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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Kanban Tool ranks higher in 1 feature set: Professional Services Automation
  • OmniFocus ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

6.5

Kanban Tool

65%
7.9

OmniFocus

79%
OmniFocus ranks higher in 9/14 features

Task Management

9.7
97%
11 Ratings
10.0
100%
12 Ratings

Resource Management

7.3
73%
8 Ratings
7.0
70%
7 Ratings

Gantt Charts

1.0
10%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Scheduling

7.0
70%
9 Ratings
9.9
99%
10 Ratings

Workflow Automation

6.7
67%
9 Ratings
7.0
70%
5 Ratings

Team Collaboration

9.1
91%
11 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

8.0
80%
10 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

3.7
37%
6 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Document Management

4.5
45%
7 Ratings
4.0
40%
5 Ratings

Email integration

7.3
73%
9 Ratings
5.0
50%
7 Ratings

Mobile Access

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
9.9
99%
12 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

7.6
76%
6 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

7.6
76%
7 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

3.0
30%
4 Ratings
5.0
50%
2 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

5.8

Kanban Tool

58%
2.7

OmniFocus

27%
Kanban Tool ranks higher in 3/4 features

Quotes/estimates

6.3
63%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Invoicing

4.7
47%
4 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Project & financial reporting

3.0
30%
4 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Integration with accounting software

9.0
90%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • OmniFocus is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.7

Kanban Tool

97%
11 Ratings
9.9

OmniFocus

99%
12 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Kanban Tool

91%
2 Ratings
10.0

OmniFocus

100%
1 Rating

Usability

6.0

Kanban Tool

60%
4 Ratings

OmniFocus

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.3

Kanban Tool

83%
8 Ratings
9.1

OmniFocus

91%
6 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

Kanban Tool

82%
2 Ratings

OmniFocus

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Shore Labs

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.
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The Omni Group

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.
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Pros

Shore Labs

  • 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.
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The Omni Group

  • 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.
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Cons

Shore Labs

  • Kanban does not show the task or story clearly. You have to open the project separately to view the details of the project.
  • Kanban gives a higher level project management view but it lacks customization and personal settings features.
  • I would like to see Kanban provide mobile access to their tool, data, and board. This would be very useful for all companies and provide an increase in efficiency and productivity.
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The Omni Group

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

Kanban Tool

Starting Price

$5 per month per user

Editions & Modules

Kanban Tool editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Kanban Tool On-Site Enterprise10801
Kanban Tool On-Site Team6002
Kanban Tool Enterprise93
Kanban Tool Team54

Footnotes

  1. per year per 10-user pack
  2. per year per 10-user pack
  3. per month per user
  4. per month per user

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

OmniFocus

Starting Price

$499 per month

Editions & Modules

OmniFocus editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Cross-Platform Subscription9.991
OmniFocus 3 Standalone (Mac only)49.992
OmniFocus 3 Standalone (iPhone only)49.993
Web Add-On Subscription4.994

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

Shore Labs

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.
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The Omni Group

Over the past 4 years of use I still haven't found any product that comes close in terms of capability
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Usability

Shore Labs

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.
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The Omni Group

No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Shore Labs

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.
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The Omni Group

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.
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Alternatives Considered

Shore Labs

We've only tried JIRA Agile and KanbanFlow before. Kanban Tool was the one that our team actually liked and enjoyed working with. Also - it's been much easier to get started with and to understand than some of the other two (JIRA in particular). Although JIRA has many more features that we would have possibly used, the user feedback on it was so poor we were afraid that the negativity would create time wasted and less "job satisfaction" amongst the team.
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The Omni Group

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.
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Return on Investment

Shore Labs

  • Better communication and organization of ongoing projects.
  • We are a very small team, with many areas to work on. Having everything in one system gives us a lot of visibility.
  • Greatly reduced costs from using other tools that were much more expensive.
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The Omni Group

  • 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.
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