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JanBan is an Outlook Taskboard that employs a kanban board style view for Outlook Tasks.

This project builds upon the Outlook Taskboard by Evren Varol. I've enhanced it with numerous features, customization options, and settings adjustments.

The core features of JanBan include:

Moving Tasks between task lanes

Filtering Tasks

Configuration

Support Mailbox

Supported Platforms

I've tested it with all versions of Outlook from 2013 to the present, and on Windows from version 8 to 11. It may also work with older versions of Outlook and is likely compatible with Windows 7.

You can also open the taskboard in a browser. However, due to some limitations with ActiveX controls, it only operates on Internet Explorer.

Setup Options

You can use JanBan online or set it up on your local computer.

Regardless of how you use it, it will run in your Outlook application, and none of your Outlook data will be visible to anyone else.

Here's a breakdown of the pros and cons of each option to help you decide which is the best fit for you:

  • Default Option:
  • Setup: Very straightforward
  • Updates: They occur automatically; you don't have to lift a finger.
  • Offline: The app won't function if you're not connected to the internet.

  • Local Option:

  • Setup: It requires some effort.
  • Updates: You have to manually install them.
  • Offline: You can use the app even when offline.

Default Setup

If you prefer an effortless setup, visit https://janware.nl/janban and follow the instructions there.

However, if you want to set it up yourself:

  1. Right-click your Outlook Home Folder and then click Properties.
  2. Select the Home Page tab in the box that pops up.
  3. In the box labeled Address, enter: https://janware.nl/janban.
  4. Check the box that reads Show home page by default for this folder, then click OK.

Local Setup

  1. Download the latest zip file from JanWare and place it in a folder on your computer.
  2. Right-click your Outlook Home Folder and then click Properties.
  3. Choose the Home Page tab in the box that appears.
  4. In the Address box, locate the folder where you saved the Taskboard files and select the kanban.html file.
  5. Check the box that reads Show home page by default for this folder, then click OK.

If you encounter this warning, merely click the X icon to close the warning and the Properties window.

Using the install-local command file

Click the download link and save the file to your Downloads folder.

Go to your Downloads folder, right-click the janban.zip file and select Extract All

Check the box to display the extracted files and click the Extract button

Double-click the install.cmd file. You might briefly see a black command screen.

If Windows presents a protection message, then click on 'More info'

Click on 'Run anyway'

The installation is now complete. Open Outlook and go to your top-level mail folder. The Janban board will appear. Enjoy!