16 Bugs provides another take on bug issue management. The system is focused on keeping things simple. 16 Bugs was built on the belief that adding too many features and too much detail can actually hinder the functionality of an application intended to organize and manage bug issues. Rather than confuse the user, 16 Bugs includes many valuable features without all the confusing fluff. The system is web based so there is no software installation needed. Users can integrate 16 Bugs with BaseCamp and Campfire. It is easy to expand and offers two way email integration. The simple system also makes it easy for the average user to submit a bug report quickly.Show more screenshots »
16 Bugs was created by Michele Finotto and Wonsys S.R.L. in 2005. Finotto loves to travel and is currently the head of Wonsys. Wonsys focuses on developing Ruby on Rails applications. These include Pagety and Unilife as well as 16 Bugs. The company also handles contract work. In 2007, Finotto was nominated to be one of Europe’s Young Entrepreneurs by BusinessWeek.
16 Bugs offers a great opportunity to make dealing with bug reports much easier. The system stands out because it keeps things simple. Rather than cramming many features (some of which may be useless or otherwise unnecessary) into its capabilities, 16 Bugs offers just what users need. By keeping things simple and effective, 16 Bugs offers a better user experience compared to many other similar applications.
16 Bugs is highlighted by the adorable red lady bug logo which is featured throughout the site. Complimenting the eye-catching logo is a red and white color scheme. The application also uses many other colors to help separate each issue visually. Users can check out companies they own and any tasks they have been assigned just by logging in to 16 Bugs.
New users can register for a 16 Bugs account by clicking on the red “Signup” link at the top, right hand corner of the homepage. The stylish registration form requires a username, real name, email address, password and terms of service agreement. Users are advised that a confirmation link will be sent to the email address they provide. This must be clicked within 72 hours. If not, the account will be suspended until the user returns to activate it.
Every 16 Bugs account includes a free 30 day trial. Users are given the choice of six membership plans. The first is a free membership which includes one open project, 1 MB upload quota, SSL security and BaseCamp import features. The basic plan costs under $10 per month and upgrades to three open projects, 500 MB upload quota RSS and email notifications, Campfire notifications, email replies and anonymous submission option. The Big plan costs around $15 per month and includes up to five open projects and a 2 GB upload quota. The Huge plan runs about $25 per month and includes up to 10 open projects and 5 GB upload quota. The Plus plan costs just under $50 and includes up to 25 open projects and 10 GB upload quota. The Premium plan costs just under $100 per month and includes up to 100 open projects and 25 GB upload quota.
16 Bugs is a great tool for companies who want to make dealing with bug issues even easier. By keeping things simple and well organized, 16 Bugs can help many professionals quickly and effectively handle bug reports.