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Jixee is an online task and communication hub for developers. It is a simple issue tracking application that simplifies a development team’s workflow. Developers usually work in teams, sometimes co-located, sometimes geographically distributed. To build great software, they need to constantly communicate and collaborate. Of course, there are many collaboration and task management tools available, but the more simplified it is, the more developers can concentrate on their real job, and that is software development.
Features, Benefits, Strengths
Simplified, Minimalist Design ‚Äì Jixee issue tracking application is designed to be used within minutes by any development team. Combining simplicity with functionality resulted in an application that is lean and geared for productivity. Developers can focus on their work because the interface shows only the essentials: what has been planned, what is in progress, and what has been completed.
Powerful Visual Tools and Automations ‚Äì This online task and communication application is a true central hub for anything that is going on in the development project. Users can use either a Workboard view or a Kanban view to manage tasks with drag-and-drop. They can visually manage every stage of the development cycle, even customizing it by editing the pre-set Workboards. Users can organize and divide tasks as milestones, tasks, sub-tasks, or sprints, and even create dependencies. And they can work on their preferred environment and automatically create, update and complete tasks. It also has a powerful search engine and rollup reporting tools.
Chat Integration, Push Notification, Integrated Version Control, and more ‚Äì Jixee allows cross-platform communication with services that development teams are already using. It integrates with many popular chat clients so users can remain in communication with the rest of the team. Setting a dedicated room in whatever chat client allows the user to receive any stream activity automatically from this simple issue tracker. They can get real-time notification whether they use a web client, email, or its own OSX desktop client. It also integrates with the teams version control repository application such as GitHub, and track commits and update tasks directly. It also integrates with Bitbucket, Beanstalk, Gitlab, Stash, Slack, HipChat, Flowdock and more.
Jixee issue tracking application is priced per set of users. For instance, for up to 10 users, it costs $9 per month or $7/monthly when billed annually. It will cost $49 per month for up to 15 users, $99 monthly for up to 25 users, and so on. Discounts are available when billed annually. All plans come with a 14-day free trial period.
Jixee is for software development teams. It is ideal for small to medium-sized distributed teams.
Some of their Clients
Clients include teams from Clutter, By The Book, Buildzoom, Vultus, Uxprobe, Inoak, and Open Anesthesia.
Tony Sziklai of Clutter described Jixee as a joy to work with, something like JIRA but without the bloatware.
Erik Bjarnason of Vultus stated that the simple tracking application allowed their team to stay in constant communication regardless of location or time zone. And it was so easy to use, it required no training.
For great software to get built, the development team needs to stay focused on their tasks but remain in communication with the rest of the team members and stakeholders. Jixee provides the central hub for communication, providing task automation and other integration to needed services, so that developers can do their work without having to spend any training on the tool but using it within minutes to get things done.
Jixee, LLC is a privately held computer software company based in San Francisco, CA, USA. It was founded by Rishi Mathur, CEO, and a small team of engineers, developers and entrepreneurs in 2011. It has received $250K seed funding and has since been featured in the media such as Forbes, Inc, The Huffington Post and t3n.de. The company’s mission is to help developers focus on software development, which is their job, and not on task management. They do this by continuing to build a product that provides great user experience, so that development teams can build better software faster.
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