At MintTwist, we are always learning about new products, services and software. In the digital and technology industries, what is new today is already old. We are always on the lookout for the latest SEO software or development program. If you ask me about the software that we use today, it is vastly different from what we used 6 months ago.
One of the newer solutions that we have started to use is Gemini – a bug tracking, issue tracking, software testing and project management tool. We use this mainly from a development and build perspective but have found it just as useful for managing SEO and web marketing campaigns. I’ve decided to write a short review on Gemini as I do think it is a great product.
First of all, it is completely customisable. We have spent some time making tweaks to it so it fits in naturally with our procedures. Of course, it has also helped us be a slicker, meaner, quicker development machine than ever before. With Gemini you can assign issues to resources (staff, clients, consultants), set which component of a projelict is affected and what build version.
The project management aspect of Gemini is a personal favourite of mine. Although working on the web-marketing department, I am often involved with submitting bugs and updates to client websites. This means I use Gemini from a project manager’s perspective and from a client’s perspective.
I would definitely say that logging bugs in Gemini is easy and straightforward – and using it as an issue tracking system couldn’t be easier. You can see how issues develop over time and where they have been assigned to different resources and so on.
Overall, it is a highly flexible online bug tracking tool and its level of customisation means it is completely adaptable to how you work. It will also help you manage your projects more effectively and track the progress of issues and client tickets.
A quick comment on Gemini’s four key features:
- Bug Tracking – easy to lodge bugs and assign them to resources
- Issue Tracking – easy to track issues and their progress
- Project Management – easy to manage projects and resources
- Software Testing – easy to compare versions and builds
In conclusion, I think Gemini is a great bug tracking tool. It is available as a hosted or installed version and as proprietary, open source or with free 3-user licence.
- Web development