What are the best Story Mapping Tools?

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    StoriesOnBoard is a tool that allows you to create a roadmap for reaching your goals by identifying the tasks that move toward them the most. It can also be used for user story mapping. 

    Online Tools

    $7- Free trial available

    Carl Kim
    Written on January 7, 2017
    "I am always looking for ways to improve my company's turnaround and delivery processes. I decided to check out StoriesOnBoard to see if it would help with visualizing how our processes play out. I like the interface and the results that are provided."
  2. 18



    Cardboard will help you visualize your customer's story so that you can build products & applications they will love. It can be used for story maps, customer journeys & basically anything you can imagine using sticky notes on a grid. A free trial is available if users wish to try it first.

    Online Tools

    Free- $8-$12

    Jeremy Sanders
    Written on September 21, 2017
    "Cardboard is fantastic idea for storyboarding ideas with friends and coworkers but beware you might need a pretty beefy computer to use it fully. It ran on my computer perfectly fin but not on my friend's cheap laptop."
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    FeatureMap is a tool designed for story mapping. FeatureMap tries to be comprehensive, even without the integration with other platforms. The platform could be a replacement for JIRA, even though you can connect both.
    Online Tools

    Free- $6 per month

    Kenneth Ray
    Written on February 3, 2017
    "FeatureMap is a cloud based visual collaboration tool that allows you to map out the details of your projects without losing sight of the big picture. The site uses fun cartoon avatars and large fonts to make it seem more friendly and inviting. The tools themselves are quick to learn and easy to use as well. For people looking to do story mapping, FeatureMap helps to organize their ideas through real time collaboration. It's easy to get started as they give you a two week free trial which can then be converted to a premium account at a low monthly price."
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    Trello is an effective task management system that lets you customize your list of items, so it's easier to drag, drop, modify or assign tasks. This is ideal if you are involved in projects with other people.


    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    José Antonio Espinosa
    Written on September 12, 2018
    "Since i discovered Trello i have been using this. Definitely my go-to platform for managing my tasks for quite some time now bc it is simple to use, assmilates well with other software too and makes team collaboration much easier. "
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    JIRA is an issue and project tracker for teams building great software. Track bugs and tasks link issues to related code, agile planning, and monitor activity. 

    Online Tools

    Free- per month. Free trial available

    Larry Carlson
    Written on January 16, 2017
    "There's no shortage of story mapping tools on the market. JIRA sets itself apart by being more pleasant to look at and by being more intuitive for the users. Me and my teammates can get a lot more work done since we don't waste as much time asking and looking for answers on how to use the software."
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    Boardthing is a powerful, flexible new, web-based visual thinking and brainstorming tool that is perfectly designed to empower small teams to generate, organize and prioritize their ideas.
    Online Tools


    Lawrence Burke
    Written on January 12, 2017
    "I've been using Boardthing to plan out story lines for videos with my team. Since some of my team are located in different areas of the city it can sometimes be hard to plan storylines in person. With Boardthing we can collab together in real time with just a few clicks!"
  4. 8



    monday.com is a tool that transforms the way teams work together. Their mission is to help teams build a culture of transparency, empowering everyone to achieve more and be happier at work.

    Online Tools

    $25- per month. Free trial available

    Anna Zhu
    Written on September 12, 2018
    "Through this tool i can basically manage all the tasks for my finance team which based on different locations. My team is divided into different tasks from transactional, reporting and management and some overlap across the activities, thus requiring the need for a dynamic organiser of our tasks on a weekly basis. And that was made possibly through this tool."
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    Mural is a sticky notes tool that has positioned itself as the choice to make for co-creation in remote teams, with a design thinking perspective in mind. It could be your centralized repository for all your maps and canvasses in your design process
    Online Tools

    $12- Free trial available

    Richard McDonald
    Written on April 11, 2017
    "This takes the whiteboard to a whole new level. When you need to brainstorm from different locations, this allows you to all be looking at the same visualization at the same time. Even if someone has to leave and the main meeting is over, those that are working on it can come back at anytime. It has benefited my organization tremendously and if time management is important to you like it is to me, you would enjoy it for your business also."
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    Craft is an Agile product management software to help you better plan your stories, sprints, and roadmaps.
    Online Tools

    $8- Free trial available

    Henry Little
    Written on January 6, 2017
    "i have found craft to be extremely aesthetically pleasing and it has worked alright for my story mapping purposes. I use the different phase tools to accomplish this, although i have to say that there are a lot of features i dont use. i'm a small operation the the communication features geared towards teams of people in product development seem like overkill for me but i find it good for the purposes i use it for . "
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    Upwave is a visual project management and collaboration platform for teams, improving alignment, progress tracking and productivity. This could also be integrated with your favorite tools such as Slack, Dropbox and more. 

    Online Tools

    Free- per month. Free trial available

    Rodolfo Navarro
    Written on February 7, 2017
    "Upwave is the perfect tool for team collaboration. It tracks the task while keeping everyone updated on the task. I was able to brainstorm and come up with ideas, orgranize them and execute the with team using Upwave. Managing team collaboration is easy and painless with Upwave."
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    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE* dapulse is a project management tool that makes it fun and easy for everyone to collaborate, focus on what's important, and get more done at work. It's the first visual tool of its kind and shows you exactly where things stand at a single glance.


    Angela Gu
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "dapulse is a good project management tool, and it does allow story mapping. It's not just designed for story mapping, so it may not be the best place to start for someone who's just trying to figure out what story mapping is all about. I'm glad I checked out this tool, but I'd still like to get more information about the best story mapping tools that are out there."


Best What are the best Story Mapping Tools
1StoriesOnBoardOnline Tools 22 Paid
2CardboardOnline Tools 18 Free
3FeatureMapOnline Tools 17 Free
4TrelloApps 16 Free
5JIRAOnline Tools 13 Free
6BoardthingOnline Tools 11 Free
7monday.comOnline Tools 8 Paid
8MuralOnline Tools 7 Paid
9CraftOnline Tools 6 Paid
10UpWaveOnline Tools 5 Free

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