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Planning tools that help you ship

Linear is a tool to remove barriers. Powerful yet simple to use, it helps you to plan ahead, make better decisions and execute faster. You don’t have to come up with best practices for how to use Linear — we already built them directly into the product.


Do everything. One issue at a time.

Break your work into manageable bits and pieces. Issues are the most basic concept in Linear and the main building block of the app.

A Linear issue titled "Design Assets".
Introducing our fastest issue creation UI yet. Create new tasks in mere seconds.

Issue Properties

Add priority, labels, estimates, issue relations, references and due dates to your issues to give more context. Linear also detects YouTube, Descript, Loom and Figma links and will automatically embed them.

Optimized for speed

Like everything in Linear, creating issues is optimized for speed. Add properties, switch teams and apply templates in a few keystrokes – no mouse required. Properties carry over to new issues and drafts save automatically.

Parent and sub-issues

Use sub-issues to break down larger tasks into smaller pieces of work. Or group issues together by defining parent issues.

Issue templates

Use issue templates to write issues faster and guide creators to share information effectively.

Similar issues

Linear uses AI to surface existing issues in your workspace that may be duplicates. When creating a new issue, you’ll see possible duplicates and can quickly turn your issue draft into a comment on the canonical issue instead.

Issue importer

Import issues from your existing issue tracker into Linear. Linear’s issue migration assistant supports Jira, Asana, GitHub Issues and Shortcut.


Keep work in motion. With full devotion.

Focus your team priorities over a set period of time. Like sprints, cycles group work by time to keep up your team’s momentum. Unlike sprints, cycles are not tied to releases. A familiar workflow, refined to create healthy routines and focus teams on what work should happen next.

Linear Cycle 140 with 115 Scope (+17%), 44 Started (38%), and 18 Completed (16%)
Track your team’s workload and velocity

Progress insights

Keep track of the progress your team is making: See how many issues in the Cycle have been started and completed. Quickly identify how much scope was added and removed since the start of the cycle. For more detailed insights, you can break down the workload in a cycle by project, label, and assignee, as well as what percentage of issues in those categories have been completed.

Cycle capacity

See how many issues or estimate points you should be able to fit into the cycle based on your team's velocity.

Cycle automations

Cycles run on an automated schedule to reduce unnecessary date math and help create routine. Any unfinished work rolls over to the next cycle automatically.

Fully configurable

Define start week, start day and duration of your cycles along with other preferences like custom naming patterns. Add a cooldown after each cycle to give your team a break and bandwidth to work through technical debt or miscellaneous tasks.

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Dom Busser

Director of Engineering

When we looked at our Cycle insights recently, we noticed that we had completed twice the amount of issues than we had initially planned at the start of the cycle. It felt good.

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Define and organize larger pieces of work

Plan, track and ship larger pieces of work from start to finish. Projects can be shared across multiple teams and come with their own unique features, graphs, and notification options.

Use milestones to mark important points and break your project into different stages.

A screenshot of the project sidepanel in Linear showing milestones and project documents
Instantly see how your project is progressing

Project properties

Project status, lead, team, start date, target date, members - see every project detail at a glance. Attach external links and resources to add even more context.


Every project has important points in its lifecycle that the team needs to synchronize on. Milestones make these key moments legible and break the project into more granular phases.

The project sidepanel contains an overview of all milestones with progress data for each of them. Quick filters allow you to instantly see all issues associated with a milestone.

Project graph

Progress, projected. Linear automatically generates a Project Graph for your projects that shows scope, velocity and progress over time. It even generates live predictions for when the project will complete.

Project templates

Simplify kickoffs and standardize how you run projects with templates. Pre-configure projects to share the same milestones and initial set of issues. For teams, it can also be helpful to use templates that set the lead, project members, and associated initiatives.

Project documents

Put your ideas into words before bringing them alive. With Project Documents you can write project briefs, specs, PRDs and other documents directly in Linear. Project Documents support Markdown, collaborative editing, and inline comments.

Personal notifications

Set up personal notifications and project updates that can be shared with the whole company via Slack.


Set the product direction

Initiatives are a new way to align projects into larger, strategic product efforts. Express the most important streams of work in your company and how they are progressing.

Plan strategically

Each initiative has a dedicated overview page where you can link to resources, create related documents, and provide a detailed summary including notes, research, and GTM ideas. At the bottom of the overview page, you can add and view projects associated with the initiative.

Monitor progress at scale

Quickly see what’s on track, identify blockers, and spot missing project updates.


All together now

Linear is designed to empower everyone in your company. No matter if it’s engineering, design, marketing, or customer support. Create dedicated teams for people who regularly work together and organize tasks within teams or collaborate in cross-team projects.

The "CLU" project split across the "X Dev" and "Design" teams.
Work collaboratively across teams

Team-specific workflows

Labels, workflows, and cycle settings can be configured at the team-level to support different ways of team work.

Collaborate across teams

Projects can be shared across multiple teams.

Team management

Organize collaborators in teams while keeping your own workspace tailored to those teams that are most relevant to you.

Private teams
Business Plan

Create private teams for issues that should only be accessed by certain workspace members.

Guest accounts
Business Plan

Invite contractors, external stakeholders, or other members with limited workspace access.

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Danielle Schugars

Software Engineer

It's also been helpful that members of our team outside of engineering feel comfortable in Linear. We can share issues without friction and they can use the tool without much onboarding.

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Automated backlog management

A place for new issues and ideas. Keep your backlog healthy and managable with Linear’s auto-closing and auto-archiving features.

List of Linear issues on the backlog with various labels.
A place for new issues and ideas.

Auto-close & auto-archive

Set Linear to automatically close issues that haven't been updated in a set period of time. This saves you from having to manually comb through tons of closed issues. Linear can also automatically archive closed issues after a while to unclutter your views.

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