Breeze is an alternative to Pivotal Tracker and Trello

By Rene on Aug 3

There are many tools for project management, all of them have different goals and functionality. Basically there are two types of software, horizontal and vertical.

Horizontal market software is application software that is useful in a wide range of industries. Examples of horizontal market software include word processors, web browsers, spreadsheet applications, and generic bookkeeping applications. Since horizontal market software is developed to be used by a broad audience, is generally lacks any market-specific customizations

Vertical market software is aimed at addressing the needs of any given business within a discernible vertical market. Vertical market software is readily identifiable by the application specific graphical user interface which defines it. One example of vertical market software is point-of-sale software. The software your dentist uses to torture you with drills is vertical.

In that sense the Trello is a horizontal product that can be used for simple task management. Pivotal Tracker is a very vertical product that is meant only for software development and is has a very rigid processes, it's primarily a Scrum tool. On the other hand, Breeze is somewhere between the two. Breeze can be used for serious project management and allows you to manage scope, cost and time - the main constraints of project management. You can used it for software development (Scrum, Kanban) or just as a task list.

Breeze was created after I tried to use these tools and they failed solve my problems. They were good, but not good enough. Something was always missing. Breeze contains a lot of the missing functionality, in Trello and Pivotal Tracker, that is needed for everyday project management activities.

Here is a comparison of the main features of Breeze, Trello and Pivotal Tracker.

Breeze Trello Pivotal Tracker
Agile principles
Kanban/Scrum board
Unlimited users
Unlimited projects
Unlimited file storage
Unlimited task lists
Email notifications
Create task and comments via email
iCalendar support
Time tracking
Google Drive integration
Dropbox integration
CSV data export
Completed tasks analysis
Resource management

Breeze is not packed with features and unnecessary stuff but it adds the subtle things that are really needed.