Archive for the ‘Project Management’ Category

The Bug Genie is an open source issue/bug tracking application (built with PHP/MySQL) with project management capabilities.

It was previously shared at WRD in 9 Free And Open Source Bug Tracking Softwares article but improved so much since then and seems like this is a good chance to remind it.

The application now has a very slick, Ajaxed interface where any number of projects>milestones>issues can be created + assigned to users.

The Bug Genie

Besides the team members, end users can report issues as well which is a very good way of improving an application (access control features lets you define who can see what parts of the project).

A complete project hierarchy is supported including editions, releases and components.

There is an integrated wiki where you can use to create a detailed-documentation on an issue or a how-to for end users.

The Bug Genie supports and integrates with several different version control systems including Subversion, Git (Gitorious and github) and Mercurial.

The application will automatically create updated file lists, issue commit comments, links to diffs and previous revisions and more from your commits.

It is also very flexible with customizable workflows, ability to extend easily with modules, multilanguage support and more.

Info: This is a review of a paid application (free during beta).

Source code management is a "must" for any developer team working on the same project to get updated on any changes made to the code and make sure every change is backed up.

Springloops, the popular source code management platform has released the V2 of their product which is more powerful with a new user interface, Git integration (besides Subversion) and ticketing support.

Springloops Deployment

The files for a project can be imported from a repository or as a zipped file. Also, they can be set as private or public.

The platform is an all-in-one for managing development projects as it has the features of a project management application as well (with milestones and tickets that can be assigned to users).  And, it can integrate tightly with Basecamp.

Springloops Git

Springloops has a very detailed knowledgebase that not only helps you get the basics of version control (if you're not experienced with it) but also covers answers to any possible questions regarding the service.

The V2 of the platform is currently in beta status and free-to-use with unlimited projects until it is out of beta. Simply, a good chance to give the service a try.

Hub List is an open source to-do list application that works on the desktop.

It has versions for Windows, Mac OS X + Linux and a mobile one that mostly targets the iOS platform.

Hub List

The application supports creating folders>sub-folders and tasks>sub-tasks for an unlimited hierarchy.

Hub List is currently in beta status and working on impressive features like auto-synchronize data to any private cloud, collaboration and importing-exporting data.

Vermis is an open source application, built with PHP-MySQL, for tracking issues and managing projects effectively.

It is focused on software/web development projects and aims to improve the quality of code, efficiency and speed of development.

Once a project is started, you can add developers, project leaders and observers. Each of them can create + assign issues and comment on the project.


There are several issue types: task, bug, feature, improvement and refactoring to better define each entry.

Users get notified of any updates made to issues via automatically sent e-mails and every issue has a status, priority and graphical progress bar to easily see a snapshot of it.

The application is also multilingual and there are already few ready-to-use translations.

Ofuz is an open source application (also comes as a paid/hosted service) that aims to control the full business cycle for teams, freelancers or service providers.

It has powerful contact management features as contacts can be imported from almost anywhere, Twitter, Facebook, Gmail, etc.

Contacts can be categorized with tags and notes or e-mails can be attached to them.


Team members and/or customers can be invited to share files and emails, join discussions and get things done.

The time worked on projects can be tracked and timesheets/reports per customer/project/team member can be generated.

Ofuz also enables you to create invoices that will be sent for once or every selected period automatically (recurring).

And, with the web forms feature, you can grab leads from your website + send personalized mailings to your users.

The application is multilingual, has a REST API to integrate with any other tool and built with PHP/MySQL.