Bee - Issue Tracking made Native
Developer: Neat.io Pty Ltd
Current Version: 2.4.12
Last Updated: 6 months ago
Download Size: 12.8 MB - Download
Bee is a full-featured JIRA client, JIRA Agile client, GitHub Issues client, FogBugz client and a great Markdown editor.
It makes issue tracking simpler, fun and lightning fast. Which means you're more organized and productive.
Keep all your issues organized and in one place. You'll always know what you're working on and what to do next.
Key features of Bee:
• Short List
The Short List lives in your menubar and helps you by intelligently selecting the task you should be working on next.
Bee uses Notification Center to inform you of new comments and new issues coming in from your teammates.
• Smart Lists
Create your own live filters for filtering your issues and viewing them the way you want.
Bee fills in your timesheet for you and automatically uploads it (FogBugz, JIRA, JIRA Agile).
Never worry about keeping that browser window open just to start and stop your issues.
A one-click workflow button for the most common action.
Or you can pick and choose the most appropriate transition for your task.
• Progress Bar
Scrub through your completed issues and view your progress at a glance.
• Live Search
To search, just start typing anywhere.
• Drag and Drop
Drag an item over another to create a sub-item.
Drag an item onto a milestone to assign it that milestone.
(You already know how to use Bee.)
Examine linked images and file attachments directly within comments and descriptions.
• Built-In Browser
View everything you need inside Bee, without being kicked out to your web browser (GitHub).
New: JIRA, support for Atlassian ID - you can now login using your email address.
Most Helpful Reviews
Great way to do issue tracking - I'm using this primarily with GitHub Issues (though I intend to try it out with FogBugz soon). For the way I work, it's perfect. As a Mac developer myself, I nearly always prefer native Mac app tools over web applications, and Bee is no exception. I appreciate being able to quickly switch between Github projects, bring up Bee with global keyboard shortcuts, and receive notifications when new issues are created, updated, etc. I've emailed the developer once with a question and a feature request, and he replied very promptly with a great answer. I've had zero issues with bugs, instability, etc. Bee has been great for the several weeks that I've been using it.
Great Idea, Very poor execution - Lets get the niceties out of the way. Bee has a bunch of lovely screen shots. The interface looks clean, and the features it is supposed to provide without bloat are almost too good to be true. Of course, it is too good to be true. The app started hanging from the moment I logged into GitHub. My late-2014 MacBook Air is still whining, almost 10 minutes after I force quit Bee, though its only been a minute since Bee actually quit. Don’t be a sucker. Don’t buy this app. I’m sure every feature that it claims to have is there. It just takes up every ounce of resource on your computer. All the productivity management, none of the productivity. I’m rarely mad at app purchases, but when I buy a 4 star app, expect it to, you know, work.
More Reviews for Current Version
Clean, Simple, Easy - Bee does a great job of making JIRAs avaible at the tip of your fingers. Keyboard shortcut to file a new JIRA is a godsend. Being able to browse the current sprint an backlog locally instead of spend time waiting for a spinner has helped me become sane again. This is a solid and simple to use application that brings long-needed native app support for a web interface that is far too overcomplicated. Frequent updates and a healthy response to feature requests, keeps me looking forward to the next version and the features it brings. Keep up the good work!