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Any suggestions for good, solid, bug tracking solutions that let me (and company members) document bugs in 1-or-2-click steps? Basically I grew tired of all the overhead Mantis brings in...

All I need is a list (do away with assign/status/priority/notes, phew! we're a small company!). I'm tempted to write it up in CakePHP, but before I do so, i'd love to know if there's something out there. Points if its free or web2-"ish".

Cheers, Thx.

/mp

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With the risk of getting the reputation of a Salesman: FogBugz, free for up to 2 users

Also, check the GTD Thread, maybe Remember the milk works for you as well.

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Panic (a small Mac software company) recently went through a similar quest for a light-weight bug tracking system. Check out the choices they considered (all with links) and their reasons for choosing the eventual winner.

Update: links changed to point to archive.org since the original pages have disappeared.

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BugTracker.NET has the philosophy of being able to enter bugs with a minimum of required fields, similar to FogBugz. It comes with a screen capture utility that lets you turn a screenshot into a bug with just a couple clicks, also similar to FogBugz. It's, free, open source, web-based.

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trac. You can even download it in a virtual machine (JumpBox), you just start the VM and that's it, no config!

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Redmine is the shizzle.

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Try using Freshlog to create concise bug reports WITH screenshots in your choice of issue trackers:

  • Fogbugz
  • Lighthouse
  • Unfuddle
  • Assembla
  • Fixx

and even project management apps like:

  • Basecamp

easily in a few steps.

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http://www.easy-bugs.com is quite simple and easy. Lacks the features of many advanced systems, but it is free and easy to use. Easy to report bugs in few clicks.

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What about a shared Google Docs spreadsheet?

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DoneDone is a simple web-based bug/issue tracker (http://www.getdonedone.com) - issues have a title, description, priority, tags (optional), and file uploads (for paid accounts). What's unique is that bugs are sorted by waiting on you v. waiting on them... you don't have to "re-assign" bugs to ask a question or get more feedback. Really beautiful, simple interface without too many unnecessary features.

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TrackJumper is what happened when I finally got frustrated and coded up a bug tracker. We recently released it as a proper product. It's minimalistic, and extracted from my own experience managing bugs at various startups.

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http://gitbug.appspot.com looks great.

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Similar to that, is http://holybugs.com. Pretty useful for managing small projects.

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I believe my bug tracker BugNotes fits the description pretty well!

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Thanks! 10 minutes and 3 choices!!

/mp

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Also you can try a simple hosted bug tracker Bontq