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Use Cardsmith as a virtual whiteboard to project tracker.





Interactive sticky notes for collaborative visual problem solving, strategic mapping, and managing tasks online.


Simple, Flexible, Fast, Agile.

Cardsmith helps you solve complex problems without complex software.

Collaborate from anywhere, anytime.

Everyone on the team can share ideas, anytime from anywhere in the world with a tool that is instantly familiar. With real-time collaboration, all changes are immediately seen by the team.

Without having to invest time learning cumbersome software, Cardsmith allows your remote or hybrid team stay inclusive – allowing everyone to share their ideas.​

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Flow from ideas to action.

Immediately after brainstorming the team can move to organizing their ideas or go straight to creating a plan. The building blocks are in place to craft the best visual framework for the work at hand. That might be a Kanban board, a scrum board, a monthly or quarterly plan, or a project overview board.

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Add in complexity only as needed.

Cards are at the heart of Cardsmith. Customize cards to track what your team cares about: add text, lists, images, and links to any card. You can use color and icons to communicate status or excitement about an idea or issue.

Data rich cards can be reused, exported, copied to other boards. Your team doesn’t have to leave their great ideas behind, which saves time and money. Reuse what works and archive what doesn’t.

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"Cardsmith is so intuitive and subtle that it fades into the background, so teams can focus on the task at hand. It is our preferred solution for running innovation team events."

Katherine Radeka

Executive Director, Rapid Learning Cycles

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Map out what’s in (or on) your mind.

Cardsmith makes it easy to create mind maps, concept maps, story maps, and whatever unique work flows and processes that you want to communicate with your team or clients. Or even just yourself. For more on this topic, check out how one of our customers used Cardsmith to create a story map.

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All about agile.

We enthusiastically support Kanban, Scrum, Scrumban, Scaled Agile and other processes that help teams get more done faster, better, easier. To find out more, check out this post on How to build a Kanban or Scrum board.

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With Cardsmith, you can quickly create visual systems that work the way you want to work.

We’ve translated the best of sticky notes – their familiarity, immediacy, versatility – to an online environment. Your team no longer needs to waste time wrestling with a cumbersome tool, so they can focus on the work that they want to do.