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Jira’s product name is certainly interesting – it’s a truncation of Gojira, the Japanese word for Godzilla.

And it has plenty of features, too – perhaps why its software is used by eBay, Spotify, Cisco, and LinkedIn. Developed according to agile methodology, Jira uses a combination of Scrum and Kanban systems (which they dub ‘Scrumban’) to allow for an adaptable workflow. Deep customisation is available for both workflows and filters.

Jira also allows for agile reporting, with team members given the choice of more than a dozen report types to ensure that their data can be crunched and displayed exactly as a project requires. Customisable roadmaps allow team members to monitor a project's progress, and there are features enabling communication with outside stakeholders.

Pricing, as you might expect, is also flexible. For small teams of up to ten, Jira's monthly plans start from free. After this threshold, it costs $7 per user per month up to 5000 users. Support is available via phone and email.

Best for

Small, medium and large businesses


  • Customisable templates
  • Time tracking
  • Integrated calendar
  • Deadline alerts
  • Resource management
  • Budget management
  • Gantt charts
  • Kanban boards
  • Integrated chat
  • Agile development
  • API
  • Mobile app
  • Live support
  • Free trial


Cloud, SaaS, Web

Installed - Mac

Installed - Windows

Why not see it for yourself