List of Bug Tracking Software

As a company that maintains a large in-house software development team (for and Time Doctor), we have always been interested in bug tracking software. Two years ago, we started a public spreadsheet of bug tracking tools where anyone check out and compare the best software for them. The spreadsheet includes popular paid options like Jira and Microsoft Team Foundation and also lots of great open source alternatives.

Jira has an interesting sales model where they offer the first 10 licenses at a minimal cost, and then charge for add-ons or for larger teams. I actually visited their office in Sydney, Australia recently and they are a very successful company with around $100 million in revenue!

I hope you will find this list useful. If you have anything to add to the list, please let us know.

You can view this spreadsheet on Google Docs:

Rob Rawson

Rob Rawson

Rob Rawson is a co-founder of Time Doctor which is software to improve productivity and help keep track and know what your team is working on, even when working from home.


  • I’d definitely recommend that you add to that list: really simple, agile focused project management software.

  • Lucy says:

    Thanks for this really great list!

    I also recommend Damn Bugs (, a free hosted bug tracker. Its clean interface does not contain too many feature, leaving just enough space for the ones that you need! It has team member invitations, task assignation, a comments system and even bug reporting templates!

    • Charles says:

      We have been using Damn Bugs as well for a couple months and everyone on our team has adopted it! It is very intuitive and easy to use, even for those who aren’t professional testers!
      We love the switch to Lean Testing (, the added test plan management solutions and integration with Slack are great to organize our tests. It’s now the only software that we use, because we really don’t need anything else!

  • Chris says:

    Great list, thanks for sharing. We’ve been using Bugzilla for soem time internally at the company I work for, but recently we migrated to Flyspray as we found it more simple and flexible than bugzilla. We were able to integrate and customize its source code to suit our needs.

    It is very easy to setup and maintain and the following guide can be used as a reference point if you need to set it up on a centos server.

    Trac and Jira also look good but they didn’t make their way to our house 🙂


  • A.K says:

    One of the smart issue tracker ( software that provide easy to manage issues, task.

    Open source web based application.
    Can manage multiple projects.
    Excellent way to manage permissions
    Email Notifications
    Issue Capture
    Good Issue Management
    Easy navigation and Easy to administration

  • John says:

    Take a look at
    It’s pretty new so it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles. But it looks promising.

  • Scopidea says:

    Bug Reporting Tool are valuable tools that companies use to maintain and manage lists of problems that surface. Scopidea provide issue tracking tools for tracking and managing bugs easily. For more detail visit us @

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