Focalboard is a kanban-based app for server and desktops. It is totally free open-source app which team and individuals can install and use without any charge.
The app works smoothly on macOS (M1 edition), and we start using it on regular basis. It also does not require a steep learning curve, everything is self-explanatory, which makes it a productive tool for developers.
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.
Focalboard server edition stores the data in SQLite database by default, but you can choose MySQL or PostgreSQL as alternative databases for production.
- Kanban-based interface
- Seamless drag-n-drop
- Table view
- Full control over cards
- Drag-n-drop cards
- Duplicate cards and boards
- Multiple board support
- Board and task filters
- Search with full-text search support
- Group tasks by author, date, type and category
- 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)
- Import and Export board
- Supports multiple languages
- 4 Default themes
- Docker installation support
- Text-based configuration file for the server edition
1- Self-hosted server edition
Self-hosted server app which runs seamlessly on Linux and Windows servers.
2- Desktop standalone apps
Install your Trello alternative on DigitalOcean
You can install DigitalOcean on Ubuntu server and start working on it with your team in matter of mins.
Focalboard is released as an open-source project under MIT license.