Freshrelease vs Redmine - A Snapshot 

Feature List
Backlog Management
Kanban board
Test case management
Source control integration
Custom workflows
Drag & drop prioritization
Intuitive UI

Why is Freshrelease a better alternative to Redmine?

 Easy to setup

Get started right away

We are hosted on the cloud, which means you are ready to use Freshrelease soon as you sign up. This reduces the time spent on installation and configuration. It is easy to use and can reduce the tool issues that get in the way of deploying software fast.

Maintenance and setting up Redmine is time-consuming and can be treated as a separate project. Redmine is open-source, which is great, but setting it up can be strenuous and is not for everyone.

a red t-shirt developer setting up and using freshrelease with ease

kanban boarD 

Maximize efficiency

The customizable Kanban board offers a single board view which your entire scrum team can work on. You can create customized work items in these to understand the status of your tasks. 

Managing a team’s varied tasks should be done with ease unlike using Redmine which does not support an out-of-the-box agile way of building software unless you install a 3rd party plugin, including a built-in Kanban board. 

an image of a blue shirt man prioritizing tasks using drag and drop in the kanban board module of freshrelease


Gain actionable insights with reports

You can always count on data to build better software. Get complete insights on all your projects with ease, and from within the comfort of your inbox. Track progress sprint after sprint.

Redmine does not offer any sort of reporting. It does not help teams create and save custom reports based on their needs. 


an image of a man wearing a yellow shirt interpreting reports from freshrelease

dATA Privacy 

We care about your data

You have full control over the visibility of your data, we take security seriously. Our servers are hosted in a world-class data center that is protected by biometric locks and 24-hour surveillance.

We ensure that our application is always up to date with the latest security patches. All Freshrelease plans include SSL encryption to keep your data safe.  

Clearly, Redmine is open-source & has room to be more secure. 

an image depicting the data security that is offered by freshrelease

 Free forever 

Limited users? Don't pay!

We believe in fair pricing and so should you! Freshrelease has a free forever plan for up to 10 users, where one can run up to 10 projects and maintain up to 3,000 test cases. Additionally, we have your back by offering a stellar support system to resolve all your queries.

Unlike Redmine, which does not offer technical support, we won't have you worry about business continuity

a balance scale showing freshrelease over money


Lightning Fast

Freshrelease works at breakneck speed and is perfect for nimble teams. Get ready to ship quality software without missing deadlines. 

All in one pack

Save your time and money by not juggling between multiple tools. Everything you need to plan, track, test and release quality software is in one place.


Be on top of your KPI’s with velocity charts and sprint insights that will enable you to predict the amount of work that can get done in future sprints. 

 Let’s get you on board

How can I migrate from Redmine?

With Freshrelease, import all your data from Redmine as CSV files. 

Can I use freshrelease for free?

Yes. Freshrelease comes with a free plan called Starter. What do you get in the free plan?

1. You can add up to 10 users to the account.

2. Run up to 10 projects.

3. Maintain up to 5000 test cases.

4. You get all the features. Yes, you read that right :)

If you don't like what Freshrelease has to offer, you can choose to part ways with us but we'd be sad to see you go. If you think we've missed out on a critical feature, let us know and we'll see what we can do.

What happens when the trial ends?

Once your trial expires, you need to buy a paid plan if you have more than 10 users or 10 projects. You can also choose the free plan if you don't plan to run more than 10 projects or add more than 10 users to your account. The free plan gives you all the features but has a cap on the number of users, projects and test cases.

Can freshrelease be used for issue tracking?

Yes, freshrelease has full-blown issue tracking capabilities. There is a default item type called "Bug" which you can use for this. You can also customize the statuses, workflow and fields for issues. Freshrelease also allows you to filter issues by various properties and create kanban boards from the saved filters.

Does freshrelease support webhooks?

Yes, freshrelease support webhooks via workflow configurations. You can trigger a webhook to an external system whenever users update the status of an item. We are also working a generic webhook capability that works based on various other events and not just item status updates.

Does freshrelease have APIs?

We currently don't have official API documentation but we can share our internal documentation if you reach out to us. Send us a message via the in-app chat or email us at

How secure is freshrelease?

Our servers are hosted in a world-class data centre that is protected by biometric locks and 24-hour surveillance. We ensure that our application is always up to date with the latest security patches. All Freshrelease plans include SSL encryption to keep your data safe.