Wekan vs Trello vs Restyaboard

Lauri Ojansivu edited this page Feb 2, 2019 · 29 revisions

Anyone, please feel free correct if there is anything wrong or outdated info below. Comparison below is based on info found at Restya website, and xet7's current info about Wekan, but because all these are actively developed then this comparison most likely goes outdated soon.

Basic features

Features Wekan Trello Restyaboard
Price Free and Open Source, MIT license. Free for Commercial Use. Free, Monthly payment, Annual Subscription, Quote-based Open Core
Whitelabeling Yes. Admin Panel/Layout: Hide Logo, Custom Product Name. No $ Yes
Theming Not yet No $ Yes
Redistributing Yes No $ Yes
Hosting Self-host or SaaS provider SaaS Self-host

Basic features: Board

Features Wekan Trello Restyaboard
Activities fetch WebSocket WebSocket Polling (Better, for easy scaling)
Multiple language Yes Yes Yes
Keyboard shortcuts Yes Yes Yes
Boards Yes Yes Yes
Closed boards listing Yes, at Archive Yes Yes
Starred boards listing No, starred and non-starred at All Boards No Yes
Add board with predefined templates Import Board from Trello or Wekan No Yes
Board stats Yes No Yes
Board - Add members Yes Yes Yes
Board - Remove members Yes Yes Yes
Close board Yes, move to Archive Yes Yes
Delete board Yes, from Archive Yes Yes
Subscribe board Yes Yes Yes
Copy board Export / Import board Yes Yes
Starred board Yes Yes Yes
Unstarred board Yes Yes Yes
Swimlanes Yes External Chrome Add-On and Firefox Add-On No
Board text list view No No Yes
Board calendar view Yes, for Start/End Date Yes Yes
Board sync with google calendar No Yes Yes

Basic features: Lists

Features Wekan Trello Restyaboard
Create list Yes Yes Yes
List color Yes No Yes
Copy list No Yes Yes
Move list No. Only at same board with dragging. Yes Yes
Subscribe list Yes Yes Yes
Remove list Yes Yes Yes
Move all cards in this list No. Only multiselect-drag to the same board. Yes Yes
Archive all cards in this list No Yes Yes
Archive this list Yes Yes Yes
Show attachments in list No. Only on card. No Yes

Basic features: Cards

Features Wekan Trello Restyaboard
Filter cards Yes, also with Regex Yes Yes
Archived items Yes Yes Yes
Card stickers No Yes No
Card labels Yes Yes Yes
Card labels color change Yes Yes Yes
Cards Yes Yes Yes
Create cards Yes Yes Yes
Delete cards Yes Yes Yes
Instant add card No No $ Yes
Add cards & reply via Email No Yes Yes
Multiple card view No No Yes
Expandable card view No No Yes
Card ID display No No Yes
Card color Yes No ?
Card color on card list No No Yes
Card action on card list Only multiple selection and WIP Limit Yes No
Card - Set due date Yes Yes Yes
Card - Add members Yes Yes Yes
Card - Remove members Yes Yes Yes
Card - Add labels Yes Yes Yes
Card - Add checklist Yes Yes Yes
Card - Add attachment Yes Yes Yes
Move card Yes Yes Yes
Copy card Yes Yes Yes
Subscribe card Yes Yes Yes
Archive card Yes Yes Yes
Vote card No Yes Yes
Share card No Yes Yes
Print card No Yes No
Add comment on card Yes Yes Yes
Reply comment on card No, only adding another comment No Yes
Remove comment on card Yes Yes Yes
Nested comments No No Yes
Card resizable view No No Yes
Show attachments in card Yes. Also images in slideshow. Yes Yes
Card history filtering No No Yes
Button to delete all archived items Not yet No Yes

Basic features: Checklists

Features Wekan Trello Restyaboard
Checklist - Add item Yes Yes Yes
Checklist - Remove item Yes Yes Yes
Checklist - Convert to card No Yes Yes
Checklist - Mention member No Yes Yes
Checklist - Select emoji No Yes Yes

Basic features: Search

Features Wekan Trello Restyaboard
Search On same board, also with regex. And add linked card search from any board. Yes $ Yes
Save search No Yes No

Basic features: Organizations

Features Wekan Trello Restyaboard
Organizations list on profile No Yes Yes
Organizations Not yet Yes Yes
Change organization on board Not yet Yes Yes
Organizations - Add members No Yes Yes
Organizations - Remove members No Yes Yes
Organizations - Members change permissions No Yes Yes
Create organization with types No Yes No
Organizations - Sorting list No No Yes
Organizations - Activities list No Yes Yes
Organizations settings No Yes Yes
Organizations visibility No Yes Yes
Organizations - Membership restrictions No Yes Yes
Organizations - Board creation restrictions No Yes Yes
Remove organization No Yes Yes

Basic features: Offline

Features Wekan Trello Restyaboard
Offline sync - use without internet No. You can install Wekan to your own computer and use it locally. No Yes

Basic features: Diff, Revisions and Undo

Features Wekan Trello Restyaboard
Undo from activities No No Yes

Basic features: JSON API

Features Wekan Trello Restyaboard
API explorer No No Yes
Developer applications Yes, using REST API Yes Yes
Authorized OAuth applications No, REST API is password login for admin Yes Yes
Webhooks Yes Yes Yes
Zapier (IFTTT like workflow automation with 500+ websites) Yes Yes $ Yes
Integrated IFTTT Yes No No

Basic features: Email and Notifications

Features Wekan Trello Restyaboard
Email-to-board settings No, requires your code to use REST API Yes Yes
Email templates management No No Yes
Notifications settings No Yes Yes
Disable desktop notification No desktop notifications No Yes
User configuration to change default subscription on cards and boards No No Yes
Card notification & highlight No No Yes
Notification for card overdue No Yes Yes

Basic features: Settings

Features Wekan Trello Restyaboard
Additional settings No in Web UI, most settings at CLI Yes Yes (Basic only)
Profile Yes Yes Yes
Add a new email address Register / Invite Yes No
Roles management On web board+API No Yes
Settings management Only some at Web UI, most settings at CLI No Yes
Users management Standalone Admin Panel: Yes edit. Adding users. No removing user yet. Yes? Yes
Permanently delete your entire account forever? No Yes Yes (Admin can delete)

Apps for productivity: Login

Features Wekan Trello Restyaboard
Login with username or email Yes Yes Yes
LDAP login Standalone: Yes. Sandstorm: Yes. No $ Yes
SAML login Standalone: Not yet, needs fixes to Rocket.Chat SAML => Wekan App OAuth2. Sandstorm: Yes No No
Google login Not yet, needs fixes to OAuth2 Yes No
GitHub login Standalone: Not yet, needs fixes to OAuth2. Sandstorm: Yes. No No
Passwordless email login Standalone: No. Sandstorm: Yes. No No

Apps for productivity: Import / Export

Features Wekan Trello Restyaboard
Import board from Trello Yes No Yes
Import board from Wekan Yes No Yes
Import from GitHub No No $ Yes
Export board to Wekan JSON, includes attachments Yes No ?
Export board to CSV Not yet $ Yes $ Yes
Export JSON card No Yes No
Export CSV card No No Yes
Change visibility Yes Yes Yes
Change visibility in boards listing No No Yes
Activities difference between previous version No No Yes
Change background Color only Color and image Color and image
Change background - custom No $ Gold or Business Class Only Yes
Background image from flickr No No Yes
Productivity beats No No Yes (Alpha)
Show attachments in board No (not at All Boards view, only on Cards) No Yes

Apps for productivity

Features Wekan Trello Restyaboard
Apps (Power-ups) All integrated in, no separate plugin/app install Yes Yes
Custom Field App Yes Yes $ Yes
Estimated Time Custom Field App / Time Tracking Reveived/Start/End/Due/End Date, Spent time, Requested By, Assigned By. No reports. For more advanced, Not yet Yes, 3rd party Burndown, Harvest etc $ Yes
Analytics Magento integration No No
Hide card additional information Yes, card and board activities Yes, card activities Yes, card activities
Linked Cards and Boards Yes Yes, Related Cards and Boards ?
Subtasks Yes Yes, Hello Epics Power-Up ?
Board Gantt view No No $ Yes
Gogs (Git Service) Integration Yes No No
Activities listing No, only at board No Yes
Introduction video No No Yes
List sorting by due date No No Yes
Home screen No No Yes
Apps Integration All integrated in Yes Yes
Chat No. You could use Rocket.Chat etc. No $ Yes
Dashboard Charts Not yet No $ Yes
Hide Card Created Date App No No Yes
Hide Card ID App No No Yes
Canned Response App No No $ Yes
Auto Archive Expired Cards App No No $ Yes
Support Desk No No $ Yes
Card Template App Copy Checklist Template to Multiple Cards Yes $ Yes
Slack Yes Yes $ Yes
Amazon Echo No No $ Yes
Collaborate/TogetherJS Not yet No Yes
Gmail Add-on No Yes Yes
Hangouts Chat bot No Yes $ Yes
Print board No No $ Yes

Apps for productivity: Checklist Templates

Features Wekan Trello Restyaboard
Website QA Checklist No No $ Yes
SEO Checklist No No $ Yes

Apps for productivity: Mobile Apps

Features Wekan Trello Restyaboard
iOS Mobile App Not yet. Mobile browser works. Yes Yes
Android Mobile App Not yet. Mobile browser works. Yes No



Support priorities for new features and bugfixes

  1. Commercial Support and Bounties
  2. Community Support
  3. Debugging






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