Focalboard: Free Desktop Task Manager with Kanban Style (alternative to Trello, Notion, and Asana) (Free program)

Focalboard is an amazing kanban task manager for desktop and server. Imagine Trello for your desktop. It allows you to manage and organize your tasks and projects without having to deal with so much configuration or hidden settings.

Focalboard is available for macOS as well as Linux and Windows.

You can install it as a standalone desktop app, or self-host the web edition on your server or local machine.

Focalboard supports multiple board, multiple languages and comes with import and export options for boards and tasks, making it easy to migrate.

The app developers offer two editions: a standalone desktop edition for solo developers, freelancers and individual users, and a server-base web app which aims for team collaboration.

We highly recommend this app for small teams and developers, designers and anyone interested to organize his tasks in Kanban style.


  • Kanban-based interface
  • Seamless drag-n-drop
  • Table view
  • Full control over cards
  • Drag-n-drop cards
  • Duplicate cards and boards
  • Multiple board support
  • Notes
  • Board and task filters
  • Search with full-text search support
  • Group tasks by author, date, type and category
  • Tags
  • Comments
  • Board groups
  • Filter board and tasks by status
  • Filter by due date
  • Board templates
  • Share boards among team members
  • Desktop support for (Windows, Linux and macOS)
  • Archives
  • Import and Export board
  • Supports multiple languages
  • 4 Default themes
  • Docker installation support
  • Text-based configuration file for the server edition


macOS Linux, Windows


MIT License


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