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What is a very, very lightweight bug tracking tool that I can use to aid me in my development? I don't want to spend much time setting up/maintaing or browsing through a lot of pages or dealing with convuluted processes that I won't be using.

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FogBugz is free for a student or small startup. Other options are a spreadsheet in Google Docs, or an individual (free) account on 37signals' Backpack.

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If you don't want to deal with all the convoluted processes, it sounds like maybe you don't actually want (or need) a full bug-tracking app.

Some things you could consider:

  • Any sort of "todo list" application. Emacs org-mode is great, but takes a bit to get into. A really nice online todo list is Todoist.
  • If you actually want a "real" bug tracker, Lighthouse is free to use with one project.
  • A piece of paper and a pencil could do the job.

What features do you feel like you actually need?

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Google Docs spreadsheet, believe me i work on a project of two developers (each in different country)

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I've been searching for one for years (and have also considered, like far too many developers, writing one), But have found nothing better than using a spreadsheet - currently I use Open Office.

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I Use https://www.fogbugz.com/

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For very lightweight task lists, that I would be using only over a few days, I've been finding the pen and pad on the desk to be consistently the best solution.

For a bit longer term issue, the ones I've tried:

  • Bugzilla - Venerable, easy to set up, but not necessarily the most modern. Some people seem to hate it for some reason.
  • Trac - Very nice, and has an integrated Wiki
  • Mantis - Easy to install, looks reasonably nice
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Perhaps Ditz could help you?

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An Excel spreadsheet.

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I think my bug tracking tool, BugNotes, fits the description pretty well.

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Have a look at http://www.bugzilla.org/

Michael

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A Jira license is only $10.

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The "best" under the relatively simple ones I found was mantis on http://www.mantisbt.org/ maybe not the best but (if you have a PHP enabled webserver) quickly installed and canbe used forsimple operations quite easily...

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Gemini is nice but you may find it "too big" given your needs. Worth a look as it is commercial yet free for 3 users.

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I use Pivotal Tracker http://www.pivotaltracker.com for several projects. It is simple, but deep, and will really help you stay on task. Read/watch their introduction here: http://www.pivotaltracker.com/help/gettingstarted

If you want your bug tracker to increase your productivity, you should seriously try out Pivotal Tracker.

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Versioned Artifacts might work for you if you use Visual Studio. It's lightweight and keeps bugs under your version control.

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For 9$ you can use bug tracker with integrated cross-platform video capture application at BontQ

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Hey,

If you are looking for a very lightweight bug tracking tool, you should try BugUp Tracker by informup. they have a web based application that can do the job for you, for free!! they have a new free offer for startups (http://www.informup.com/StartUpFree.aspx) but i think it is free for two users anyway..

try it out

Ben