By | April 1, 2021

To be fair, Jira is a fantastic tool but, there’s a ‘but’, and that is but you REALLY need to know how to use it.

Jira, even though tries to keep up with the modern design but it’s still too outdated for newer, more effective tools available in the market.

Jira does not offer a free plan and follows a monthly/annual subscription model with $10/user/month up to 10 team members with a 7 days free trial.

1. MeisterTask

MeisterTask is an excellent Jira replacement for those who do not want to compromise on good design.

MeisterTask offers a variety of integrations including Slack, Google Calendar, Outlook and more.


The basic version of MeisterTask comes with unlimited tasks, projects, team members along with any of your two favorite integrations.

2. Wrike

Wrike is a top free Jira alternative for small teams however the paid plans of Wrike aren’t that bad either.

Laced with Gantt charts, high-end reporting, time tracking, detailed user management and tons of integrations make it a top-notch project management software.


Wrike’s free plan consists of board view, task management, basic integrations like Google Calendar, iCal, Dropbox and others, and up to 2GB free data storage.

3. Hygger

Hygger is simple to use yet packed full of powerful features such as breaking your project plan into individual tasks or your goals into an actionable plan.

With Hygger you have the ability to access features such as time-tracking abilities, Kanban boards, roadmap planning, managing conversations, checklists, and files just to name a few.


Hygger’s free plan comes with unlimited users, unlimited projects and boards, as well as 100 MB of storage.

Hygger’s Standard plan offers unlimited storage, unlimited integrations, and unlimited tasks.


4. LiquidPlanner

LiquidPlanner is a tool that offers smarter project management and allows teams to use intelligent scheduling technology so that they can work more efficiently to reach their goals.

The features available in the software are comprehensive ranging from the ability to track billable and non-billable hours to get instant insights into progress, risks, and budgets.


LiquidPlanner offers a free trial where you can have unlimited access to the software for 14 days.

You can then choose between the Professional plan which is for $45/user, per month, or contact the provider for a quote on their Enterprise plan.

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