What are the most popular bug tracking / issue tracking tools, in order of popularity? I've been scouring the web but can't find a definitive (and ordered) list.

I suspect that near the top of the list will be:

  • FogBugz
  • JIRA
  • Mantis
  • Trac
  • BugZilla
  • TFS

Wikipedia has a really big list, but doesn't give you any sense of popularity.

  • I'm unclear as to why the popularity of certain trackers over others is of any use. A question comparing features I could understand. – Carmi May 18 '11 at 6:27
  • What is your opinion, What's the best, What's the most popular, questions like these are FORUM related. Please close this question. – Hannibal May 18 '11 at 7:30
  • Out of scope for SQA – Robert Munteanu May 18 '11 at 10:36
  • Agreed. Popularity and opinion, while useful for longer discussions, is a problem for SQA. – TristaanOgre May 18 '11 at 12:46
  • While I don't consider it to be off-topic, I do consider it to fall under the "Not a real question" category. I wouldn't consider it answerable in its current form. – corsiKa May 18 '11 at 17:21


I've used a few and even though it sounds biased based on the stackexchange creators, I'm all about FogBugz. Not only do I use it for bug tracking, I also use it to manage projects and my team's workload. It is just so easy to use. The easier to use, the better chance bugs are going to get entered.

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