
Kanban Tool
9.6
OmniFocus
10.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Kanban Tool
9.3
OmniFocus
10.0
Document Management
Kanban Tool
8.6
OmniFocus
3.5
Email integration
Kanban Tool
7.9
OmniFocus
5.2
Mobile Access
Kanban Tool
8.0
OmniFocus
8.8
Timesheet Tracking
Kanban Tool
8.2
OmniFocus
6.0
Change request and Case Management
Kanban Tool
8.9
OmniFocus
10.0
Budget and Expense Management
Kanban Tool
8.2
OmniFocus
5.0

Professional Services Automation

Kanban Tool
9.8
OmniFocus
2.7
Quotes/estimates
Kanban Tool
10.0
OmniFocus
7.0
Invoicing
Kanban Tool
10.0
OmniFocus
1.0
Project & financial reporting
Kanban Tool
10.0
OmniFocus
2.0
Integration with accounting software
Kanban Tool
9.0
OmniFocus
1.0

Pros

Kanban Tool

  • It provides a good basic overview of where tasks are on a timeline (particularly helpful for a pull-based approach).
  • It provides a good collaborative space to have multiple folks commenting on multiple tasks.
  • It does a good job of managing very basic visual elements of an agile development cycle.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

OmniFocus

  • Ease of viewing your projects at a high-level.
  • Ease of viewing what tasks need to be done at the present moment and the sorting of those tasks by availability, due date, start date, needed resources, and project.
  • The visual interface is really nice to work with, the UX/UI is intelligent and intuitive.
  • It's the most extensible software I've used. There is a community of people that publish compatible scripts for Omnifocus at no charge.
  • The code is robust and I've almost never had a bug or a glitch that resulted in issues.
  • The software syncs in the cloud between MacOS and iOS seamlessly and faster than other To-Do software. The sync aspect is available free of charge.
  • The development team at Omnifocus is on top of bugs and they have been adding releases regularly to increase functionality and performance.
  • While OmniFocus adheres to the GTD (Getting things done) principles, it can be used in almost any manner and you aren't stuck with just that methodology.
Shirin Elkoshairi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Kanban Tool

  • Some of the boards we have could do with more than 22 card colors, although it is enough for most projects.
  • Really looking forward to the iOS application, which is said to be coming in 2015.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OmniFocus

  • I would really like to see graphic presentations of how I allocate my time, what categories of tasks don't get accomplished, etc.
  • I would like to see OmniFocus include Gantt chart functionality, such as allowing me to see how long it took me to accomplish a task from start to finish. Allowing me to actually input time spent, and seeing it on a Gantt chart, would be icing on the cake.
Brad Pearce | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 9.1
Based on 2 answers
We are more likely than not to renew our use of Kanban. Even with its limits, it still is a good product that fulfills our needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OmniFocus

OmniFocus 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Over the past 4 years of use I still haven't found any product that comes close in terms of capability
Ash Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 6.0
Based on 4 answers
Again, this is a strong tool for software teams using Agile that are distributed across multiple geographies. It can be good for co-located teams too, but there are better platforms on the market like JIRA that provide a more built-out story.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

OmniFocus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 7.4
Based on 5 answers
This is the best tool I had a chance to work with- since I started to use it I saved a lot of time and I made my work go smoothly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OmniFocus

OmniFocus 9.1
Based on 3 answers
OmniFocus has excellent user forums. They're active as well as mature, since the product has been around for years. I've never needed to actually contact customer support because OmniFocus is popular enough that I've always been able to find an answer in the forums, or in an article, or in a YouTube video.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Kanban Tool

Kanban is superior to Scrum and AGILE because it can visually organize all your projects and data into one board. Kanban integrates with JIRA which digs deeper into the project data when it is needed. By integrating Kanban with JIRA, you don't need any other tool for project management that is effective for both the business and the development teams. Kanban is recommended for any user groups who wish to increase their efficiency to deliver products, transparency for all users and on-time productivity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OmniFocus

OmniFocus is built for the user with a lot going on - consequently, it does a great job at organizing lots of things in a manageable workload. It's perfect for taking a project and breaking it down into small tasks for yourself or teams. Once you get past the learning curve, it's quick at adding new tasks. Overall, it's an excellent product.
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Kanban Tool

  • We have been able to track projects much more efficiently
  • We have had less missed deadlines as we can see where a project is in the workflow
Care Bach Gerland | TrustRadius Reviewer

OmniFocus

  • OmniFocus keeps our tasks moving forward. Using a free script you can search all your current projects for projects that have no next step assigned to it to ensure nothing falls through the cracks.
  • When we serve our clients, the attention to detail we are able to give them comes from accurate tracking of what we need to deliver.
  • We complete projects 25% faster than before and we can see where the bottlenecks are immediate. We have also been forced to document tasks in a more concrete manner which allows for better execution.
Shirin Elkoshairi | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Kanban Tool

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Kanban Tool Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

OmniFocus

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

OmniFocus Editions & Modules

Edition
Cross-Platform Subscription9.991
OmniFocus 3 Standalone (Mac only)49.991
OmniFocus 3 Standalone (iPhone only)49.991
Web Add-On Subscription4.991
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Kanban Tool
8.9
OmniFocus
9.4

Likelihood to Renew

Kanban Tool
9.1
OmniFocus
10.0

Usability

Kanban Tool
6.0
OmniFocus

Support Rating

Kanban Tool
7.4
OmniFocus
9.1

Implementation Rating

Kanban Tool
8.2
OmniFocus

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