Assembla vs Jira

Assembla workspaces allow to accelerate software teams. Ticketing and issue management, Subversion, Git, Mercurial, Wiki, and other collaboration tools to accelerate development. Unite your team with a single activity stream view.
JIRA provides issue tracking and project tracking for software development teams to improve code quality and the speed of development. Combining a clean, fast interface for capturing and organising issues with customisable workflows, OpenSocial dashboards and a pluggable integration framework, JIRA is the perfect fit at the centre of your development team. JIRA free alternatives are: Trello, Todoist. If you are looking for open-source self-hosted JIRA alternatives pay attention to Redmine, Bugzilla, Trac
Comparing Assembla vs Jira is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Assembla has more user-friendly interface than Jira because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots

To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Jira is more popular than Assembla

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- JIRA gets Upwork integration (in 2016)
- Atlassian launches JIRA and Confluence for large companies (in 2014)
- Jira 5 - bug-tracker goes social (in 2012)
- JIRA, Confluence available as SaaS services (in 2011)
- Atlassian Jira 4.0 brings OpenSocial to Enterprise (in 2009)
- Web-based helpdesk dream team (in 2009)
- Atlassian Announce JIRA Studio Hosted With Contegix (in 2008)

Looks like Jira was recently more active than Assembla (at least in our news).