When comparing Taiga vs Checkvist, the Slant community recommends Checkvist for most people. In the question“What are the best cross-platform task apps?” Checkvist is ranked 27th while Taiga is ranked 30th.
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Pro Supports both Kanban and Scrum modes
User stories can be organized in both Kanban and Scrum task management systems.
Pro Free and open source
Taiga is licensed under GPL with source code available on GitHub.
Pro Simple to use
Pro Comprehensive Agile software development toolset
Taiga tries offering a complete Agile software development toolset. It includes complete solutions for issue tracking, videoconferencing, documentation (in the form of a wiki) and either a backlog or a Kanban board for managing user stories.
Pro Built-in issue tracking
Taiga has built-in issue tracking tools. The issues can be organized by user-defined type, severity, priority, creation date, assignee, creator, tags as well as filtered by subject. Taiga can also integrate with GitHub, GitLab and BitBucket.
Pro Built-in wiki
Each project has a wiki. It has Markdown support as well as a WYSIWYG editor.
Pro Built-in video conferencing tools
Integrates with either AppearIn or Talky to provide a video conferencing solution.
Pro Migration from RedMine
Pro Export/Import feature
You can extract all your data from one Taiga instance and move it to another one. You can read more here.
Pro Tasks can be managed with custom tags
Pro vim-like commands
Pro Convenient search by text or tag filtering
Pro Converts incoming emails to todos - this is a way to enter tasks from anywhere.
Pro Great search
Search filters help you search for tasks by tag, due date, assignee, etc.
Pro Very flexible
To-do lists often need to be grouped and regrouped for clarity. The outline-based nature of Checkvist makes it easy to move things across categories, to increase and decrease priority, etc.
Pro Smart parsing of items
Parses markdown, html links, hashtags to become formatted text, clickable links, and tags, respectively.
Pro Generous set of free features
Checkvist offers many free features if you are using this individually.
Pro Supports comments on tasks
Any item can have a free-text comment, which can be shown or hidden as desired.
Con No Kanban metrics
Taiga is said to support Kanban but it does not generate any of the usual Kanban metrics (cycle time, lead time) or graph (Cumulated Flow Diagram).
Con Can be overwhelming at first
Taiga presents users with a lot of information and functionality right from the beginning with little guidance. Figuring how stuff works might take a bit.
Con Too much functionality for small projects
While it's possible to disable any unwanted features (modules), the amount of functionality that's present might be more than a small, short-term project needs.
Con Limited capability in the android app
Checkvist is primarily a web interface.