Kanban Flow is a project management app based on Toyota’s system. Kanban Flow allows many users to work on the same project. The project manager can create tasks and subtasks, managing a project quickly and efficiently. It is also possible to delete, move, and reorder tasks in Kanban Flow. Kanban Flow offers unlimited space to create, dream, and execute projects. Boards may be shared or kept private, and the user can switch between boards at any time. Kanban Flow also includes the Pomodoro Time Management tool, a tool which is based on the effective Pomodoro system. In Pomodoro Time Management users are encouraged to do a focused burst of 25 minute work, take a short break, and then return to work for another focused 25 minutes.Show more screenshots »
The Kanban Flow app was created by the software development company Codekick AB. It hasn’t generated much buzz, nor does it seem to be wildly popular. It does not look like it has been aggressively marketed. The app was created sometime in 2011.
There are certainly many other time management and project management apps to choose from. For example Mavenlink is a popular project management app centered around sharing files, documents, and ideas. None of the existing project management apps seem to be exclusively dedicated to Kanban, however. In a way, Kanban Flow is reminiscent of Basecamp, only it’s less functional. There is no way to move files around, upload them, or share them in Kanban Flow. Then again that's not really the function of the Kanban method.
Users should have no problem learning to use either Kanban Flow or the Kanban method as they are given a tutorial from the moment they create their account. It only takes a few seconds to pick up on the app, however. It’s readily apparent what each part of the app is meant to do and accomplish. The app really does load and update just as quickly as promised. It is easy to find and use the Pomodoro timer. The bright colors and big buttons give the impression that all of this project management stuff is meant to be really fun.
Users enter their name, e-mail address, and a password. They are then well on their way to creating their first Kanban Flow board. The user can stop and go through the tutorial or exit out of it to just get started right away.
The application is free, and there are no ads to contend with. There does not seem to be any indication that this will change anytime soon, offering users a fun tool that won’t take a bite out of their pocketbook.
Busy professionals, especially small entrepreneurs, will appreciate having this big-company big-picture planning app at their fingertips. This app would also help people running households and people running larger companies as well. Businesses that are attempting to manage and work with people all over the world might find this helpful for assigning tasks and deadlines. It gets the job done as a planner and an organizing tool a user doesn’t already have one at his or her disposal.