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Thank You

Before we delve into TaskBoard, I want to say thank you for downloading it. I hope you find it useful.

If you find any issues, or come up with ideas for improving TaskBoard, please let me know by posting an issue or contributing a pull request.

Special Thanks

To my wife; for encouraging, assisting, and being fine with all the time I spent working on TaskBoard at home.


Once you've downloaded TaskBoard, getting it running is very simple.

  1. Copy the folders and files (you can skip the .hg* stuff) to the location you want to use TaskBoard.
  2. Optional: Minify everything for better performance in production. (Requires that everything but compiler.jar in build/ is executable.)
    • Open the TaskBoard directory in a terminal
    • Run ./build/build-all
  3. Open your browser to the location you put TaskBoard and log into the site with the username admin and password admin.

Ensure the api directory is writable so the back end can do its job.

That's all you have to do. Simple, right? Now go log into TaskBoard!

If you have any troubles, post an issue and I'll help if I can.

Ideas for Use

TaskBoard can be used for anything that needs to be tracked.


  • Proposed
  • Backlog
  • Development
  • Test
  • Done
  • Archived

Bug Tracker

  • Reported
  • Verified
  • In Work
  • Test
  • Fixed
  • Archived

Sales Leads

  • Initial Engagement
  • Potential Sale
  • Qualification
  • Probable Sale
  • Pending Sale
  • Completed Sale


  • Orders
  • Packaging
  • Ready
  • Shipped
  • Delivered
  • Returns

Household Tasks

  • Ideas
  • To Do
  • In Work
  • Done

Employee Search

  • Listings
  • Candidates
  • First Stage Interviews
  • On-Site Interviews
  • Consideration
  • Hires


  • Orders
  • Assembly
  • Test
  • Packaging
  • Ready
  • Shipped

Project Planning

  • Discovery
  • Planning
  • Training
  • Implementation
  • Post Launch

Documentation Issues

If there's anything about this documentation that could be improved, please post an issue and I'll see what I can do.

Next Steps

By now, you probably have TaskBoard installed and some ideas for boards you want to create. Let's move on to the Settings and get familiar with managing TaskBoard.