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ThetaBoard looks like a Trello clone to me (caveat: Trello itself could be a clone of some other project).

Clone? No. Similar? Sure.

When Trello came out I had been working on ThetaBoard for a while. Both products draw heavily from some Kanban tools that have been around for years.

If Trello had been out earlier I might not have started my project. That being said, I'd argue that the UX/UI and aesthetics of the two apps are different. I'm going to be making some improvements this year that will differentiate a bit more. As long as people keep using it, I keep plugging away at it.


Hey I didn't mean any disrespect, I was just surprised by how similar it looks. I myself wondered what UI library they're using (if any). Anyway, I am using Trello (no reason in particular) for some projects, but I'll check ThetaBoard out. Good luck with it!


Does anyone know if there is any nice Kanban board software like exists in the FOSS community? (besides TeamBox3)


yeah, for sure. though, you can't lie that it's a great way to manage tasks. i love the trello UI and i'm sure more people are going to use the trello UX when building task management apps.. thetaboard looks super new.. comments on the card itself? i prefer to keep the cards height minimal, so i'm not a fan of that design choice.

otherwise, it seems neat, but i def trust trello more with my data. thetaboard terms and conditions could actually have some content :\

edit: clarification.


Launched just under a year ago.

The comments issue was a tough decision. In the end, I wanted to keep everything on the card itself and do my best to reduce or eliminate/reduce modal windows and drop down menus (I have some but they are few and far between).

I'm actually a fan of Trello myself and use it for some projects--I'm sure Trello will be around for a long time. I am actually ramping up work on ThetaBoard this year (it's been nights and weekends for the couple years) so there is no danger of it going away any time soon. And I'll work on my terms & conditions!


I'm glad you're taking the feedback so well. yeah, i keep sensitive data in my trello (i know...) so something about the data, how it's stored, and security would be nice to have. good luck dclaysmith




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